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Old 08-21-2011, 11:19 AM
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Here is the frame painted with three coats of POR15 and 2 coats of POR 15 chassis black.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:39 AM
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Looking good. What fuel injection system did you use?

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Old 08-21-2011, 12:08 PM
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You took the words right out of my mouth...i was wondering the same thing...i would LOVE to put Fuel Injection on my 428!!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:56 PM
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It is a MegaSquirt 3 DIY set up. I had to do a bit of fab work on the engine (crank and cam signals) to do sequential.fuel and spark.
Look at the following link for info.
MegaSquirt-3 Engine Management System
I have lots of pictures. I did it in stages...
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:03 PM
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I've heard of Megasquirt but never messed with it. It's commonly used on turbo imports.

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:16 PM
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MegaSquirt is very flexible. It can be using on almost anything from a V12 to even a 1 cyl lawnmower engine.
There is a company that makes a plug and play set up ( DIYAutoTune.com Megasquirt Kits / Assembled Engine Management Systems, Wideband o2 Sensor Systems and tuning products ) for some popular applications.
There is nothing MegaSquirt wise for a FE plug and play wise. It requires a lot of DIY work.
I had good success with it, I drove with it for about a year in various modes and found it to be reliable.Even more fantastic was how well my FE ran under all conditions.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:28 PM
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I like this build already.
Looks like you're off to a great start.
These projects kinda take on a life of their own.
Keep us updated and keep the pictures flowing.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:33 PM
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So did you have to drill the intake for the injector rail??
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:12 PM
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Edelbrock has a bolt on intake manifold with the injector holes in it for multiple applications.

Edelbrock 29365 - Edelbrock Victor EFI Intake Manifolds - Overview - SummitRacing.com

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:16 PM
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WOW!!! I want one now!!! lol
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:13 PM
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First... I spent quite a lot of money doing that. It is a hobby! ?

The intake manifold is a EFI Edelbrock, with Edelbrock fuel rails. The injectors are Delphi 30 Lb/Hr. The cam sensor is from a 2005 Impala, The coils are from a 2004 Taho, The throttle body is from a 2002 Ford V10 (out of a F250) The intake to throttle body plenum is from a 94 Fold 7.5L the crank trigger is DIY with the tooth wheel from a place in the UK. Some machine work was involved in mounting the crank trigger wheel mounted to the sleeve on the crank shaft behind the damper. There are a number of temp sensors for air and coolant, they are all GM. Each header collector has a O2 sensor. The system currently runs closed loop (last September when it last ran). I have a MAF sensor from a 2002 Ford F250, but I have not hooked it up yet. The MS software allows for a number of modes, and some modes can be mixed (blended) depending on rpm and/or load..
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very nice! i'll be following this build as well. please keep us updated
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:24 PM
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These parts got three coats of Por15 and 3 coats of POR Hardnose. It takes about a week for the Hardnose paint to cure. So these parts were just hanging out. Once cured it seems to be really hard.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:29 PM
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Front end parts got the same treatment. Three coats of POR15 and three coats of POR Hardnose. I dropped one of the front axles on to the floor while trying to install it. It did not even smudge.
I need a paint booth upgrade. Think Grinnergetter had a great idea with his instant shelter.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:36 PM
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Here is the rear assembled. I bought front and rear Addo sway bars about 12 years ago. The front was easy to install, the rear bar sat in the box as I found it impossible to install. Just before removing the rear springs and axle, I found it quite easy to install, I installed it drilled the holes and welded the brackets to the axle. Then removed it all stand blasted everything then painted it. The axle has a very nice finish, unfortunately I had a little accident with a can of antiseeze which spattered all over. Before I get the cab and bed back on I will do some wash up.
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