Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA
Ive had friends consider this swap, and some of the things you will HAVE to change is the fuel pump and possibly the fuel pressure regulater. The TBI needs about 18 PSI of fuel whereas a regular holley will only tolerate 8 PSI or so. Youll need to swap that out so you dont over power the carb.
Next, the distributer, since the TBI has computer controlled advance.
Youll also want to swap out the manifold, and fuel lines over to a regular manifold and rubber lines. In my experience, rubber is easier than plumbing in some aluminum ones.
Finally, yank out those dummy lights in the dash. Those are going to drive you up a frickin wall if they are illuminated all the time. Youll need your own gauges to compensate, however.
All in all, this could be a fun swap, but I like TBI a lot. Its like a halfway point between fuel injection and carb.