Author Topic: 81 301 computer necessary for swap?  (Read 48 times)

BadVRod

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81 301 computer necessary for swap?
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:51:11 PM »
I have an 81 Formula with the 301 non-turbo. I know nothing about the 301's. Engine is locked up and am going to do an LS swap. I know I don't need the computer from the 301 for the swap, but is it necessary for anything else...gauges, etc? Or can I just take it out?
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Maxthe222

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Re: 81 301 computer necessary for swap?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 11:49:23 PM »
No. The computer was only used to restrict or control the throttle/carb. It had nothing to do with how the gauges or other components operated. However, that being said don't throw it away as some people may be interested in it for their '81 Firebird restorations, as they all got chucked out when they were new.
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Re: 81 301 computer necessary for swap?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 11:49:23 PM »
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