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TOTALLY OFF TOPIC: Conversion from Carburetor to Fuel-Injection
|Author||Topic: TOTALLY OFF TOPIC: Conversion from Carburetor to Fuel-Injection|
posted 12-22-2002 12:08 AM ET (US)
I have a question, I wanted to upgrade my car. It's an old Ford Van E150 V8-302, I'm looking to convert it from a carborator to a fuel-injection. I do not know where to get the parts for it nor do i have enought understanding of how to convert it. Can you tell me where i might be able to get more information on this subject. If you know any, please let me know. Please email me at Bongkeonukoun@lycos.com
posted 12-22-2002 01:46 AM ET (US)
much easier and cheaper to get an injected engine from a wreck and drop it in. To start with, you need new heads.
I presume that this question was with respect to a tow vehicle for a whaler.
posted 12-22-2002 09:18 AM ET (US)
Keo, Dr T gives good advice! You may not, however, need new heads if you convert to "throttle body" injection (which injects into mutural intake collector which is resident to the intake manifold) vs. "direct port injection" (separate injectors at each cyl's intake valve). With either type there may be other components (ie: engine control module, speed/oxygen/press/temp etc) that complicate the conversion. Much too complicated for this old shucker! Happy Whalin'.. Clark... Spruce Creek Navy
posted 12-22-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)
We have done several marine conversions using the Cutler system, now owned by Holley. Nice, clean and it works.
posted 12-22-2002 11:48 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the lead, Dick.
And Clark, thanks for reminding me about the throttle body design (I always had a bit a trouble regarding it as REAL fuel injection, any way).
posted 12-22-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)
To author keo;
Your post is far off topic from our discussion of Boston Whaler boats. As a courtesy, this post will remain archived for a short period until you can copy the responses which others have kindly made to your question.
Please acknowledge that you have read and saved the material of interest to you and then the post will be removed from the archives.
In general, the forum works best when discussion is limited to topics associated with the principal area of interest, Boston Whaler boats. I have read many car-repair oriented forums in the past yet I have never seen questions about Boston Whaler boats posted to them.
posted 12-23-2002 12:43 PM ET (US)
keo, I have a truck I recently acquired to pull my whaler. The truck has a 302 in it and I was considering a fuel injection system for it. These systems are pricey but they work well. Jegs carries them and I think Summit Racing does too:
posted 12-23-2002 07:53 PM ET (US)
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