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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:47 pm

Is that the mate who is massively anal with his tools?

Don't lose motivation dude. OddUnit to the rescue I reckon. What do you reckon guys???

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by dirtytorque on Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:51 pm

4get the bodywork for now.
Get it running.
That will motivate you.
I bet it still looks better than 90% of Rado's out there anyway.
So you havn't even attempted to try and start it?
wtf?
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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by Dec on Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:13 pm

mrbeige wrote:Is that the mate who is massively anal with his tools?

Yup! What makes it even worse is that he dented the door by smacking it into a table while he was borrowing my soldering iron from inside the car (which he also broke in the process) Rolling Eyes

dirtytorque wrote:So you havn't even attempted to try and start it? wtf?

Embarassed yup.....it's disgraceful really. Between one thing and another I was working daft hours for the last few months so didn't have much spare time! I hooked up all the bits and turned it over....didn't get a tach signal from the trigger wheel...and that's as far as it went! No

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Post by dirtytorque on Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:37 pm

that will be the VR pots.
Either that or you reversed the polarity of the vr sensor.
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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:46 pm

To be fair, he should be paying for the damage to be rectified. Either that or you should empty out his tool box onto the floor and stamp on the tools, then put them back and drop a turd in the top.

So, OddUnit day to get the bugger running then?

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by dirtytorque on Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:42 pm

Can you tell us what hardware changes you made to your board.
Did you re-jumper everything to work with the VR cct and not the optical circuit?
What about software changes etc,offset angle you set for the wasted spark ?
What ange did you mount it at in respect to TDC?
Got any pics of the trigger wheel install,just out of curiosity?

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Post by Dec on Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:07 pm

Yup. Set all the jumpers on the board. Cant remember the angle I set the trigger wheel at offhand. But I reckon I have one problem to sort with the wiring for the vr sensor that wont have helped matters! anyway!

Trigger wheel + coil mounting kits:

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(Vr sensor was obviously properly adjusted after the photo)

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And found this lovely one of you Stu, when you guys were around last time!

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:49 pm

Is that a 60-2 toothed wheel? You didn't use that stuff I sold you in the end then? To be fair that does look like a good bit of kit Smile

Dec wrote:And found this lovely one of you Stu, when you guys were around last time!

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That really isn't a good look for me is it Whistle Laughing

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by Dec on Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:56 pm

Yup, it's a 60-2 wheel.

I had your bits all lined up to fit, and had adapted the ht leads to fit the coilpack. But then needed to come up with a blanking plate for where the dizzy used to sit, and a new mounting for the coilpack, and to sort out welding the trigger wheel to the pulley etc.

Found that full 'plug & play' kit and figured it would probably be easier (but a lot more expensive) Embarassed Gave the kit I got off you to a mate of mine who is collecting parts for some sort of 'secret' engine build! Suspect

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by dirtytorque on Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:24 am

well get a good rpm signal first and go from there.
Time to get this car moving. Smile
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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:45 am

dirtytorque wrote:well get a good rpm signal first and go from there.
Time to get this car moving. Smile
What about some OU action weekend of 27th/28th??

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Post by dirtytorque on Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:59 am

27th would be good.
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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:15 am

Right, lets hope Dec is about.... Laughing

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:24 pm

I can't do the Saturday, unless Gooney is on the road, as Carleena needs the car. Sunday?

P.S. still haven't asked Dec yet....

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by dirtytorque on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:39 pm

can't really do the Sunday mate.
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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:52 pm

Bugger bugger bugger.

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by Dec on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:09 am

Laughing

Sorry not been in contact guys!.....Was working all hours finishing off a project in work!

I'm about next w'end if either of you are? (was supposed to be watching the rugby on Sat, but not a big deal to give it a miss). Stu, I could give you a lift if you are stuck for a car?

Or could do the first w'end in March?

Where things stand with the car.......well I got a decent rpm signal from the trigger wheel. But only got an ignition pulse out through one of the coil drivers. So..pulled the MS out and tested it with various new coil drivers but couldn't get two drivers to work together. When I swapped them over, both would work independently though...so I guess it must be a software/set-up issue rather than an actual fault component fault? Shocked

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by dirtytorque on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:14 am

I'm still up for next week. Smile
I'd look forward to it.

I don't like to do much on Sundays espcially as your quite a drive away.So Saturday would be ideal.
Let me know.
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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:27 am

Carleena needs the car on Saturday, so if you can pick me up Dec, that would be cool and the gang. Smile

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by Dec on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:49 am

No problemo guys! Cool

Yup I can come get you on Sat Stu......just let me know what sort of time you'd like!?

I'll take another look at the MS and give you guys a bit more info before Saturday. I have a set of four new/spare coil drivers if that does turn out to be the problem though.

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Post by dirtytorque on Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:25 am

can u send me your msq again mate?
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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:51 am

Dec wrote:No problemo guys! Cool

Yup I can come get you on Sat Stu......just let me know what sort of time you'd like!?

I'll take another look at the MS and give you guys a bit more info before Saturday. I have a set of four new/spare coil drivers if that does turn out to be the problem though.

Cool. Well, I reckon as early as possible, so we can get a full day on it.

I'll bring my injectors with me too

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by mrbeige on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:06 am

So, what did you find out after I left?

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Re: Dec's Corrado

Post by Dec on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:28 am

Firstly...a big thanks to Rob & Stu for calling over and spending the whole day working on the car (again!) Cool

Stu...we sorted out that mysterious Fuel pump relay buzz....turned out to be the constant supply for the MS relay board was disconnected at the battery at some point and was grounding out!

Solved that problem and then found out that after our playing around with the injector wiring....all four injectors were wired backwards....que more awkward fiddling with wires in the relay board.

Though we were getting somewhere then! Engine was turning over nice and quickly on one of the big Varta batteries......Went to start it and got an immediate loud bang through the exhaust...large electrical flash on the MS board and a buff of smoke. Bang head

Turns out the VB921 driver had shorted out on the back of the MS metal case. It fried the stepper motor output track we were using for the VB921 output. But we just bypassed the fried track by using one of the other four stepper motor outputs.

Then unfort didn't get much further.....batteries were all pretty knackered at that stage.

Rob has kindly offered to test my MS board on his car to see if that's the problem,

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Post by mrbeige on Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:34 pm

Dec wrote:Firstly...a big thanks to Rob & Stu for calling over and spending the whole day working on the car (again!) Cool
My pleasure matey Smile

Dec wrote:Stu...we sorted out that mysterious Fuel pump relay buzz....turned out to be the constant supply for the MS relay board was disconnected at the battery at some point and was grounding out!
That might have been me... Embarassed

Dec wrote:Solved that problem and then found out that after our playing around with the injector wiring....all four injectors were wired backwards....que more awkward fiddling with wires in the relay board.

Though we were getting somewhere then! Engine was turning over nice and quickly on one of the big Varta batteries......Went to start it and got an immediate loud bang through the exhaust...large electrical flash on the MS board and a buff of smoke. Bang head

Turns out the VB921 driver had shorted out on the back of the MS metal case. It fried the stepper motor output track we were using for the VB921 output. But we just bypassed the fried track by using one of the other four stepper motor outputs.

Then unfort didn't get much further.....batteries were all pretty knackered at that stage.

Rob has kindly offered to test my MS board on his car to see if that's the problem,

Well, I'm glad more progress was made after I left, all be it two steps forward and one step back.

I'm free on the 27th March for another session if that suits?

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