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Started the install

Discussion in 'The Injection Section' started by vtblazer, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Pulled the carb a couple weeks ago and as time permitts I'll get this thing done.

    It's a TPI set up from a 1986 Corvette.
    MAF system, with the 22lb injectors.

    Any input is welcome, good/bad or indifferent.

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    If you want to simplify the wiring, if it wasn't already, you may consider switching to the one piece oil pressure switch/sender, as opposed to the separate ones the trucks used. Made my install easier, as I was able to locate that down above the oil filter.

    Otherwise, just get familiar with the wiring and look forward to how it will run when you are done!

    You'll certainly want to learn to burn chips, or pay someone else to do it (my least favorite option) to make sure it runs as good as it can. A corvette engine is going to be much different than what you are running. (assuming you only have the TPI parts, not the engine itself)
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks,
    The whole package came off of another running 67-72 truck but it was a pavement pounder, so yeah burning another chip is a must.
    It's not the Corvette motor unfortunately but it is a fairly low mile GM 355ci crate motor that runs pretty strong.

    eagle mark, good info, I'll read up on it, thanks.
     
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    keep us posted with the progress!

    i'm putting a TPI on my crate motor before i put the motor in my truck
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Going slow due to time but moving forward.

    Changed the computer mounting location from under the passengers seat to behind the glove box door.
    Had spent close to three days trying to make the under the seat location work though...:o No room, water issue's and access made me decide to move it.

    Took the time to instsall an electric fan while I was in there and if time permits, a serp set up is waiting as well.

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    Looking good! Just be aware that if you decide to go with the serpentine belt system that it has to be one from a TPI engine. The TBI brackets are different and get in the way of the TPI intake. :(

    There are a few pics of my TPI swap on my site at:
    http://www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck/
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Whoa...good info to know, thanks. :bow:
    I was about to send off a M/O this a.m. to get another one.
     

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