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I thought I had read that the TBI worked better with a single plane manifold, good to hear it works with a dual plane. I kind of wanted to keep the old school look with the oil filler/breather on the manifold so I can use my stock or chrome baldy valve covers. Again I'm not sure how much of a performance gain I would get with an aftermarket manifold and a stock 352.
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Whoops. 4 speed. To me the linkage on the tb looks just like a holley. I am using a cable for the pedal, all seemed well. I don't doubt a single plane would be ideal but I do have a 1 inch spacer.
 

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There are so many things that can go wrong with an EFI install. I read about one guy who spent bookoo to fix a failed conversion only to find out a small exhaust leak was screwing everything up. Or an incorrect water temp gauge, or a fuel pump placed too high,,, Man. I just want So many things that can go wrong. If there such a thing as a bulletproof EFI for a stock cam, intake, dizzy and exhaust, etc, for under $1,000? Please do tell!
 

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There are so many things that can go wrong with an EFI install. I read about one guy who spent bookoo to fix a failed conversion only to find out a small exhaust leak was screwing everything up. Or an incorrect water temp gauge, or a fuel pump placed too high,,, Man. I just want So many things that can go wrong. If there such a thing as a bulletproof EFI for a stock cam, intake, dizzy and exhaust, etc, for under $1,000? Please do tell!
FITech could be under 1000, depending on what you use for pump and tank. The unit itself is cheap.

Once you fuel inject one, it's hard to go back.
 

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There are so many things that can go wrong with an EFI install. I read about one guy who spent bookoo to fix a failed conversion only to find out a small exhaust leak was screwing everything up. Or an incorrect water temp gauge, or a fuel pump placed too high,,, Man. I just want So many things that can go wrong. If there such a thing as a bulletproof EFI for a stock cam, intake, dizzy and exhaust, etc, for under $1,000? Please do tell!
A perfectly sealed exhaust from the head to past the O2 sensor is essential.
 

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A perfectly sealed exhaust from the head to past the O2 sensor is essential.
Yikes. Is there a way to test beforehand if you have something wrong that will mess up your EFI conversion, like a non-perfectly sealed exhaust? Is there even a list of the things that you need to test for that will screw you up if they aren't right?
 

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Well, they all seem to be plug'n'play in less than half an hour in all the installations I've seen on TV. :grin2:

On a cool day you should be able to see an exhaust leak, at least at cold start. The O2 sensor would go a little down stream of the pipe to manifold connection, so that joint should be easy enough to seal. Maybe you could get good reliability from a new carb, for a fraction of the price of an EFI conversion. My car starts and drives great to the point that I don't know if EFI would make it any better from a reliability and usability perspective.
 

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