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Discussion Starter · #581 ·
as this thread is sorta "50 Shades Of Silver / Projekt Oh God What have I bought now?" I'd better confess to more stupidity 🥴

no assembly as yet though!


couldn't resist....


think I've got them as the previous owner didn't want to clean off the tigerseal :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:


from another tangent projekt I've a pair of identical light units that have clear lenses and a sidelight mount in the reflector.

these apeal to me as allow instant headlamp 'flash' - something the popup lights cannot do if in the closed position, also these can be easily modified for cold-air intake feed with ease of adding aclosable flap for wet weather looning around.

more stupidity to follow...

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Discussion Starter · #583 ·
glad you finally got em..
Have fun with the tiger seal...i suspect a heat gun will yield goid results.
I didn’t doubt they’d turn up, obviously list in translation :ROFLMAO:

as to that gooooooo, a sharp Stanley-blade works wonders but it’s a dodgy task!

anyway, hope they bring some speed as were on a fast car:unsure::p:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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Discussion Starter · #584 ·
ebay is again responsible for more financial losses....


a Speeduino ecu that hopefully works :ROFLMAO:
it's a pnp for the earlier 2plug loom so not all-singing & dancing but possibly pinouts can be reconfigured or maybe theres some spare terminals on the circuit-board?

I've wanted to play with one & learn Tunerstudio for a while & this one was at a price I decided was worth the experiment :unsure:
obviously theres no reason it cannot be used for the 5 and if it has suitable outputs then maybe it will be used - unless theres a better ecu available with more loadsites to setup the fuel & sparks...

will play when its delivered.

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Discussion Starter · #585 · (Edited)
okey, another slight tangent happened (again) :eek:


Ebay again irresponsible 🥴


if you didn't know what it is, the top right corner of the board might give a clue ;)


the underside, shows the 2 boards...


the boards seperated, the smaller board being the Arduino Mega.

looks to be one from Diy-Efi.

oddly enough, I've been considering one of these for a while but ecu's are (were?) far down my list of priorities...

anyway, I've now got one in my mitts to play with so playing with tunerstudio to try & learn how it all works :unsure:


luckily I have loom plugs & wiring-tails from a stripped 1.6L Eunos loom so can convert this pnp ecu to standalone if I use it on the Silver 1991 car or it can plug directly into the white 1990 car if it gets used in that.


also, in the first photo can see the end-cover (main plug end) is not a great fit, it's 3d printed from some plastic or other and I'm no fan of 3d print - will cut a new cover from some carbonfiber or similar to close the case & might seal to keep out the spiders :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:


on the flip-side, ebay again and I've taken a gamble on a 'broken' ME221 (to fit the '99-'00 mk2) so if it's repairable will play with that also (suppose thats another tuning software to investigate...)


more fiddling to follow....

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Discussion Starter · #586 ·
more ecu stupidity...


was ebay (again) & a 'best-offer'.


sold as not working & as I'm a sucker for a challenge (OR collect junk?) it's now in my stash....


noticed some crossed terminals...


clearance made...


also a home-made 'jumper' accross the board (main car loom connection?)


wazzat there?

Luckily for me I have an inquisitive mind / Mrs with a Phd in computing and her dad is an electronics engineer of some description so may find the problem :unsure:


other news, have a week off work and a massive joblist like car & Landrover mot's / Landrover engine conversion so doubtfull the 5's will get any attention (but watch this space)

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Discussion Starter · #587 ·
time for an update & off on a tangent (again 🥴 )


decided to drain the fuel from the silver car, it's not actually run for ~28 months so better to ensure no water or gummed fuel causing mischief in there.

luckily it is in great condition so all good :cool:


then decided to try the modified sender / lid.


AN6 fittings and braided hoses to test for clearance...


bit tall for the standard Mazda 'lid'


closer view, will need to make a 'dome' to clear...

more fiddling to follow...

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Discussion Starter · #588 ·
another tangent time - ish....


AP Racing clutch mount bolts.


these suit multiplate clutches & as I'm using one of these clutches on the Vauxhall engine and its flywheel is designed for this type of fastner (not the nuts & allen bolts most skint people use 🥴 )


Also, these hopefully will add a great psychological advantage :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:


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Discussion Starter · #589 ·
OOPS :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:


so I had some gauges BUT the only one that wasn't new was the revcounter :confused:


ebay again.....


new & unused but secondhand Stack ST400 revcounter (same as the other 'used' one) at a price I couldn't ignore :cool:

maybe I'll get time to assemble soon :unsure:

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These are your brackets bud...
There part of the headlight kit...i only just twigged today why the expansion bottle was relocated...pics for reference how to fit so can make room for headlight kit to fit...


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another tanget time.

back onto an old projekt, back to the 1.6L B6 cylinderhead modification

https://i.imgur.com/OVPPcmm.jpg[/img
the head from the silver car + bandsaw :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/U9paevF.jpg
now I have port-wall thickness ideas and especially the valve-throat 'short-radius' area as I've been concerned with this breaking into the coolant galeries o_O


and a cut through the valveguides..


several pieces stacked...


again.


laid out, also have sectional-valveguides :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:


this head was condemned due to dodgy casting quality (even though the car performed well
the engine had plenty of power!) view down the port towards the valves posted previously...


closer view of the casting flaw, sand impressions in the metal!

anyway, thanks to the bandsaw for making short work of these cuts :cool:

more sillyness to follow...


Rich.
 
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