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Old 01-07-2021, 05:31 PM
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Bill M may be of some help. I think he is using most of the original stuff on his 48 Thrift Master build. I know it's not dodge but I would think it's the same principle.
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Old 01-07-2021, 06:47 PM
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By the time I got the cab off I had made up my mind to stay with what I know and can work on without a computer.
Plus I don't like the way the all the nonsense looks under the hood.
Moving on with plan.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:58 PM
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Same reasons I' going carbureted.
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Old 01-07-2021, 08:12 PM
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My biggest concern in gutting it is how much of this Electrical/computer system crap does the trans mission still need to function properly????
Or is it old enough that it will have no effect at all.?
Watching and learning.

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Old 01-07-2021, 10:38 PM
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Same reasons I' going carbureted.
I'm going with temporary insanity for even thinking about going to the fuel injected. It is nice when it's all playing nicely together but one dang glitch can shut you down.
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Old 01-07-2021, 10:56 PM
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My biggest concern in gutting it is how much of this Electrical/computer system crap does the trans mission still need to function properly????
Or is it old enough that it will have no effect at all.?
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Torchie,
That's why I searched for a '95 Dakota and was willing to drive 1000 miles to get one with the 5.2 magnum engine and the 518 trans.

1995 was the last year Dodge made the 46RH 518 transmission which is a hydraulic controlled unit. The only thing electrical is the overdrive and the lock up torque convertor. PATC sells a solenoid set up that plumbs into the pressure tap and activates the solenoids when the pressures reach the preset levels of your choice.

I have used that set up on my '47 Dodge and My brides Willys. They work great.

I think I could work out the computer thing but I'm confident that it would be trouble free.
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Old 01-07-2021, 11:36 PM
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:44 AM
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I'm going with temporary insanity for even thinking about going to the fuel injected. It is nice when it's all playing nicely together but one dang glitch can shut you down.
Allow me to play advocate. I'd guess you've already fixed the only thing that's ever gone wrong with FI on that truck, bad connection at the pump.
Put a new pump in the tank, clean every connector in the system, reassemble with plenty of dielectric grease and drop 75 bucks on spare parts @ the junk yard, ECU, throttle body etc. Also get an OBD tester to help you in the rare event you have a problem. Compared to fuel injection, carburetors are hard on your engine because they lack the ability to continuously adjust for optimal AFR. Especially when cold and as an engine gets older. And like you said, "FI is nice"...........Take the plunge man, FI is not all that complicated...
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Yup it scares me too.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:33 AM
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The other option is something like the Holley Sniper throttle body. Its not cheap though. I'm still going Carb for now.
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