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Can I replace my TBI block and heads with engine from a carburated truck?

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I have an 89 suburban with TBI that needs a new engine. I also have an engine from a carburated 86 surburban. Can I simply swap the intake and use the 86 block/head with the TBI setup?

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I had a 89 TBI truck that I converted to carburetor, bought the good ole edelbrock intake for the TBI heads, cut all kinds of wires pulled all the BS computer stuff out and for the fuel all I did was get a cheap pressure regulator and put a T in the line before the regulator and used that same fuel pump for the TBI, the T served as a feed line and also as a junction for the return, never had any problems with it at all running it that way, as a matter of fact I still talk to the guy that I sold it too and he hasn't had to touch a thing, don't know if that is an option for you, but it sure worked for me! I did have to get into the dash and pull the check engine light because it was annoying but other than that no problems.
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