Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chesapeake, OH.
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Mechanical direct injection 7.3 forged powerstroke with some big lungs. Looking to stay at or near 500HP for now. With some more money in the low end maybe push it up more towards 750.
I am planning on using the ps front cover and gut the hpop and use it simply as an idler gear for another cam gear on top to drive pump. Then machine plugs threaded for old Cummins or whatever injector will fit the best. Then split valve covers with fuel lines bulkheaded into lower half.
I want to try to do this kinda junk ward style. I do not have enough money for big oil and big injectors that are limited anyway. I just try to be different, but really just on a budget.
I feel like I will have more ability to adjust the power level mechanically and have a higher possible power level than with the HEUI. I won't need any sensors or expensive computers. Just a throttle linkage.
Even thought about using the oil galleys for additional coolant flow? Maybe this is not necessary though?
Thanks for the help, I was hoping to possibly retro fit an idi front cover and injector drive setup, but it sounds like they differ too much.