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tbi to tpi engine swap

tbi to tpi engine swap

Postby Jorden [OP] » Jun 03 2013, 7:09am

hi people,
This might not be the right place for this but it's as close as i could find, sorry. Anywho... I have a 1995 chevy K1500 with a tbi 5.7L v8 and a NV4500 5 speed and a 241C tranfercase the truck has no real mods to anything as of yet but it's in the works and that is why i'm now here, i reacently got an 88 firebird formula edition with the TPI 5.7L v8, the car it's self has seen better days but the motor has 196000 km's on it and the car runs great. Now what i am wondering is, what would it take to make this running tpi engine go in place of my tired old TBI 350 ? what can i salvage from the car? and what would i have to buy? any help
i would be greatly thankful.
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Re: tbi to tpi engine swap

Postby ASTE25 » Jun 03 2013, 8:52am

The engine should be a direct bolt in. I'd just use all the stuff off your old engine (like intake manifold ETC).
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Re: tbi to tpi engine swap

Postby Jorden [OP] » Jun 03 2013, 9:08am

The goal of this swap is to have the firebird's tuned port injection in my pickup not just the engine block
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Re: tbi to tpi engine swap

Postby benz604 » Jun 03 2013, 3:26pm

I did a tpi swap into a 88 s10 a few years back, was actually really easy, just swap EVERYTHING over you will need to buy some hoses and stuff but as far as the tpi ecm goes its just a simple power and ground connection to bring that baby to life, the tune port is a far superior set up to the tbi system, I had some emissions issues with mine because I left out the smog stuff but I had a tuneable chip installed and had a shop do the tune and cleared that proplem right up plus really awoke the beast, $300 buck investment and shops everyweres do this..the battle still lives on strong between 3rd gen fbodies and fox body mustangs, you could probably even go to a wreckers and find a ecm with a hypertek chip in it, and btw whitecourt is my second home just down the road from ya!
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