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Old 02-22-2005, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I haven't been around for a while, personal issues. Anyway, I have a 1972 351C-2V open chamber heads. I have a bit of money from selling my house. I was wondering, from power and streetable reliability standpoint. How hard would it be to upgrade my 72 Gran Torino to have EFI? Or perhaps even mechanical fuel injection?

What would be worth doing, a complete rebuild and stay with carburation, or rebuild and convert to fuel injection?

Do any manufacturers make a fuel injection system for the Cleveland?

Anything else I might need to be aware of before I start this whole mess?

Anyway, thanks for the advice and responces in advance.


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Old 02-22-2005, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are several companies that make universal efi kits that use converted carb manifolds. Accel dfi, F.A.S.T., edelbrock are just some of them. It will cost a lot and there will most likely have to be some fabrication involved. You will also have to convert your entire fuel delivery system (pump and lines) and you will also have to deal with a lot of wiring. If you do deciede to go with the fuel injection there are several magazines that have done simular projects (efi on motors that never had it) and they could be very helpful. As for mechanichal fi unless you car is only raced, dont. The part throttle driveabilty sucks and they are hard to tune. Hop this helps.
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I forgot to mention that power gains are marginal for the amount of work and money involved however your car will get much better mileage and drive better. If I were you however, I would stay with the carb and get someone to professionally tune it with the extra money.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's somebody who converted a Cleveland to EFI with Ford 5.0 stuff.

http://www.detomaso.nu/~thomast/efi/
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Right here @ FM

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