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post #61 of 86 (permalink) Old May 15th, 19, 10:30 PM
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Re: Anyone regret making the switch to EFI?

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Don't blame another member when you make a reference. Either own it or don't mention it.

Now go back to the beginning and you will see that I shared my hands-on experience with this product and those with NO experience chimed in negatively. I don't care if another unit is ever sold; my experience with it was more than favorable and I'd recommend it to anyone with a carburetor.

If your claiming that I'm trying to pitch a sale by sharing my experience, so be it. But be consistent and do the same with those pitching EFI!
I had no intentions on bringing other members into your little spat. I didn't go looking on other forums, so don't call me a stalker. But the information was published on here for everyone to see and I think that information is useful.

Maybe if you were a frequent contributor to this forum your opinions would be viewed differently. Apparently the only "hands on" experience you have is for the K&N ECI. Nothing about a Chevelle, an engine, a transmission, a set of tires. Nothing. I see you revived the K&N thread for some reason. It's a shame you have no other information to share. And just to be clear, I was not giving warning about the K&N product, I was giving warning about YOU.

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post #62 of 86 (permalink) Old May 15th, 19, 10:55 PM
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I had no intentions on bringing other members into your little spat. I didn't go looking on other forums, so don't call me a stalker. But the information was published on here for everyone to see and I think that information is useful.

Maybe if you were a frequent contributor to this forum your opinions would be viewed differently. Apparently the only "hands on" experience you have is for the K&N ECI. Nothing about a Chevelle, an engine, a transmission, a set of tires. Nothing. I see you revived the K&N thread for some reason. It's a shame you have no other information to share. And just to be clear, I was not giving warning about the K&N product, I was giving warning about YOU.
You clearly brought another member into this 'spat' as quoted by you. ("It was another member that found the other forum where you promote the product.") Like I said; own your actions.

I didn't realize there was a "frequent contributor" group that new contributors should check with before sharing their experience. Perhaps you should put a notice on the front page of this site. Nor did I realize that posting in other sections of the site was a prerequisite to posting in one section. Again, post a notice...

Why do I need to give a reason for reviving the K&N thread? Is that another no-no?

And why do I scare you so much that you feel the need to warn others? I provided my experience and backed it with facts. It seems that those are worthwhile contributions to a tech forum.
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post #63 of 86 (permalink) Old May 16th, 19, 8:40 AM
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Re: Anyone regret making the switch to EFI?

Anyone regret making the switch to EFI? OR
Anyone regret posting in the thread "Anyone regret making the switch to EFI?"

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post #64 of 86 (permalink) Old May 16th, 19, 8:57 AM
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Re: Anyone regret making the switch to EFI?

I thought it was a pretty decent thread till it went sideways. People were making lots of good points that are likely pretty useful to people considering the swap.
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Yeah, I do. This guy pretty much took this one down. Good info here for EFI and carbs. And guys on the fence about making the jump or staying with a carb. Both are fun.

My thing is, I think once you just dive into efi many begin to enjoy it. Yes it is a learning curve and can be intimidating but so can tuning a carburetor. I’m not one of those “car” guys that is satisfied by a mediocre running car. Even when I had my edelbrock and Holley carbs I was always tuning on them to make them run the best they could. Then I got the efi and I still am doing my own tuning on the software. It’s just fun for me learning new things and exploring the world of EFI. Carburetors are great too, I think as long as you are enjoying the car and understand how it works then it’s okay.
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post #66 of 86 (permalink) Old May 16th, 19, 9:47 AM
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Re: Anyone regret making the switch to EFI?

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I thought it was a pretty decent thread till it went sideways. People were making lots of good points that are likely pretty useful to people considering the swap.
Agreed, me on both sides...
Again to sum up my personal experience. I am waffling on indifference. I don't regret it, I am quite happy with it, but I didn't need to do it, I just plain wanted to, plus my goal includes the timing control, and automatic idle with A/C which I haven't finished totally, so my regret level will go down even more, with no additional money spent.
If starting from scratch, on a non-restoration, I would almost definitely do it again. The conversion/addition of pressurized fuel system is the biggest part of the job, and it can be extremely expensive. Personally, I did it cheap, and could have saved maybe $75-$100 more if I just re-used the fuel pump in the Roadmaster wagon tank I got, so my total would have been close to $1050-$1075. And I used basically 100% factory style replacement parts everywhere including fuel line and GM style Quick-Disconnect fittings and line.
If I had a bigger budget, I would love a knock sensor input on timing, and maybe even a port system with wideband on both sides.

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post #67 of 86 (permalink) Old May 16th, 19, 10:23 AM
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Yeah, I do. This guy pretty much took this one down.
Are you talking about me?

This post "took this one down". "Great decision. Adding one of these would be a nice upgrade for you. https://www.knfilters.com/eci"

Really?
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Are you talking about me?

This post "took this one down". "Great decision. Adding one of these would be a nice upgrade for you. https://www.knfilters.com/eci"

Really?
I will say that is a valuable post, but I would not say the K and N system is a valuable system.
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Re: Anyone regret making the switch to EFI?

Did not mean start anything guys with this thread was just looking for some input on EFI. Once again I thank those that weighed in and gave me tons on valuable input.
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Great decision. Adding one of these would be a nice upgrade for you. https://www.knfilters.com/eci
The $500 carb spacer guy is back, lol.
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Re: Anyone regret making the switch to EFI?

EFI has a learning curve, but no regrets going with it. Ask me once I have the 174 supercharger installed and running. I will be on a new learning curve with boost and this type of EFI.

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EFI has a learning curve, but no regrets going with it. Ask me once I have the 174 supercharger installed and running. I will be on a new learning curve with boost and this type of EFI.
What efi system are you running? I like seeing them with the super chargers it’s neat.

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What efi system are you running? I like seeing them with the super chargers itís neat.
Holley sniper I have the original so had to make the changes they did to run it with a roots type of blower. All I had to do is drill out the hole in the front and tap both holes the one in front and in bottom for a 6/32 set screw. The new ones come with this modification all ready done you just unscrew the plug from the front and put it in the bottom.

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The $500 carb spacer guy is back, lol.
Another stalker.
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