Oh actually, I will go full CCC on this engine. Using a 1983 Turbo Buick ECM (whic was a carburator Turbo car) and the CCC distributor, with the knock sensor, etc. My 1984 already has the wiring, will work it from there.Read back on some of this. The Buick 231 turbo setup was same as used on Pont 301 Turbo TA/Formula. I had an 82 T Type both NA and Turbo, but was one of the ones stolen by past shop partner, so some what familiar with what you have. Plus owned several Turbo TAs.
On the distributor you can get away with going with an earlier unit that has the mechanical and vacuum advance. Without the ccc hooked up the distributor will hunt with erratic acceleration. The distributor is the cam sensor, and the knock sensor adjusts the timing to prevent detonation. With those not working, it is just not going to run right.
On the carb you might want to look at the Holley Q-Jet Replacement. It's 650 CFM and it's much more modifiable. You might have to do some grinding on the plenum to get the secondary linkage to work. The Holley is Mechanical secondary. Plus you want to change front and back pumpers to the 50cc units. Power valve to 10.5 large window style. And port reference the throttle plate.
I have a C3 carb I can send you if you need for parts. Came off a 307 olds.
Yep, GM playing with some interesting stuff back then.
It is similar of today, other than the power numbers were much smaller back then. CAFE numbers, emissions and big V8's were a bad thing. Now V8's are starting to be replaced by Hybrid and Turbo, mostly Twin, V and Straight 6's. GM started it with the Jetfire and Corvair in the 60's. They revisited it in the late 70's with this 3.8 Buick V6. Ford brought it back with the EcoBoost V6, Dodge with the Hurricane Inline 6, even Toyota went Twin Turbo V6 in their trucks to replace their V8's. Will GM be next?
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