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Fuel injection for BBC?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XtrmChevy, May 19, 2003.

  1. XtrmChevy

    XtrmChevy 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so now I have a 427 from -69 with oval port heads, maybe minor porting done, I am not sure. Comp cams hydr advertised duration 268 Holley 850 (not spread bore) 11-1 compression (we have 98 octane here) headers.

    Talk about power compared to the old 350! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    But the Holley does not like going offroad and/or jumps /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Is there really anything there to be done to the carb? FI would really be nice to have but $$$$ /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    A friend told me I need the TBI of a 454 but they are hard to find...

    What FI are there to be considered? Cost, ease of installation and user friendlyness?
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    lots places can hook you up with TBI setups for say $1000 I think. Sure its not cheap cheap but hey you get what you pay for. Even if you source a 454 setup you still have to get your chip reprogrammed. Holley makes the Truck Avenger carb which comes in a 770, not sure if that will work for you. I haven't heard of any experiences with it though.
     
  3. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I think the best EFI setup is the Electromotive with DIS
    remove the ancient distributor as well
     
  4. bablazer73

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    I have a Holley 900cfm projection on my 454. so far, so good. very basic system. I bought it used from a guy who had it on a small block. was way to much! got a great deal.
    They say that Holley carb is "supposed" to work good, but haven't heard of anybody running one.
     
  5. XtrmChevy

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    Thanks all for the replys.

    If I just could find the throttle body for a 454, the rest is no problem. You must all remember that when it costs $1000 in the US it is around $2000 when I can put my hands on it/forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif.

    mj I did not say it but I have a HEI distributor on it.

    There is no cheap way /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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