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Would like to convert to Fuel Injection, HELP!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by andhar, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. andhar

    andhar 1/2 ton status

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    I am on a serious budget but would like to convert to some type of fuel injection system.

    Does anyone have a clue what be best for my low dough project.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    On a stockish motor TBI. If you have some motor mods that won't work with TBI's MAP sensor then you might try MAF TPI. I run MAF TPI and I will tell you up front the conversion isn't cheap no matter what anyone says.

    What is your actual budget in dollars roughly?

    Harley
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I have to agree on the TBI.

    Of course, you may still ahve to deal with the '86+ manifold issue, but the setups are out there fairly cheap, and if you find an exact donor truck, you use everything off the donor.

    The expense in fuel injection swaps are the things that aren't included, or need changed due to engine mods.

    IE, have to get a new fuel pump, plumb new fuel lines, new air cleaner setup, different distributor, wiring, etc. Engine mods might be different cam, or different heads that won't allow you to use the stock TBI intake, and so on.

    Absolute cheapest way WILL be to find a donor truck that is 100% complete in regards to the fuel, electrical, and mechanical systems.
     
  4. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Well I guess it depends what cheap is to you too. I thought the conversion (TPI) was fairly inexpensive. I wouldnt waste time with TBI.
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    I wouldnt waste time with TBI.

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    I'd like to see a cheap TPI system for a big block /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I would love to convert to TPI but those systems aren't cheap,

    How much did your TPI Conversion cost?
     
  7. Hossbaby50

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    To do TPI right is going to cost you. I would guess I am in about $1000 or more in mine. Keep in mind that my setup was VERY complete and in GREAT condition.

    The only thing I didn't get was the fuel pump.

    Here is what I paid roughly for mine

    $250 for the system (very cheap for what I got)
    $100 x2 fuel pumps (one to run on an 1 spare)(cheap pumps expect more $ for good ones)
    $50 K&N cone filter for MAF sensor
    $50 Moroso fuel return line kit (might not be necessary)
    $80 distributor parts (pickup coil, module, cap, rotor)
    $100+ high pressure soft fuel line
    $40 Sagninaw to AN fittings for fuel rails
    $30 fuel filters (1 low PSI before pump, 1 high PSI after & spare of each)
    $15 in low pressure fuel line
    $10-20 hose clamps FI & low PSI
    $$$$ etc. Wire, connectors, noid light, ............

    You will probably want a Painless wiring harness to use too. $300. The setup I bought came with the Painless so I was very lucky.

    Harley
     

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