Running On Empty...
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South West Indiana
The old Speed/Density systems are what I'm most used to dealing with, so I have to get up to speed on the 'Junk Yard' offerings that will work with density input.
I REALLY want to have this thing run at every temperature, altitude, ect. if I'm going to go to all this trouble.
That pretty much REQUIRES a Mass Air Flow sensor...
Since I have ducted air inlet now, plugging up some leaks, making the air flow more reliable through the MAF sensor isn't a huge deal, and if you have a snorkel, it's actually EASIER to install a MAF,
I don't need HUGE throttle bodies, high dollar injectors, ect. just looking for something that I can disable the transmission input or doesn't have a transmission input, and still has a MAF.
I want something that takes over timing, I really don't care to have the timing all over the place with a mechanical/vacuum advance on the distributor,
And a knock sensor would be a great addition also... Actually mandatory if you want to maximize the efficiency SAFELY...
With the race cars I work on now, it all comes in a box, we install it out of the box, and the factory rep shows up to tune it since we are going to be displaying the vehicle...
'Joe Average' doesn't get the factory rep, and the cost of some of these systems are WELL OUT OF REACH of 'Joe Average'.
Since I'm NOT building a race car, I'm looking for something more towards 'Stock' application,
Something I don't have to make a ton of changes to,
An intake with injectors, a camshaft that works with the injection, and slap it on and run it.
The older throttle body systems were so quirky, jerky, and failure prone, lacked proper self diagnostics, ect. I'm REALLY not interested in another base line, throttle body system that is an 'Electric Carb', just harder to tune and still uses the restrictions of the factory style distributor advance...
I just haven't paid the least bit of attention to the factory offerings in the past 10 or 12 years, so I don't know what does what anymore...
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