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keo posted 12-22-2002 12:08 AM ET (US)   Click Here to See the Profile for keo   Click Here to Email keo  
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
Dr T posted 12-22-2002 01:46 AM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr T  Click Here to Email Dr T     
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.

Clark Roberts posted 12-22-2002 09:18 AM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for Clark Roberts  Click Here to Email Clark Roberts     
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
Dick posted 12-22-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for Dick  Click Here to Email Dick     
keo

We have done several marine conversions using the Cutler system, now owned by Holley. Nice, clean and it works.
www.holley.com
It will take a little browsing on the site to find it, but an enjoyable site to browse.

Dick

Dr T posted 12-22-2002 11:48 AM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for Dr T  Click Here to Email Dr T     
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).

tds

jimh posted 12-22-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for jimh  Click Here to Email jimh     
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.

whalerron posted 12-23-2002 12:43 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for whalerron  Click Here to Email whalerron     
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:

www.jegs.com
www.summitracing.com

jimh posted 12-23-2002 07:53 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for jimh  Click Here to Email jimh     
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