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Cheap and easy EFI???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigJohnson, Nov 23, 2001.

  1. BigJohnson

    BigJohnson 1/2 ton status

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    I found a 92 Camaro RS 305 TBI system for sale. Will the 305 throttle body unit flow enough to run my stock 350 Vortec? I know I would probably need a chip. Also, does anyone know of an adapter to bolt the TBI to a Holley style carb intake?
    What is one of these setups, it includes distributor, ECU, wire harness, TBI unit, and fuel lines, worth?
    The swap seems pretty striaght foward but if i need a chip and new intake the cost could get out of hand and it wouldn't be worth it. But anything would run better than my carb.
    Thanks,
    Jordan
     
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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    You can use an adapter made for a Holley Pro-Jection TBI, the 3-bolt pattern is the same.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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    call turbo city if nobody here knows the answer...

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    I am in the process of making a tbi adapter to bolt on a 4 barrel intake... I haven't found one yet for sale.


    The jeep eater ......jeep it's what's for dinner[​IMG]
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Weren't all the F-body's TPI? I thought only the trucks got TBI...

    Rene

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    that sounds like a fun project ....



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    well if it was TPI then it would be an even better find! [​IMG]

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    Somebody might be getting smoke blown up there arse. TBI did appear for a short time in the early 80's for cars. Then everything went to multiport. Heck I bought an '86 2.8 Camaro and it has MPFI. It was my neighbor's and he blew the motor. I got a pretty clean car for $100. I got a 4.3 and tranny ready to go in it so I can sell it and make some $$$.

    Its probably a misprint somewhere, either wrong year or its TPI.

    Oh.....Northen Autoparts sells a book called something like TPI swappers guide or somethin'. That will help you a lot.

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    Holley makes the adapter you seek. I have one in my garage if you are interested.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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    Thanks for all the replies. I passed on the TBI setup. I do plan to do the swap in the future though.

    By the way, I rarely get smoke blown up my ass. [​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.thirdgen.org/newdesign/tech/techdb.shtml>Proof of TBI</a>
     
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    Cool link...I never knew they used TBI on the F-body.

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    Gotta get me one of those 9 bolt rear ends from 1986 !
     
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    It'll go nicely with your 12 bolt front...[​IMG]

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