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78 to fuel injection?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Scott73, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Scott73

    Scott73 Registered Member

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    Just bought a 78 K5 that runs decent, but it has a worn-out two barrel carb. The motor runs okay, but will eventually need a rebuild. Should I go a head and buy an intake and a 4 barrel carb for it or would it be better to put a TBI 350 from an 89 suburban in it (how difficult is this). I can buy the suburban for $1500 and also use its front clip. Then part out the rest. The guy says the motor is perfect. What should I do?
     
  2. bigblock454

    bigblock454 Clack Clack Clack Premium Member

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    TBI is easy to retrofit, I say do it.
     
  3. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    TBI or TPI. Its not too hard. If you can do basic repairs to your truck you can do it. Research and reading will pay off.
     

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