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Iím considering upgrading my 408 SBC with a Sniper TBI. If I use a Ricks Restomod tank and vaporworx controller setup to run the sniper, will this fuel system still be usable if I decide to do an average NA Ls3 swap down the road?
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Yes. You could double check with Carl. Heís very helpful.

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Yes. You could double check with Carl. Heís very helpful.

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Agreed. Should be able to use it with no issue but Carl makes the process real easy.
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The Rickís Restomod tank, GM Gen5 fuel module, and VaporWorx controller will work well with both setups.

Though a bit more expensive the Gen5 ZL1 fuel module will allow room for up to 750NA HP with no drawbacks when combined with the PWM controller. It will also handle up to 650 supercharged horsepower, so if the forced induction bug hits you're likely covered.

The PWM kit that should work well: https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/product/pwzl13b-tm/

Helpful fittings that usually make installing the fuel pressure sensor into the fuel line easier: https://www.vaporworx.com/shop/produ...outlet-kit-45/

Feel free to reach out at any time with questions.
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Thanks Carl (and Don) Glad to hear the fuel system might be one part I donít have to re-do if this SBC doesnít work out!
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Iím considering upgrading my 408 SBC with a Sniper TBI. If I use a Ricks Restomod tank and vaporworx controller setup to run the sniper, will this fuel system still be usable if I decide to do an average NA Ls3 swap down the road?
If you think that ya LS3 swap is in your future, I suggest getting the Terminator X Max Stealth instead of the Sniper. Something like this:

https://www.holley.com/products/fuel...parts/550-1013

You will be able to use it now and in the future, you will have to get the LS3 harness and DBW harness, but keep the same ECU.

I recommend the Terminator X Max even with a manual transmission, because it has DBW support and easier integration for VSS with a manual transmission.

If I can be of service with the tuning, please let me know.

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Thank you for that Andrew, that’s an option I hadn’t considered. I’ve been doing the analysis that I’m sure many have, weighing the cost of keeping an existing SBC vs going LS. I’m all about spending a little more now if it leaves options in the future. I’m a dumbass when it comes to anything above bolt-ons so this is great info!

You’re the first call I’ll make when it comes to getting the EFI stuff running. The 408 hasn’t been run since...2010, so I’m gonna try to make it work but who knows how that will go. I’m not rebuilding an old-school small block on a highly modified car when I know an LS3 will meet my goals for the car.
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Putting together my shopping list for adding EFI to my existing 408SBC and ran into a couple questions Iím hoping you guys can help with. Iíll start with this one:

I have a Dakota Digital HDX gauge package so it seems like itís wise to add the BIM-1-2HLLY module to pull some parameters from the Terminator X Max, but Iím finding there were past issues with that module not being able to pull over the Oil Pressure number. Anyone figured that out yet? Will the handheld still work with the BIM plugged in? Anything else I should be thinking of for using the HDX?
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Putting together my shopping list for adding EFI to my existing 408SBC and ran into a couple questions Iím hoping you guys can help with. Iíll start with this one:

I have a Dakota Digital HDX gauge package so it seems like itís wise to add the BIM-1-2HLLY module to pull some parameters from the Terminator X Max, but Iím finding there were past issues with that module not being able to pull over the Oil Pressure number. Anyone figured that out yet? Will the handheld still work with the BIM plugged in? Anything else I should be thinking of for using the HDX?
I have red the same but I believe they have been resolved. Dakota Digital was very helpful when I called with a few questions.

As for the handheld working, they make a "splitter" cable that you can have two plug-ins (one for handheld and other for BIM). There have been some issues with that I've seen on the forum but seems very hit and miss. Also have seen a few that are working with no issues. I plan to give this a shot when I get into my swap.
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Thanks Will. At least now I can ask about the splitter when I call DD to ask about the module.

Iíve got an email out to MCB about the Ricks Tank. Need to figure out from them if the Ricks sending unit should be used or if a ZL1 pump with the sending unit built in can be combined with a block off plate for the sending unit hole in the tank.
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