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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on December 04, 2018, 10:12:17 AM »
Medium I would say. The engine loom is fairly well self contained, immobiliser is not that complicated. ECU Needs a speed input from the transmission via the instruments which you can do with a Dakota sgi-5e and a feed from an ABS ring or elsewhere. Clutch and N sensor.  Battery is mounted in the back end so lots of wire. I had to extend quite a bit to re-use the gauges. and I had already used the column switches for lights so just built a bit of circuitry.  Bonus is that wiring diagrams are available. Mine was a Mk 2.5 from 03

I undid all the unneeded pins from the connector blocks rather than cut wires

To Start


Spare bits


Packed


Made up bit





nice neat work there sparks

got any links to mx5 wiring diagrams ?
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on December 04, 2018, 10:10:52 AM »
The Exocet uses the stripped MX5 joined with a space frame. There is a US off road version too. It's a monocoque so back to IVA.

I've stripped an MX5 to build an Exocet - Fugly when I saw it though, which is why the engine is in the back  of my rail!



which version  of the mx5 id that ?

I wonder what the definition of a chassis is, how far could you push it ?  that frame that connects the  gearbox  to the  back  axle is a sort of chassis   ;)
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Flex Fuel Sensor Hmmmmm?
« Last post by dsrace on December 04, 2018, 09:31:10 AM »
a guy needs a water in tank sensor too lol so ya one needs to test each batch of fuel ( i have a 30 gal fuel toter) then you'll know if it gets water in it as you use it, i guess.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Flex Fuel Sensor Hmmmmm?
« Last post by Carlriddle on December 04, 2018, 09:22:02 AM »
Wow, so the flex sensors are not accurate if water present.  Easy way to toast a piston or 2. 
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on December 04, 2018, 08:08:19 AM »
I wish you and baloo were on this side of the pond. Would be fun getting you both to one of our gatherings.

I wish l was too
I will make it over there at some point  8)

probably  next year as I  am thinking of going to see my pal in chatanooga


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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: Flex Fuel Sensor Hmmmmm?
« Last post by dsrace on December 04, 2018, 07:39:14 AM »
well i'll have to test a jug of e85 and see if it matches my sensor. i never knew what the water content might do but never guessed it would real higher ethy content. itns funny cause i did notice that once. fuel that was in my rail for the winter gained 5% ethy . at the dunes i go through 20 to 30 gals per trip.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by fabr on December 04, 2018, 07:03:15 AM »
I wish you and baloo were on this side of the pond. Would be fun getting you both to one of our gatherings.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Flex Fuel Sensor Hmmmmm?
« Last post by fabr on December 03, 2018, 08:08:14 PM »




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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by wightsparks on December 03, 2018, 03:25:57 PM »
Medium I would say. The engine loom is fairly well self contained, immobiliser is not that complicated. ECU Needs a speed input from the transmission via the instruments which you can do with a Dakota sgi-5e and a feed from an ABS ring or elsewhere. Clutch and N sensor.  Battery is mounted in the back end so lots of wire. I had to extend quite a bit to re-use the gauges. and I had already used the column switches for lights so just built a bit of circuitry.  Bonus is that wiring diagrams are available. Mine was a Mk 2.5 from 03

I undid all the unneeded pins from the connector blocks rather than cut wires

To Start


Spare bits


Packed


Made up bit



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"AP" General Discusion / Re: "Road Rail" Design (UK)
« Last post by Baloo on December 03, 2018, 01:39:49 PM »
The Exocet uses the stripped MX5 joined with a space frame. There is a US off road version too. It's a monocoque so back to IVA.

I've stripped an MX5 to build an Exocet - Fugly when I saw it though, which is why the engine is in the back  of my rail!



mx5 appeals to me, was it hard to sort the wiring on the engine ?
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