Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Colorado Springs
Since you have no replies, that likely means no one's ever done it.
I have to admit, I don't see how going through the time and effort to set up a free running motor is worth it. Why not just put it in another car and go from there?
Since I have no experience doing this, I'm gonna have to make educated guesses, but yeah, you'll definitely need the computer to make the engine run. And if you're gonna tune it, you'll also need the exhaust system with the O2 sensors and the intake with the MAF and all that jazz too.
I can see someone doing this on an old 351, but... It all just seems like a total pain in the ass with all the electronics and stuff that newer vehicles require to run the engine.