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    Which is the best Fuel injection system for a V8

    Megasquirt. Makes you learn, works with just about any engine depending on how smart/creative you are, very cost effective, has amazing possibilities.
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    Builds Shipwreck

    This is, just odd. I would agree that you should run a ground from the battery to a good spot on the frame, and another from a good spot on the frame directly to the engine- primarily because engines move and sit on rubber isolation (mounts) and bolts can be surrounded by paint. However the...
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    Builds Shipwreck

    On our old 80 series I had a nice ~33" lightbar on the front with both flood and driving light patterns. It helped a ton in certain situations. the one place it did NOT help was in the snow. Lights and headlights were perfect and no issues, however driving on the freeway (there were very few...
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    TLC Low Rider..............

    drop the tailgate down and it's a perfect place for small children and midgets to sit!
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    What's funny is almost 10 years ago I bought a CPI 4.3 to replace the 4.3 in a boat I had (spun a bearing) - and up until about 1 year ago I had that spider injector kicking around because the pintles/tubes were all in such good condition.
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    I haven't pulled it apart, supposedly if you pull the intake top half off you can see it. I'm guessing it's a simple butterfly valve that opens/closes to allow additional air in. I have no reason to crack open the intake manifold, so for now I'm not going to. After looking at this, I...
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    Putting this here as a note to myself.... 95 vortec CPI motors have an "Intake tuning valve" - which is an open or closed valve that allows additional airflow around 2700 rpm. Sounds like TVIS, and I believe that would be an easy workaround with MS to control...
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    It's a tent trailer, the ad seems legitimate but not getting any responses from the seller. They have an address listed phone, and email - I tried email and phone. As for the engine - I just rummaged around.... I have a spare connector for the injector. TPS is the same as the 350. I can...
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    I'm actually eyeing a trailer in Woodinville, just waiting to see if the sellers respond. Hoping it's a real ad....
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    Ehh, I'm not sure it's worth it to go so far as check angles. It's going to be a quick stab-in of thicker gaskets and if it works, awesome - if it doesn't, slotting the 4.3L to go in. Mentioned previously, I have a 4.3L CPI vortec V6 that has less than 4k miles, has a new spider injector, and...
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    I ordered a set of (reasonably priced) thickest intake manifold gaskets I could find - a set of Felpro race gaskets.... just to hopefully get more material between the heads and the intake. Hoping I can disconnect as little as possible to do the job. We'll see about that. That, and checking...
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    I agree. The engine I bought from a friend ~5 years ago. It came from a running/driving truck that seemed fine. However I've had constant running issues with it. As the story goes it has a cam and "had a bunch of work done to it" - back in the late 80s. When I resealed the engine - tearing...
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    Playing with the 40 this weekend and it isn't looking good. I'm on the verge of yanking the 350 (and MS) and throwing in the 4.3L with complete harness and a new pump in. Megasquirt isn't the problem - it's doing exactly what it should. It's tuning as expected. If I lean the curves out, the...
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    Haven't had much time lately to dedicate towards the 40 (septic issues, and I'm literally digging 1/4 our yard up, newborn, puppy, work).... Took it on a short trip to the store - it ran horribly. Realized almost as I got there it was out of fuel. Pro-tip - autotuning your VE maps when out...
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    Builds Shipwreck

    Is that semi-permanent or easily removed? I have a very cheap tow bar, but only attached via pins.
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    5.3/th350 torque converter dust shield? ?

    that cover looks exactly like my generic TH350 cover, only black (mine is chrome). I had fitment issues with the TH350/350 combo with it hitting just about everything. Once it did fit, one part was making contact with the torque converter. If it can be bent a bit and fit, run with it I'd say...
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    Builds Shipwreck

    Sounds good, price is good, and something I can definitely work with. I'm not in a hurry!
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    Builds Shipwreck

    Next time you head to walker valley? I can meet you down there whenever.
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    Builds Shipwreck

    what do you want for it?
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    1970s 40, 350/TH350 on Megasquirt 1 PCB3.0

    it was noisy because it has over-fender headers made of thin metal, leaking collectors, at least 1 of the gaskets at the head was broken, and the mufflers were crappy "turbo sonic" from the late 70s. I wasn't saying the engine was noisy from a bad tune/timing. The bad revving is probably...
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