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#1 chef_tim

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 05:36 PM

There is an 85/6 2wd wagon with a SPFI EA82 in for $395. It seemed to start and run good it does have a tic, hoping it's a MM gasket. This would be to replace my Webered CCR EA81. 126k on the clock, and I'd still have to convince Vicky that $395 basical for a motor would be worth it. Can I count on some serious wiring help from you guys if I jump on it????? Give me your thought both possitive and negative so I can make an informed decision. Thanks, Tim

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 05:51 PM

if you want... just get a motor. morganm is stripping a loyale atm, with spfi. im sure hed let some spfi stuff go for very cheap. then all you need to find is a good longblock

but ya, i'll help you all i can. and seems like the spfi even has a manual or something

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 06:06 PM

Vicky said since I spent $1100 on my EA81 that I have to drive it till it dies:eek: . BUT, could I put SPFI on to that motor and get the same effect???? It has Brat cams and EA71 pistons so the compression is probably a little high. Tim

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 07:15 PM

Vicky said since I spent $1100 on my EA81 that I have to drive it till it dies:eek: . BUT, could I put SPFI on to that motor and get the same effect???? It has Brat cams and EA71 pistons so the compression is probably a little high. Tim


That would acyually probably be your best bet for reliability of the EA81 and the reliability of the SPFI system. I wouldn't worry about the CR too much the SPFI motor is 9.5:1 as it is. I can't imagin that even with the EA71 pistons that the EA81 would be much higher than that.

I say go for it.

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 07:24 PM

heck yeah, if you have brat cams and hig compression, goin ea82 would be a step backwards=]
youd need to modify a disty, with parts from both, other than that pretty easy deal.

best of both! =]

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:58 PM

What could I expect in comparision to the Weber??? Better milage??? more topend??? How about my bottem end?? I just want to be sure it will be worth the time and money. If you see Morgan point him to this post to see what he has available. Thanks, Tim

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:19 PM

i know people swear by webers, but having messed with one for a year, with less than spectacular results... id say you are in the same boat.
efi will be a world of difference. i dont guarantee anything but i would bet money you will smile alot more =]

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:55 PM

if you want, send me the heads, and i'll flow the crap out of them =] we wont tell the wife. hehehe

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 07:00 AM

One thing I don't want to do is mess with this motor, I do appriciate the offer though. I tired of messing with the Weber too, it runs great but with out the efficiency and power I expected. Is there a list of parts I need to start looking for??? Thanks, Tim

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 09:28 PM

Sorry I didn't find this post earlier; I don't come to this section often.

Tim; I'm stripping a Loyale right now. I could pull off everything you need for the SPFI conversion. So far it sounds like pulling the harness would be the toughest part. I'm not looking to score big $ of this stuff; just enough to pay for the tow dolly and junkyard to take it away would be fine by me :) Then I could tell the wife it really was a "free" parts car! :brow:

Send me a PM if you seriously want the stuff. I'm going to be pulling 90% of it off anyway as spare parts. Would perfer to see it go to a board member and actually get used instead of sitting on my shelves :)

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 03:11 PM

Hey I see your on. I'm PMing you now. Thanks, Tim




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