This may be elementary but I am a rookie and I want to reassure myself. I have a rebuilt 258 with a weber 38. Also I installed a new centech wiring harness and a stock distributor, coil and motorcraft ignition box. I don't see any reason that I can't eliminate the ECU. Am I correct?
You are correct. Search for how to do a 'Nutter bypass'. It is a simple way to directly wire the ignition together without input from the evil box. The write ups are very thorough and you will soon be getting more into your engine compartment than you thought. The end result when tuned right will amaze you and make you proud
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Yes, that's correct. Once the Weber is installed, no need for the ECU and all related wiring to it can be removed. It will really clean up the engine bay and not look so cluttered with all the extra wiring that is not needed.
After it is removed, you should have a pile that looks like what is pictured below.