Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by grasmo, Feb 8, 2016.
for 1st. generation small blocks. anyone have knowledge and experience?
Since your going EFI I assume you aren't attempting anything OEM. MSD makes a really good EFI
and so does FAST.
Holley makes one but I have no experience with it
I'm going to be switching soon and going with fitech. Just makes sense for me. Something basic that will get you what you want for a great price
408maro I'd have to agree from what I have heard the FITECH product looks comparable and maybe in some respects better that the competition from FAST, Holley and MSD. For me over the years the notion of converting to EFI from a carb was a money pill way to big to swallow. I mean hell at 2,000 up to even 3,000 bucks all said and done your a long way to a whole fuel injected LS engine conversion money wise. Even at the 1,000 bucks for FITECH I'm still probably going to reserve the money for eventual conversion to a later model complete fuel injected engine. Let's face it most of us already have bought and paid for carburetors so the expense for fuel injection conversion of thousands of dollars is for pretty much just self tuning and easier starts. that's a high price to pay. Not to mention the relitive complexity. Face it 10 or 20 years from now who knows if these fuel injection companies will survive and you have potentially no source for repair when the electronic stuff quits. Safer short and long term with a carb money wise no doubt. But hey if you like modern complexity the cost of retrofit MSD injection all said and done will make a years payments on a brand new camaro!
How radical is the engine, what's it going in and what are you using it for?
I have to agree. I plan on going full LS down the road but with a basic fitech setup will be a benefit for a few years until I go that route
550hp, very nice z28, and mostly street driven.....
What are you looking to do? What type of EFI are you looking at?
There are two types of EFI; ThrottleBody or Port Injected.
Both are good; Both allow tuning; Both allow for better drivability and MPG.
I have the Edelbrock ProFlo port injected with a 409 SBC Aluminum Edelbrock heads, Eagle rotating assembly, roller cam and I have 434 HP at the Wheels; which is 520HP at the crank.
It is all what you want to achieve and how you want your car to look.
to me it's about keeping my power BUT I want the mpg of the LS units. this must be possible since they're all 2-valve push-rod engines of very similar cid.