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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:19 am 
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I have wrecked 86 IROC Camaro with a 5.0 TPI Crate motor that had 40k on it. Car had been sitting for a couple years before i bought it. I plan to put both the motor and trans into my 83 Malibu Wagon.

Motor is in the machine shop as we speak getting new soft plugs, rings, etc


My question is what all do i need from that camaro to make this work in my car.
(or would i been better off buying a new harness, wiring, etc.)

And dont say buy a carb motor, or LSX, or whatever else

I just want to get my hot rod running with that motor/trans

And by the way this car is not going to be 750 HP Beast :(
Im 16 and this will be my daily driver

Your help is much appreciated
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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:33 pm 
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Basically, you will need the entire wiring engine wiring harness out of the camaro. You will also need a fuel injection fuel tank out of a newer g-body that had fuel injection (87+?). The tank would come in anything with a 4.3L v6 fuel injected motor and maybe others. Other than that, you will need ot modify or replace the existing fuel lines. Not sure about all the emissions stuff, I got rid of all of that.

I think that's enough to get you started, let me know if you have any other questions.


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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:28 pm 
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Not sure if the TPI setup has some type of security, such as VATS. I'm not much on TPI swaps, but most everything that I did as far as fuel system changes for my LSx swap would apply to the TPI swap. Check out the Father/Son swap section for information regarding the fuel system.

I'm sure there is a ton of info out there on TPI swaps, do a google search. Otherwise, maybe someone on here that has actually done it can help.

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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:37 am 
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vats did not come out until 88 iroc irc. You can always try running an inline fuel injection pump but please remember to swap to high pressure lines. carb ones might hold up a for a little while but nothing is worse than working with gas more than you have to. It should be a direct bolt in the wagon was a factory v8 car


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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:37 am 
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the wagon was not a stock v8 car
it had the whimpy 3.8L v6


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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:16 am 
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Its a very easy swap, there is actually a book you can buy online that has all the info you need

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:16 pm 
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No wagons had EFI that I know of. Get ahold of liquidh8 on here, he's doing a major buildup on a wagon using EFI and an in-tank pump, he could probably get you going in the right direction. Also, I believe that trans has an electronic speedo hookup, so you may have to swap the reluctor ring for a driven gear.

liquidh8's build:
http://www.maliburacing.com/forum/viewt ... 14&t=73510

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:03 pm 
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But they did come with a diesel. Would a diesel tank work? I believe the diesel tanks are baffled.


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:16 am 
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Pull the tank from the camaro or cut a hole in the back of the car to remove the pump from the top. If you can canibalize the pump and sending unit or mod into your tank that can work.


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That's what liquidh8 did.
http://www.maliburacing.com/forum/viewt ... &start=105

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