CONELEC EFI PARTS
This original photograph is from the Conelec files. It shows the components of the EFI system. On the right, you will notice a 2-barrell throttle body. This throttle body was originally designed by Bendix. Conelec adapted that design and it was primarily used for marine applications. The adapter plates (Marked "L" and "N") were used. There was also a single barrel throttle body design for smaller engines.
The documentation from Mr. Long confirm that this 4-barrel design was specifically engineering and manufacturered for the Shelby program. Original blueprints show a clear evolution of the part. Only four original examples are known to exist. Three of them are at Conelec Headquarters.
This throttle body belongs to Craig Jackson. Craig's version is the "early" style. Later versions re-position the sensor box.
These parts were manufactured for the new throttle bodies. The original blueprints were used to create the linkage and throttle shafts. The linkage was then plated and the throttle shafts were teflon coated to the original specs.
The new throttle body with the linkage installed. The sensor box, located on the right, behind the throttle body is an original.
The original sensor box lids were a flat piece of metal. This newly designed cover features the Conelec lightning bolt and a tribute to the inventor.
A group of index cards was located and identified by Vinny Liska at the Shelby Club. At first glance they don't like much, but each card has the number of an original Conelec blueprint used by Ford. I was able to pull the prints. Previously, there was no list of exactly which parts Ford was using.
This card shows the print number for the 351 Cleveland EFI throttle bracket.
About four or five Shelbys received the "experiment" Clevelands in 1969. This was most likely done by Shelby's Engineering Department.
Here is the full print. Many parts have multiple Conelec blueprints, so it was difficult to pick out the correct prints for specific applications until now.
The computer is shown in the upper right (top photo "K"). It has two basic designs. One version has the Conelec logo on the case. The second version did not have the logo. I suspect that version was going to be used for mass production. I have seen many different versions of the internal componentry.
This picture is from the 3D computer scan of the original computer case.
I am happy to announce that the cases have been reproduced and I now working the internal electronics.
Here is one of the finished cases. Ready for assembly.