Why do you want to transfer the computer? What restrictions do you have for state inspection. You will need to have all the equipment on your emissions sticker, but I dont believe the computer is one of them. (AIR,EGR,CAT,Carbon Filter I think)
So if you want to remove the computer put a vacuum advanced distributor and a carb on the engine you have no need for the computer (it also locks up the torque converter, so depending on your tranny combo you may have to address that). that allows you to take out all the computer stuff and toss it.
If saying all this you still want to put the computer on, you should be able to fairly easily. Keep the 81 carb and distributor. You will need to install the water temp sensor, O2 sensor and make sure the MAPP sensor stays connected. The MAPP sensor is on the firewall and only needs vaccum input. There will be no computer mods necessary, the computer and the carb should be able to keep up with the 383. Be prepared if you go this way that there will be a lot of people who will wonder why. It will be a really unique and interesting combinations.
I am a great believer in the 81 computer system, but you my be the first to transfer it to a new 383 build.
Contact me before you toss all the computer stuff, I may want to take some from you . Good luck.
Last edited by wajulia; 01-08-2012 at 08:29 AM.