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  2. tractor

    Testing

    thats computers for you i couldnt message a mate on messenger for about two months he could message me but i couldnt answer him and then one day i could weird
  3. You’ll want something like a megajolt ecu to run bike carbs personally if you want to future proof your car I would get a mega squirt then you can go fuel injection for more reliability etc
  4. Camping at The Dirty Duck pub Belvoir campsite Friday 16th - Monday 19th Day visitors welcome. A run out is planed for Saturday 17th
  5. A couple of us braved the frigid temperatures today and met up at the Charity Farm car meet, great to have a brew and a catch up with Ian. It seemed to be Porsche day today and mainly "tin tops". Attached are a couple of photos of cars that caught my eye. (not sure why they are upside down!!) Here's to the next run out Darrell
  6. Now that I have picked up a Zetec engine my 1.8 Pinto is going spare. If anyone is interested I am after £400. I don’t know the mileage but it was running before I took it out. I have videos of it running. Due to size and weight it would have to be collection from Bolton only.
  7. That makes a bit more sence. Thanks Ian
  8. IanS

    Ignition only ECU

    Coolant temperature is only needed for cold start enrichment and switching on the electric fan behind the radiator. Cold start is handled by the carbs, Fan needs a seperate switch <https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/adjustable-fan-controller-thermostat> is one. Air temperature is also used mainly to control fueling as air density changes. Carbs being analog handle it automaticaly (they work on mass air flow). Immobiliser will probably end up as stearing colum lock like in the old days.
  9. Thanks Ian, that is the bit that I did roughly understand but what I am struggling with is what happens to the coolant temperature sensor and air temperature sensor and the other bits that a normal ecu handles. These carbs have a TPS and they came off a 1.8 zetec so should be good to go with the engine that I got until I can get it on a dyno (hopefully). I have the coil pack that came with the engine but will probably get a new one just in case. I didn’t even think about the immobiliser.
  10. IanS

    Ignition only ECU

    Ignition only just needs 2 inputs. 1 Crank position sensor 2 Engine load sensor, this can be either a TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) or a MAP ( Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor. The engine might or might not have a coil pack with it but you will need one!! The Zetec engine should have the crank position sensor working off a 36-1 toothed wheel on the crank shaft, you can use this. As you have bike carbs you probabaly need a TPS and this might already be with the carbs. The Canems unit does not need the original ecu but might not have an imobiliser function. Have fun.
  11. Not sure if this needs to go to electrics or engine. I have managed to pick up some ZX9 bike carbs with Canems ignition only ecu to go on a zetec blacktop engine. As far as I can understand the ecu only manages the coil pack but what I don’t understand is what else is needed to actually run the engine. Can anyone explain what else is needed, the original ecu?
  12. 2bTom

    2L Zetec

    Funnily enough I have finally managed to pick up a zetec blacktop engine from a very nice man that also gave me most of the ancillaries to go with it is a 1.8 rather than a 2.0 but that will get me going for now.
  13. nelmo

    Testing

    So I can now post but not send PMs...weird
  14. DeanRudkin

    2L Zetec

    Just make sure you get a blacktop over the silver top in my opinion
  15. Time for the latest update. I always knew January was always going to be a difficult month. Up until a few years ago all memberships started on 1 Jan. This put an impossible burden on my predecessor, and it also made life difficult for owners who wanted to register during the rest of the year. So the sensible decision was made to allow registration any time and have a rolling annual membership. However, there are still a large number of us old-timers whose renewals still occur in January. In fact there were 73 renewals due, some 20% of the total membership. The second problem is that very few people think about joining a kit car club in the middle of winter when it is cold and cars tend to be stuck in the garage. Out of sight out of mind. As predicted, we took a fairly heavy hit, with 17 members failing to renew. But we did actually welcome 3 new members which was nice. It leaves the membership at 366, so getting 400 members has had to take a step back. Roll on the summer months. The new members are: (Username, location and Area Sec) BikerNeil Wakefield Grim David Clark Bexley nelmo Phil Helliwell Hucknall andi Cheers Al (Membership Secretary)
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  17. If this doesn’t work out for you I have a stainless manifold and exhaust for sale.
  18. Have you still got this manifold please?
  19. Hi Allan, I hope that you've had a good Christmas and a Happy New year. Hope that we get some of the newer members out to see us. Take care and see you Tuesday.
  20. 2bTom

    2L Zetec

    Well I can’t believe the hassle that comes with trying to by an engine. So far I have talked with two different people (not at the same time) that said they had an engine to sell and after some messaging and chatting on the phone and agreeing to buying they are just not getting back to me. Very frustrating.
  21. Brilliant info. Many thanks Now ordered. Thanks again
  22. The 1.6 emax is more properly designated as Pinto variant TL16E, the fordopedia parts catalogue lists the timing belt as have 122 teeth Ford part number 6139911. Use "Ford 6139911" in a Google search and discover several sources for this belt for example: https://www.123spareparts.co.uk/oem-number/6139911 some also include the tensioner etc which you will aslo probably need. https://www.fordopedia.org/parts-catalog/finis/6139911 Hope this helps.
  23. Hi all. Time to change my timing belt but a Google search has come up with nothing. Burtons no longer do them. I know the emax engine is a little rarer than most pintos but I can't believe the belt doesn't exist somewhere. Any suggestions please?
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