As some of you may know I've been slowly converting my car to gas since the start of this year. I picked up most of the parts from wreckers, and made my own wiring loom by sorting out some old looms from various systems. I ended up picking up the same gas converter and mixer used in the Tickford factory fitted kit used on EDs and in factory Commodore kits.
Well anyway, I decided to go to a professional for fitting of a tank and some lines. This would have been safest option, and the installer will also be putting a AAFRB (Australian Alternative Fuels Regulation Board ..i think) compliance plate on the car.
Got the tank, lines and flexi hose fitted and we started the car almost first go. There are only a couple of problems at the moment but I am stoked to say the least. The car runs very smoothly on gas and petrol, although a 15%(ish) power loss is noticable while running on gas, and about 10%(ish) on petrol. If I want to go to the drags or get my power back, I can easily remove the mixer and it'll unleash all 139kW of glory again
Total cost of the parts is as follows:
-IMPCO EB-2 model converter $50
-IMPCO 225 mixer $45
-APA 60 or so litre tank $120
-Various wiring, gauges, hoses and lock-off $10
-IMPCO Commander gas ECU $12
-Gas line & tank fitting. I'm yet to be billed for this but it's around $250.
Filling up for $20....Priceless
All up it has cost me around $450ish. The actual system I've got I'm told is worth around $2000, and gas conversions these days are around $1800-$2000.
Anyways, sorry for the long post
I'll get some pictures when I get my camera back.