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A question of price

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by baldamish, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. baldamish

    baldamish 1/2 ton status

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    Today in the local paper i found a 1996 350 tpi motor. It just so happens my 75 could use a motor! The ad says the computer comes with it. I have two questions really, is $650 a decent price for the combo?? Also, what do have that may cause a problem with dropping a tpi in a 75?? Any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated!!
     
  2. blazerguy 90

    blazerguy 90 1/2 ton status

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    Putting the motor in your Blazer shouldn`t be a problem, besides the motor and computer you will need the wiring harnes and the other related sensors to make it all work, you will also need an electric fuel pump and a return line for the TBI to the fuel tank.
     
  3. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    is it tpi or tbi, theres a big differance. a tpi requires around 40 psi to opertate, tbi needs 12-14. i dont think you can use your stock tank with tpi, not sure what you would use for a pickup and pump. easiest way to go is with a fuel cell and inline pump if its tpi. i didnt think they made tpi after 93? if its an lt1, its a similar injection system (as far as what you need to do to make it work), which i have retrofitted into my 84'. just beware if its an lt1, you do have to take measures to waterproof the ignition system.
     
  4. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    never made tpi in 96

    could be LT1 either iron head fullsize car or alum head corvette/f-body

    or vortec multiport (L31) from a truck

    if its a 96 could require alot of work i.e. security system, evap system, cat converters, manual or automatic tranny controls.


    ryan
     
  5. 79k20350

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    its actually really easy, you send the computer to get reflashed and the harness out and when you get it back its pretty much just plug it all in and go. by doin this you can remove all emissons from the motor
     

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