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7/11/16 7:41pm - Original Message: 'Remove computer'
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Wantagh, NY - USA

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1981 Corvette White/Black Interior

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Hi all. Im thinking about getting rid of the computer that controls the carb and ignition. What would it involve and what new parts would I need to get in order to do this. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all. 
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7/11/16 9:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer'
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To make the engine run properly without the ECM, you would need a different carb, and a different distributor. You can do away with the ECM, and still use the original carb/dist, and the engine will still run....it just will not run right. Way back when, we were bypassing the ESC(electronic spark control) by disconnecting the 4 wire flat connector, and jumping across 2 of the terminals in the connector. This helped, but it wasn't the "fix". The only real fix was to replace the carb and dist with earlier stuff.  hth

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9/18/16 1:23pm - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer'
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Wantagh, NY - USA

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Would you know what Dist/carb I could use
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9/24/16 5:57am - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer'
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Dunedin, FL - USA

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1980 Corvette Torch Red with Gold metallic 370HP/350 CU.IN.Turbo 350 w/shift kit.Originally CA.Car with 305 CU.IN.

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Good Morning,If you have an electronic Q-Jet carb on there now you could use a Q-Jet or an Edelbrock 1406(650 CFM or 1407(750 cfm),however you would have to get a spacer(1/2 inch or less) or do what I did to use Edelbrock. Use Q-jet gasket(thin)on existing spread bore intake and a Square bore adapter(forgot mr.Gasket part #),it is a thin plate and their gaskets,in conjunction to a Q jet Stainless Steel (very thin)then the Mr.Gasket square bore plate with gasket above and below this plate.This is needed as the secondary's will not open unless you pile the adapters on the spread bore intake.I have a performance engine and wanted to use my Edelbrock,more specifically my Carter 750 with big secondary's.

My suggestion is to go with a standard Q-Jet and not fight the battle.
Now what I did was use a 1979 Vette distributor and played with the springs for my application,however not necessary for your application.
Good Luck and should not have a problem changing carb and distributor
Sal C                                       nosal1


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9/30/16 2:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer'
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Not a good idea.  The 81 was designed to hafe the computer and ECM.  To remove them is just as bad as removing the A.I.R. Pump!!  Leave it alone!!

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9/30/16 9:10pm - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer Picture of my '80 Vette engine without smog pu'
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1980 Corvette Torch Red with Gold metallic 370HP/350 CU.IN.Turbo 350 w/shift kit.Originally CA.Car with 305 CU.IN.

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De-computerized engine pic



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9/30/16 3:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer'
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1980 Corvette Torch Red with Gold metallic 370HP/350 CU.IN.Turbo 350 w/shift kit.Originally CA.Car with 305 CU.IN.

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Sorry Guys I did not realize the photo was so big,however just wanted to show engine without smog pump in service,no wiring from computer to carb and '79 Vette dist...Also I now have rid of the spacer below the Edelbrock carb and now have a 5/16" spacer to accept a square bore carb.Again sorry for the big pic.  I can not recall the '81 engine,however it should not be the engine like the crossfire..By the way this car performs like a race car!!!

Good Luck all.                 NOSAL


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9/30/16 9:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer'
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nosal1 said:

Sorry Guys I did not realize the photo was so big,



LOL  LOL  LOL

I fixed it Sal....Wink


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10/1/16 3:59am - Reply: 'Re: Remove computer'
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1980 Corvette Torch Red with Gold metallic 370HP/350 CU.IN.Turbo 350 w/shift kit.Originally CA.Car with 305 CU.IN.

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Thank you Joel for the correction of the photo    Sal C



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