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Old 09-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Whats up everybody, joined a while ago actually but I finally decided to introduce my self. I dont have a Miata but its at least its Miata powered Its a 95 Ford Escort LX with a BP swap and lots of other mods.

Longtime member of feoa.net and clubprotege.com

I am here for the MS knowledge since I am a noob at tuning and just got my MS 1 a few weeks ago. Hopefully I can contribute something back to the community eventually.


I will try to get some pics up later tonight and a full mod list if anyone is interested.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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Pics and mod list










Suspension/Steering/Brakes:
  • K-sport control pro coilovers with Advanced camber/castor front plates
  • Full ES poly bushing set
  • Front MX3 GS swaybar
  • Rear ZXTuner 22mm swaybar
  • Front slotted rotors with Goodridge braided lines
  • Rear Miata sport suspension slotted rotors, M-tuned Miata sport suspension caliper brackets, braided lines
  • Depowered rack with poly rack bushings
  • 205/45-16 tires on Enkei OR-52 wheels
  • Piercemotorsports front roadrace control arms
  • Piercemotorsports rear crossmember, rear TTL's, front MX3 TTL's with custom machined ES bushings, and custom swaybar droplinks
  • Piercemotorsport front and rear strut tower bars with triangulation in the rear
Engine/Transmission:
  • KY clutch organic/kevlar clutch
  • 626 5th gear swap and welded diff pin
  • poly stabilizer rod bushing, and ZXTuner STS shifter
  • McMaster Carr bronze shifter bushings
  • BP engine swap, with the following mods:
  • Kia BP cut upper intake, EXTINT cam, bored throttle body, GTX 360cc injectors, SMSP header with 3" exhaust, Rebuilt head with port work and shaved .006".
  • Bored .5mm over (.020") with Miata 10:1 pistons, block decked .006", balanced rods and weight matched pistons within 1 gram.
  • B8 SOHC crankshaft, Fidanza aluminum Miata Flywheel, Custom intake tube with modified 1.9L stock air box and modified H-box, OBX thermal intake gasket
  • Megasquirt 1 extra
Exterior:
  • EGT side skirts, front and rear bumpers. Front bumper has molding removed and holes shaved
  • Early style taillights painted all red
  • Piercemotorsports carbon fiber hood and hatch, no spoiler.
  • Solarwing
  • Wet arm wiper conversion using GM wiper squirters since the carbon hood does not have the holes for the stock ones
  • Protege power mirrors

Interior:
  • Complete Black MX3 lower dash, center console, double stack rear console, carpet, front leather seats, and many small misc trim items
  • Mercury Tracer dash bezel with storage pocket
  • Canadian manual seat belts
  • Real MX3 leather shift boot and different shift ****
  • ZXTuner ZX2, 2 pillar gauge pod. this only works because i have manual belts.
  • New Ford OE leather wrap steering wheel
  • BJ protege Mazdaspeed floormats
  • Prosport oil pressure, coolant temp, vacuum, and volt gauges
  • PLX DM-6 Wideband
  • Viper keyless entry
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:53 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site.

As far as the ms1.. might as well sell it and buy an ms2.
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I am actually planning to just upgrade this unit to a MS3 in a few months.
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lol that aint gonna happen. U'll replace like all of the **** on it. cheaper just to start from scratch.
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lol that aint gonna happen. U'll replace like all of the **** on it. cheaper just to start from scratch.
Are you saying all this requires a bunch of rewiring? I was under the impression it was a couple of jumpers and then just plug the daughter board kit in, then change some settings in tunerstudio/load maps?

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Almost all other settings are somewhat different between MS1/Extra and Megasquirt-3.
The wheel decoder now requires a single "Tooth #1 angle" and automatically calculates the triggers itself and enables the required number of spark outputs depending on how many cylinders you have and your selection of single coil, wasted spark, coil-on-plug or dual-dizzy.
Spark A,B,C are available on the LEDs (not FIDLE)
Sparks D,E,F have moved
Launch pins are different
Nitrous pins are different and the wiring method has changed
Water injection is different
3 stage shift lights different
Spare ADCs the same.
12V power feed to the chip to enable the stepper driver (Caution! Do not refit the Megasquirt-1 CPU with the 12V feed in place.)

Whether you imported a VE table or not, you now must go through all settings to configure for your engine. e.g. number of cylinders, ReqFuel, ignition triggering, spark and fuel hardware in use.
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Are you saying all this requires a bunch of rewiring? I was under the impression it was a couple of jumpers and then just plug the daughter board kit in, then change some settings in tunerstudio/load maps?
Last time someone upgraded an ms1 into ms3 even the box was discarded because nothing fit in it.
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I just did this and haven't quite figured it out yet. The documentation is very limited. It also depends on how you wired your ms1. It is in theory a couple changes. I haven't tested my board but ultimately what i've done should work and it was hardly anything. You do need to buy ms3 processor, new case. If you plan on using sequential and things ms3x, then you need ms3x wiring harness.
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This is a Stratified Auto PNP unit built for an Escort GT. I paid $250 shipped for it and after pricing stuff out, its almost the same price to sell this and buy a full MS3+MS3X+cables +BOB to make in PNP -vs- just buying the daughter board+MS3X+cables and reusing the ND 76 pin on this unit.

I am willing to give it a shot and I am sure I should be able to get the wiring documentation for it from the company.

Sequential is the plan along with ditching the distributor and using a miata coil for waste spark or COP's, and speaking of this I have some questions about that but I better start a new thread.....
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Thought I would update this thread since there are some significant changes going on.

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