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by Grant » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:25 pm

jglarkin wrote:That EFI is nearly a year old so it’s pretty handy that I am ‘trapped’ at home and am being ‘forced’ to get on with putting petrol back on the car.
That manifold was all machined at home, I chose to let someone else to do the welding though.

So you've actually drilled through that manifold yourself to let the injectors straight into the inlet runners JohnBoy have you?
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by jglarkin » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:18 am

Sorry Grant, slow reply (busy in the garage)

‘Needs must’ you can’t buy Edelbrock injection for a 383 so I bought the 440 version, snapped up a second hand performer 383 manifold off eBay and drilled it full of holes! I had to make a jig to guide the drill ‘because I don’t have a mill’ :roll:

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Short bits of rod welded in place, drilled and reamed, ground off in the ports. (Image happens to show the adding extra inlets for possible future Lpg injection!!)

I can’t get too excited about it being a good idea because I haven’t tried it out yet, lots to do; new alloy tank to fit, new fuel filler pipe to make, lift pump, high pressure pump, all new fuel lines lots of rewiring/wiring.

I’ve got to crack on so I can get the car filled up before the price of petrol goes back up! :D
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by johnw » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:18 am

jglarkin wrote:I’ve got to crack on so I can get the car filled up before the price of petrol goes back up! :D

Fantastic. Hopefully you won't ever need LPG with petrol prices going the way they are! Might even be some synthetic fuel in a few years that needs extra ports.

It is great to see these tools put to use. I completely agree that Jigs are the way to go vs a mill. Amazing work. I like pillar drills too. :o :shock: :? :o
Especially with multiple leather drive belts and the variable speed & flexibility.

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The danger is that these "solutions" become a distraction from the cars at some point. :oops:
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by jglarkin » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:43 am

Wow, looks like a ferocious dinosaur tied down for the protection of humanity! I’d probably end up using that thing as a rack press, I’d be too scared to use it as a drill
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