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2012/04/19 19:59:26 (permalink)
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megajolt essex / capri v6


Ive had a mega jolt unit and hard ware from a ford ranger kicking around for a while - so decided to set it up. I can off load the dizzy and coil etc if it works but more than that - the set up allows for precise adjustments to advance etc. The idea is u can plug your lap top into the mega jolt and all of the joy comes up on screen. The unit is mounted inside the cabin.
 
 
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    Re:magajolt 2012/04/19 20:07:38 (permalink)
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    the edis, coil pack, sensor and toothed wheel are from a ford ranger. Fortunately the v6 from the ranger runs the same FO as the essex 142536 - bad news is the essex rotates in the opposite direction. A bit of head ache
     
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    Re:magajolt 2012/04/19 20:15:08 (permalink)
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    Anyway, after a lot of fluffing around: had the harmonic balancer turned down to accept the toothed wheel - then set it up = hopefully correctly - in relationship to TDC, then temporary mounting of the module and coil pack and fixing of the sensor over/against the toothed wheel.
    Wired everything up, disconnected the dizzy and by jingo by cricky it worked! The bloody engine ran!
    Next hassle was getting it to talk to the computer - brother - but a friend who's into that sort of thing twirled a few knobs and ..
     
     

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    Re:magajolt 2012/04/19 20:23:35 (permalink)
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    the pic of my computer screen is upside down but u get the idea - this image shows advance revs etc - but u can generate all sorts of guff
    the engine did have a miss though - took me 1/2 hr to figure out id set the toothed wheel up 180 degrees out - a bit of re arranging of leads and all is well.
     
    The essex looks wierd without the dizzy cap and leads .. Now i have to get used to the computer and set up process but hopefully all fun.

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    Re:magajolt 2012/04/19 21:01:40 (permalink)
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    Awsome I love it . Keep us updated .

    The only thing that beats HORSEPOWER is TORQUE.
    You can sleep in your car but u cant race your house.
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    Re:megajolt 2012/07/19 15:11:23 (permalink)
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    Finally made the time to iron out the probs with the edis - runs well. Have removed the distributor, coil etc. now i can alter the advance etc on the computer as i modify
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    Re:megajolt essex / capri v6 2012/10/17 13:20:25 (permalink)
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    edis nearly finished - still have to refine the map but works well. The auto elec wired up one wire back to front so the megajolt unit did not allow the engine to advance - sorted now - obviously. There was noise in the wiring - so had to re-shield the loom.

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    Re:megajolt essex / capri v6 2013/05/07 18:28:55 (permalink)
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    the car on the dyno - ironing out wiring issues

    megajolted Essex - removing the distributor had the added advantage of being able to move the front carby forward - directly over the intake ports for 1 and 4.

    megajolt computer and craig davis controller for the spal fans and electric water pump
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    Re:megajolt essex / capri v6 2013/05/07 18:33:08 (permalink)
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    under dash air cond unit

    controls for air cond

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    Re:megajolt essex / capri v6 2013/05/07 20:55:49 (permalink)
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    Awesome work! Worlds most advanced Mk3 Capri?

    Tar's for getting there. Dirt's for racing!
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    Re:megajolt essex / capri v6 2013/05/08 13:37:07 (permalink)
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    Awesome purely genius ! Good work

    The only thing that beats HORSEPOWER is TORQUE.
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    Re:megajolt essex / capri v6 2013/05/09 18:56:03 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the comments - it certainly did have its headaches but it is a real buzz. The above pic shows the interior stripped out ( obviously). Ive dyna matted the car - including the doors, up under the dash etc. The biggest headache b/c I really couldn't find a nice way around it - was the amount of wiring I had to try and hide under the carpet etc. It is never satisfactory. The focal sound system runs 2 amps and all the gear, battery under the hatch, electric windows, fuel pump - it all added up to heaps of wiring - all shielded and needing room.
     

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