Are we placing bets on the output?
We didn't get to WOT tuning just yet. We spent most of the weekend sorting through ignition, crankshaft trigger, and EFI stuff. We had to move injectors around in order to achieve better fuel distribution, and Mike & Gary decided they want to rework the injector locations a little bit before we let it fly on the dyno.
The new cam is, to say the least, "aggressive" - the old Buick has a whole new attitude. My wife got some videos of us running it in my shop, I'll try to get something up on Youtube in the next couple days.
The good news is, we got the crankshaft triggering working with the EFI, which is a mix of junkyard parts but a very accurate/high tech setup: uses a Hall sensor (from DigiKey) mounted over a Ford EDIS wheel (35 tooth, one missing) that feeds signal into the Engine Management computer, which then triggers spark through the MSD and old distributor. I.e. there's no need for points or pertronix in the old distributor and the new ignition is very accurate with the high resolution trigger wheel (computer gets a position update from the crankshaft every 10 degrees, or 36 times per revolution - makes for very accurate spark timing). The EFI is also tuned for a good start and idle, the datalogging is working and everything seems good.
We had some trouble with the noisy old cap & rotor and it's hard to find replacements locally. Mike and Gary are considering going with 8 LS1 coilpacks, as the new trigger setup allows them to go Coil-per-plug (wasted spark) and ditch the old cap, rotor, wires etc (everything but the oil pump drive). We saw a lot of noise on the scope, that will disappear if they go this route. How awesome would it be to see 8 coils on the old inliner?!?
(man I hope they do this)
So, there should be an update in a few weeks after they do some reconfiguration work,