RE: [DML] EFI Conversion Kit
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RE: [DML] EFI Conversion Kit



This is exactly what I was working on. 

What I found was that in the volumes I was looking at (I figured 10ish kits
a year) I could not get the various parts cast/machined at a reasonable
enough cost to justify a sales price of around $2500.

I came up with that price target at the time because that was about the same
price as replacing the whole k-jet system.

The other hard and firm requirement I had was that it had to have the same
fit and finish as a production vehicle coming off the line and it must be
100% reversible without any evidence (ie no wires cut, no holes drilled).

I had quite a lot invested and decided to table the project because I could
not meet my standards.  I have recently started tooling up (cnc machines)
for other projects so this may come around again.

I had my car running (not great but well enough) and I was working on the
hardware and fit and finish when the quotes came back from casters and
machine shops and I re-ran the numbers. So I switched back to K-Jet so I
could drive my car more.

If anyone has questions or wants more info feel free to ask.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Martin Gutkowski
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:26 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] EFI Conversion Kit

It's more about the countless potential pitfalls in the wiring. With a
complete professionally made plug-in loom, all the right pre-calibrated
sensors, identical injectors and identical pressure regulator, making sure
the trigger wheel and cas are accurately mounted... You might have a
product. All of the above can be tuned out in the map if you want to go it
alone.

The problem is that the benefits are minimal until you start modifying the
engine where electronic control over the ignition timing in particular is
invaluable, as well as the restriction-free intake. 

It's a small market, and everyone who has done it to date has done it as
much for the experience as for the result, in my opinion.

Martin


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-----Original Message-----
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Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:00:18
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Subject: [DML] EFI Conversion Kit

Certainly a universal hardware kit (fuel rails, injectors, etc) is possible.


The hangup seems to be fuel maps.

Wonder how new car manufacturers get around that? Ford doesn't spend months
& months setting up each vehicle individually.

Bill Robertson
#5939





--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Matthew" <drivestainless@...> wrote:
> ... 
> I do think that a universal kit could be made, but providing support 
> for it would be practically impossible.
> ...



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