I have finally completed the total conversion. I enjoy the feel of the
engine now and I can work on it myself. the hesitation problems have all
been solved and it is running smoothly. The total cost was around $640
minus $250 for the parts I sold on ebay.
Eldlebrock technical staff is just great.
Good deal.... although no-one here really cares
I'm about 80% done with a 5.7 Vortec swap over
into an 86 FJ60 Land Cruiser.
By the way if you want to get serious with horsepower you can
do a lot more with a carb setup than you can with cross-fire.
I would have done exactly the same or converted to a more modern
fuel injection system.
my comment "no-one really cares " was in reference to my land cruiser
project...the 2nd line in my post goes on to say I"m working on
something different. As you may recall I posted a number of times
as an "advocate" of pursuing this swap from a crossfire to a carb
or other modern fuel injection setup.
I'm all for the carb swap.
I just ripped a complete 5.7L L98 TPI V8 and 700R4 transmission out of
a 1988 Camaro to stuff into a Toyota pickup - wiring and all. Total
Summit Racing sells the brackets you need for the TV cable, if you
haven't found one already. No need to fabricate. Adjustment is
tricky. Don't burn up your transmission.
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