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Old 02-15-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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Hey I have a 66 el Camino with a 5.3/l60e and have most of the parts I m looking for some reliable affordable honest person to complete it. any one in East Kentucky or in Kentucky recommend any one ??
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What part of east Kentucky?
There are a few shops near Lexington I think that does them.
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Johnson co kentucky. Two guys from Floyd co said they would look at it and never showed. I waited on one guy for a month. I did get one guy to look at it but he wants $50 per hour plus parts. I did contact a place in pikeville and no response from them
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The only people I know of around here that do them are all 4 hours from you.
50/hr isn't a bad rate depending on how quickly he gets them done.
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Yea I figure a Maw and paw garage charges at least that amount to work on a car. He said a minimum of 1 week of work he is figuring. The 2nd guy that worked on the car did go threw the wire harness and eliminate all un needed stuff and labeled it he started to build it however it looks like crap and tape is coming off.
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I'd find out from the other guy just how many labor hours he plans to put into it. If he has done it before, its typically less than 50 hours for a complete swap, although I've done them in ~20.

$2500 for labor is cheaper than most shops will charge. Some of them around here want $4000+ for labor alone.
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Oh wow. He said he figures one day on the fuel system alone I do have the tank with fittings the external pump and vet filter already. I do have braided fuel lines but he said not to use them cause they could be dry rotted with fuel not in the all the time
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You could ask Jessie Coulter

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