This is a very unconventional Idea. I'm not in a position to do it, but maybe one of you guys will try it. The Idea behind this is to convert a mechanically controlled 4bt to a electronic common rail so the electronic "tuner boxes" can be used to dial up or down performance/fuel.........THis idea is unusual in that you will not be replacing the injector pump.......Heres the Idea:
1. Install 4 Electronic injectors.....(Maybe from a newer 6bt?? will they fit???)
2. Construct a common rail using tubing and compression fittings:
The 4 supply lines from the VE pump will T into the common rail.
The common rail will supply the 4 electronic injectors.
3. Obtain a electronic control box.(maybe from a ISB??)
4. Turn up the VE pump to ensure fuel is available if you tune it in with the
Issues??: All 4 lines pump their pressure into 1 common line. It may be possible for pressure from line1 to push back into line 2 etc.. I'm not sure on this. Maybe small check valves would be needed.
I beleive a ISB common rail system works with the injectors being electronic and controlling the fuel flow. I may be wrong on this.
IF this works you could do it with a 6bt as well, or for that matter almost any diesel engine.
This is a unusual Idea. If someone does it and it works then someone will be able to make a common rail kit and make a ton of money selling it. Lots of guys like the idea of dashboard tuner box contol more than fixed mechanical tuning........If it works out, give me a little credit on the idea.