Got a 1982 Trans Am currently using an EFI406/4L60E combo controlled by the 0411 PCM thanks to EFI Connection's 24X conversion. Tuned by myself.
It was built to be a torque monster and in that respect it has succeeded beautifully. I take folks for a ride just playing in town and they swear it's supercharged. Even played with a CTS-V sedan and he didn't pull away too much at all.
Anyways, I get about 19 mpg and I'm looking for better mileage and more power and this certainly seems to be a good direction to go. I've dealt with upgraded camshafts on a couple occasions and prefer to just stay all stock as far as the powertrain goes. I will be tuning it myself though since GM is extremely conservative with VVT and ignition timing on these engines, not to mention fueling is jacked in the PE tables from the factory.
What I'm getting at is this: I've seen where we have all joked around about donations and all but I have found this site that actually helps one receive donations! I just made a profile and decided what the heck, it can't hurt to try right? Give it a try for yourselves and if anyone would like to see someone else put something to the test, like I'm wanting to do, go for it and donate a few dollars! Fantastic idea I think. Has the potential for a wonderful tool.
Now, I'm not asking for anything at all, although it would be nice to have some financial help here. But, if anything good comes of this and I'm able to make progress, I will post everything I can here as an extremely thorough write-up on the engine swap, fitting the trans, all the wiring, and detailed tuning of the VVT for any and all that are interested. I plan to buy a wrecked 2010+ Camaro SS automatic from Copart to use as a donor car.
So please, even moral support is welcomed along with any comments or suggestions. Spread the word if you don't mind. This could be a great tool that we can all use for future builds if it works!
The link to the profile I made is http://www.gofundme.com/1rk4cw
PS: my current setup is in my sig.
Daily driver: 2008 Corvette Base Coupe non-Z51. Stock with full Z06 exhaust, custom cold air box built around stock Z06 air bridge. Engine and trans tuned by me with HP Tuners. +193,XXX miles. Collapsed lifter-getting CamMotion 224*/.578" single pattern 118*+3 cam.
24x conversion 406/4L60E/3.23 ~ 350hp @4800 425lb-ft @3600 Planned: AFR 210 competition ported heads 65cc, 10.9:1CR, Custom Comp XFI HR 224/230 .537"/.533" 118.5+2.5, LS2 90mm throttle body (DONE) ~ 500-525 hp 500+lb-ft at flywheel