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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zman, May 5, 2007.

  1. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    Get more carbs...

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    flatheadjunk hooked me up with a 6x2 for the Nailhead... bad ass to say the least...

    cool deal, another great HAMB deal...

    oh I may not carb it, I may just go ahead and build an injection set up based on these throttle bodies and a MegaSquirt.... :D
     

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  2. Greezy
    Joined: May 11, 2002
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    That works for me.
     
  3. Muffler Bearing
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    Muffler Bearing
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    more info on those throttles?

    home-made, or pre-fab?

    -j
     
  4. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
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    zman
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    from Garner, NC


  5. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
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    GTS225
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    Personally, I say build it the way YOU want it, and damn the gas prices. They are going to go where the oil industry wants them anyway, and if you build your car around fuel economy, (or some other economy-related reason), then you're not going to like it when it's "done".

    Roger
     
  6. Lets see, the high cost of installing fuel injection vs. the cost of fuel.....bounce all of that off of how many miles per year are you really driving your old car.
    Are you really going to save any $$$?
    Is it really cost effective?
     
  7. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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    I'd rather HAVE something when its all done rather than let those with the gas have my money!

    You can look at it another way and amortize it over the life of the vehicle and also compare how much cheaper it would be to put FI on NOW rather than in 5 years after you've already fattened up one of those oil beasts and the $150 is now $210.
     
  8. toadfrog
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    from Arkansas

    When I was swaping My 57 chev from a 6cyl/power-glide, to a V8 ( sorry 6cyl guys - I love the power and sound of a V8). I toilled over the FI guestion??
    I settled on a Gen 3 327ci ( 5.3L ) with the over-drive that came with it, I was able to use all the wiring harness and accesories. The stock 6 cyl radiator even keeps it cool. I love it!!!!

    I have a 50 year old car with about 330 hp at the flywheel, and will run out on the freeway great. Not to mention it gets over 20 MPG on the cheap stuff.

    Now I know the "Traditionalist" will beat Me up for having FI.....But 57 chev's came with it. It now has some more wires.
     
  9. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
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    As in everything else ... take the advice of others and then make up you mind what is gonna be kewl in your mind. I fought the battle of the 350 or the six deal and finally chose the six, in the end i'm glad i went with the six.
     
  10. Get a higher paying job, spend it all on fuel I just did! Got a $400 buck a week rise! New blown flattie in a 30 coupe here I come!!
     
  11. 3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    ...I hear you can make fuel outta poo...

    ...then I got enuff for thousands of miles...:D
     
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  12. zman
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    It's not about fuel economy, it's about making power, and making the right power everywhere in the power band, hell I may run some E85 through it my just changing the map. And at this point 6 carbs would cost me a helluva lot more than I can build a fuel injection set up for.


    Yeah some of those reply's make me have to poo.... :D
     
  13. tylerb
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    gas prices do suck but so does driving around a boring, quiet, and under powered new car.
     
  14. 30roadster
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    30roadster
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    Zman - would you take lots of pic's and do a tech article? - Pleeez :D
     
  15. Tman
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    Pics AND a ride when its done?
     
  16. zman
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    zman
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    I'm gonna document the hell out of it... It'll be going on my '57 Buick. Hopefully it'll be at the HAMB Drags... :D

    I'll do burnouts in the parking lot... :eek:
     
  17. class 'A'
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    Hell yeah for the burnouts AND the 57!
    Do those MoonJection units utilize the standard GM Bosch injectors?

    I've been pondering 3x2 injection for my Nail. it's the wife's car and I want nothing but utmost reliability for her.

    Mike
     
  18. zman
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    from Garner, NC

    Yeah, standard injectors. Hopefully I should have a few of them in my hands in the next couple of weeks, then I'll be able to tell you guys more.
     
  19. Lets see, six Throttle bodies=12 injectors at 24-32# each........:eek:
    That's gonna need a lot of cam.:rolleyes:
    any way to put a blank in the extra injector hole?
    Milled aluminum plug with O-rings?
     
  20. zman
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    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    Well Nailheads do like a lot of fuel. :) I've been playing with the math to see what size injectors I'll need and there are some fairly small injectors out there...
     
  21. 64 DODGE 440
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    64 DODGE 440
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    from so cal

    Lets face it.......if we were in this hobby for economy.......we would be building ricers.

    Screw the fuel cost.......ain't nothing like the sound and feel of a big block running wide open.

    There's streets needing stripes painted.......
     
  22. Flathead Youngin'
    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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    Flathead Youngin'
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    looks great!

    what trans is that on the back of the nailhead?
     
  23. zman
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    zman
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    from Garner, NC

    Just a saginaw 4 speed at the moment. Looking for a Muncie or a T-10, maybe a 5 or 6 speed, that's actually the engine for my roadster that the manifold is sitting on. There's a 425 with a ST400 in the background.
    I love Nailheads....
     
  24. class 'A'
    Joined: Nov 6, 2004
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    hell yeah! A richmond 6 speed would be WICKED FAST!
    I'm thinking about the possibility of the Moon '97's on a custom manifold. More like an EFI with 1 Per cylinder.
    Hey, when you work at a machine shop, you can do anything you want! So WHY NOT?!!

    Mike
    bangin on the 364" nail
     
  25. That's the price you pay for being cool......;)
     

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