Originally Posted by Hot_Wheels
thanks for the input! i would love to get more info on how you did your set up.
Well, I thought it was pretty well-documented in the writeups:
i would like to run a edis set up do you think i should just get a miata harness and try to convert my car to edis with that? or just source out a edis 4 module?
No Miata ever used EDIS from the factory. The stock system consisted of a 4/2 dual-wheel cam driven pickup from '90-'97 or seperate cam (2 tooth) and crank (4 tooth) pickups from '98-'05. These went to the ECU, which then triggered the coils.
Frankly, I don't much care for EDIS anyway. Nothing wrong with it, it's just un-needed complexity. If you're going to go MS, just wire whatever sensors your car already has directly into the MS, and drive the coils directly from the MS. Having that level of control makes things easier. My current setup is a 36-1 crankwheel with a Ford VR sensor, however it's driving the MS directly, I have no EDIS module. Click the link in my sig fo details.
I figure I should clarify a few things from my earlier reply.
I ignored the subect of turbo timers as I consider them non-critical. If you have a proper water-cooled turbo, you really won't have cooldown woes. Even with my non watercooled Mitsu turbo, I just take it easy for the last mile or so and let it cool down while I remove y seatbelt, raise the top (if raining), get my laptop off the floor, etc., and then shut it down.
On the subject of EGT gauges: I have one, and I find that I don't really ever use it. Back when I was learning to fly, we used the EGT gauge for setting cruise mixture at altitude (carbeurated airplanes actually have a mixture lever right on the dashboard, next to the throttle.) But nowadays, we have WBO2 AFR gauges which are a thousand times faster and more accurate. I personally consider it superfluous.