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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Vortec 454 truck engine into a car.

    I am installing a 1996 Vortec 454 into a 1972 Chevelle. What is necessary to change it over to a naturally aspirated carburetored engine? I want to do away with the fuel injection, and computer controlled ignition. Is there an intake manifold for this engine? Would an MSD distributor work? I've already changed the oil pan to clear the K frame. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Vortec 454 truck engine into a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by fla1976
    I am installing a 1996 Vortec 454 into a 1972 Chevelle. What is necessary to change it over to a naturally aspirated carburetored engine? I want to do away with the fuel injection, and computer controlled ignition. Is there an intake manifold for this engine? Would an MSD distributor work? I've already changed the oil pan to clear the K frame. Any help would be appreciated.
    Why would you go to a carb? Your eliminating the advantages to the vortec engine. Everything in that engine is designed for fuel injection. Here's a site that has a wiring harness that will allow you to run that engine just as it was designed. With injection it will last longer, run better, get better gas mileage. JMO

    http://www.painlessperformance.com/a...log/page39.pdf
    http://www.painlessperformance.com/M...0524Manual.pdf


    http://www.centechwire.com/info/faqfile/efi01.html

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    I'm inclined to agree with dparker anothe company is FAST Technologies with in jection and computer contrls you can adjust when the fuel and timing curves come in and the BBC will be better running and have way more HP :wink: :wink: :wink:

    You will have to change the oil pan to a more comventional one like on a car for the Chevelle but other than that should be a bolt in and Hooker makes the Headers for it too.... :wink: :wink:

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    Vortec

    I was thinking going with the carb because it would be easier. Rethinking it though. Thanks for the info. Already changed the pan. Nice to know about the headers also.

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