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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Dirty Rick
Ford 8.8

Ford 8.8
Forum: performance & modifications 02-14-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Dirty Rick
Most front alignments are looked at with the...

Most front alignments are looked at with the wheels straight. Turn the steering wheel and see what happens?

Too much ackerman might cause that?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,113
Posted By Dirty Rick
I have tried to not complain about MS short...

I have tried to not complain about MS short comings.
I am not a coder so I can't speak to that end of the deal. I'm a hardware guy.
The engineers who designed the MS boards have made some huge...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,113
Posted By Dirty Rick
Off topic but I must respond. A MicroSquirt...

Off topic but I must respond.

A MicroSquirt is literally NOT an MS2, it uses MS2 technology.
A MicroSquirt doesn't use the same firmware as a MS2, it uses a subset of the MS2 code ported over to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Dirty Rick
I have a tip for you. WASH your motor before...

I have a tip for you.

WASH your motor before you work on it.
Super Clean and an old toilet brush, rinse off with a hose.

You are contaminating the motor with dirt from the outside!
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dirty Rick
I want to disagree that different turbos will...

I want to disagree that different turbos will have different fueling needs at the same pressure.

Because.

The motor is the flow restrictor, and 15psi is 15psi no matter what turbo is pushing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Dirty Rick
Many folds!

Many folds!
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2018, 10:38 AM
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Views: 145,818
Posted By Dirty Rick
This is not the way to measure!!! :-( ...

This is not the way to measure!!! :-(

https://i.imgur.com/BxJyVKol.jpg

The top of the piston is the smallest part and never touches the cylinder wall.
This is not where the piston wears.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dirty Rick
Depends on how it was cared for. Frequent oil...

Depends on how it was cared for.
Frequent oil changes?
No overheating?
Was not run for years with the check engine light on?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 656
Posted By Dirty Rick
Also some brake cleaner is non-flamable, I use...

Also some brake cleaner is non-flamable, I use carb cleaner.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Dirty Rick
Is the burr/mushing on the OD of the spline? yes...

Is the burr/mushing on the OD of the spline? yes clean up only as necessary.

Worn splines may cause release problems as the disc may not want to "float" on the shaft.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Dirty Rick
Those diagrams show what is possibly a turbo...

Those diagrams show what is possibly a turbo mounted waste gate actuator and a remote waste gate.

Do those devices drive the same direction? (extend to open waste gate)(spring loaded closed) ...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-13-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,798
Posted By Dirty Rick
squish quench or whatever you want to call it is...

squish quench or whatever you want to call it is not a thermal thing it is about creating a high turbulence combustion chamber and not having any dead areas of fuel mixture that get exposed to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Dirty Rick
It is normal for a motor to cackle, fart, pop,...

It is normal for a motor to cackle, fart, pop, bang, bark, even emit flame, on decell, especially without a baffle.

Overfueling or misfiring WILL overheat the cat to the point of destruction.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By Dirty Rick
If it is not overheating and not eating or...

If it is not overheating and not eating or loosing coolant the gasket is fine.
The only other bad thing a head gasket can do is leak fire between adjacent cylinders, this usually presents as severe...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Dirty Rick
https://www.anplumbing.com/adapters/compression.ht...

https://www.anplumbing.com/adapters/compression.html
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By Dirty Rick
A bad battery can cause excessive load on the...

A bad battery can cause excessive load on the charging system which in turn will upset the electronics.

Put your battery on a battery tender overnight then have the battery load tested.
That is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By Dirty Rick
-Is the valve lapping compound technique a good...

-Is the valve lapping compound technique a good idea?

Absolutely not!!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Dirty Rick
No "tune up in a can" is going to fix stuck...

No "tune up in a can" is going to fix stuck rings.

You have to get the crap out from behind the rings.

The only way to do that is to disassemble it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Dirty Rick
Besides flow rates injector dead time will affect...

Besides flow rates injector dead time will affect fueling especially during small injector pulses.

So do compare dead times as well as flow rates when juggling injectors.

Usually a stinky cat...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Dirty Rick
A lift pump to fill a surge tank, and connect a...

A lift pump to fill a surge tank, and connect a Walbro 255lph with a 3/8 or larger hose to the surge tank and mount the pump close to and below the surge tank so it has a flooded inlet.
Use a boost...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-10-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Dirty Rick
I can't tell you if the injectors are right for...

I can't tell you if the injectors are right for your combo, but I can tell you those injectors are good for 320HP with 10% headroom.
What pressure were those injectors rated at?

I can tell you...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Dirty Rick
Find the center of the front crossmember and pull...

Find the center of the front crossmember and pull a string back down the center to get the side to side right.

You might also measure diagonally from that front point to a point on the rear axle...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-27-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Dirty Rick
Mounting the coils under the dash is a recipe for...

Mounting the coils under the dash is a recipe for fail.

Your dash electronics will love the increased EMF radiation!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Dirty Rick
Maybe the ECU is biasing the O2 at .5v because it...

Maybe the ECU is biasing the O2 at .5v because it has not gone into closed loop.

What do you see from the O2 with it disconnected and the motor running (Hot sensor)?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Dirty Rick
Pete always used to say "Crank it down til it...

Pete always used to say "Crank it down til it breaks, and back off a half turn!"
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-19-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Dirty Rick
A v3.57 main board does not need any assembly, It...

A v3.57 main board does not need any assembly, It is a pre-assembled generic basic system using SMT components.

A v3.0 board can be custom assembled to fit the configuration you need, it uses wire...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-19-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Dirty Rick
MS3 is overkill in a way, unless you plan to...

MS3 is overkill in a way, unless you plan to implement quite a few of the MS3 features. Enough to justify the extra $.

Otherwise I would use an MS2 v3.0
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By Dirty Rick
Have you checked the timing yet?

Have you checked the timing yet?
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 42,801
Posted By Dirty Rick
Putting an idler in the tension side of the belt...

Putting an idler in the tension side of the belt is not going to work in the long run (especially with a small diameter pulley/roller). The small diameter idler is not compatible with a VRib belt...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By Dirty Rick
Late spark timing will make the exhaust do a lava...

Late spark timing will make the exhaust do a lava lamp imitation.

and it's not firing on #4?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By Dirty Rick
Don't forget about the PowerGlide trans, they...

Don't forget about the PowerGlide trans, they will hold over 1000hp.

But you need rear gears to make them work.

I think you want one of the smaller diameter convertors.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-30-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Dirty Rick
Could be blowing out the spark? What kind of...

Could be blowing out the spark?

What kind of spark plugs?

What is the gap?

Check plug wires and Cap & rotor?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By Dirty Rick
https://www.rammount.com/

https://www.rammount.com/
Forum: showroom 10-27-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Dirty Rick
That made me smile.

That made me smile.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By Dirty Rick
I have been doing MS for ~10 years and NEVER...

I have been doing MS for ~10 years and NEVER needed the Clear Flood routine. (there is also the chance your testing is flawed)
If a priming pulse tips you over the edge you have big problems with...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By Dirty Rick
MicroSquirt runs on the same firmware as a MS2. ...

MicroSquirt runs on the same firmware as a MS2.
MicroSquirt will not support the full Megasquirt feature set.
Microsquirt is not as flexible as a MS2.

I wish you would quit saying MS2 is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Dirty Rick
Not miss firing it's blubbering from too much...

Not miss firing it's blubbering from too much fuel.

Most motors don't like to idle at Stoich, I would expect ~mid 13's.

Don't tune by the AFR # give the motor what it wants hot (and in gear if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By Dirty Rick
Lack of boost may make it black smoke, otherwise...

Lack of boost may make it black smoke, otherwise over-fueled.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 09-19-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By Dirty Rick
FPR Hooked up backwards?

FPR Hooked up backwards?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Dirty Rick
Belt slipping?

Belt slipping?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By Dirty Rick
Or it has injectors that are too big and the...

Or it has injectors that are too big and the fueling error decreases as the motor comes out of warm up. BTDT

Warm up has fixed parameters open loop and it will dramatically overfuel if larger...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-04-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,345
Posted By Dirty Rick
You have to think outside the box. You can make...

You have to think outside the box. You can make one that works completely independent from any ECM by using a GM canister purge solenoid as a second IAC powered by the clutch circuit. Use an orifice...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Dirty Rick
The tank is pressurized because of the venting...

The tank is pressurized because of the venting system not the pump.

Yes if you can safely route the fuel on the left side away from the turbo that will be better, no need to preheat the fuel.
...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-14-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Dirty Rick
If you are in Speed Density tuning mode the TPS...

If you are in Speed Density tuning mode the TPS does not factor hugely into your tune. It's more like a helper thing for acceleration enrichment. If your VE table is right it hardly does anything.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By Dirty Rick
Only 50 yards? There are YouTube videos of...

Only 50 yards? There are YouTube videos of idjits damn near cutting cars in half with stock clutches. How are they any safer?

Any clutch explosion is something I have no desire to be anywhere...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-14-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By Dirty Rick
Looks fine to me, common practice for multidisc...

Looks fine to me, common practice for multidisc clutches. Same as a fueler slipper clutch.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,349
Posted By Dirty Rick
K Jet is what inspired the creation of...

K Jet is what inspired the creation of MegaSquirt! ;-)
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-12-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Dirty Rick
Return line restriction would show up as the...

Return line restriction would show up as the inability of the regulator to hold a lower pressure at idle. You are bypassing the most fuel in a low load state.

Try increasing the reqfuel by 50%? ...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-12-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Dirty Rick
I don't think it is the fuel pump because the low...

I don't think it is the fuel pump because the low speed VE numbers are large.

What is your fuel pressure? Is it boost referenced?

If your fuel pressure is not 3bar and does not rise with boost,...
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