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Old 05-30-2009, 06:24 PM   #251
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:11 PM   #252
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Dumb@$$&*!

Big news coming, but first, a come to dumbass moment.

As you know I have the Megasquirt built and modified to use Ford EDIS-4. Followed the plans, then a few weeks later tried to flash the new firmware. First mistake was trying to use a 9V Battery because the Stimulator does. Well, that works for the Stimulator, but not when just working with the MS. So, after trying to build a 12V battery pack, I just used a car battery. Great, now I have enough juice, but still couldn't flash it. I would run Port Check and two ports would come up. Moving the tuning cable helped find the right port to use (or rather which number not to use).

Well, tried to flash it again, no go. After trying another port, I then tried flashing with the MS unattached to my computer. Same error, (the "expected this but got '""' error) meaning the MS wasn't receiving power. WTF? I started to panic then get ticked off as I started thinking "CRAP, I JUST KILLED IT!" Went up to the house, got some sleep, this morning got up and read some trouble shooting instructions. "Diodes could be backward" read one of the thoughts, so I figured I did that. Went to work and started thinking of plan B. Every time I thought up plan B, I kept thinking, "come on, you don't need a plan B if you haven't done all of plan A!"

After getting done with Brent and Redbeard: UNLEASHED on 1340whap.com, I get home and start looking at the diodes, they're all correct. CRAP! Read through the EDIS mod instructions, get to adding a wire from the bottom of Resistor 10 to the... "NO! I didn't," I thought! The instructions read "Fit wire between bottom of R10 and right of D9 (banded side)," you take a guess (yeah, unbanded side). So much for following directions! Gah, all the worry over nothing! Or so I thought, after fixing the wire I try flashing again, but as a check I run Port Check. Sees it, as it's supposed to, but when I tried flashing, still wouldn't do it. COME ON, why is this thing being so stubborn?

Then a thought hits me, "My Boot jumper wire, what if it's too small? The holes are pretty big." So, I go back to my old mechanic self and grabbed a paper clip, cut it, then flashed one more time. It counted to 1750 lines! It worked! Ran Port Check and all is well with the world!

Proves, never give up on plan A so quick and be more stubborn than the equipment!

Now, on with the big news!


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Old 06-04-2009, 02:32 PM   #253
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i think a F150 is too big... the ranger may work, but on the topic of american trucks the S-10 would be the best choice... there have been a few cases were people have put IRS systems from an RX7 in the s10... and a V8 swap aint hard tah do in the s10

do they have any sick mini-trucks in Japan, that we dont have? cause ill probably start this project when i go there in sept.
yeah, the 2000 Toyota Tacoma is a small pickup truck
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:09 PM   #254
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yeah, the 2000 Toyota Tacoma is a small pickup truck
Wow, coming in a little late, huh?
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 PM   #255
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Hey whats up guys and gals, new to this forum but have the same plans for my future. I and my wife have been kicking the idea around for a year or so and have finally started the build. I have a 1990 single cab D21 with a z24 in it. I will be posting pics as the build goes on but I have seen trucks keep the overall factory bed in tact but with link suspension. I am thinking of running a 4 link with weighted frame plugs mounted throughout the rear section of frame by boxing in the remaining sections of what will be left of the frame around the c-notch, and run coilovers with lots of adjusting capabilities. I will build the rollcage throughout the whole truck ending just outside the rear of the cab. My biggest hurdle right now is deciding which powerplant to run. First thoughts were to get a VG30DET from a mid 90's 300zx used and run twin turbo's, Or I might stay with the current motor and go with a Turbo setup I have seen at a couple places for it. I have family that is big into drag racing and have lots of resources for engine modifications and fab. I think if we were to get enough people to follow along Drifting Hardbodies will blow up pretty fast.
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There is only one issue that the larger sanctioning bodies have when it comes to trucks, the allowance to cut/modify the frame and cab enough to allow a drift truck to sit properly (read, SLAMMED). You could work with standard lowering blocks and spindles, but the leafs need to honestly be ditched in favor of a four-link with a Panhard bar, but again, most bodies won't allow for it. Going grassroots, you could get away with these modifications. Looking to go pro in a truck, not very likely. Which is why I'm doing the S13-Truck now instead of using a D21.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:38 AM   #257
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Hardbody. Go with a SR20det. Makes plenty of power to move a little pick up. I have one in my Cressida and I know that weighs a good 500 pounds or more then what a hardbody does and the SR gets the job done.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:56 AM   #258
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Hardbody. Go with a SR20det. Makes plenty of power to move a little pick up. I have one in my Cressida and I know that weighs a good 500 pounds or more then what a hardbody does and the SR gets the job done.
My 2WD 4cylinder Hardbody weighed 3400+ lbs. What does a Cressida weigh?
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:36 PM   #259
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3400+ sounds more like your gross vehical weight rating. My 02 tacoma weighs around 2800 and my gvwr is like 3500. the cressida weighs about 3100 right now.

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Old 01-31-2010, 06:30 AM   #260
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I'll tell you, it felt like 3400 lbs. when I was pushing it around.
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