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Old 01-05-2008, 07:26 PM
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Custom engine computer????

Just a general inquiry here. Hope someone has done this or knows how / what is needed.
I have a 1963 F100 project that now has a Ford 5.0HO (1994 Tbird) coupled to a GM 700R4. I have the original engine computer that came with the Tbird. Don't wish to use it as it requires chip changes, etc. I am looking for a more flexible solution that will control the engine and, if possible, the transmission.

Does anyone know of a engine computer solution which is easily programmable and can handle the trans?

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Old 01-05-2008, 08:35 PM
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The original computer should work fine unless the engine has had a cam change and the 700r4 can be equiped with a vacuum operated tcc lock up.
 
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:22 AM
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Antony25,
thanks for the reply. I agree, the original computer will work. It just will not do what I want it to do, enable changes w/o a chip change (ie PC or programmer support) and I would like to be able to control the shift points, etc for the 700r4.

any one else?
 
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:43 AM
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Don't know anything about electronics, but some people suggest MegaSquirt. Good luck with your search, Dave
 
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:06 PM
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Currently megasquirt only controls the engine but the megasquirt megashift should be out soon. Is your trans a 700r4 or a 4l60e? The 700 is all mechanical except for the torque converter lock up. The 4l60e is computer controlled.
 
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by antony25
Currently megasquirt only controls the engine but the megasquirt megashift should be out soon. Is your trans a 700r4 or a 4l60e? The 700 is all mechanical except for the torque converter lock up. The 4l60e is computer controlled.
For direct transmission control (4L60E), the GPIO board will be available in about 2 months. Lance on the MegaSquirt site is road-testing the transmission control code right now.

The GPIO board interfaces to a MegaSquirt MS2 version (or MicroSquirt) using CAN network - this communicates engine RPM, throttle position, etc to the transmission controller, and during shifts the tranny controller can send a brief ignition retard command to the MegaSquirt.

- Bruce
 
 
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