Throttle Body to Carb Conversion
Okay. I'm at my wit's end with this stupid car. If this has been discussed previously, please post a link to that discussion. I'd be much obliged.
I have a 1991 Samurai, the one with the silly throttle-body intake. The computer is fried. I've had an associate who runs a slot-machine repair shop check the computer, he's said that one of the intergrated circuits is defective. So, the ECM is completely fried. Wonderful.
So. What steps do I need to follow in order to completely ignore the electronics system and go with a carbeurator?
Inspection and testing has shown that all ECM-driven systems can be ignored, bypassed or replaced-by aftermarket parts. I can replace the stock ignition control module with an MSD 6A. I can replace the entire throttle body with either a Daihatsu Pony carb or a Kelli carb (Izook.com has information on how to do this). I was thinking that I should buy a one-barrel Holley and have a machinist fabricate me an adapter plate. But whatever.
Now, here's the real trouble I'm running into. The distributer advance is controlled by the computer. Isn't that great?
Now, the real meat of my question:
1. Is my method for ignoring the ECM sound? If not, kindly suggest an alternate, proven method, preferably with a link to a step-by-step HTML document.
2. How do I fix this problem I'll have with the advance?
2A. Is there a device out there that can translate vacuum energy into an electronic signal?
2B. Did the older (pre-89?) Samurais have vacuum advances on their distributers? If so, are those distributers compatible with the 1991 model year?
Any help whatsoever would be awesome.