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Still in need of a visit to the dyno, but I have been working on the tune to get it to a driveable state with the equipment I have. Grins from ear to ear.

Also electronically a few changes since the last update...

I now have the following - 

Link G4 STORM ECU (Previously Link G4 ATOM)
Head temp sensor - This is basically some flat bar aluminum with another bit of tube welded to it that I have threaded to screw a Bosch sensor into. The flat bar slides between the fins on the head for cylinder number 3.
Oil temp sensor - This runs in the lower pipe to the oil tank.
Oil pressure sensor - Screwed into the top of the block to the right of the breather cover.
Air temp sensor - Left hand side of the engine bay (above the ecu in the engine bay picture above).
Fuel pressure sensor - directly screwed into the fuel pressure regulator.
MAP sensor - An extra source of information for the ecu to make adjustments. Located on a bracket attached to the breather cover.

TPS - The standard Triumph Daytona TPS is being used in its stock location.
Igniter - I am using a pair of Nissan SR20 igniter packs, using three of the 4 channels on each (I had them from previous projects/cars).
Coil packs - Ford BF XR6 Turbo coils, made by VDO, look to be good quality and work reasonably well in a 4.0L Turbo 6. Also are not internally ignited which worked for my loom setup. They also have a kink in the stem that goes to the plug which suits the diagonal down hole in the Porsche heads.
Injectors - Again, Ford BF XR6 Turbo. Easy to source, plenty big enough for what I need. The rail is a pair of stock 964 rails with an fittings welded on each end.
Fuel pump - Bosch 044 (going to investigate something else, this pump is noisey!)
Crank trigger - Sourced from Clewett Engineering in the states, good quality part, easy to install and removes the dizzy.
Cam trigger/sync - Also sourced from Clewett Engineering, again good quality part, a little more involved fitment wise.
Idle control - I have a mac valve connected to a vac chamber which all the throttles also link to. This may or may not work, time will tell.

Previously I was trying to run the engine semi-sequential and with wasted spark. The new ECU has allowed me to run full sequential and direct fire ignition. Overall a MUCH better setup than before. The addition of the map sensor and fuel pressure sensors also adds some extra safety and tuning data.

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On 12/20/2017 at 11:35 AM, neill said:

Head temp sensor - This is basically some flat bar aluminum with another bit of tube welded to it that I have threaded to screw a Bosch sensor into. The flat bar slides between the fins on the head for cylinder number 3.

Sorry if I missed it somewhere, could you post a pic (or a few) of this please?

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Frunk is trimmed. Ticking off all the jobs that aren't important but nice to have done. Really need to fix up the front trunk seal though... ignore that.

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Clark Rubber stores have a similar hood seal I think. You'd find something that would work anyway

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really nice work from start to finish.

Thanks for a great read, and I'm in awe of the knowledge some people have, doing virtually everything themselves.

Congrats too on getting engaged/married/honeymoon/and first child, all in the one thread too..

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So it's on the run in tune and basically done for the most part.

I have had somethings come up that I need to raise some money for so sadly I think this thing is going to be sold shortly.
 

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@neill - massive shame mate. I’ve been following your build since the beginning. You’ve done such an awesome job! Really inspirational, actually. I’ll keep an eye out for it if/when it hits the market. ;) 

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That is a pity to come all this way, and then have to move it on.

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Congratulations. I hope you got close to your price after the effort that went into it.

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Just forgive my hijack of the thread, But i,m the proud new owner of Neil,s car. I,ve taken a big leap of faith in wanting something different to what i had previously.. Fun car. Now, I,m NOT a Mechanic, Panel beater. But what i do know and, haveing had the car in my possession for a little over a week. But, we on here can agree that Neil has done a remarkable job. Im extremely happy, and the car hits the workshop tomorrow to have just a couple of minor things sorted prior to rego. Kudos to you Neil on a job well done. She is in good hands. And would like to be ready for it,s first C & C in a couple of weeks.

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Thank you, but credit to young Neil, did a great job getting it together with the resources he had. It just needed to be finished off. 

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On 09/01/2019 at 09:13, Mike D'Silva said:

Can I ask what sort of power and torque it produced after tuning?

yeah sure, I will post figures when she,s all sorted.

 

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On 09/01/2019 at 09:13, Mike D'Silva said:

Can I ask what sort of power and torque it produced after tuning?

Mike, tuned last week. 

188 HP @ 6600rpm. I'm happy with that, considering it's a no-frills standard rebuild. 

 

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