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Look ma, no dizzy!

Post by -JC- » Sat May 09, 2020 2:03 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=132V4Gr7Rhc

Up and running with megajolt. Just waiting on an adaptor so I can upload an ignition map and tune the thing. Only took me 7 years!
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Re: Look ma, no dizzy!

Post by Not_Anumber » Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 pm

Well done. It is a superb and very reliable ignition system. I found it really made an improvement to the Pinto engine i put mine on. It took me months to settle on the design and mounting for the sensor bracket so I can relate to it not being something to rush at.

Are you going to be using switchable maps and the rev limiter etc ?

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Re: Look ma, no dizzy!

Post by -JC- » Sat May 09, 2020 11:50 pm

Probably not going to use switchable maps, not sure there's much benefit? Rev limiter is probably sensible, will look into it at some point. The sensor bracket was actually done by my dad. He's much more practical at that sort of thing, and just did it, basically!
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Re: Look ma, no dizzy!

Post by Not_Anumber » Sun May 10, 2020 12:35 pm

There is a hidden benefit of the 2nd map and the key word here is hidden. If you arent planning on using the switchable maps feature for driving you can use it as a security device.
Setup the 2nd map to drop power completely from anything over, say, 1000rpm. Hide the map changeover switch somewhere that isnt obvious and leave leave it switched to the 2nd map when you leave the car. If anyone tried to drive it off they'd find a car that starts and idles healthily enough but can only be maneuvered or driven at a snails pace.

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Re: Look ma, no dizzy!

Post by -JC- » Sun May 10, 2020 5:17 pm

Oh yeah, that's a good idea
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