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It Runs... Again

Posted April 10th, 2011 at 12:02 PM by pbrown
Updated April 10th, 2011 at 12:07 PM by pbrown

Yesterday was spent finishing up the EDIS8 ignition system. Most of that time was fabricating the VR sensor bracket and 36-1 toothed wheel and waiting for paint to dry.

I made the final wire connections, connected the battery, and turned the key.Nothing. Hmmm. I tried again and again. Thinking it is now flooded I enabled flood clear mode (throttle pedal greater that 75% open disables fuel when cranking). Suddenly it started but ran poorly and had a strange whistle. I looked under...
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Some work on the new ignition

Posted March 28th, 2011 at 10:36 PM by pbrown
Updated March 29th, 2011 at 08:58 AM by pbrown

I've been working a bit on the ignition. I have the coil packs mounted. I found some room for them in front of the left head. I used the power steering pump bracket as a base. This bracket is made from 1/8" mild steel. Those coils won't go anywhere.

The EDIS module ended up just under the passenger side hood hinge. All the wiring to the coils is done as well at the power leads. I just need to work on the VR sensor.

There are some factory noise filters for the system...
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Progress on Some Issues

Posted March 14th, 2011 at 12:00 PM by MacDee
Updated March 18th, 2011 at 03:13 PM by MacDee

Another progress report….

In my last report I believe I mentioned finding a cracked push rod over at Carter’s place last fall. I had driven it over there so we could verify the cam timing. The “cup” at the top of one of the push rods was cracked, and a piece of it broke off when I poked at it. Carter observed from the wear pattern that it looked as if it had only been wearing around the lip of the cup, not down in the cup itself; as though the ball on the end of the adjuster...
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LEDs for the Falcon

Posted February 14th, 2011 at 11:27 PM by pbrown

I've been looking for the perfect LED setup for the Falcon for a while. Most of these just don't work well because the LEDs get oriented to only face one direction. The Falcon lens is actually designed to surround the bulb and focus the light sort of like a Fresnel lens. When the typical LED bulb is used the overall light is focussed at the center and it looks dim overall.

Well, I have a solution. Look at the photos and see what I found. I bought a complete set (front and rear). They...
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More progress - Still a lot to do though.

Posted February 11th, 2011 at 08:10 PM by pbrown
Updated February 13th, 2011 at 10:59 AM by pbrown

I've been doing a lot of under hood wire cleanup. I removed most of the factory harness wrap to expose the wires. The unused wire was removed and the others neatly routed and secured. I still need to rewrap the harness. I'm waiting to finish up the new ignition system before wrapping it all up.

I just received a new 8" center section in a 3.4:1 gear ratio and four gear Trac-Lock. This will be fun. I plan to pull the whole rear end when this goes in. I'd like to weld on the brackets...
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