Wow, it actually runs!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by James Sweet, May 16, 2007.

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    James Sweet Guest

    Some of you have been following my Megasquirt EFI conversion on a 240T.
    Tonight I finished up the assembly, turned the key, and the thing actually
    fired up! I was shocked, I hadn't even done much in the way of configuring.
    Still needs a lot of tuning, and I still need to get some wiring and hoses
    buttoned up and clean up my mess but so far so good. Wideband O2 should
    arrive tomorrow, that should help the tuning efforts. I'll post pics when I
    get everything wrapped up. I'm particularly proud of the engine wiring
    harness, it's all new built from scratch, and it would take a Volvo expert
    to recognize that it isn't stock. Now if only there was a cleaner solution
    to the airbox. I can use the old K-jet one for now, I really wish the N/A
    240 airbox would fit on the correct side, I'm really not a fan of those cone
    filters, for some reason I strive to maintain a stock appearance.
    James Sweet, May 16, 2007
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    Jamie Guest

    So, did you have a fire extinguisher near by?


    Tell the truth!


    Jamie, May 16, 2007
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    geronimo Guest

    Cool....just rig up some nitrous oxide now, and then you are all set.
    geronimo, May 16, 2007
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    James Sweet Guest

    Oh heck yeah, thankfully I didn't need it though. After a friend of mine sat
    and watched his car burn to a crisp on the side of the road after he forgot
    to put the oil fill cap back on, I went out and purchased a fire
    extinguisher for each of my cars and another to hang in the garage. It's
    cheap insurance.
    James Sweet, May 16, 2007
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    James Sweet Guest

    I think I could break the gearbox even without nitrous, even before the fuel
    conversion the car was shockingly quick for an old Volvo with only minor
    James Sweet, May 16, 2007
  6. Fire extinguishers are for sissies and wise men. A few years ago my Nissan
    300ZX had an engine fire, and I proceeded to do everything wrong. In order:
    1) I raised the hood to see what was making all the smoke
    2) seeing there was a fire around the fuel injectors that had burned some
    wiring, I figured I could handle it
    3) I leaned over with my face a few inches from the little flame and blew it
    out like a birthday cake.
    A couple seconds after I blew the flame out one of the rubber injector
    hoses, weakened by the flames and pressurized by the heat, let go and
    sprayed about an ounce of gasoline where the flame and my face had been a
    moment before.

    We should have a poll to determine which mistake was the dumbest.

    Michael Pardee, May 17, 2007
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    Boris Mohar Guest

    Look for 27 row NPR intercooler from Isuzu truck. It fits like a glove with
    minor hose modifications. It is a well worth power gain modification.


    Boris Mohar

    Got Knock? - see:
    Viatrack Printed Circuit Designs (among other things)

    void _-void-_ in the obvious place
    Boris Mohar, May 17, 2007
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    Richard Cole Guest


    You survived and the fire went out.

    It might have been dumb, but you didn't even get into the 1st qualifying
    round of the Darwin awards (


    Web pages: for caravanning, for my personal web site and because I love the email address.
    Richard Cole, May 17, 2007
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