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Old 01-29-2011, 08:37 PM
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Tbi from junkyard

How much would a chevy tbi system from a junkyard cost, approximately? Im thinking it would be easier to sell me 78 if it had someting unique, like fuel injection. I have an obsession with wasting money on this car, i know.

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Junk yard TBI

In my neck of the woods junk yard TBI,s can be had for around a $150.00 if you dont mind doing the work of removing it the boneyards around here are full of late 80,s to late 90,s chevy pick ups. I guess the price would vary depnding on where you are located and availability.Hope this helps
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I think in this case, you would be better off finding a cheap donor car, then you can carefully cut out everything you need to swap a fuel injection system to your car.
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I have an obsession with wasting money on this car, i know.
^^ Haha, welcome to the world of hotrodding!

I second poncho.... you will need alot of little things that will add up in cost if you can't score them all in one place. Too bad you don't live near me I have some stuff from about 3 or 4 tbi systems (intake, tb, injectors, harness, minus ecu) just sitting in the back of the garage waiting to take them over to the scrap yard. Good luck with your build.
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Just see about buying a smashed donor car from the junkyard less the engine and transmission then you can take your time of pulling all your parts. Then when you are done hall the remaining of the donor vehicle to a scrap yard and make some of your money back. It may be hard to find this setup if the engine has been removed though because most salvage yard just clip and cut when they remove the engine.

Do all blocks have provisions for a knock sensor?

Another thing to keep in mind is the egr system. If you don't want to run the egr you may have to have it removed by someone like www.tbichips.com when I installed an aftermarket intake on my 93 k1500 I ran a tube from the passenger side exhaust header into the intake to run the egr. This does require an egr intake though
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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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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.
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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
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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.
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you still need the factory ecm though
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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
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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
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