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PostSubject: megasquirt   Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:46 am

Jeff we should do a megasquirt system. Or a Megajolt (the ignition side) Buy two systems one tester. You would save so much money and be so happy. It not suppose e to to hard.

I like what I have on my Porsche but it is a 10 plus old SDS system. No spark control. That pretty important with a turbo system or any other system.

I have a few throttle bodies if you want to go that look, but I just think one single throttle body would be a lot less headache, set it once and forget it.


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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:45 pm

Here's a neat article that has a lot of info on turbos and EFI.
http://www.dune-buggy.com/turbo/
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:38 pm

It does look interesting
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:08 pm

When I saw megasquirt, I thought you were talking about me.
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:06 pm

I just threw up in my mouth...a little bit.

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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:52 pm

That wasn't throw-up Dann.
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PostSubject: Eric   Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:55 pm

Thanks for the link.
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:47 am

DUDE! cheers

Make all the jokes you want, I am all over this MegaSquirt thing!

This has me written all over it! I have been reading this stuff all night.

I am so doing this! Downloaded all the software, have it running.

Probably order the PCB tomorrow.

Sweet. Cool

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PostSubject: matt   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:15 am

We should do this together so lets talk later tonight. I have to go to the Airport today but later works for me.
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:46 am

Yes! you guys get it all dialed in and then when you have it down you can help me with my installation. lol!
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PostSubject: that   Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:29 am

Some times the best part of the trip is the journey getting there. Jeff I do believe we all have something to contribute. Guys give me a couple of more days to get my bug sorted.
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:54 am

I now have a 'megasquirt' binder for all my notes and documentation, so it's official.

I had to work tonight David so I was unavailable. I think I have to work tomorrow night too, but at this moment I am unsure.

But we should discuss in the near future, definately a team effort...

scratch cheers scratch cheers scratch scratch cheers

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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:15 pm

Count me in. I would love to help and learn
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:34 pm

speedbuggy wrote:
That wasn't throw-up Dann.

You're terrible. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:16 pm

We're all friends here... close friends. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:35 pm

Mega-squirt friends?
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:12 pm

HOT!
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:31 pm

I ordered the PCBs today... Just now.


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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:40 pm

It was a little under hundred bucks for the v3.0 board. I am fairly certain I have all the components so I did not need the whole kit.

I also purchased the relay board and the stimulator kit.

I did not order the MS3 daughter card as I am not sure the added features would be of benefit on a simple engine.

I can always add it later if needed.

I do not know if I really need the relay board. But I was thinking I could wire the relay board up behind the firewall and then have the MS EFI unit up front under the 'bonnet' with a cable in the glovebox for my laptop. But it might just be easier to have the EFI unit on the back of the firewall with a cable for the laptop coming forward. But at least I will have options.

The stimulator allows you to plug into the MegaSquirt and it simulates a motor connnection for testing the unit itself, I figured that would be a good idea.

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PostSubject: I like these   Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:12 pm

Check these out type 4 intakes, they would be a good foundation

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/pts/2285522331.html

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PostSubject: matt   Sun May 15, 2011 11:07 pm

What version did you order. I am getting ready to do an order.
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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Sun May 15, 2011 11:16 pm

I ordered the MegaSquirt I kit with the PCB v3.0 board.

For EFI on an aircooled VW I don't think there is any need for the additional 'features' the MegaSquirt II & III kits provide.

But if there is a need the v3.0 boards can be upgraded to the II and III with an additional daughter card.

I also have the Stimulator to test the MegaSquirt, so no need to order one of those if you don't want to.

I also have plenty of the 'tuning' cables. They are just a standard DB9 straight through cable.

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I have also decided I am also going to use the 'relay board' in the engine compartment.

I need to order one of those.

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PostSubject: Matt   Sun May 15, 2011 11:21 pm

I am going to the top. I want launch control, crank trigger, and boost. I would love to have a track setup and a street. I let my kids drive my cars. I will do some research and let you know when I am going to order. I would not mind getting some cable, like you I like using relays.

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PostSubject: Re: megasquirt   Sun May 15, 2011 11:29 pm

I'll split the cost of the 12 foot wiring bundle if you want.

6 foot would be plenty to wire all the sensors up to a relay box in a VW/Porsche.

Their wire is nice as it is color coded AND labeled on the jacket like every 4 to 6 inches.

I thought about the MS3 to do boost control, but I just wanted something to do while it rained so I figured I could build it in stages.

The crank trigger is a nice option too.

I think I want to find an engine to build for May, like a 1915, to try the EFI on a 'naturally aspirated' motor.


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PostSubject: Matt   Sun May 15, 2011 11:40 pm

We can always tune it on my motor test stand. It makes like easier.

Sounds good
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