I have purchased a Airstream Argosy with a 454 GM motor. I love the coach for its beauty and retro aircraft style. ( Im a pilot) but, to my point and question. I am looking for anyone who has done a conversion from a Carburetor to a throttle body EFI ( electronic fuel Injection) There are several manufactures that now make a drop in bolt on kits starting at around 2 grand.
The benefits include better fuel economy , easier starting and reliability. The long term benefit is an engine that will last much longer than a typical carb based power plant. Precise air fuel metering will minimize cylinder washout due to a to rich mixture which also results in oil contamination and valve train damage due to to lean.
In aircraft racing we have been converting automotive engines that were normally carb based to EFI and have realized fantastic benefits in power and reliability. Cooling running engines as well and those are all very important in the air.
Several companies are now making bolt on kits. Holley, Edelbrock, MSD and Fast EZ EFI to name a few.
I would like to open the floor to discussion and here from some who have actually done an EFI conversion and what they experienced and what they recommend. Or any other experiences and thoughts.
77 Airstream Argosy