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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 10, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Efi ????

I am about to take the plunge to the otherside! I have tried a couple different carbs to make this thing streetable. And I have accomplished it to a certain degree but not to a level I expect of myself. It is just not good enough.
I'm thinking XFI is for me. I know it will have it's trouble shoooting issues as well. Is it realistic I can get this system installed in two weeks?? I have a "show and tour " first part of September. So the deadline for some sort of reliability and streetability is very near.
I have researched this a little while and have come to the conclusion XFI is for me.
Can anyone recommend a dealer who has knowledge and customer service to help with this process? AND be competitive with pricing??

I am also thinking Rick's efi tank, 1/2 fuel line from Inline.
Any suggestions...do's and don'ts would be appreciated.

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Congrats on the EFI choice. It would be possible to accomplish all of this in two weeks, but that all depends on what you find acceptable from an appearance standpoint. Placing the computer and hiding all the wiring can take some time. Not to mention running all of the plumbing for the fuel system. I would suggest that wait until you have more time, especially if you have never done it before. You will need to mount the pump close to the tank, or in it. There are two fuel filters, one before the pump and one after. For your HP I would run #10 line to the pump, and then your #8 (1/2 inch) to the motor. The return line is min #6 (3/8 inch). The pump that comes with the XFI is an Aeromotive A1000. The pump and filters are #10 fittings. you will need to buy fuel line, return line, and fittings to make it all work. I am not sure about the Rick's tank. You might want to find out what kind of HP they rate it to. You will also need to weld in a bung for the O2 sensor. Depending on what hood and intake you have, the intake height might be a problem. The rest of the install is a breeze. Within 20 minutes of starting mine it ran better that the expensive carb that I spent three years trying to tune! The guys at FAST are very helpful if you have any questions!! You will love the XFI! I can't believe that I waited so long to make the switch. After messing with this POS carb for so long and getting nowhere, the choices were: 1)waste another $1200 on a new carb that might be better. or 2)Take the money that I would have put into a carb and buy fuel injection.

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Re: Efi ????

I caught Vince's thread on Holley efi only hours before I was going to order XFI.
I have flipped 180 have decided on the Holley. The biggest factor for me was "self learning".
It might work out a few buck cheaper as well. The only downside I see is that it has no track record. I hope they got the bugs out!(I have enough already)

Sideways, I see how the system sells itself but I wonder how many systems you have sold for Holley by posting this thread around?

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I caught Vince's thread on Holley efi only hours before I was going to order XFI.
I have flipped 180 have decided on the Holley. The biggest factor for me was "self learning".
It might work out a few buck cheaper as well. The only downside I see is that it has no track record. I hope they got the bugs out!(I have enough already)

Sideways, I see how the system sells itself buy I wonder how many systems you have sold for Holley by posting this thread around?
You'll be very happy! This was probably the most painless thing I've ever done in terms of mods to my car, yet so far, its had the biggest impact.

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