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Old 05-20-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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We should probably have a subforum for the greatest pickup trucks known to man.

I nominate EO2Gay as moderator, and then I'll have somewhere to post my super awesome body swap. (No I'm not getting a sex change)
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EO as autofellator? body swap?

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Good looking truck! Looks way better than my 73. My pops has a sweet 68.
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I had no idea this was even a thing. lol

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Oh hey there.
I see I'm late to the party.
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We should maybe change the thread title now because this is going to broaden in scope.
The reason for reviving is this:
fuel only tbi conversion
Basically, we all have old *** carb setups, and would like to "cheaply" convert to a very basic fuel injection system and use megasquirt to control fuel only.
For my part, I am going to try to find everything in the junkyards and document as well as I can.
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We should maybe change the thread title now because this is going to broaden in scope.
The reason for reviving is this:
fuel only tbi conversion
Absolutely needs a title change.

And yes, this is why I tagged Gesso. He has a 390FE powered beast that needs some fuel only love as well.

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Yay!


This + TBI + MS would be awesome!
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I'm so jealous of that car
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Basically, we all have old *** carb setups, and would like to "cheaply" convert to a very basic fuel injection system and use megasquirt to control fuel only.
For my part, I am going to try to find everything in the junkyards and document as well as I can.
Yeps! I'm in exactly the same boat. I was actually considering hitting the pick-n-pull this weekend just to see what I could find before I start buying random things off the internet. Fairly certain I don't have anything else going.

Title change idea: "ITT: Stupid People Doing Stupid MS Things to Old 'Merican Iron"

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That leads me to my first question.
What is the most cost effective megasquirt to buy off the shelf for this.
I have an old ms1 lying around, and I think Aidan has an ms2, but for the average booger picker who is tuning in, what is the absolute minimum for controlling fuel?
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I feel like you could do it with a Microsquirt and a relay board? It does not require a lot of I/O to get this done.

afm, didn't we talk about this earlier?

I have no spare MS stuff, so I'll be looking for a cheap option as well. I was kind hoping we would all end up buying the same one and then looking over each others shoulders and copying notes, but I understand that cheap is cheap.
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I'd be willing to do that for science.
I imagine most people looking at this will be truck guys who are afraid of pixies and the confounding pathways they take to make electronicals chooch.
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https://www.diyautotune.com/support/...-to-efi/costs/

This says ms2 + relay board. for a plug in and go. An MS1 would probably work though.
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Ms1 PCBv2.2 diy kit is $169 list.
Ms2 PCBv3.0 diy kit is $279 list, as opposed to the listed price of $247 in that article. :(

Looks like the Microsquirt now comes in its own housing thing? $339 with harness, and you would probably still need the relay board, right?



https://www.diyautotune.com/product/...iring-harness/
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I mean, it's not like this isn't the original design intent of the MS1 at all or anything like that. Adding single point TBI to distributor timed cars. Nope. Not at all.
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We are aware.
This is a place where we can demonstrate what we're doing with slightly different rigs and with cheap parts.
It's helpful to have the information in one place.
Also, megasquirt has evolved just a tad since the early 2000s.
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Watching with interest...

I have a '92 Bronco and I'm planning to replace the Ford EFI with MS if I ever get around to rebuilding the engine. I'm planning the full Monty, though... crank fire/ COP, etc.

It's waaay down the list of projects, but I don't feel too bad, considering how old the thread is... I was surprised to find out my login still worked at the FTE forum... hadn't logged in since '13...
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Do I need to start spending money on this, too? I was just thinking of selling it...
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