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Part 9: Installing the EFI System
At this point, I have not built up the EFI wiring and located the computer. The original plan was to put the computer under the seat, but the provided wiring harness was about 20" too short. After long discussion with Edelbrock tech support, the decision was made not to cut and splice the big wire bundle. At this point, I'm getting serious about getting the EFI wired and the computer located.
All the EFI wiring is hooked up and the big bundle is fed through the firewall. Yes, the cab went back on the frame again. The blue hose is the inlet fuel line. Note the two brackets on the air valve. The one with the three holes in the rear is part of the Lokar bracket that is supposed to work with their throttle and TV cables. Did not work. I took several pics and traveled to their plant to show them the problems that could not be communicated by phone. I also redesigned a second bracket that would work. After my visit with them, they were going back to Edelbrock to get a mock up so they could offer the correct brackets. In the mean time, mine is up and doing fine. It is painted vice nice stainless.
The shiny box high on the driver's kick panel is the EFI computer. It was hard on a stiff old man to do all the design and fabrication to get it installed. You will notice the new hotrod blanket is behind it and the firewall has been painted. The firewall got a double layer of the hotrod blanket and covered with a black fiberglass reproduction cover that had to be modified to fit the Bitchin firewall. This involved lots of heat gun work, smoothing, and re-shaping.
It was getting to the point the inner fenders were installed loosely for the last time. Notice the two heater hoses hanging over the side. Had these not been installed now, they would not have been installed! Even in this configuration, I just did get the lower one installed. The plug wires were installed shortly after this pic was taken, then the rolling chassis was covered and declared ready for the newly painted parts!
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