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by Gilesy998
Sun May 02, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Where to find shielded wire.
Replies: 7
Views: 4544

Microphone cable with a braided screen is perfect and cheap
by Gilesy998
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: VR Senser position and Trigger Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 4544

The easiest way I've found is: Mount the sensor as it will mounted be when the car's complete. Turn the engine to TDC as precisely as possible. Offer up the trigger wheel with the centre of the missing tooth aligned with the centre of the sensor. Rotate the trigger wheel 90 degrees (or nine teeth, t...
by Gilesy998
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Q&A
Topic: odd problem....
Replies: 5
Views: 4170

I might be wrong, but how have you mounted your trigger wheel? Is it on the outside of the crank damper, or possibly a machined damper? If so, the damper might be merrily doing it's job correctly - meaning the teeth of the pulley effectively "move" in relation to the crank itself on each power strok...
by Gilesy998
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Operation
Topic: Understanding kPa
Replies: 6
Views: 4883

That all depends on the conditions i.e. engine speed vs. engine load vs. throttle opening. Cruising on a flat motorway for example, the engine's turning at a medium speed but is under only a little load and thus the throttle's only part open, so you'll see about 2/3 vacuum. Compare that to climbing ...
by Gilesy998
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Operation
Topic: Understanding kPa
Replies: 6
Views: 4883

Now now, as fun as LMGTFY is, it's still nice to have a discussion about it. :P Sorry dude, it was the inner twelve-year-old's fault! :lol: As a rule, for day to day conditions on a NA car, wide open throttle will show 101-102kPa near sea level, you'll not get a perfect vacuum on an engine (it just...
by Gilesy998
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Operation
Topic: Understanding kPa
Replies: 6
Views: 4883

by Gilesy998
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: The rev counter issue
Replies: 6
Views: 5995

Have you tried the simplified tach diode circuit? Basically touch your tach trigger wire on the INPUT of the Zener diode, eliminating it from the circuit. I know of people that have had good success with this after getting exactly the problem you describe regarding the needle hitting a wall and drop...
by Gilesy998
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Center Mounted Carb on VW where to put MAP?
Replies: 3
Views: 4887

No, fuel won't affect things at all. It doesn't on my car, and doesn't seem to bother any of the car's my mates run with the same system. The only reason for the reservoir would be to smooth pulses from multiple runners, but if you only use one take-off, there's no problem. Good luck with the contin...
by Gilesy998
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Center Mounted Carb on VW where to put MAP?
Replies: 3
Views: 4887

Here would be ideal, and it'd save you the hassle of tapping in two places, just one.

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Also, if you're concerned about fuel getting at the MAP sensor stick a cheap fuel filter in-line, but in reality it's not enough of a problem to hurt the sensor.
by Gilesy998
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top ten on Autosportlabs
Replies: 6
Views: 6975

Am I?! That suprises me. Haven't had much net access at all for ages :lol:
by Gilesy998
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Autosportlabs Meet UK
Replies: 30
Views: 26069

Terrible timing dude! The Mini's just come off the road while I find a suitable lock up to do what it needs.
might mooch down in the Fester though - it's got a crank sensor and coil pack! lol
by Gilesy998
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you get your username/forum nickname??
Replies: 24
Views: 22887

Someone stuck a Y on the end of my surname :shock:
by Gilesy998
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: The mark of speed- and falling to peer pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 9689

Is it wrong that I really like that? And want one...
by Gilesy998
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Powered by Megajolt Gallery
Topic: MJLJ into Rover V8 hotrod
Replies: 19
Views: 31028

That's a RedDevil washer bottle I think - it's a drink like RedBull over here - I guess you don't get it over there :lol: