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stock fuel injection vs carb

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I will be getting my hands on a '75 Ascona shortly. I also have a killer motor that I'm dying to use. It's a Tom Thevenin built European 2.0 with the 2.2 crank. Head is the middle model 1.9 hydraulic lifter head with stage II cam(286 duration, 420 lift). Will this work with the fuel injection or should I ditch it all and put in a 38 dgas Weber? By the way, it is an automatic transmission. I obviously don't know anything about fuel injection, can somebody help me out here? :confused:
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I'm afraid I don't. All I can tell you is that it uses stock valve springs but they have been shimed up .050. I'm reading the specs as Tom wrote them in 1997 and I don't see anything that might help. You probably know that he passed away some time ago before he finished this motor so it would be very sentimental for me to finish it since I considered him my friend. According to Toby all it needs is for the pistons to be fly cut.
I will try to reach Toby about the specs on the cam. If it were compatible, would you pick fuel injection over 38 dgas? All things equal, which would perform better?
thanks Bob,
I'm going to give the FI a try but looks like I will go back to the 38 dgas. I just don't have the knowledge or equipment to install a programmable fuel injection kit. Maybe someone will have such a thing at Carlisle next month.
It's just a shame to go from FI back to carb in an original '75.

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