Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Irwindale, CA USA
Miguel, in my case I'm fully expecting to keep the Motronic. I fully agree with keeping the engine bay limited to just what is absolutely necessary is a nice thought. I not only don't want to pay for an aftermarket EFI system, don't want an engine bay filled with wires which are difficult to make neat and tidy, and I want as close to bullet proof a system as possible. Unlike the L-Jetronic, from what I read the Motronic is very reliable. Meaning I'm willing to live with a pretty packed engine bay for the benefits of EFI.
Why anyone gets a TS then uses carbs is beyond me - unless you get 45's then go balls out on engine mods. You still have to install a throttle position sensor, among other things, so you'll still require a control uniit of sorts.
I have 40's in my Alfetta GT and like their simplicity, but the atomiziation of carbs to EFI is like night and day.
I have an email into Wes Ingram who apparently has or is working on an inlet cam which will retain the vairable cam timing. This is important to me since I'll have A/C and want the engine to speed up 500 rpm at idle when the compressor is on. If he can supply one and along with higher compresson (10.2:1?) pistons, and perhaps a reburned chip, that will be it. Except for details like balancing the reciprocating parts and indexing the rods.