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 Post subject: Fuel injection swap
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:16 pm 
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I have a friend that has a '75 El Camino that has a 350. He is thinking about putting in a newer 350 with fuel injection. For you guys that have done this with your Luvs, how did you do it? Did you buy a complete donor car and swap everything over? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel injection swap
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:20 am 
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Check with Painless Wiring as they have harness's for those type of swaps.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:20 am 
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I have a complete TPI i bought on e-bay and converting to any chev motor is fairly straight forward but the Painless Wiring setup will make it easier to install especially if wiring is not you forte

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:41 am 
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Ok thanks guys.

tj white, did you get the computer and sensors with the tbi setup?

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I got every thing but the O-2,temp, and the knock senser but i haven't pulled eveything out of the box yet and those i would install new anyway

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:40 pm 
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Hope your FI installation is going well. I have researched doing the same thing on my sbc powered Luvs (2). I have found Painless to be very expensive when there are many other suppliers who will provide everything needed including the ECU for much more reasonable prices.
Do some researching on the net by logging unto "fuel injection harnesses" Then all you have to do is decide who is the most reasonable for the product.
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You can use a megasquirt EFI system. It is a dyi EFI system. I have used one on my aircooled VW. It is a batch system not a sequential EFI like a TPI system. IT is a system more like a throttle body EFI

http://www.msefi.com/index.php
http://www.megasquirt.org/megasquirt.html

You can now buy a already built ECM now from several vendors. I built mine from scratch. It is a early version but I do have a 2 bar sensor that is turbo compatible.

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