CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB



CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 19th, 2009, 11:02 pm

HI, I CURRENTLY HAVE A 84 CROSSFIRE, WITH HEADERS,CHIP,AIR PUMP BY-PASS PULLY. AND I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE POWER I AM GETTING OUT OF IT. IITS TIME FOR A REBUILD AND I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD STEER ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I WAS LOOKING INTO THE EDELBROCK TOP END KIT THAT WOULD GIVE ME 400HP. THIS WOULD INVOLVE REBUILDING MY BOTTOM END ALSO TO 10-1 COMP RATIO. IS THIS A GOOD IDEA? AND I WILL BE MOVING TO FLORIDA IN THE NEXT 1-1 1/2 YEARS AND I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE SNIFFER TEST. HERE IN CANADA AN 84 IS EXEMPT FROM ANY EMMISSION TESTING. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS PLEASE FORWARD THEM TO ME. ALSO I WOULDNT MIND SWAPPING TO AN TPI SETUP, ONLY IF ITS WORTH DOING.
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby grumpyvette » July 20th, 2009, 8:58 am

In July 1, 2000, the State of Florida abolished the auto emissions test requirement for all vehicles throughout the state. The smog-tackling program only lasted nine years and had often been a fiercely political issue for many Florida residents and legislators.

if you move here locally (royal palm beach area) I can help you with your swap

the edelbrock kit is NOT my first choice, theres better cams and head combos, but most require a 3.54:1-3.73:1 rear gear and a manual transmission or a 2800rpm-3000rpm stall converter to get near the full potential., Id strongly suggest getting the 3.73:1 rear gears BEFORE the swap

if your going to rebuild and to all the upgrades building a 383 wont cost much if any more to do.

you didn,t mention your transmission, or budget, but lets discuss options and how much of the project you really want to.. do,yourself.... avoid, or plan to upgrade
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 20th, 2009, 12:53 pm

SORRY. I FORGOT TO MENTION, THE TRANNY IS A 4+3.
SEE MY CONCEARN ABOUT THE SNIFFER IS THAT I READ SOMEWARE FLORIDA WANTS TO PASS A EMISSION STATE SAME AS CALI. I AM NOT SURE HOW ACCURATE THIS IS.
I WILL TAKE IN ALL OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE...
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby grumpyvette » July 20th, 2009, 1:08 pm

I live in Florida and Ive had no one mention bring back the emission testing EVERYONE but the state tax guys and a few environmental whack jobs HATED.
IT really served no purpose as most cars on the road are under 15 years old according to statistics I read and emission levels are generally very low.
yes theres a few exceptions but why punish the 95% or more for the actions of the few guys that can,t keep a car running at least semi efficiently.
if you have a cross fire 1984 corvette with dual throttle body injection your dealing with what is eventually a very restrictive set of heads fed by an extremely restrictive intake on an engine thats designed to operate at under 4000rpm, that makes a factory rated power curve under 220 hp.

your original cross fire throttle body injection intake was and is VERY RESTRICTIVE, there are far better intake manifolds, cylinder heads and cams available, to upgrade a cross fire corvette. , for both upgrading the TBI or swapping to a carburetor fueled engine


READ A FEW LINKS, and sub links, it should take you a few hours to read most of the related info but it could save you weeks of work and a good deal of ca$h
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=640&p=25768&hilit=1984+crossfire#p25768

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btw MY highly modified 383 has almost no problem passing emission testing, and it makes a good bit more hp than the stock engine ever did, if your engines correctly tuned it runs fairly clean, simply leaning out the fuel/air mix and changing the timing even without cats installed allowed my corvette to pass the emission testing for many years,and it passed easily with cats installed, after they eventually noticed there were no cats at one point.
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 20th, 2009, 2:44 pm

SO YOU HAVE A 383 UNDER THE CROSSFIRE?
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby grumpyvette » July 20th, 2009, 3:07 pm

ntwizrd wrote:SO YOU HAVE A 383 UNDER THE CROSSFIRE?


no!Ive got a custom EFI intake based on a totally re-machined stealth ram, but IVE built and installed several 383 engine IN 1984 corvettes and installed both various cross rams, crossfire intakes and carb intakes in the past, your car will easily accept a 383 long block if you match the compression and cam timing to match the intake system of your choice, youll gain more torque and hp with the displacement increase, but better heads, a cam and a better intake will boost the results noticeably

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1148

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 20th, 2009, 3:26 pm

see my problem is,there are too many options and suggestions given to me and honestly i am more confused than ever. i want a street car not a daily driver but something i can take out for a nice cruise and at the same time have some bragging rights. the other day i had a sleeper civic smoke me like i was standing still. i am sure you understand were i am coming from. my budget is fair and i understand the limits. i am not looking for a 9 sec 1/4 mile car but 10-11 would be nice. give me your input.
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby grumpyvette » July 20th, 2009, 3:36 pm

you better get a bit realistic, a 10-11 second car based on even a 383 that can be driven as a weekend toy on the street is going to be very expensive, your stock vette probably runs mid 15s, getting it into the low 13s or high 12s is doable on a reasonable budget and will make your car faster than most street cars
that will require a boost from the stock 205hp to about 370-400hp which with the right parts is something you could expect, think about that almost DOUBLE the power you have currently

READ THRU THESE THREADS

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 20th, 2009, 9:20 pm

so then give me some pointers in the right direction to achive these 370-400hp goal. i dont want to experiment, i am looking into some proven results. please advise.
i will keep the 4+3 tranny. i can get a set of 3.73:1 gears to start. i have the headman headers on now. whats next after that?
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 21st, 2009, 7:02 am

also i fogot to mension, my rear tire size is 285/35/19 will the 3:73 gears work well or is there a better setup to go to.
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 21st, 2009, 7:03 am

Also i forgot to mension that my rear tire size is 285/35/19. will the 3:73 gears work well with thie size or do i need a different setup?
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby grumpyvette » July 21st, 2009, 9:12 am

ntwizrd wrote:Also i forgot to mention that my rear tire size is 285/35/19. will the 3:73 gears work well with thie size or do i need a different setup?



yes a 3.73 gear will work just fine with those tires/wheels, if you do mostly highway driving a 3.45:1 or 3.54 rear gear is an option but if your mostly using the car a a weekend toy and short trips the 3.73:1 is preferred.
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 21st, 2009, 10:28 am

is there any specific part number or type for the 3:73's . also i heard a 4:10 would be ok too? what's your input.
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby grumpyvette » July 21st, 2009, 10:41 am

the 1984 came with a dana 36
from my experience only the 3.73 dana 36 gears or similar fit the case

http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?pf_i ... pt_id=1858

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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby ntwizrd » July 21st, 2009, 10:47 am

do i need the whole diff, or can i get mine rebuilt. it seems cheaper to buy just the gear set and install it into my diff on the car?
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Re: CROSSFIRE SWAP TO CARB

Postby grumpyvette » July 21st, 2009, 10:56 am

ntwizrd wrote:do i need the whole diff, or can i get mine rebuilt. it seems cheaper to buy just the gear set and install it into my diff on the car?

if you can find someone with experience, working on vettes just swap the bearings,shims and gears

http://www.summitracing.com/search/?key ... ears&dds=1

http://vette.ohioracing.com/axle.html

http://www.richmondgear.com/07Apdfs/page7.pdf
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
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