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Old 03-10-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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I've been a lurker for almost three years now, since I bought a 94 summer of '07. I'm more of a regular at the grassrootsmotorsports board and I recognize some of you from there as well. I've got a megasquirt on the shelf that i'm looking to install this spring and an '02 head i'm in the process of rebuilding for install after getting the hang of having the MS in the car, so i'll probably be more of a regular and figured I should say "hi"
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Welcome!

You might want to look into an AEM or something that can control and take advantage of VVT on that 02 head.

Any plans for boost?
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You might want to look into an AEM or something that can control and take advantage of VVT on that 02 head.

Any plans for boost?
eventually. Not really interested in dropping the cash on an AEM. I'd rather work with what I have and either figure out a VVT controller on my own or hopefully someone else who's close to having it figured out will have a build-your-own option in the near future *waves at kevin* I don't have a super specific power goal and I enjoy the learning and building process.
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I was helping out a friend with a Honda CRX he raced at the oval track here. The rules restricted him to carburetors, but he was able to find a V-tec head to run in the vehicle. I ended up installed a MSD RPM activated switch to turn the V-tec on

Not sure if it would work, but essentially it comes with a bunch of preset RPM modules. You put the appropriate module in, and when it hits that RPM, it grounds one of the lines. Here's the full manual if you want to check it out:
http://www.msdignition.com/uploadedf...structions.pdf
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
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Howdy and welcome.
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Welcome BlueJ. There are a ton of boosted people running around the nova area so we should be able to help you out with any questions you have.
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I was helping out a friend with a Honda CRX he raced at the oval track here. The rules restricted him to carburetors, but he was able to find a V-tec head to run in the vehicle. I ended up installed a MSD RPM activated switch to turn the V-tec on

Not sure if it would work, but essentially it comes with a bunch of preset RPM modules. You put the appropriate module in, and when it hits that RPM, it grounds one of the lines. Here's the full manual if you want to check it out:
http://www.msdignition.com/uploadedf...structions.pdf
thanks for the suggestion but (un)fortunately, our VVT is a little too complicated for that. rather than just two cam profiles, it can be adjusted within a certain range. IIRC some have experimented with a simple rpm switch with some success but also some damage to the valvetrain.
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Welcome BlueJ. There are a ton of boosted people running around the nova area so we should be able to help you out with any questions you have.
i noticed that. we just moved up here from FL in the fall and i'm looking forward to seeing some nice boosted jelly beans
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Welcome, wish i could help. Thanks for not being a retard and thread jacking.
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BlueJ

check out This link for info on a local dyno day that is coming up. Most of the boosted nova crew will be there and you will be able to see a good amount of different turbo setups. Might even see a LS1 swap.


As for the VVT with a rpm switch there is mixed views on it. If you check out the Electronics section JasonS has found some interesting information on using an RPM switch to control VVT. I am currently building a motor and planning on going with VVT myself. I am planning on using an RPM switch for now and then upgrading the the dedicated VVT board when it is done.
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