I ordered the items through Summit Racing. The fuel center came in right away, the EFI unit took a couple weeks. The company has multiple different units to meet everyone's needs. I choose the 800 HP capable Meanstreet because I eventually plan to put this on a 408w.
I will update this thread as I complete the install. If I don't write it down as I go, I'll prolly forget a few things.
A couple things I had to deal with today:
The EFI unit has a 5/16" air cleaner stud hole. Not a huge deal, but it may require you to purchase an adapter, I nabbed one easily at the local auto store:
It requires its own coolant sensor port as it has its own coolant sensor, I only had the one port on the intake, so I have to swap in an extra thermostat housing that has a port on top. I will pick up a new gasket and thermostat tomorrow.
I started mounting the fuel command center tonight also. I need to get some longer bolts to help hold the unit level. I'll snap some pictures once its mounted. Unfortunately its location is going to require that I move my MSD box.
The fuel center isn't very big, only about ~6" across on top. I had to mount it up higher then I originally wanted to due to clearance issues with the radiator and the frame rail at the bottom.
I need to get some fuel line and/or call Summit as the kit was supposed to have some in it and it didn't. However, it looks like the stuff they supply you is just rubber hose, I am looking at stepping up to PTFE for under the hood.
Ok, I finally got one box from Summit. It had some of my fittings and the hose i ordered.
I went with Russel Proclassic hose and full flow fittings. I have come to the idea that AN fittings are not user friendly, there are so many different types between lots of brands. It's best to get everything from one brand to make sure it'll all work best together. Even then, getting the fittings on is a chore.
Here is a shot comparing the Russel fitting on bottom vs the fittings that come with the kit:
I did get alot of the wiring ran this weekend. didn't really take any pictures. However, I did get a new tool. I needed a heatgun so the wires looked and fit nice. I picked up this Wagner gun for a bit over $20, works great:
On the last few steps now! I'm taking this install slow and making sure I do everything as best as I can. I have left a few wires longer then needed, this is to make sure that everything works and I like the routing before cutting them shorter.
Here is a shot showing the fuel center all wired up (the positive terminal needs to stay off so you can prime the center). I'm thinking of maybe getting something to cover the wiring, maybe some sort of plastic painted and bolted to cover the top of the MSD and wiring.
Here's a shot of the handheld unit on its holder. It comes with the little suction cup arm, You don't need the unit to be hooked up all the time, but it also serves as gauges and you can change setting on the fly if you wish. I just set it here for initial start up and adjustment. I'd prefer a more stealth mount under the dash. I have the wiring ran through one of the old heater hoses as my car doesn't have heat currently. The cord is pretty long so routing shouldn't be an issue.
I ended up running around all day to get the proper PCV valve and such. The EFI unit has the port on the back and my old Edelbrock had the PCV port up front. I also picked up a new breather, sanded it down and sprayed it with a nice semi-gloss black.
I went over all the wires again. It looks good. I also made sure the hood clears with everything on, that would have been a fun set-back.
I tried to get some videos but I couldn't get the engine to stay running.
Part of it was my fault. I had left the voltage regulator unhooked. Didn't think I needed it or that it did anything since I have a 3G alternator and no amp gauge anymore. But it wasn't allowing the MSD to turn on. So as soon as I plugged the regulator back in I had ignition.
I also need to check the wiring because the little EFI handheld has power all the time. The unit doesn't have power except when the key is turned tho. I'm thinking its going to kill my battery though leaving it this way.
Here's a short video of what it's doing right now. That terrible drone is my Holley red fuel pump in the back.
Did a bit of troubleshooting last night. The EFI unit is getting fuel and the pumps are working as intended. Only real weak point I can see in my set-up is my cobbled together distributor. I am probably going to look at getting a nice distributor. The cap on my current one has a good amount (prolly 1/4" total) of play in it and I haven't had great luck timing the engine with it.
I've been looking at this distributor, comes with a steel gear since I have a roller cam:
I got the new distributor in, I also picked up a air cleaner spacer since the base was touching the fuel line and wouldn't allow it to seat all the way. I am still having the same issue where the car will start but then immediately turns off once I stop cranking. I am going to look into issues with the wiring and/pr the starter solenoid.
Here's a couple attempts with the new distributor.