Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesFord · 1 decade ago

carb or fuel injection?

i have an 89 mustang and im doing a 5l motor swap

i have an 87 5.0 efi

im wondering if i should turn it into a carborated car

what do u think

pros and cons

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i have an 89 mustang and im doing a 5l motor swap

i have an 87 5.0 efi

im wondering if i should turn it into a carborated car

what do u think

pros and cons

there r no inspections for things like that here

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Keep in mind, if you stay with the EFI system, you will also need the computer (ECM) and all related sensors (oxygen, TPS, MAF, etc.) and the wiring harness for the donor motor. If those are missing or unavailable, it may be cheaper to buy an intake manifold and carburetor. But you will not pass inspection for emissions, if that is required.

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  • vrrJT3
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Pros for carburetion: when you tip it upside down, it stops running.

    Cons for carburetion:

    rebuilding carburetors

    hard to troubleshoot

    inefficient

    I have successfully rebuilt a dozen or so carburetors. I don't like them.

    I much prefer fuel injection. It runs better, cleaner, and is easier to maintain and repair.

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Only reason to go carb is if it's not dumping enough fuel for you. Otherwise it easier modify your current system.

    That and it'll never pass inspection, if you have inspections.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's illegal to do that from an emissions standpoint.

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