'78 Toyota Celica, Blown, Injected, Nitrous

I owned this car in college, when my emphasis was in Power Technology. I chose the Celica simply because it was the car I had.  Luckily the Toyota 20R is a near-bulletproof engine, and after blueprinting, was able to hold up to the terrible/wonderful things I did to it.

Sadly, not many pictures remain, but it was an absolute hoot. I ate up Porsches, Mustangs, Camaros, well, a lot of cars.

What got it all started was knowing some of the developers at Air Sensors, a now-defunct aftermarket fuel injection company.  They had a relatively advanced analog ECU that, coupled with one of their hot-wire air mass sensors, you could adapt to run most anything.  Primarily, their setup was used on big-block GM engines, and they sold a huge amount of them to hot-rodders looking to move beyond carbs and motor home owners, desperate to gain a couple of MPGs.  Setting up the ECU involved calibrating resistors and modifying the circuit boards to get the base settings, then the fine tuning was done on 5 potentiometers accessible on the top of the ECU.  It may sound primitive now, but was cutting edge at the time.  Digital was for the big-money professional development/race teams, this was still analog and was accessible to the mere mortal. It was briefly marketed by B&M under the Superjection name brand, and was about as far as analog injection controls ever went.  A few years later, everything had gone digital.

Bradley Restoration

Andrew Bradley, Proprietor

14093 Riverbend Rd.

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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