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 Build is looking good. Too late now but I would have mentioned that you could shove 14mm high impedance injectors in the stock manifold and they will seal. Probably a mute point if have a 11mm fuel rail. I’m running Audi 1.8 Bosch type now.

As far as catch can , PCV, etc, I added a pic of mine . You said you run a catch can, probably plumbed the same way. There’s a few hoses there if you can pick it out. The hose off the intake is for the IAC . The can catches more than I thought. 

I like how you cleaned the intake up. I need to do a cable myself to get rid of the linkage. 

 

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I was ready to go that route when I thought I was having issues with my TPS . Looks like a cool set up

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10 hours ago, madkaw said:

I was ready to go that route when I thought I was having issues with my TPS . Looks like a cool set up

The Haltech is so configurable and definable for inputs that it leaves me with these great opportunities to tune and refine the entire combustion process! I am really excited to get all the sensors installed and reporting to the ECU in order to max out the potential of this motor.

Good news is, a certain influential someone who sold me this motor just got HIS Haltech system working with a similar setup, so that is very encouraging!!

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Haltech should be great. What MAP sensor are you going to run and where are you installing it?

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2 hours ago, wheee! said:

The Haltech is so configurable and definable for inputs that it leaves me with these great opportunities to tune and refine the entire combustion process! I am really excited to get all the sensors installed and reporting to the ECU in order to max out the potential of this motor.

Good news is, a certain influential someone who sold me this motor just got HIS Haltech system working with a similar setup, so that is very encouraging!!

Is that on the 510?

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2 hours ago, wheee! said:

The Haltech is so configurable and definable for inputs that it leaves me with these great opportunities to tune and refine the entire combustion process! I am really excited to get all the sensors installed and reporting to the ECU in order to max out the potential of this motor.

Good news is, a certain influential someone who sold me this motor just got HIS Haltech system working with a similar setup, so that is very encouraging!!

It has been fun for me to play with all the numbers . With complete control you can run a ton of advance and run the motor lean without worrying . Cruise at 16AFR and 45 degrees all day . The beauty of having a well engineered mechanical platform and modern technology to run it 

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1 hour ago, madkaw said:

Haltech should be great. What MAP sensor are you going to run and where are you installing it?

The Haltech Elite750 has a built in sensor for MAP that runs off a vacuum line from the manifold direct to the ECU

1 hour ago, Patcon said:

Is that on the 510?

*bingo!

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I also added a fuel pressure monitoring circuit to the return fuel line on the recommendation of my Z Car Club. The Haltech can monitor the pressure and shut down the timing if the fuel pressure drops below a preset. Cool! This along with two liquid pressure gauges in the engine bay should keep me well informed.

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41 minutes ago, wheee! said:

I also added a fuel pressure monitoring circuit to the return fuel line on the recommendation of my Z Car Club. The Haltech can monitor the pressure and shut down the timing if the fuel pressure drops below a preset. Cool! This along with two liquid pressure gauges in the engine bay should keep me well informed.

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Fancy!

Beware condensation in the MAP sensor line will roll down hill right into the ecu and kill the sensor . I had to go external . Unless you can use a newer style that uses no hose to the ecu

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12 minutes ago, madkaw said:

Fancy!

Beware condensation in the MAP sensor line will roll down hill right into the ecu and kill the sensor . I had to go external . Unless you can use a newer style that uses no hose to the ecu

I will route my vacuum hose in a manner to avoid that. Thanks!

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Pretty sure you will need an additional sensor for sequential . That one wheel can’t do it all . Maybe you misunderstood them. Still- I’m only running wasted spark and it’s still light years ahead of a dizzy 

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11 minutes ago, madkaw said:

Pretty sure you will need an additional sensor for sequential . That one wheel can’t do it all . Maybe you misunderstood them. Still- I’m only running wasted spark and it’s still light years ahead of a dizzy 

...wrong thread.... I'm running a Crank angle sensor in the dizzy spot from onesixindustries.

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4 hours ago, wheee! said:

The Haltech Elite750 has a built in sensor for MAP that runs off a vacuum line from the manifold direct to the ECU

*bingo!

and he didn't update his thread!!! :facepalm:

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I like the fuel pressure transducer. Great safety addition. 

BTW, I have been appropriately chastized and have updated my thread. Thanks for reminding me.

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Found some time to strip the cowl down. Couple layers of paint but otherwise beautiful condition. A little surface rust to deal with on the bottom side.
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My plan is to coat the underside with ospho and then clean it off and 2K prime it.

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Turned out the nice yellow fender was actually a repop! Made in Taiwan. Apparently a little sculpting was needed too. Still a great rust free fender!
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The dent was so easy to dolly out too. Took all of 15 minutes. The rest of the panel had been skim coated too. Thicker in some places like near the headlight bucket.

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2 hours ago, wheee! said:

The dent was so easy to dolly out too. Took all of 15 minutes. The rest of the panel had been skim coated too. Thicker in some places like near the headlight bucket.

Yeah, I don't get why people do that. Basic dolly work is pretty easy.

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5 hours ago, wheee! said:

The dent was so easy to dolly out too. Took all of 15 minutes. The rest of the panel had been skim coated too. Thicker in some places like near the headlight bucket.

It's an art to be able to apply bondo so thick. He was probably a pastry chef in another life.

That car is going to be quite a few kilos lighter when you a finished. Car is looking good and coming along nicely.

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Thanks Chas! I am looking forward to getting the bodywork done this fall and having the car painted by spring. I am really trying to get it on the road next summer. Fingers crossed.

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