Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum  

Go Back   Rainier Falcons > The FalconForum > Blogs > pbrown

  1. Old Comment
    pbrown's Avatar

    LEDs for the Falcon

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gdrnchman View Comment
    Where did you find the bulbs for the rear? I have not had any luck finding a set that will work
    The bulbs came from Super Bright LEDs (http://www.superbrightleds.com).
    Posted 06-05-2014 at 11:04 PM by pbrown pbrown is offline
  2. Old Comment

    LEDs for the Falcon

    Where did you find the bulbs for the rear? I have not had any luck finding a set that will work
    Posted 06-04-2014 at 09:42 AM by gdrnchman
  3. Old Comment
    Posted 03-21-2013 at 10:47 PM by BillP 98201 BillP 98201 is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Posted 03-21-2013 at 10:45 PM by BillP 98201 BillP 98201 is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Jeff W's Avatar

    Finally finished (mostly) my friends WRX engine rebuild

    Glad you are done... now I can bring over my 200 for a rebuild.

    Nice work and The Saabaru - your friend is lucky to have you.
    Posted 03-21-2013 at 10:10 PM by Jeff W Jeff W is offline
  6. Old Comment
    pbrown's Avatar

    Some work on the new ignition

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by falcon cobra View Comment
    Wow that is really trick! patrick, what are the coils made for?I like the cam sensor, does it go into the oil pump shaft, well I guess it would have to. does it all work with the computer you made or does it have it's own ignition controler...looking good..john h
    This system has it's own ignition module. There is a photo of it in the blog post. The system is designed to operate at a fixed 10 degrees BTDC without any computer input. This is what they call "limp home mode". There is a single wire to the EFI computer to adjust timing. This wire sends the SAW (Spark Advance Word) signal.

    The coils are standard EDIS4/8 coils and can be found on most 4 and 8 cylinder Ford engines from the early 90s to early 2000s.
    Posted 04-02-2011 at 03:35 PM by pbrown pbrown is offline
    Updated 04-02-2011 at 08:37 PM by pbrown
  7. Old Comment

    Some work on the new ignition

    Wow that is really trick! patrick, what are the coils made for?I like the cam sensor, does it go into the oil pump shaft, well I guess it would have to. does it all work with the computer you made or does it have it's own ignition controler...looking good..john h
    Posted 04-02-2011 at 10:11 AM by falcon cobra falcon cobra is offline
  8. Old Comment
    pbrown's Avatar

    LEDs for the Falcon

    I resolved the flasher issues. I added a green dash LED for the high beam light and wired the left and right blinkers into the old high beam light and existing flasher.

    I have the dash all put together and realized that the old high beam light was red and the flasher was green. I need to get some gel tape or something so I can make them both the same color. I also need to move a diode from the alternator to behind the dash anyway.
    Posted 02-20-2011 at 04:42 PM by pbrown pbrown is offline
    Updated 02-20-2011 at 11:48 PM by pbrown
  9. Old Comment
    pbrown's Avatar

    LEDs for the Falcon

    The new flasher is silent. I may add a relay to the load side to get the click back.

    I was thinking about the high beam light locations and having left and right turn indicators.
    Posted 02-20-2011 at 01:00 AM by pbrown pbrown is offline
  10. Old Comment
    Jeff W's Avatar

    LEDs for the Falcon

    maybe you can hijack the high beam indicator for the right turn signal and add a high beam elsewhere.

    Should be a piece of cake with your background.

    Does your new flasher unit play "Love me tender"?
    Posted 02-19-2011 at 11:08 PM by Jeff W Jeff W is offline
  11. Old Comment
    pbrown's Avatar

    LEDs for the Falcon

    I did have to change the flasher but now there is a new problem. I noticed that after I installed the front bulbs that they both blinked when signaling left or right. The problem is only front. It turns out that the dash indicator is wired into both front turn signal circuits. I pulled the dash bulb and they started to flash properly. I need to figure out how to modify the dash light so that I have a dash indicator and the left and right don't flash at the same time.
    Posted 02-18-2011 at 10:57 PM by pbrown pbrown is offline
    Updated 02-18-2011 at 11:09 PM by pbrown
  12. Old Comment
    Jeff W's Avatar

    LEDs for the Falcon

    That is a good price $25 each. I'm assuming you followed the recommendation and went with the color Red?
    Pricing on the under-counter strips are very reasonable as well. I was looking for some a while back for the kitchen and wasn't happy in my search... ended up with mini-fluorescents.

    How cool would it be to have a 4 foot strip hidden along the bottom of your dash that was activated along with the dome light? Trunk light under the front drip edge? Under the hood hidden under the shock braces?

    Did you have to replace your flasher unit to compensate for the lighter load?
    Posted 02-18-2011 at 10:30 PM by Jeff W Jeff W is offline
    Updated 02-18-2011 at 10:33 PM by Jeff W
  13. Old Comment
    Luva65wagon's Avatar

    The Case of the Missing Pintle

    Not a missing Pintle! Anything but that!!

    Yeah, that sucks. I hate it when that happens. Hope to see some pictures of that new pintle when it comes...
    Posted 10-28-2010 at 08:42 PM by Luva65wagon Luva65wagon is offline
  14. Old Comment
    SmithKid's Avatar

    The Case of the Missing Pintle

    seems like you're making good progress Patrick. I'm suoer interested in the final result and the degree of you satisfaction. But it sure sounds like you had a fella named Murphy sitting behind you when setting up your throttle body.
    Posted 10-26-2010 at 10:07 PM by SmithKid SmithKid is offline
  15. Old Comment
    pbrown's Avatar

    Electronic Fuel Injection Begins

    Quote:
    was the computer a kit that you assembeled?
    It is a MegaSquirt 2 kit from diyautotune.com. It required assemply of the entire board. There is a lot of soldering invilved.

    Quote:
    does it use one or two exhaust sensors?
    It used one wideband O2 sensor. I could use two. I could even use eight if I realy wanted to. I wanted to start simple. I mounted the sensor aboyr six inches behind the X-pipe.

    Quote:
    how long before it runs,
    I'm hoping to start it for the first time sometome mid-November. I'm waiting for my new fuel pump and I needed to order a new IAC valve. Both are on backorder.

    Quote:
    also will a obd ll scanner work with it..
    No. The whole thing is programed and monitored from a laptop.
    Posted 10-26-2010 at 03:51 PM by pbrown pbrown is offline
  16. Old Comment

    Electronic Fuel Injection Begins

    Patrick that looks cool, was the computer a kit that you assembeled? does it use one or two exhaust sensors? how long before it runs, I'am just full of questions arn't I.. well I have done quit a bit of electronics over the years, and it's still fun. also will a obd ll scanner work with it.. I think it will run great, and fast...john h
    Posted 10-26-2010 at 10:24 AM by falcon cobra falcon cobra is offline
  17. Old Comment
    redfalken's Avatar

    Chasing Noise in Stereo

    Next thing you'll be putting magnets on your fuel line to get better milage!

    Glad you figured it out...
    Posted 10-03-2009 at 03:19 PM by redfalken redfalken is offline
  18. Old Comment
    pbrown's Avatar

    Chasing Noise in Stereo

    I just finished installing my new ignition filter. That thing actually works.
    Posted 10-03-2009 at 01:45 PM by pbrown pbrown is offline
  19. Old Comment
    SmithKid's Avatar

    Chasing Noise in Stereo

    years & years ago, when FM was 1st appearing in cars, we had to use carbon spark plug wires to cure this annoying symptom. are your wires metal? trouble is, i believe you lose a little oomph at the plugs wit carbon wires.
    Posted 09-30-2009 at 09:58 AM by SmithKid SmithKid is offline
  20. Old Comment
    Luva65wagon's Avatar

    A little electrical cleanup.

    Yes, the dreaded "ground loop interference." Having been a car stereo fanatic forever, I've fought this many times. Providing a common ground is ideal, but not always practical. Many things don't care, but some, like stereo's really do. For sure. Anyone wanting to read a little more on what Patrick is talking about, here's a pretty good page on the subject. It's obviously not a USA-based web page. In England most likely. There they call grounds "earth". Go figure.

    http://www.epanorama.net/documents/groundloop/
    Posted 09-15-2009 at 09:07 PM by Luva65wagon Luva65wagon is offline

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.