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I am seriously thinking of trying one of the options but may need a milder camshaft ?

Has anyone had experience with these?

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I've driven a couple of cars with them fitted and they always seem to drive like a carb with the choke stuck on 

I also enquired with the local holley distributor about purchasing a holley version of the same thing and his response was something along the lines of "no, I wont sell those things, they are a fuckup, why would you want to put the ecu on the hottest most vibration affected area of the car?" 

Makes sense haha 

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3 minutes ago, cletus said:

I've driven a couple of cars with them fitted and they always drive like a carb with the choke stuck on 

I also enquired with the local holley distributor about purchasingba holley version of the same thing and his response was something along the lines of "no, I wont sell those things, they are a fuckup, why would you want to put the ecu on the hottest most vibration affected area of the car?" 

Makes sense haha 

Yea good point and when it is to go on a non cross-flow 6 ... maybe the Webers just swung back into the lead

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Also if you're not going to tune it yourself, then speak with a tuner you like and see what their preference is. 

Otherwise you'll be paying for someone to learn a new system / they might just flat out not want to do it. 

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To be fair a CPU can get damn hot at times and I would imagine fuel boiling would happen before or about the same time as a CPU cooked itself and the CPU itself isn't actually doing much running EFI and Spark compared to say a laptop PC or even a phone. Vibration should not effect a solid state circuit. Just saying

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Some  diesel trucks run the diesel thru chambers in the ecu before it goes to the injectors to keep the ecu cool ... and it’s bolted to the side of the block - not without a problems sometimes but it’s a thing 

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1 hour ago, Transom said:

Some  diesel trucks run the diesel thru chambers in the ecu before it goes to the injectors to keep the ecu cool ... and it’s bolted to the side of the block - not without a problems sometimes but it’s a thing 

Thats pretty cool, I did read in the FiTech jabber which sort of contradicted itself somewhat, the Fuel commander reduces the need for a return fuel line and that it keeps the fuel cooler while mounted in the engine bay!  My 3S-GE powered Starlet doesn't have a return line but my old LC (VK system) used a return line which brings in cooler fuel. 

The Problem I see though is running an inline 6 with the induction and exhaust on the same side one above the other must increase the chance of heat induction although I have always used heat deflection material like reflectors from industrial lights.

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On 15/10/2020 at 09:06, Mark_Fleming said:

Cletus, are you talking about the sniper? I had a very similar conversation with a local agent as well....

Yep. C&M? 

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They are getting a huge following over the states. I cant figure it out. Maybe it does sound like a good plan of you arent mechanically minded cos lets face it sometimes it is easy to flood or not start a poorly tuned carb. 

I supoose thats why edlebrock also sell so many shit crabs too.

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have fitted the fitech and holley sniper on v8 cars at work with great success. make good power and run much better.

but you have to ask yourself weather its worth the cost to you or not.

as you need fuel pump/lines and fittings/oxygen sensor fitted/wiring.

so ends up being more than you think.

if the car isnt used much a well tuned carb on a NA v8 is fine. 

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