83 longroof wheelie build

Shortfuse

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Literally everything. The first unit we got had 3 fuel pressure regulator failures, 1 injector, 2 handhelds, 1 ecm and would never run right until they finnally agreed to replace it with a rebuilt unit. It never drove for more than 2 miles between all of these failures. The rebuilt unit ran for about 2 heldweeks before it's ecm crapped out followed by both injectors and another handheld. There supplied fuel supply system could also never reach the needed pressure and flow rate. This doesn't even count the numbers of hours wasted with customer service and waiting on new parts to arrive. You have been warned.
 

Blmpkn

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Literally everything. The first unit we got had 3 fuel pressure regulator failures, 1 injector, 2 handhelds, 1 ecm and would never run right until they finnally agreed to replace it with a rebuilt unit. It never drove for more than 2 miles between all of these failures. The rebuilt unit ran for about 2 heldweeks before it's ecm crapped out followed by both injectors and another handheld. There supplied fuel supply system could also never reach the needed pressure and flow rate. This doesn't even count the numbers of hours wasted with customer service and waiting on new parts to arrive. You have been warned.
I really appreciate the heads up, thanks again. Unfortunately I've had the FiTech setup WAY too long to return lol, looks like I'll be putting it up on marketplace and saving some more pennies for the sniper setup.
 

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I really appreciate the heads up, thanks again. Unfortunately I've had the FiTech setup WAY too long to return lol, looks like I'll be putting it up on marketplace and saving some more pennies for the sniper setup.
You will be much happier in the long run. The sniper is a much better system. They are easier to install and they do a lot more of the tuning for you. When you install it wire it just as instructed. All wiring needs to be kept as far away from the secondary ignition components as possible. I also reccommend using the reccomended distributor and letting it handle the ignition timing.
 

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You will be much happier in the long run. The sniper is a much better system. They are easier to install and they do a lot more of the tuning for you. When you install it wire it just as instructed. All wiring needs to be kept as far away from the secondary ignition components as possible. I also reccommend using the reccomended distributor and letting it handle the ignition timing.
No distributor here, I'll need the msd ignition box as I have an LS.

Easier Install and better self tuning sound really good!
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Fun parts arrived today. Quick measure shows about half of the blower will be through the hood when everything's installed... neat! The top of my carb hat should be about halfway to the roof 😆
 

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Very interesting read here!....I'm planning on going with a 455 rocket for my 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88...I'm in a toss up from finding a low mile 455 from some land yacht bigger than mine or saving a few extra bucks and springing for a Rocket Racing 455 block which is way better than a standard block....I have a 350 rocket in the car now and it runs and drives well but I'd rather have the big block under the hood.
 

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Very interesting read here!....I'm planning on going with a 455 rocket for my 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88...I'm in a toss up from finding a low mile 455 from some land yacht bigger than mine or saving a few extra bucks and springing for a Rocket Racing 455 block which is way better than a standard block....I have a 350 rocket in the car now and it runs and drives well but I'd rather have the big block under the hood.
They are very scarce these days, but look out for a 1969, 98 or Tornado 455. They were the hi output versions. 10.25:1 compression ratio. 365hp and 500 ft/lbs of torque (if my memory serves) Great heads (although heavy) and great block. There's almost no chance that, if you find one, it won't need an extensive rebuild. Modern valves and seats are a must. If you are looking for big power gains to go along with the 8 mpg your going to get, the expense is likely to be measured in cubic dollars, but there are a lot smarter people than me to advise you on such a project. When you go to the big block, be sure and look at heavy duty motor mounts, a tougher transmission, a good drive shaft, and make sure your rear end can handle all the extra torque. I don't know, but you likely have a 2.41:1 open carrier "P" axle in your 88, so invest in right rear tires, driveshafts, and U joints. Just my thoughts, and God Speed :)
 
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94CAPRICECLASSIC

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Oh yeah all that is going to be replaced with bulletproof components....I'm a ASE master automotive technician for a living also a welder fabricator and machinist...worked for Oldsmobile in the early 90's until they wiped the name clean from their lineup then worked for Buick....builds can be very costly and I got nothing but time and money....my wife passed January 7th of this year so I'm puttibg my heart and soul into the car to help ease some of the pain...she knew I always wanted one of these Deltas and I believe the car was a gift from her...the car is 98% rust free besides a few freckles from the weathered paint but I plan on a respray of the same light blue metallic on it as well...building a wolf in sheeps clothing as some may say without sacrificing looks or interior comfort...plan on going after Dodges large cars with what I have planned in the power barn if you catch my drift.
 
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