TravcoForum.com

Travco Classic Motorhome Support & Discussion Forum

Skip to content

Change font size

Board index » Maintenance » Engines
Post here for engine related Discussion

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:08 am

It will be next week before I can start putting this on due to My daughter blowing up the engine in her Subaru. I will be doing a Subaru engine swap this weekend.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 823
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby badbillybiker on Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:44 am

Excited for you that it arrived....After a completed & running install.
Please post the part numbers of all "extras" you had to purchase
to make this EFI system work...parts I feel that should have been included...
Looking for a alternative to that TQ... Could be worth the higher
cost to go your way rather than go thru another adaption of a Edelbrock
on the Travco 440... and not be as satisfied as one might be with FI.
JMO
BBB
User avatar
badbillybiker
Senior Contributor
Senior Contributor
 
Posts: 639
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:32 am
Location: Ohio
Travco Model: 270

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:26 pm

Due to weather and other obligations the Subaru engine swap is not finished yet. In the mean time I have done a little research on FiTech and the 440. There have been quite a few of these put on the RB Mopar motor and mostly in muscle cars. Everyone says the drive-ability and starting is awesome. They also complain they only got a 2 mpg improvement in fuel mileage. Personally I would be jumping up and down celebrating if I got 2 more mpg. The other thing is that the ethanol fuels don't bother it. Some are using it with E85 for drag racing. I have no intention of running E85 so that is not an issue but with so many places having 10% ethanol in all of their Gasoline it is a bonus. The 400HP unit is rated for 835 CFM which also works well with the old big block. It can be set up for auto idle up with ac and electric fans. I also heard back from their tech support on the intake adapter. They said It will bolt up but with some Spread bore Manifolds it will not seal right. A $20 aluminum Spread to square bore adapter available anywhere will work. After I get it mounted then I will see if anything is needed to adapt the downshift rod or if the linkage pieces off of my Thermoquad that came off of the Quadra jet will work.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 823
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:42 pm

Subaru engine swap is done. Now I have to finish laying the tile in the Family room. Then will be the time for the Nessie work including the EFI.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 823
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:11 pm

Interested to see how it goes.
User avatar
PrivatePilot
Technician
Technician
 
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 pm
Travco Model: N/A (Site Tech!)

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby KB2CRK on Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:36 pm

If I remember I will takes a lot of pictures while doing the install. I tend to forget the picture part when I get started.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 823
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby Acesneights on Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:25 pm

yes keep us posted. I have long considered doing this vs a Cummins swap.. me thinks it will solve alot of ethanol related issues.
1975 Travco 270
1974 Travco 220 Parts unit
User avatar
Acesneights
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1754
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:01 am
Location: North East Ct
Travco Model: 1975 270,1974 220

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby Asf93555 on Sat May 20, 2017 8:20 pm

Asf93555
New Member
New Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Travco Model:

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby KB2CRK on Sun May 21, 2017 8:17 am

Thank you for the Video. Sooner or later I have got to get this done. Camping trip next weekend and Nessie got an oil and fuel filter change yesterday. Also did oil changes on the other cars at the house. Cheated with the wife car as it came with 4 free oil changes at the dealership. This was # 2.
User avatar
KB2CRK
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 823
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Location: Arnoldsville GA
Travco Model: 76 Mahal 2+2

Re: Considering fuel injection

Unread postby Dodgy71 on Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:28 pm

I, too, am considering the swap to EFI. Looking forward to hearing how your FiTech install goes, and ultimately how you feel it performs. I'm sure that it will be better than the carb in all aspects.
Dodgy71
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:36 pm
Location: Southern California
Travco Model: 1971 270

PreviousNext

Return to Engines

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 8 guests