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Old 04-01-2006, 07:14 PM
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Fired up for the first time today - video

I've covered some of this in my journal, but I'll recap anyway. Last fall I found a 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII donor car. These cars have the 4.6 32 valve DOHC aluminum engine in them, similar to the Mustang Cobra, but not as stout. I transplanted it into my T bucket, built a Megasquirt EFI computer to run the ignition and fuel injection systems, added a 6-71 blower that I rebuilt and rewired and replumbed everything for the new motor.

I finally got to the point today where I could test fire it to make sure that all the systems were working so I can continue reassemby. After a few minutes of cranking, it fired. Still have some tuning to do and finish putting everything back together, but it runs.

http://media.putfile.com/starting-motor-for-first-time

Note: 4/05/06 added a faster loading video file
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(for some reason I couldn't post the video to my gallery)

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Old 04-01-2006, 07:37 PM
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wow nice , bet your gonna have fun at the pumps
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:06 PM
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was that your son taking the video? I would have giggled too.

BTW, I like the big valve covers from the dohc motor, gives it a nice touch, little bit of a new-age hemi look almost.

Very cool.

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Old 04-01-2006, 08:20 PM
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Yeah man that is way cool. Blown DOHC engine is a pretty slick.
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:10 PM
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Good for you Arrowhead!

You pulled it all off ... BRAVO!
Top marks for originality, foresight, imagination, and fabrication.

THIS is hot-rodding!

I've got blower envy. (Maybe someday...)
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Old 04-02-2006, 12:35 PM
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thats just friggin awesome.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:52 PM
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So COOL!

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Old 04-03-2006, 01:43 PM
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Thanks,
it's been a real learning experiance. That's kind of the whole point behind this car from the beginning anyway. I just hope the tranny works off the factory computer with the engine being contolled by a different computer, that's the next hurdle.
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:08 PM
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Alright Arrowhead!!! Lets get that thing together and do a little cruisin together.Sounds baaaad!!
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AArrggghhhhh
Its not letting me iew it.
I can tell you that I think yer car looks awesome though!
Ive checked out yer journal a lot. Way cool. Hg
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Chills, nothing like hearing the whine of a blower belt.
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:05 AM
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WOW!
Went to my moms house and seen it. Thats awesome dude! HG
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I just hope the tranny works off the factory computer with the engine being contolled by a different computer, that's the next hurdle.
What system are you using to control the engine? And is it running on a close to stock or custom program in the video? How did you mount the TPS? Can you take a picture of the top of the blower/intake to show how the fuel rails and fuel plumbing was ran? I am thinking of doing something close to that with a Chevy LT1 engine.

BTW that is one sweet set up, engine and car. Very nice job.

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:00 AM
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Thanks again everyone. Hope i'm not being premature bragging on it

HG, can't wait till you fire yours up, that thing is gonna be crazy!

1931 steve,

The computer is a Megasquirt.

http://www.megasquirt.info/

The only thing I'm using from the stock motor are the injectors and the EDIS-8 distributorless ignition system (which is super slick by the way). I used aftermarket fuel rails to mount the injectors and just made up AN hose and fittings and connected to the supply and return line (the motor I pulled out was already EFI, so the pump was still there) The transmission is a Ford R470W which is an electronically shifted. The Megasquirt is not capable (yet) to shift the transmission, so I need to piggyback the stock computer for shifting duties (I really just don't want to drop $450 for an aftermarket trans controller)



I had to program the computer with a laptop to match my motor configuration to get it started. It will require additional tuning once it's roadworthy.

Actually, the TPS isn't mounted yet, that is on my list, thats why it doesn't rev up smoother in the video.

So far I'm pretty impressed with the Megasquirt. it' not for the faint at heart, you have to solder all the components on the circuit board, but it was all about learning new things for me anyway.

I'll post more pics when everything is buttoned up nice.

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:01 AM
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Here's a much faster loading video

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