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1978 L82 (1/4)
 9/8/20 1:35pm
Michael Hale
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I was wondering my L 82 is all original, 30000 miles. Would it hurt the value or just not be smart to replace the carb. with fuel injection? It has set all it's life and is setting now. I have have little chance to drive working over-seas and it being in the states. Thanks for any advice. Michael

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Re: 1978 L82 (2/4)
 9/8/20 9:09pm
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IF you can install the FI set-up without making it where the carb set up could not be re-installed in the future, then I see no reason to not do it. Sure would make it more enjoyable to drive, imho. Just be sure to keep all of the carb stuff for a future owner to have, or re-install, if they wish to do so. I don't think it would hurt the value at all. .



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Re: 1978 L82 (3/4)
 9/8/20 9:47pm
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I agree.



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Re: 1978 L82 (4/4)
 9/9/20 2:31am
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If you keep all of the original parts,  it shouldn't hurt the value. 



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