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New Fuel Injection 8V Induction Kit

Postby SixT5HiPo » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:17 pm

Saw THIS on FleaBay...Questions? Comments?
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Re: New Fuel Injection 8V Induction Kit

Postby C6ZZKGT » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:39 pm

SixT5HiPo wrote:Saw THIS on FleaBay...Questions? Comments?


It would be a lot more cool if it was some old school unit.

I was just at the NHRA World Finals today. I know that there has not been a carburetor on a factory produced American car since 1985 when everything went to fuel injection. Pro stock cars always impressed me when door slammers running on carburetors and gasoline were running times in the 6's at around 200 MPH. NHRA changed the rules a couple of years ago to eliminate carburetors in Pro stock and use fuel injection. There statement at the time was that they were just trying to keep up with the changes in the auto industry being as carburetors had been obsolete for over 30 years by that time. The fuel injection has worked out well for the Pro stock ranks but I am just too old school to want to use a modern fuel injection system on our classic Mustangs. :(

That is just my 1 1/2 cents.

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Re: New Fuel Injection 8V Induction Kit

Postby zray » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:12 am

I don't have old cars because it's easy. I have them because I enjoy the challenges. I'm all for modifications, IF those mods were available in the 1960's. Otherwise, you might as well be driving a new car and be done with it.

Fuel injection (modern), 5 or 6 speed manual transmissions, AOD transmissions, coil over shocks, 16"+ wheels, all of that may appeal to some folks, but for me, those things just dilute the vintage car experience.

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Re: New Fuel Injection 8V Induction Kit

Postby proudKowner » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:25 am

I suppose if I had lots of money the FI would be cool and it would be easy to tune but like other posters I love a challenge.

I was at the Final's on opening day of qualifying, enjoy watching the Sportsman racers as instead of the Pros.

There was a '65 Green FB in SS/KA that the announcer said was a HiPo. Last year I looked at it in the pits and don't recall seeing a K engine in it. The car was pretty darn fast (10.30s at over 126.90 MPH) regardless what 289 it was running.

Here's a link to the team;

http://www.morenoracing.com/keen-racing.html

I have a few pictures of the car and engine but can't post 'em here.


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Re: New Fuel Injection 8V Induction Kit

Postby SixT5HiPo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:12 pm

This injection setup is clearly NOT for the K Code Mustangs. Most would agree the genuine K's should remain stock, or use the factory COBRA Kits that were available from FORD.

In light of the recent SEMA Show, It's interesting to see what the aftermarket is offering to the restomod crowd that runs the 289.
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Re: New Fuel Injection 8V Induction Kit

Postby Dan Case » Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 am

Fuel injection conversions, it is not always just about racing success or engine bay eye appeal.

Until we moved from an area I lived in for five decades where the average altitude above sea level was 600 feet for maybe two hundred miles in any direction and 800 miles in some directions I never had too much trouble tuning Ford 2100/4100 and Holley 2300/4150/4160 carburetors to run great for any application putter to show or run 7,000 rpm and up on a road race course.

Then we moved into the Rocky Mountain area. Our driveway is almost exactly a mile above sea level. Main street in town seven miles away is a 1,000 feet less. Our daughter’s home is 1,000 feet higher. In a single day’s drive you might range in altitude between 4,000 and 8,000+ above sea level. Stock and modified engines fed by carburetors didn’t do well with 1960s gasolines around here without serious recalibrating and tuning I am told but now modern gasolines that can be boiling as low as 114°F (at 5,000± feet) can run miserable.

It is getting more common around here for owners, especially people that have enjoyed 1960s-1970s cars since they were new, to convert to modern throttle body fuel injection. One fellow drives his old Ford everywhere. A trip can mean fuels here up over high mountain passes down to the beaches of southern California and what California calls fuel. He told me that much of the time the car ran a little off to terrible. He switched to a Holley 4V carburetor replacement injection system in a day. He said getting through initial start up was not as easy as kit instructions indicated but once going it was easy. Now his car runs super anywhere on any fuel he finds during road trips all over the American west, southwest, and into western Canada.

His results and his increased driving pleasure (never mind he doesn’t have to hunt good fuel on road trips) have me considering trying a Holley injection system at some point. Granted our HP289 powered cars are not Mustangs, the modern issues are the same.
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