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Hijinx, this pic is for YOU (SC TPI C3)

69MyWay

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This pic comes from Rare81's registry homepage. This is the sweetest TPI I have ever seen in a C3, and ranks right up high with the best TPI I have ever seen in any car!

Now all you need to do is hunt down a super charger on e-bay.

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78SilvAnniv

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Yikes!

...and I thought my C3 had little engine-bay room! :eek
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Hijinx

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Very cool. Looks like just enough top end power to rip the bottom end right out of mine!! I've been checking UPS. My TPI setup is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I'll get a picture of it and the new hood this week and post them. Thanks for the pic Chris.
 

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Yeah that guy is up in my neck of the woods. I hope to run into him at a show one day and see it first hand. It is definitely a sweet job and looks like the engine was made to be in a C3. Lucky som-gun.

But there's something still neat about sticking a screwdriver in there to tweek out every bit you can from the old Q-Jet.

......... Nut
 
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sd pacecar

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Hijinx said:
Very cool. Looks like just enough top end power to rip the bottom end right out of mine!! I've been checking UPS. My TPI setup is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I'll get a picture of it and the new hood this week and post them. Thanks for the pic Chris.
I would be very interested in learning how you hook up your gauges to the TPI computer. Please document if you can, how you did the change over. It would prove to be of immense value to others thinking of doing the same swap.
 
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jsimpson

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And I thought MY power-steering reservoir was hard to get to! I wonder if he even HAS one? I also wonder what MAP sensor he uses, how the computer deals with pressure instead of vacuum, what he does about all his vacuum-powered stuff, vacuum triggered stuff, etc, etc. Getting it to fit in there had to be the LEAST of his problems. My guess is that it's basically a kit for a C-4 with a few relocation problems. I LIKE the air horn L- adaptor. That might be the solution to getting a cold air setup to work on my TPI!
 

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JSimpson, you are right on target. The effort that went into this conversion is mind blowing. Not only did he have to deal with the basic C4 puter issues, but he had to retro fit the electronics into the C3. With that being done, he then explored the lack of space and still came up with a way to shove all this stuff in the hole. The only thing I don't like, is you can see his Cone air filter squeezed between the radiator and the water pump.

This is the same issue I have with most TPI conversions. That is stuffing the air cleaner (and usually a small one at that) right behind the radiator where it is sucking hot hot hot air. TPI engines love cold air and will go hyperspaz the more cold air you can feed them.

Other than that, I :BOW to this guy. Had I seen this pic early on in my project, there is a very good chance you would be looking at this same basic kind of thing sitting between the front tires of my 69. When I was doing research, I was pretty much told by all the major super charger companies that there is nothing known of to fit the C3. All the measurements I pulled from on-line sources indicated the width and height just a tad too much to clear.
 
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jsimpson

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That little u-bend air adaptor on the air horn could be used to plumb the intake air back to the windshield wiper area and get nice fresh cool air!
 
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TPI 4 Sale

I ran across a TPI for sale. It is at KC Auto Classics and they guy wants $650 for it. Includes everything from the intake manifold, TPI, computer, etc... I mentioned
 

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