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September 01, 2008
The fuel pump is a Retrotek specific unit. for a pre-pump filter, we went to our local auto parts store and simply got a carburetor useable filter with two nipples on it for the rubber hose connections. After the pump is the EFI rated filter. Retrotek recommends mounting the pump in a location close to the tank and below the fuel level.
The fuel pump is a Retrotek specific unit. for a pre-pump filter, we went to our local aut
In our A-Body, we found it impossible to mount the pump below the tank level, but we did mount it as low as possible, and it is lower than the sending unit connection. The wiring comes from the EMS bulk connection and is coded for a proper connection.
In our A-Body, we found it impossible to mount the pump below the tank level, but we did m
Many issues with electronics can be traced back to a bad ground. The Retrotek kit has a preterminated end that must be properly grounded. We attached ours to an intake bolt on the passenger side of the engine; the negative cable from the battery is attached to the driver side of the engine.
Many issues with electronics can be traced back to a bad ground. The Retrotek kit has a pr
The final electrical connection is for the power supply. One wire gets connected to a constant 12-volt source, and the other to a switched source.
The final electrical connection is for the power supply. One wire gets connected to a cons
The one issue we did run into: our air cleaner had a drop base and wouldn't fit over the Retrotek EFI body. You can either use a spacer like we did or change to a no-drop base air cleaner.
The one issue we did run into: our air cleaner had a drop base and wouldn't fit over the R
We hooked our laptop to the car just to see what the EFI was doing. the dashboard that the kit displays is remarkably informative. At 60 mph in high gear, you can see that the air fuel reading is right at 13.4. Nothing wrong with that. The dashboard also shows engine vacuum, fuel pressure, and just about anything else you want to see.
We hooked our laptop to the car just to see what the EFI was doing. the dashboard that the
Well, we're car guys and couldn't leave well enough alone, so we tuned a bit more. The Retrotek kit is shipped with the A/F settings a little rich. This isn't bad because it means you won't hurt your engine, but you can tune for better mileage if need be. After driving the car on the highway for about 45 minutes with the laptop hooked to it, the adjustments were made.
Well, we're car guys and couldn't leave well enough alone, so we tuned a bit more. The Ret
Once the install was finished, it looked remarkably like a standard carbureted setup . . . if you can ignore the few extra wires.
Once the install was finished, it looked remarkably like a standard carbureted setup . . .
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