So, I pulled the trigger, and found a guy parting out a 91 Cougar XR7 with a 5.0 HO in it, with only 113xxx miles.
I paid four hundred, and got not only the engine, but all the accessory stuff with it. Complete serpentine belt set up, fuel injection, and harness, intact.
So I have two primary questions.
1. If I wanted to keep the fuel injection, is there a stand alone computer product that would serve as the "car" side?
I know I would have to plumb in a higher pressure fuel pump and fuel return line.
Also, I would have to get a different radiator, as the inlet and out let are on opposite sides. ( I think? Now I will have to go look.)
I understand the EFI has a lot of benefits over a carbureted engine, but this is going in my 68, and I prefer the old school look.
I already have a duraspark distributor, and MSD 6AL box, so the ignition is covered.
If I stick to the plan, I know I will need a new timing cover, and have to add a fuel pump eccentric to the cam. I will have to swap the serpentine pulley over to a V belt pulley. The car is all manual, so I only have to worry about the alternator and fan set up.
Of course I am on a strict budget, and already have lots of carburetors and parts for the early Cougar's.
The car has a 3.50 gear and a T5, I think it will feel nice and peppy with the stock motor and the stick shift.
The engine coming out, has the Edelbrock performer top end, air gap dual quad set up, and .496/.520 lift cam to go with the Edelbrock heads. It runs great, but has literally zero lbs of oil pressure at idle. Maybe I can get buy with a new fuel pump, but probably will need new bearings and the fuel pump.
So, what are your thoughts, about either modifying the fuel injection to stay in the car, or swapping the EFI motor back to a carburetor?
I also posted this on Classic Cougar Community- no need to reply twice, thanks! I Know not everyone is on both pages, that is why I posted this twice.