What I have done:
Installed LC-2 w/ DB gauge last week, working great so far. Downloaded and paid for TunerStudio, got familiar with it.
Wired in IAT, removed MAF, ran vacuum line, soldered brown wire from LC-2 to the O2 input pink wire on the MS harness, downloaded COM drivers, connected to the MS, Started new project, set the properties, got the TPS, CLT, and IAT calibrated. Also chose LC-1/LC-2 in the "calibrate AFR table" menu. This where I start to have problems...
#1 My AFR gauge reads stable high 14's in the car, but reads 8-9 on the TS gauge. I even tried to manually enter the configuration by using .23v-7.35:1 and 5v-22.39:1, still same result.
#2 Attempting to set base timing. Car starts (a little rough, but starts and ran smooth, idles at 1100 tho) Went to ign settings/ignition options, set the "fixed advanced" to "fixed timing" and went to go check the timing marks. I have the FAB9 COP kit so I put on of my old ignition wires between the spark plug and the cop on cyl#1, and put the timing light clamp on there. When I checked the timing marks, they were pretty much at 11-12 o clock. If I adjust the trigger angle say up to 15 (default was 5.5), I could get the marks closer but still far away from where they are supposed to be, and it would start misfiring (obviously). The timing light has an adjustment for the advance, and if I crank it up off the scale (max is 60*, it looks like it would be close to 75* where the **** maxes out) I can get the timing marks pretty close to where they are supposed to be, but just not quite.
My theories: I know this thing had a supercharger on it at one point, and I can see marks on the crankshaft nut as if it has been removed before. Can it be possible that the pulley is off 90*? I haven't taken this pulley off before, but it looks like there are also 4 bolts that hold it on, wouldn't that mean there could be 4 different positions to put the crank pulley on? 15* trigger angle + ~75* adjustment on the gun = ~90* = close to the marks, that's what get's me wondering about the pulley...
Can the COP kit be causing something to go on? If I clamp the timing light on the rigged spark plug wire OR the green trigger wire from the igniter to the COP, I get different readings from each other as to where the timing marks are. But I did so much switching around and trying different things, I may be confused/incorrect about this tho... The "number of coils" under ignition options is default to wasted spark. Leave that there or switch to wasted COP? I didn't see any difference when I tried it tho.
And for the AFR readings, I have no idea what's going on here. How could TS be seeing such low AFR's but be running fine according to the DB gauge?
What I got from Brain
The green wire that goes to the COP on #1
Gauge in car, works great
Timing gun adjustments
Can provide more pics if needed if they will help.
I've been racking my brain to the point of confusion and had to put it down for the night, hoping I can get some ideas here... Also contacted Brain, awaiting response.