I am looking for a better general understanding of the full function of the computer in the '87 Monte SS.
For some background, my project of just changing out the interior has evolved into a potential full rewire.
1. This car has a 6.0L LS which is powered by a MSD standalone unit this negates any need for old computer controls in my mind
2. When removing the dash to paint it out I found many T-Tap type connectors in the steering column. All for a remote start and security system. I can't live with T-taps in the car so I need to pull that part our and replace it anyway.
3. The gauges have been replaced with a digital system that is fed directly from the individual modules in the engine; water temp, oil pressure, etc.
4. It seems MOST of the wires coming from the passenger side of the dash toward the driver side are now obsolete computer wires so if they arent being used I would love to yank them.
Summary question is does the computer only control the old original motor functions or is there another function that would still power this modified car?
I am debating buying a new Painless or Ron Francis harness and block and just doing it all over to eliminate what seems to be an abundance of unused wires.