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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Big Stuff 3 EFI Controllers from John Meany

Pretty cool article about John Meany and his Big Stuff EFI controllers. This guy was at the forefront of EFI, worked for GM and Bosch, and developed some of the first aftermarket controllers . Good read, check out the article.  The next big thing in fueling is direct injection. I would love to do some development with an aftermarket DI setup on older engines. I am sure that we will see some adaption of a 350 Chevy head and piston to work with DI.  Obviously my favorite engine is the RB26, and direction injection could do some cool stuff. Better MPG, less emissions, more power on crappier fuel.  Not sure about crazy horsepower, but the diesel DI do well.

After college John took employment at UTC (United Technologies Corporation) in Michigan. UTC owned aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and worked closely with GM, who was embarking on an ambitious program to create a replacement Bosch injector. “But when I realized the program wouldn’t get off the ground, I went to work for Bosch at their Farmington Hills location in Michigan.”
John did work on the 1985 Corvette TPI and the 1987 Buick Grand National engine controllers.

After that when the aftermarket came calling he helped develop DFI(ran one on my GMC Typhoon), FAST and now Big Stuff 3.

Suddenly the irrefutable potential for high performance aftermarket EFI systems was before him. He formed DFI (Digital Fuel Injection) which he later sold to Echlin, who marketed the product under Accel DFI. Then in the early nineteen-nineties Felpro called John about a transmission controller for the 4L60E transmission. These inquiries culminated in the EFI system known today as FAST, which was succeeded in 2004 or ’05 when John and his brothers formed Big Stuff 3.

John Meaney
Big Stuff 3
4352 Fenton Road
Hartland, Michigan 48353
(248) 887-5636 forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

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