SFI a VI alu head

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SFI a VI alu head

Post #1 by chad » Thu May 03, 2018 7:42 pm

What's needed?

6 injectors (drill/tap for intake),
the computer to run them,
trigger wheel,
plug-up dizzy hole,
wide band O2 sensor,
MAP sensor,
wiring,
fuel rail,
ele fuel pump,
regulator,
return line.

more?

Thanx,
I guess now I know Y they do more of the throttle bodieds.
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Re: SFI a VI head

Post #2 by sortafast » Thu May 17, 2018 12:05 am

You'd also need a wide band O2 sensor, MAP sensor, someone who knows what they are doing to tune it among other things.

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Post #3 by drag-200stang » Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 am

sortafast wrote:You'd also need a wide band O2 sensor, MAP sensor, someone who knows what they are doing to tune it among other things.

You forgot,... and a lot of money. :rolflmao:
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Post #4 by chad » Thu May 17, 2018 10:30 am

Thanks for the posts-back!

Of the list - some R easily obtained. Others - I don't know of which off the shelf components would meet specs for this application:

* 6 injectors - unknown to me,
* the computer to run them - during development - some app for a lap top? which permanent ECM for this vehicle?
* plug-up dizzy hole, trigger wheel - we got 1 or 2 threads on successfully developing
* wide band O2 sensor - (Bosch I suppose) plus gauge to read & bung
* MAP sensor - which?
* wiring - (4) 14 gauge colors
* Fuel rail - AN fittings? need for metal line?
* ele fuel pump - (? pressure/gal/min?)
* regulator - off the shelf ( able to control up to 30 lbs?)
* return line - off the shelf metal, site bent & assembled.

How bout need for gas tank mods?
Throttle peddle changes in the cab?
No other sensors needed?

As said: Lotta time, money, testing and some development!
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Re: SFI a VI alu head

Post #5 by sortafast » Thu May 17, 2018 1:05 pm

So I am going to be going down this same road very soon. Trying to get my hands on an aluminum head. I have an in at a race tuning shop that works on a lot of I6's (not ford but they know their crap) as well as have my machine shop in with my buddy's fab shop (who knows a lot of things about this sort of stuff). So I should be able to get stuff figured out pretty easy. Going to make my own fuel rail, intake, header and all that. We are going to go Turbo and try to get 400-450hp out of this pig. We got access to a dyno at the diesel shop across from my shop for tuning. Should be fun.

For parts:

ECU I am likely going to go Haltech Elite 750, with mega squirt a distant second
Injectors I am not 100% sure on, but I am sure I will get some good advise on that one
For the trigger wheel, I will likely just make a new aluminum pulley because I can.
Fuel pump I am told is best to go in tank if you can. External ones tend to make a ton of noise.
I am going to make a complete new pedal assembly and going to fab up a hydraulic clutch set up.
Map sensor, I don't know
02 sensor I will probably just get whatever the race shop recommends that will work with the Haltech.

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Post #6 by chad » Thu May 17, 2018 1:24 pm

so the Haltech is tuneable... ~ 1,500 $ ?

wonder if there's nother way (as this seems to B the big money prt of project)
at least after the alu head purchase... ($3.5K already).
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Re: SFI a VI alu head

Post #7 by sortafast » Thu May 17, 2018 11:45 pm

Haltech is tunable and better than mega squirt. But the Mega squirt system isn't terrible either. Lots of options on the megasquirt, but by the time you spec it out, the Haltech is about the same price and a better system. I am not sure on how one tunes them though. Might have to pay someone for that. Maybe.

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Post #8 by chad » Fri May 18, 2018 12:36 am

I thought the "Mega" wuz just 4 a throttle bodied style -
guess U can swap a 'puter to do anything, just program it

"...pay someone for that..."
c'mon now, we hack the other stuff (grab a book, no?)

Y'd they put the 6 bosses for injectors (actually twice) on that head'n intake if they didn't want us 2 give it a try? :twisted:
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Re: SFI a VI alu head

Post #9 by sortafast » Fri May 18, 2018 10:00 am

yeah, mega squirt can do multipart EFI. Not sure if it just does bank firing though.

As for the intake, I am going to make my own and it will be epically awesome. And I am not joking. I am working with my buddy that designed one that was made to be cast and it went into production for an aftermarket company. I made some of the parts for the original run of them. It was pretty cool.

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Post #10 by pmuller9 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:15 pm

The MegaSquirt 3 does sequential injection plus multiple channel distributor-less ignition.
It comes with an internal 2.5 bar MAP sensor.
All other sensors will need to be purchased.

Haltech Elite 750 has 2 different universal wire harnesses available.
It also has every feature you will need.
It comes with an internal 3 bar MAP sensor.
All other sensors will need to be purchased.

HP EFI ECU and Unterminated Universal Harness kit comes with all the sensors that are already calibrated to the ECU.

The Bosch wideband O2 is good for naturally aspirated use.
If you are turbocharging, the NTK O2 will handle the extra heat better.

Chad
Are you turbocharging or N/A?
I'm assuming this is for your 250 engine?

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Post #11 by chad » Sat May 19, 2018 11:04 pm

pmuller9 wrote:Chad
Are you turbocharging or N/A?
I'm assuming this is for your 250 engine?


This is so far off as 2B a pipe dream (but I don't even have the $ 4 a pipe!). :oops:
Sure like to C what the components would B tho...the feasability, very rough costs, etc
Didn't even consider the turbo but the shop where I hang the owner built a 700+HP Toyota Starlet (4 cyl Tacoma motor) he trailers around to all the drags w/in 2 - 5 hr drive. Where the heck would U put that w/this VI intake? (where would the compressed air come in)? Any pic?

Wouldn't the 200/3.3 B a better choice? a more square motor?
(I'd actually like 2 C it in a 144! :twisted: does the VI head'n intake fit them?) a nice 60 - 63 round bodied wagon 8^ 0

Thanks for the post
AND
comments!
If young boys can have dreams - this ol fart can too :?:
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Post #12 by pmuller9 » Sat May 19, 2018 11:43 pm

Good things start with a dream.

The 200 six would be a good engine to work with.
The short stroke crank will hold up much better to rpm than the long stoke 250.
The 200 would need to run at a much higher rpm to make the same peak power as the 250.

The problem is that the aluminum head is not set up with long enough valves to accommodate valve springs that will have the spring rates needed for high rpm nor is there enough valve travel for high valve lifts.
See Post #20 and 21. viewtopic.php?p=601388#p601388

If you turbocharge you would get best results with a custom exhaust header and intake similar to 67Straightsix. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=74307

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Post #13 by chad » Sun May 20, 2018 12:01 am

WoW, 3 idler pullies - look how wide that is!
Didn't think it would fit the engine bay.

The reason I thought of the SFI was seein the intake's bosses, fuel injection site and the plastic nature of the system to elevation'n other changes, low maintence, MPGs and such.
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Post #14 by pmuller9 » Sun May 20, 2018 12:21 am

I should have asked you first about how much horsepower do you want?

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Post #15 by chad » Sun May 20, 2018 10:03 am

don't matter, just sompin to get around in. Stock is fine,
Its more abt modernizing the i6, finding the components,
getting by w/the minimal, creating the easily done/repeatable
for: MPGs, (yes, a lill pep is nice), regular spark plugs, oriented toward the
minimum, durable components. As said earlier the "plastic", self correcting nature
(elevation, changing seasons, other conditions) low maintenance of these 'modern' motors R nice.
Getting the fuel injected at those points on the system (simpler component, better delivery) cleaner
exhaust. Sorta just 'upping the game' not reinventing. The TBI is a good step, w/my lack of knowledge I
liked the SFI'n thought it a step better but don't know how it all works. "A lill knowledge can B a dangerous thing" I guess.

I looked around for my 1st time in this forum and found "too much information." Not sure I'd ever absorb it all.
"Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt" turbo2256b » 1/16/2017
Chad - '70 LUEB on '77 frame (i.e. PS, D44, trapezoidal BB 9", 4.11), 250, NV 3550 & DSII to B transplanted, "T" D20/PTO, 2" SL, 1" BL, 4 discs, 33"X15", etc. Seeking: Hydraulic gear motor for Koenig pto. chrlsful@aol.com (413) 259-1749

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