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Finally decided to go to EFI...

Ordered from Jeg's Tuesday, showed up just now, 2 days later:
$995 - FiTech Go EFI-4 600hp kit #30002 http://fitechefi.com/default.asp.pg-GoEFISystem4-InjectorKit
$395 - FiTech Go EFI Fuel Command Center #40003 http://fitechefi.com/default.asp.pg-GoEFISystemFuelCommandCenter

If the results even slightly resemble the looks and the packaging, I should be a happy camper...

I plan to update progress as it's made.

I only have 2 hours to use up today...
Tentative PLAN A (for today) is to remove carb and lay out the wiring to see how much leeway I have to work with....then swap on the EFI throttle body, and try to get the fuel surge tank setup mounted.

If that goes smoothly, I'll then try to get the coolant sensor installed as well...and by slim chance there's no drama..."maybe" drill the hole for the O2 sensor...or for right now, cheat and use the one I already have for my WideBand sensor. ;)

Looks like only 4 wires need to be hooked up to start the car, so even a dumb old mechanic like me should be able to figure that out. :disco:

Tomorrow's "tentative" plan is to do any necessary plumbing and linkage, etc....

Wish me luck...
 

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Thanks. Spent 3 hours after work and made some progress.

All I have left is running fuel line from mechanical pump to surge tank, O2 sensor, and cleaning up some wiring. :thumbsup:

I did the "quick start" programming already. I must admit I am not quite a fan of this handheld controller, but so far install has been easy peasy.
 

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Very pleased that my carb linkage bracketry bolted right up, and my 4" tall air cleaner fits as well.

Videos coming tomorrow :beers:
 

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Following this one.
 

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You dont mess around huh Bob :thumbsup:

I like that surge tank under the hood - makes servicing VERY easy if ever needed.
 

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Nice! Im following too no doubt. Is the overall height of the TB lower than a 4150 Holley?
 

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have you closed the hood on the 4" air cleaner yet? If not, go easy on that.
 

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cool its coming together :)
 

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Nice! Im following too no doubt. Is the overall height of the TB lower than a 4150 Holley?
It's actually nearly 1/4" shorter, from base to air cleaner flange...best I could measure this morning ;) .

have you closed the hood on the 4" air cleaner yet? If not, go easy on that.
I'm good to go Tom, this is the same air cleaner I have been running all year. :thumbsup: I really did not expect it to clear the throttle body. It's an old school Moroso (previously blue anodized) drop base housing with a 14x4 Wix Racing filter.
 

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You dont mess around huh Bob :thumbsup:

I like that surge tank under the hood - makes servicing VERY easy if ever needed.
Yessir. I am pleased with how well the tank fits in that corner. It's not as low as it could go, but the hood should have plenty of clearance. The tank is very easy to connect to the system too. The + wire comes right off of the throttle body harness, and simple ground to the fender or whatever. You have 3 different choices of where to connect the fuel line to the TB, 2 in front, 1 in back. Only thing I don't care for too much is the coolant sensor had to be installed at front of intake, where the bypass nipple would normally be. I've never ran a bypass hose, so it was open, but wish I could have mounted it in one of the heads...the included adapter (bushing) was too tight against the header flange so I couldn't tighten it.

cool its coming together :)
I'm about 3 hours in, including cleaning up and locking up the shop....

I wish I could have had it on the lift already, but since I do make my money with it, I didn't want to have my car apart and work on the floor...lol. :noway:

When I get to that point, I'm going to "borrow" my wideband's existing O2 sensor bung to get the car running, and allow me to drive it over to the lift so I can install the O2 sensor permanently.

What sucks is I have 2 brand new 4 post drive on lifts, that I could have used and that would have worked perfectly, but they're not wired up yet.

Oh well. :(

Todays' shopping list:

3/8"NPT to 3/8" nipple
1/4" hose for vent line
3/8" inline fuel filter
5/16"-1/4" air cleaner stud adapter (TB has 5/16" hole for stud)

Will update later....:beers:
 

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If you are not concerned with being able to keep an eye on the command center gauges you could mount it in the passenger fender behind the battery, thats what i did so it would be out of sight. If i ever have to troubleshoot and need to see the gauges it will be about a 10 minute job to get access to it, just a thought for anyone who is planning on installing this setup in the future.
 

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If you are not concerned with being able to keep an eye on the command center gauges you could mount it in the passenger fender behind the battery, thats what i did so it would be out of sight. If i ever have to troubleshoot and need to see the gauges it will be about a 10 minute job to get access to it, just a thought for anyone who is planning on installing this setup in the future.
I actually don't mind it out in view. I'm sure it'll be a conversation starter, lol.
 

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I am waiting to see how your test drive goes before I pull the trigger and order mine. How are you running your vent line? Are your running a fuel cell or a stock style tank?
 

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I am waiting to see how your test drive goes before I pull the trigger and order mine. How are you running your vent line? Are your running a fuel cell or a stock style tank?
I am running the stock gas tank.
I'll be using the factory 1/4" vapor/return line, which makes it super simple to connect to, since it's right there next to the factory 3/8" feed line. :thumbsup:
 

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I have used the push lock fittings and hose before on 2 other projects so I knew what to expect, but for the life of me I can't get this damn hose to fully seat on the fittings ! Anybody got any tips ?
 

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You might try a little WD40 on the fitting before going into the hose. Use some soft-jaw inserts for your vice and hold the fitting in there, using both hands on the hose to get that last little bit. Ive used pushlok stuff with success too, but I know exactly what you're talking about.

-Dave
 

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I think I had better luck using some light oil instead of WD40 like they suggested. But they are surely an exercise in self control...lol. :angry:

I'm 285 and put every ounce of weight behind it...and they still look a little shy of fully seated. I lightly clamp the fitting with a pair of Vise Grips, then clamp the Vise Grips in a vise, then pushed like I meant it. :D

I already decided that "if" there's even a hint of a leak, I'm just going to make some braided stainless steel lines and be done with that part. In fact, I may do that as a preventive thing anyway. ;)
 

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well im sure it is not recommended to use them partially seated but when i did a LS swap in my camaro and used them they were not fully seated and i had no leak issues what so ever so im confident in them. was just making sure it wasnt just me, im about 210 and i also put every bit of weight i had into them and also pushed and twisted untill me hands were numb.
 

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I boiled the hose ends and had the fittings in freezer over night.
On install I put oil on fitting and still took a lot of force.
One I couldn't get all the way into the cup.
 
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