Happy B-Day to me....

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  1. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    Effie asked what I wanted for my birthday...this is what we are going to Summit Sat. to get me.

    FiTech Ultimate LS EFI 500 HP Fuel Injection Systems 70001

    I Love Her Berry Berry much!!!!! :party3:

     
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    Does she by chance have a sister???:D
     
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    stumanchu Stuart

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    Happy birthday Frank! I hope your car starts when you go pick up that bowtie food dispenser.
     
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    Happy Birthday Frank
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    thanks...me too.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    thanks...:Handshake:
     
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    Well you made it to another year and at least your safe from the plaque that haunts your car. Happy Birthday Frank and hopefully many more
     
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    Happy Birthday buddy, hope you have a great day! Looks like you off to a good start!!!:birthday2::blowhorn:
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    thanks everyone...:Handshake:
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    after pulling the system from the box and assembling it....
    I found one thing I could not live with...the wiring harness.
    the pictures showed only a small harness but when I pulled it from the box...:slap:
    here is a pic of before and after...zoom in. the advertisement pic was about 4 feet long and the size of your finger.
    the one I pulled from the box was up to 8 feet long and big around as your wrist...:yup:
    sticking with my MSD Atomic.

    maybe the ghost swapped them...LOL
     

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    Oh my.....There is more wire there than in my whole car......and I already know that wires are lonely critters in your engine bay....at least visible wires.
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    thanks...
    at the left in the pic there is an 8 fuse 2 relay panel. the wires stick out the back side about 2.5 ". there is no way to get the block close enough to a surface to mount it.
    I may call FiTech Tuesday and see if I can eliminate it...:huh:
    I think the fuses and relays I have protecting the Atomic EFI , fuel pump and fans will be enough to run their system.
    the intake and throttle body were a compact setup, it's only 7" tall. that and the injectors tucked in nice to the sides, that part would have looked sweet on my engine...:thumbs2:
     
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    Frank, have you outgrown the MSD system?

    That intake is really slick looking! I like that you can support up to 750 hp with just a throttle body and injector swap, assuming the rest of your fuel system can handle it.

    I would think you could mount that fuse/relay box with two stand-off spacers and long fasteners to give you enough clearance for the wiring?

    I was looked at a similar setup for 351w package I’m planning to run. Throttle body mounting is similar with a low profile distributer. The manifold on your system is much more compact. By my measurements it wouldn’t fit under the oem grabber hood, and that is a hard requirement for me.
     

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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    "Frank, have you outgrown the MSD system? "
    not "outgrown", just changing up something...LOL

    "By my measurements it wouldn’t fit under the oem grabber hood, and that is a hard requirement for me."
    on my Ls the Atomic is 2.5" taller. and I'm running a stock Grabber hood.
    that was a hard requirement for me also. that's why I went with the Atomic EFI to start with.
    with a carb I had to scoop a stock flat hood or run a cowl induction hood.
    this is part of my hood collection...

    stock Grabber hood
    scooped stock flat hood
    carbon fiber Grabber hood
    Jimmy2gates fiberglass induction Grabber hood
    2 more...the yellow original paint Grabber hood was given to me...:party3:
     

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