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3/13/2020 3:54 PM  #101


Re: The Phoenix Project

Here's my modified blasting cabinet and I am now running glass bead media together with water in it:

https://i.ibb.co/rdrM4pZ/0862.jpg


Here's what kind of surface it will produce on cast aluminum, this is obviously the side of this T5 Hurst shifter I've blasted:

https://i.ibb.co/6B2fWNW/0869.jpg


And here's the other side:

https://i.ibb.co/qRhW7Yq/0881.jpg


A throttle body:

https://i.ibb.co/4W3F9cs/0883.jpg


And the Ford logo in cast aluminum:

https://i.ibb.co/MBJ2KZQ/0886.jpg


Another thing I've always wanted to do is zinc plating which actually is as easy as described in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PtnwtOR24

Bolt to the left is what I started with, second from the left is after wet blasting, next is after zinc plating and to the right is the result after zinc plating plus wet blasting it again to get a slightly polished surface.

https://i.ibb.co/L60Fchm/0893.jpg

 

3/14/2020 2:43 PM  #102


Re: The Phoenix Project

Nice shirt...

 

12/11/2021 1:44 PM  #103


Re: The Phoenix Project

Decided to retire the EEC IV - A9L - Quarterhorse combination I was planning on using and bought a modern engine management system called MAXXECU developed here in Sweden instead. Even if this looks like a wiring nightmare the benefits of a locally developed modern system are of course obvious:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51739043707_6d5dec012d_b.jpg

Also replaced the front springs and shocks with coilover shocks, but I'll show pictures of that later.

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12/11/2021 3:45 PM  #104


Re: The Phoenix Project

Glass beading leaves a much nicer finish than sandblasting. Looks good. Your workbench looks like a big plate of spaghetti!!! I had enough fun wiring in the Quick 4 transmission control when I installed the 4R70W, so I congratulate you on your efforts to wire in that EEC control system.
Have a Merry Christmas Hakan!
Will the New Year bring us all a completed Phoenix Project??? https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

 

12/12/2021 7:24 AM  #105


Re: The Phoenix Project

The version of the MAXXECU I bought actually uses less input sensors than the EEC IV. It's of course much more "intelligent" as a few things have happened in the engine management area since the 1980s when the EEC IV was developed. Constantly updated tuning software etc. will hopefully make the use a little bit easier than what I would have had to go through with the EEC IV Quarterhorse combo.

The car will hopefully at least be running next year, but it will be missing interior, paint and a lot of other things. But as I mentioned before I think it might be a good idea to do some tests of all my homemade stuff before putting the final finish on it.

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12/20/2021 4:29 PM  #106


Re: The Phoenix Project

Working on the wiring and made a new engine harness. Kind of hard to see, but that's the whole idea. The brown 19lbs injectors are there just as a mock up. My new upper front coilover shock brackets are waiting for a couple of M12 flange bolts I've ordered:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51759880763_2efce2182b_b.jpg

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12/20/2021 4:43 PM  #107


Re: The Phoenix Project

Metric bolts? That's a felony where I'm from


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
 

12/21/2021 4:02 AM  #108


Re: The Phoenix Project

Bearing Bob wrote:

Metric bolts? That's a felony where I'm from

There's an exception in the Swedish legislation about gear head related activities that says that if the metric bolts are of the flange type, polished stainless and/or chrome plated they can be used in some cases.

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12/22/2021 4:42 PM  #109


Re: The Phoenix Project

What ecu will you be using?
Mini or street?
Is it user friendly for tuning?
Noticed the 3 bar MAP.

 

12/23/2021 5:51 AM  #110


Re: The Phoenix Project

Some nice work going on here.

 

12/23/2021 6:23 AM  #111


Re: The Phoenix Project

Nos681 wrote:

What ecu will you be using?
Mini or street?
Is it user friendly for tuning?
Noticed the 3 bar MAP.

I bought the "Race" version https://www.maxxecu.com/products/race as it has 8 injector outputs and 8 ignition outputs and the possibility to run all cylinders sequential. Built in MAP and wideband O2 sensor support also sounds good. Most important was when looking at the map below though. I live where the red dot is and as you can see I'm surrounded by companies that are MaxxEcu dealers and/or tuners. I bought my ecu from the dealer/tuner "GZ Racing" closest to where I live and so far judging from one phone call and one email with questions about wiring their support seems very good. I haven't looked into the Mtune software https://www.maxxecu.com/mtune yet, but I'm planning on using some time over the upcoming holidays to go through the MaxxEcu Training Course available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc-jQln3LUM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51769484404_62edf13dec_b.jpg

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