Search



Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards > Tech Boards > Carburetors
Register Forgot Password?

Carburetors Carb discussion and questions. Upgrading your Third Gen's carburetor, swapping TBI to carburetor, or TPI to carburetor? Need LG4 or H.O. info? Post it here.

Welcome to ThirdGen.org!
Welcome to ThirdGen.org.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join the ThirdGen.org community today!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2001, 02:27 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Bakersfield,CA
Posts: 92

Classifieds Rating: (0)
converting from TPI to Carb on my 85 vette, need some help with conversion parts

Im in the middle of going to a carburetor on my 85 Corvette with a 10.5:1 383, AFR 190 CNC heads etc. So far ive got a Vacuum HEI Distributor to replace my computer HEI, a Performer RPM intake (instead of victor jr so itll fit under the vette hood), Holley 750 Double pumper carb, lockup convertor kit because computer wont be controlling it anymore. The questions i have are these:

1) Ive been told i can get a TV kickdown cable out of a 84 Z28 with LG4 carbed motor because it came with a 700r4 and that will connect right up with my carb and the kickdown will work. Any suggestions on better way or will this work??

2) Ive got a big 255lph intank electric fuel pump that ive been using at over 400 horsepower at the wheels on nitrous, but its a EFI high pressure unit. I know i need a regulator to turn down the pressure. What exact regulator do i order? Do i just run a fitting to my feed line now and then the return line is useless??? I would like to keep stock fuel lines,pump location etc so i can go back to TPI in a year or so for smog.

The main problem is im leaving most of the tpi wiring etc in the car so i can go back to tpi for smog. I cant afford to goto a miniram or something etc so its not an option.
Wayquick4u is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2001, 10:02 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: mission hills ,ca
Posts: 381

Classifieds Rating: (0)
You should use a four port regulator that used a return line otherwise you put too much strain on your pump.A tv cable from a carbed car should work ,but I suggest getting the B&M adjustable tv cable and use the tv cable bracket made specifically for usings 700's with holley carbs. I will find the pn. later.

I know that you havent asked this but ,why are you doing the swap? I love carbs but I think that you will be better off in the long run sticking with tpi


------------------
83 pacecar,355,sportsman2 heads,3.73s,holley750
msd6a, and much more
www.geocities.com/lae1967
evil t/a is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: converting from TPI to Carb on my 85 vette, need some help with conversion parts

i have a 89 iroc took off tpi installing carb i found a dist out of a 79 model chevy 350 i no about hooking up the coil on dist but my question is my dist has old style 4 prong module on my harnese on the car there r 4 wires can anyone tell me what color goes to which prong
ctowen is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 37

Classifieds Rating: (0)
Re: converting from TPI to Carb on my 85 vette, need some help with conversion parts

Lots of threads say use a fuel regulator but none of them say with on works the best, or does it even matter.
soxbaseball is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 08:52 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 629

Classifieds Rating: (1)
Re: converting from TPI to Carb on my 85 vette, need some help with conversion parts

you can buy a kickdown cable at summitracing for this application. its around 20.00. for the regulator, i would go with mallory or aeromotive. mallory is around 30.00 cheaper than the aeromotive ones. i went from tbi to tunnel ram and it wasnt hard, but i through a few curveballs at mine.
Project-RS is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
Moderator
 
five7kid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Littleton, CO USA
Posts: 42,124
Car: 82 Berlinetta/57 Bel Air
Engine: LS1/LQ4
Transmission: 4L60E/4L80E
Axle/Gears: 10B-3.73/9"-3.89

Classifieds Rating: (14)

Mallory 4309 is the one typically used.
five7kid is offline vBGarage Page   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 07:13 PM
ThirdGen
1992 Camaro




Paid Advertisement


Reply

Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards > Tech Boards > Carburetors

Tags
85, cable, camaro, carb, convert, converted, converting, corvette, efi, fuel, fule, holley, lockup, tpi, tv
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 


1982 Camaro '82 || 1983 Camaro '83 || 1984 Camaro '84 || 1985 Camaro '85 || 1986 Camaro '86 || 1987 Camaro '87 || 1988 Camaro '88 || 1989 Camaro '89 || 1990 Camaro '90 || 1991 Camaro '91 || 1992 Camaro '92


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content copyright 1997 - 2014 ThirdGen.org. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without the expressed, documented, and written consent of ThirdGen.org's Administrators.

Emails & Contact Details