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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Carrera style fuel tank - Part 1
    •   Porsche
    •   Monday, 29 June 2020
    Just a quick update. Not much has been happening on the project as I've been tied up with work. But I did manage to grab a quick 5 minutes today to make a start on the fuel tank......
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Mail Call
    •   Porsche
    •   Thursday, 18 June 2020
    Picked up these pre-loved side screens from thesamba. Big thanks to Patrick Brown for the heads up on these. Loving the aged look of these. Very reasonably priced too.I believe that these might be a period aftermarket accessory. I've seen a...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    DIY Pre-A Handbrake - Part 2
    In this episode I assemble the parts and drink some coffee.Well, that's more-or-less what happened......
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    My DIY Pre-A handbrake
    Got the handbrake parts back from the water jet cutters today. They need a bit of revision but look like they will work (always a win for a prototype). First blush, material is too thick, also main body is a bit too substantial (may change this ...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Making my steering column fit.
    •   Porsche
    •   Saturday, 23 May 2020
    The great thing about non-standard parts is that somehow you need to make them fit. You will recall in previous posts that I've been chipping away at making the steering wheel fit. First making it fit the column, then making the column supp...
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  • Turned up a joiner piece for joining the steering columns...
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  • Mick uploaded a new video
    Valve adjustment
    Simple method of valve adjustment courtesy of Vintage Speed
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  • Been contemplating what to do with the rear brakes on the speedster. It has an older rear disc conversion but looks incomplete. I have some 944 trailing arms in the parts bin that I bought for my Ghia about 20 years ago but they add about an inch to the rear track. It looks like there's enough space between the arch and wheel to fit them, but that's on the Lemmertz wheels, which I'm planning to change out. I'm not sure what the offset is on the other wheels I'm planning to fit. Guess I need...
    Been contemplating what to do with the rear brakes on the speedster. It has an older rear disc conversion but looks incomplete. I have some 944 trailing arms in the parts bin that I bought for my Ghia about 20 years ago but they add about an inch to the rear track. It looks like there's enough space between the arch and wheel to fit them, but that's on the Lemmertz wheels, which I'm planning to change out. I'm not sure what the offset is on the other wheels I'm planning to fit. Guess I need to check.

    Sectioning the rear panels is one solution to gain an extra inch or two. Not sure if I'm brave enough for that. Also not sure how good it would look on a speedster. Looks pretty good on the coupe, but then the lines are a lot different.

    MIght just have to try and fix up the brakes that are on there and experiment with this after it's up and running. After all it's not like I don;t have enough to do with the rest of the car
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  • Made a start on modifying my steering column. Need to take some photos.
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Steering column bush
    •   Porsche
    •   Thursday, 07 May 2020
    Not too much progress to report. Although I did make a steering column bush for the hybrid steering column setup I'm building.I'm not 100% sold on the black nylon, however the white was simply too white and new looking. I figured black would look a l...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Wiring Loom
    •   Porsche
    •   Thursday, 16 April 2020
    Had a spare 5 mins today so decided to take a look at the wiring loom on the Speedster project to try and figure out what I have and what's needed. I wasn't really sure what came with the car except that there was a carrier bag with what looked like ...
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  • Mick uploaded a new video
    Magnus Walkers Porsche Collection
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  •   Joe Blow commented on this post about 3 months ago
    More new parts for the EFI system have arrived. Here you can see the new case complete with locking waterproof connector. I need to redesign the ECU board a little so that it fits in the case. That's the great thing with open source design, I can take the design and modify it for my application, as long as it is done in accordance with the license requirements.

    The ultimate goal of this ECU build is to create an ECU that is professionally packaged, easy to install and deploy and includes...
    More new parts for the EFI system have arrived. Here you can see the new case complete with locking waterproof connector. I need to redesign the ECU board a little so that it fits in the case. That's the great thing with open source design, I can take the design and modify it for my application, as long as it is done in accordance with the license requirements.

    The ultimate goal of this ECU build is to create an ECU that is professionally packaged, easy to install and deploy and includes the basic features needed to provide fuel and spark to one of my blown set ups. This means that the costs are minimised, which in turn means that I can pass the savings on to the end user, which opens up the possibility of using EFI to many people. Of course if people want to buy an $800 megasquirt or a $2000 Haltec they still have this option open to them.

    Feature-wise the ECU will have the following

    - Batch fire injection
    - Wasted spark ignition
    - Distributorless crank fired control
    - Boost referenced ignition mapping
    - Idle air control
    - Acceleration enrichment
    - Cold start enrichment
    - Closed loop Lambda control
    - Auto-tune capabilities

    I also received the Idle air control valve and throttle position sensor. Finding the correct components to work with both the ECU and still fit the throttle body has taken a bit of time. Standardisation of components has been an important factor as these components need to work across a range of different ECUs. They also have to be reliable and robust enough to withstand the operating environment, plus not be so obscure that they are hard to come across.

    At the moment I'm busy drafting the new ECU layout. This should hopefully be ready before Christmas.
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