Originally Posted by WAM120RV
That cowl will have to be modified anyway even is you use the standard updraft carb. Van's used to sell a mould in replacement inlet that allows air to get into their air box, they probably still do.
There is a good video on iTunes of someone modifying a cowl for a am air system, I suggest you find and watch this and the mod work will seem less daunting.
Are you thinking about this part:
I thought the lower cowling I already have would accommodate an airbox and that such separate scoop modification wouldn't be needed.
I have a pretty big order coming up with Vans, so picking the right part numbers (scoop+airbox) is important. I rather do one big shipment.
Is this a trick question?
I guess I get blinded by the "showroom flash", but having heard a lot of good about the previous EFII system, aiming high and going for the last generation with higher computer resolution, seems like a smart move. Price-wise they are more or less in the same bracket.
Problem is that I eventually(soon) have to make a choice.
After I make the choice, there is a lot of secondary decision that follow, ref Scoop modification to accommodate the airbox that fits the throttle body related to the initial decision.
Maybe its just easier to go with a carb, then rebuild the aircraft to fit the fancy systems afterwards.
Save a buck now, spend thousands later+downtime.
It just seems like most of my RV friends build stock aircraft, then starts dreaming about speed and capabilities, ending in rebuilds that would be easier solved during initial construction.
Have read every post on injection system, and get none wiser.