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Re: Tractor Build Update, and Small Block Chevy Question

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As you may or may not know..any welding on this unit could smoke the computer or any components related to it. Not sure if the plasma cutter will do the same..so caution is always advised around computerized units like this. A snubber atached to the battery will most generally help..so be advised! I would think it would be a simple switch to a carbureted system and I think a gravity fed fuel system would work just fine. Most carbureted fuel systems in cars and trucks would usually have fuel pump pressure between 4 and 6 lbs more or less. And gravity will not be close to this. Every 2.1 feet of head (height) will provide 1 lb of pressure and you sure won't have the tank 8 foot over the engine..all the same, gravity will probably work, if not then you can get a low pressure electric pump to put inline. Older small blocks would have a spot to hang a mechanical fuel pump but I would guess this engine would not. You will need an earlier distributer that was not computer controlled but there should be lots of HEI units around for this application as well as intakes and carbs.

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