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Old 09-18-2013, 10:41 AM
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affordable mechanical 7.3

Hey guys, this is my first post and ive got a few out of the box questions for ya. I am mid build on my new longblock for my 1996 f250. My plans are to get everything done now that is not accessible with the engine in the truck, and run stock until i get some more $$$$. My question is about the possibility of an affordable mechanical injection system. What i was thinking is instead of getting an entire front cover made, why not make a new top piece for the existing hpop tower that can hold a correctly sized gear for running a mechanical ip. The problem with this would be that the new gear would be turning the wrong direction, correct? To get around this, would it be possible to place the ip in front of the engine instead of in the valley of the engine, hence the pump SHOULD be turning the correct way. just a little food for thought and any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Just look up e fuel conversions that people have done it uses an electric pump so no need for a mechanical one
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:24 PM
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he means mechanical injection pump. i'm guessing along the lines of the p pumped hypermax conversion
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:51 PM
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Affordable mechanical 7.3...

7.3 IDI...

There is your answer.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:03 PM
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Affordable mechanical 7.3...

7.3 IDI...

There is your answer.
that is a smart *** answer
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:16 PM
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smart azz yes, accurate also yes

There is no cheap way to do this. I am not sure what you mean by affordable but you will have 10 grand into it done right
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:19 PM
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i don't think 10 grand will come close i think 30K will
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:22 PM
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The hypermax kit is 16k. Assuming they make a profit on it and doing it yourself you dont use top notch parts you could keep it in 4 digits. Depends on the injection pump. If you even think the word Sigma pump its a 30k venture but a used bosch pump wouldnt be bad
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:28 PM
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well doing it right requires top notch parts (in my book). i have also that getting a kit is sometimes easier than piecing things together. but you're right in how much work are "you" willing to do
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:31 PM
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The machining of the front cover is the most labor intensive. Also the adapters to run cummins injectors in our heads. Fabbing up some lines and new valve covers arent bad.

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they break it down pretty well but some of those prices are jacked
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