A project I contributed to while I was at Smith Electric Vehicles working on the embedded software for the vehicles’ on-board telematics devices:
The drivers’ side floor has been looking worse and worse lately, so I thought it was time to start to tackle it and cut out some rusty metal, before it spreads even further. I have a donor floor which I’ll cut and have welded in when I get around to it. Continue reading
Done lots over Easter, really pleased with the progress! Continue reading
Done some more to it last night and today. Wired up the coil pack and mounted it more securely, I’ve also fitted the injector clips that were missing (thanks Fastorq!) and mounted and wired up the fuel pump.
Also sorted the cable between ECU and the relay board.
It now makes more noises (“click buzzzzzz click”) as the pump tries to prime!
I think I’m getting closer to starting it, but my list of little jobs to do seems to be getting longer the more I cross off!
Relay board wiring and ECU location Continue reading
Finally got around to doing a bit more on this! Got most of the EFI wiring done now, all connected up to the Megasquirt Relay board. Connected up the power and the main relay clicks when I turn the ignition key. First noise the car’s made for about 6 months! Main jobs left to do before it makes proper engine noises again:
Cable between ECU and relay board
O2 and coolant sensors
Coil pack wiring
Blank off old dizzy hole
Fit injector clips
Attach intake pipe properly
OK my last update before I go back to Uni and get swamped with coursework!
Wanted to finish the intake job today, and mounted the intake air temp sensor. I picked a position nice and close to the throttle body, the way I see it, you want to be measuring the temperature of the air as it enters the TB, as this could be different to the temp of the air entering the filter. Continue reading
Been staring at the photos of the new induction pipe all day and decided to alter it a bit. Brought the filter up away from the cylinder head and closer to the throttle body, and it now looks less ‘stuck on’ Continue reading
I bought the Megasquirt EFI kit second hand, which included the throttle body, manifold, fuel rails, fuel pressure regulator, megasquirt ecu, coil pack, wiring loom and scat crank pulley with timing teeth. Fitment seems pretty straight forward, but it’s taking longer than planned because I’m running out of money and waiting for the student loans company to do something about it! I’m also half out of action now, as I’ve damaged a tendon in my left hand and have that in plaster for 3 weeks Continue reading
Not had chance to do as much over summer as I’d planned, but done a few bits. Continue reading