Chevy 350 Small Block & 1966 Chevy El Camino - CHP Garage


Rooster Call
Sean Haggai

Not to complain, but I spent two full weekends and practically a third trying to shoehorn my big-block and Turbo 400 combo into the '66 El Camino, only to find out it still wouldn't fit. It's just a little disheartening to know you burned about 15,000 calories, dumped gallons of sweat, and used every foul word conceivable-even ones you make up out of nowhere.

We work until the very brutal end, and sometimes the results we get aren't the ones we were looking for. It's the nature of the beast. Sometimes though, stories can get swapped and, yes, in my case, even cut. It's disappointing to find out that two or three weeks' worth of labor to produce a story has to be cut at the last minute because it didn't go according to plan. Until I came onboard, I never realized the countless hours it takes to generate a story. It's really not as simple as bolting on something and forgetting about it. And unfortunately, as deadlines loom, the air around the office can become tense. Thankfully though, we have great people out there who understand the limited time we have and are willing to go out of their way to help us do our thing.

In my eyes though, it's definitely worth it. Not only are we pushing the limits for valuable tech and building great relationships, but the friendships we build allow us to generate the best edit possible. So you know, we also enjoy those of you who stick with us month after month, and we enjoy the random emails about how much the stories helped. We even enjoy the ones that are quick to point out something we might have missed. Good or bad, you know how to reach us, so keep those emails coming. As of now, we are still working on getting our Elco up and running, getting H's Camaro to the track, and getting Nelson's Camaro a new motor. Stay tuned!

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