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Got a TBI setup! Now what?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Erich_in_AZ, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. Erich_in_AZ

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    A friend of mine gave me a TBI setup he had in his shed for a couple of years. I guess he finally decided he wasn’t going to ever get around to using it. I graciously (and quickly) agreed to take it off his hands. My question is, now what?

    I have the computer, throttle body, fuel pump relay, intake manifold, sensors, wiring harness (Some of it had to be cut, but is easily repairable), etc. As far as I can tell, it’s all there but a fuel pump, and the O2 sensor. Oh, and it was off of a 5.7 liter.

    I want to use this in the rig I’m building, but I am new to the injection world, so I don’t even know where to start. Anyone have any suggestions for sources of info on the conversion of carb to TBI? I need to know what fuel pump to use, etc.

    Thanks,
    Erich
     
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    verify your cam is computer compatible, and if it isn't you will have to change it. after that you just put the new heads / top end on, and figure out where to hook up your sensors. I'd suggest getting with somebody in your area that has a TBI so you can take note of where things go / hook up if you have questions.
     
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    I am planning on the cam, but why the heads? I know about the different angle of the middle intake bolts, but that should be the only difference, right?
     
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    I would assume you would want to do heads, or use your old intake, and get the holly adapter that allows you to bolt your TBI up to a carb intake (probably the cheapest).

    check out <a target="_blank" href=http://www.howell-efi.com>howell industries</a> - they sell a TBI conversion that uses the stock carb intake.

    also don't forget fuel pump &amp; return line issue...
     
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    I'm going to be doing the same swap on my truck in the summer. How the heck can I find out if my cam is "computer compatible"? It's a stock cam from my target 350
     
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    I don't know, but a new cam &amp; lifters is $130 so wouldn't break the bank to change them (and would probably get more power with a non-stock cam)

    maybe somebody else will know if your cam is computer compatible.
     

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