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anybody using edelbrock multi port FI???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    OK,

    I'm sitting here trying to get a parts list together for a new complete engine in Insane Ewok so I can start saving, and hopefully have all the parts together before it goes out...

    Edelbrock has a conversion kit that I can get from summit for under a grand, and it even comes with a new chip; so I'm sitting here thinking 454 TBI (529), custom computer chip (350), and intake (edelbrock performer $149) for a total of $1028; or I can go with the Edelbrock conversion kit (to multi port fuel injection) which comes withe a custom burnt chip (certifiate, I call edelbrock and give them the spec's and they send me a chip for free with the kit), intake, and I use my stock TBI with the injector's removed! (I called <a target="_blank" href=http://www.asrengines.com>ASR Engines (web link too)</a> and they told me they could build me an engine that would work great with the edelbrock chip with no extra expense - and no comprimise performance - I'm going to go with a 383 stroker)

    I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with these systems, and how good they are performance wise. I think I can do this for the same amount as the other direction I would go; and the kicker is I could buy it from asr engines, and they'd ship me a complete motor with the conversion already on it so it wouldn't require any assembly except my stock tbi with injector's removed, and the distributor added / timed!

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  2. HarryH3

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    Jeff, Randy (OneLeft) has one of their systems. You might want to PM him and ask about it. I don't think he's terribly happy with it. [​IMG]

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  3. solowookie

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    top...

    I did hear from one left, and he recommeded it over the stock setup...

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  5. solowookie

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    OK, now you've caught my attention!

    so I called TPI and they gave me a price of like $2500... I've never know you to be somebody who is full of BS (well OK, not completely anyway [​IMG]), so can you do me a favor and spell out a little more how I would do this??? I definately think there would be HUGH advantages to a TPI setup, and man the more I look at your setup the sweeter it looks!

    I'm kinda wondering if I didn't ask the right questions; here is what I told them, I gotta 383 stroker that I'm putting in a 89 k5, and I'm considering going TPI... they told me that it would include new wiring harness, sensor's etc. + a custom chip (comes with everything from the intake up)...

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    Well, I am usually full of BS, so keep that in mind........[​IMG].

    What I should have clarified for you but didn't is to recommend buying the setup from a private party, not through TPIS or Fuelinjection.com.........much like buying Dana 60's from Boyce...........not recommended.

    Here's what I did and what a lot of guys did/do...........find a setup on the internet (maybe off this board's for sale or another camaro/firebird site) or a boneyard, and then get a painless wiring harness........or comparable.............then do the install/conversion yourself. The whole key is getting the 'hard parts' (runners/intake/throttle body/computer, etc.) and sensors and putting a chip in that will work for ya. That is where I say call the TPIS of the world to get a chip burned.

    One issue you might have is what heads you are using on this 383 and if the TPI intake will match up and bolt up correctly. TPIS has a new intake manifold on the market but not sure what it is for..........

    Get a book on the conversion (John Baechtel has one that is pretty good "Chevy TPI Swappers Guide", there are many others).

    Their $2500 price is ridiculous.........I've seen them for sale on this board for $500 complete. Add a new harness for $250 and you are basically done except for the chip.

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  7. solowookie

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    I'm gonna have to start doing some homework on this...

    man if I can do TPI for that kinda price I'm gonna kick myself in the butt for not figuring this out sooner, and doing this on Jedi Mind Trick instead of the 454 TBI ($529)... oh well, I guess ya live and learn!

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  8. Chaz88K5

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    i just bough t a wrecked camaro z28 with a complete tpi in it for 800 bucks...so all i have to is swap over the stuff and i am done...and cheep to considering i have a car i can part out and make some of the cash back...i figure by the time its all said and done i am goin to walk away with a few hundred in my pocket

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    It's not that I am unhappy with my Edelbrock MPFI. I have built an engine I had hoped would produce a little more than it is. I am not sure what's up with it, but maybe I can figure it out. I would recomend the Edelbrock system to anyone who already has the stock TBI setup. It is an inprovement, but its not like bolting on a paxton supercharger, thats for sure.

    Okay so any of you engine guru's I will post my setup and maybe you guys can give me tips on what to change....?
     
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    What cylinder heads you using... I'm betting that is gonna be your hold up. If you did the conversion kit then you probably have the FI truck heads, which are a heck lot better then those choker carb heads, but far from the vortechs or an aftermarket head setup. GM now has some FI HP heads availabe that are designed in particular for the 87-95 TBI trucks. If you swap outy to something such as the TBI heads from Edelbrock you would probably see some better performance.

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    The heads I have on it are the stock GM TBI centerbolt 1.94 heads, with a multi angle valve job. I have just added a posting with a pretty complete rundown of my setup. I have thought about spending the money on a set of trickflow heads, but they are a little proud of them.
     
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    Hey Jeff,

    Just thought about you when I saw this. If you jump on it it might still be there. It is a add I found in a local paper in So. Cal. but I believe it is located in Las Vegas.



    Tuned Port Injection for350 Chevy complete:22lb matched hi-flow injectors,wire harness,all sensors,billet adjustable fuel regulator StreetLegalPerformanceECM. hyper tech thermo master,egr-valve +more . clean setup!!

    Price $700.00

    Henry
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    bighgrip@aol.com




    If I had the cash I would jump all over this. I hope you can use it. Good luck with the project.

    See Ya,
    Keith

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    hey, thanks a ton for the referrence... I'll have to give this guy a call, and see if he still has it around... if he does I'll try to scrape the $$$ together so I can get it.

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    We run a TPI setup on our shop truck and it works and looks awsome. They have lots of performance parts and replacment parts are cheap. For my business we buil and sell alot of trucks in the winter but our business is 82-92 camaro/firebird cars/parts/perfromance. Ebay has some great deals and it will cost a lot less then an aftermarket setup if done correct. Plus the tpi setup is meant for low rpm torque even my 11.87 Iroc-z only revs to 5500. I would recomend that you look for a complete car local to your truck. This way you get a complete running system with all the corrct parts. They have a few different changes from year to year that won't work unless you have the correct parts. I currently have 3-f-body tpi parts cars in stock. I paid 300.00 for an 88 Iroc-z complete on the road with tpi/700r4/3:08 posi and t-tops. It will rost the tires up with no prob. I paid 300.00 for an 87 Z/28 with tpi/posi and on the road runs good. The last one I paid 400 for an 87 Iroc-z with tpi,performance chip, adjustable fuel regulator, new map sensor and more, its a fast car. All the cars are legal to drive and could have the tpi setup removed and replaced with an old 4 barrel. Then sold for at least 1500, thats what we did for the tpi setup on the shop truck. At least double your money and get a working complete tpi setup for free. Ebay is great but wouldn't you like to know that it works, you have all the parts and make some money.
     
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    Holy cow! If I could buy a driveable CamaBird for $300 I'd get it just to roast the hides off of it! [​IMG]

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    Amen to that Harry! I would buy one right NOW if I could..........[​IMG].

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    Oh man... don't go trickflow... they have a nasty rep for dropping valves! Or if you do go w/ a bare casting. I personally like Brodix, AFR, and Edelbrock heads.

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