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02-02-2011 11:30 PM
Originally Posted by crussell85
you still need the factory ecm though
These sites are where you need to go to learn everything you need to know! The first one is a custom computer that you can tune with out burning chips if you want the best! Second site is where you will learn what you need for a truck build computer options and so on! Third site is everything you need to learn about tuning/performance!

02-02-2011 10:29 PM
silentpoet If it were me I would either go carb or go for a tpi set up. I wouldn't go half way.
02-02-2011 12:08 AM
02-01-2011 06:20 PM
crussell85 How about some links for the fast and megasquirt controller. I am a tbi fan and am always trying to do a little more with it and push it to the limit. I am just starting to get into the tuning and have all of the stuff to do it now, now it is just months of research.
01-31-2011 09:41 PM
matt167 Chevy started w/ TBI in '87. 1 year only for the '73-'87 series of trucks

'87 has no transmission controls, a few other things that make it easier to swap from what I'v heard... any '87-'95 truck with a 700R4 or 5spd will work with any non computer controlled transmission.. '87 might be non- EGR but I'm not certin. I'v never worked on a '87 TBI.. only mid 90's. so I'm not sure

I was researching putting a factory TBI into my hotrod, and found that it will work well. however, it will create a tame engine. it needs the right cam because of the MAP sensor. generaly good for about 300 hp.. the easy solution was an aftermarket controller, like a FAST or Megasquirt setup, to get rid of the cam requirements, because it can tune a hotter cam. then the only limiting factor is the 2bbl TBI, but the Holley/454 TBI flows 670 CFM which is enough for a Mild 350
01-31-2011 05:16 PM
Originally Posted by matt167
TBI harness/ ECU is about $250 removed and useable. theres usually a few on Ebay.. '87 is the best year for retrofit, but you could use any from a '87-'95 with a 700R4 or 5spd, with a non computer controlled trans
why is 87 the best? I don't think they started the tbi until 88'. I think 88-92 with some 93's for the 700r4
01-31-2011 04:53 PM
matt167 TBI harness/ ECU is about $250 removed and useable. theres usually a few on Ebay.. '87 is the best year for retrofit, but you could use any from a '87-'95 with a 700R4 or 5spd, with a non computer controlled trans
01-31-2011 04:47 PM
Originally Posted by ChevyTruckGuy
you still need the factory ecm though
01-30-2011 11:39 PM
ChevyTruckGuy Here you go!

01-30-2011 10:03 PM
1971BB427 The donor is the way to go. You'll need more than the TBI, you'll also need the computer and harness to run it.
01-30-2011 03:53 PM
bigdog7373 Hahahahaha.
01-30-2011 03:37 PM
LATECH If you wanna sell this car just park it out front with a few really hot bikini clad honeys and you will have a sale.LOL
01-30-2011 11:53 AM
bigdog7373 Maybe i'll just save this idea for my next project, though a tpi would be cooler. I like reliability of fuel injection and the tbi system seems pretty simple so this will definately be going on my next project. $150's not a bad price either.
01-30-2011 11:05 AM
01-30-2011 10:53 AM
ChevyTruckGuy Well if wasting money is the goal then I would go with the New Holley EFI come with computer wiring and self tunning A little over 1400 bucks! to me a lot simpler then trying to wire in a tbi!

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