... I know it can be done for a non insane price. Just exactly what would it take to make it happen? I say an easy 5 G's could get everything we need for the basic fuel system conversion components. We're only talking about 7.3 injector blanks, new injectors for the blanks, fuel lines & rail, cp3, mounting brackets, and a transfer pump.
Which new injectors for blanks? Are they mechanical or electrical?
If electrical how would you control them?
If mechanical, how would you control them?
If Electrical, then custom computer, $$$$$$ needed.
If mechanical, then must be timed off the crank, so $$$$$$$ needed for the all new front cover and all new gearsets.
And if you want to run a water pump for the street, well that's easy, just takes more $$$ to build that in. Want to use an oem oil pump off the crank? Sure, more $$$, problem solved.
Do you really want to use a stock off the shelf cheap fuel pump? Need $$$ to even come close to the Dodges. They have 2 CP3's, right?
Same goes for injectors. Not to mention Rods, push rods, rocker arms. etc. Do you really need all that? Why go with mechanical and not be able to use the power because of crappy valvetrain?
This does come up from time to time. Anyone interested should take their ideas to a really good machinist and get a price from them.
If your project is estimated to come in under $15k you are leaving something out.
Call and talk with the guys that have done it, they can fill you in on what's needed.
It sounds simple in your head when you think about it, but talk with someone about all the custom work needed and you'll realize how much money you're talking about.
I'm not trying to discourage anyone. Just the opposite. I encourage
you to find out and make it happen if you can.