Tune my 67 Pontiac Firebird
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I am looking for a tool to measure air/fuel mixtures, monitor temps, pressures, measure hp and torque for maximizing tuning, all from my labtop. I believe Innovate makes the produts, but im not sure im running a bbc, blown, no big frills just raw hp can you help?
Re: Tune my 67 Pontiac Firebird
Hi, and yes we can help. Need to know a bit more about the set up in your 67 Firebird though… These tools work in different ways with different sensors so we’ll need to start with “what do we have to work with here”
Originally Posted by Customer
Is your big block fuel injected or carbureted? What do you have for ignition & fuel management? i.e. is this a PCM computer controlled system or is this an old school points & distributor system? If it’s a PCM managed system, which PCM? Stock out of another car, aftermarket or what? If it’s an old school system, do you have any sensors at all, i.e. what’s the starting point here?
Innovate Motorsports has a very nice little Air Fuel Ratio system as well as the ability to collect data from each cylinder exhausts. Measuring torque and horsepower without a real dyno is really a calculated estimate based on acceleration, starting speed and weight. It’s not real exact, but it’s a reasonable estimate. This type of algorithm calculation relies on having speed sensor, analog rpm and a software application to combine those inputs into an equation then spit out the results.
Let’s start with a detailed description of what you have in the way of engine management & sensors. Then I can help a bit more in guiding you into the right equipment without wasting money.