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    Thread: MEGASQUIRT IN JAMAICA........my family car turned project

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      05-30-2011 01:30 PM #101
      Love your work!

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      06-06-2011 11:37 AM #102
      from last week i want to resume ma project...but evryday its raining ......i hope it soon stop ...anyway its life in the tropics....
      i'll gonna start on the Cam Angle Sensor next ....wud start sooner but cannot get any help ...looks like its a 1st ....evrybody telling me bout ford's EDIS.....nope caan be bothered ...wanna do supm new ..so as soon as i can find a way to index the 2 housings ...i'll be posting ....in the meantime ...any input will be greatly appreciated.....




      my aim here is to put the mitsu CAS on2 the base of the vw 16v distributor housing ......
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      07-02-2011 04:45 PM #103
      still here ...have not 4 gotten this thread .....just been busy trying to make the money ......& still trying to figure out how to mate the mitsy CAS & the 16v distributor to gether .....
      in the mean time i have been looking @ some old fotos of vw being worked on in the late '70's & early eighties (MK 1's) & i found a way to keep my carbon canister active ( evaporative emissions)...rather than leave the hose hanging there polluting the atmosphere....in the '70's vw routed the feeder hose as close to the air filter element as possible ( between the filter & the throttle body....) no purge valve of any sort was used .....
      so i got to thinking .....since my MS2 cannot control a purge valve i got a vacuum operated one from an old mk2 & hooked it up


      and then i routed it to the original feed on the throttle body


      i have used the vaccuum fromthe intake plenum....where i should have used it from the butterfly plate...dont think its any trouble .....
      BUT U CAN ROUTE THEE HOSE TO YOUR ENGINE WITHOUT THE PURGE VALVE .....just put the hose as close to the "clean side " of your air filter ... the closer u go to the TB the stronger the vacuum force which u don't want ....
      ask if u need more info .....BUT U DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE THE EVAP CANISTER HOSE UNCONNECTED....
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      08-10-2011 11:14 PM #104
      sorry to have been a way so long ...between family & work, heart attack ....im just busy ...but dont give up hope ...i'll be back ...with pix also ....

      !!!!!STAY TUNED !!!!

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      08-11-2011 01:34 AM #105
      I so love this thread.

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      08-11-2011 09:03 AM #106
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      08-30-2011 05:40 AM #107
      DID SOME WORK ON THE WHALE...over the weekend .......refurbished my A/C condenser ....& started work on my pedal box ....still figuring out the ignition setup .....but seeing a solution soon

      my a/c condenser..looks new now ....
      unlike other ppl we in JA cannot drive hot cars in hot weather ....


      look ma no wheel ....



      the plan is ...since i can't get a pedal box ...gonna build 1 .....getting the clutch pedal from a RHD passat /mk3 golf gti pedal box


      i can use the independent clutch assy that comes from the mk4/5 golf/passat ...but i dont like the idea of my clutch master cylinder being inside the car (fixed 2 many leaky ones) ....& being made of plastic....call me old fashion ....
      !!!!stay tuned ....!!!!

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      09-26-2011 01:10 AM #108
      don't despair ppl ..the worst thing that can happen to a proiect is whn u have other ppl work to do also ...but i'll be posting pix soon of the pedal box that i'm building ....

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      12-21-2011 02:55 AM #109
      just busy with OPP Other Peoples Projects

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      12-26-2011 03:07 PM #110
      Hi love your project.............I live in Guyana also have a project will visit Jamaica in 2012
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...MANIFOLD/page3

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      12-27-2011 11:17 AM #111
      !!!MERRY XMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2 ALL MY DUBBING FAMILY !!!!
      will be here next year with the project ongoing

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      12-29-2011 06:20 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v Drakes View Post
      Hi love your project.............I live in Guyana also have a project will visit Jamaica in 2012
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...MANIFOLD/page3
      i was thinking bout building a turbo manifiold ..but in JA they are reluctant 2 weld cast iron ..& its expensive to weld stainless steel ....so i do plan to buils a mild steel manifold ....
      a real PITA whn ur money is devalued ....

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      12-29-2011 06:46 PM #113
      in my small effort to clean up the engine bay ...i decided to reloc8 the windshield washer bottle so here is what i did ....
      this is my passat water bottle




      i plan to relic8 it under the fender...... i wanted to go with a JDM water bottle (nissan) but we have a code of conduct in JA ....only vw derived parts may be used from JDM vehicles ....so it was a no no....
      now the passat is a bit long so it wud foul against the bracket tha hold up the edge of the bumper ...so i decide to use the bottle off my mk2 golf 4 L vs 5L what a L between cars ...





      well it fit ...so now to anchor it ...
      idecide to remove the bracket that held it in the engine bay



      bored out the spot welds



      & than chiseld it offf !!!!!viola!!!!




      now to fit it 2 the water bottle ....


      i.e is how itts gonna be anchored ....



      this is where its gonna be installed ....

      right up under the battery shelf .....


      now to figure out how 2 attach the bracket .....

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      12-30-2011 06:43 PM #114
      well i started on the brackets to day ....

      picked up a piece of aluminium 4m my scrap pile




      bent it 2 fit ....


      further bending done with a pliers & a vice grip ...


      removed the bumper to do my work ....BTW IT THE 1ST 2 BOLTS CLOSEST TO THE BUMPER ....did ma search on vortex...... next thing google work better than the search feature on vortex





      trial fit

      w/o the aluminium bracket


      with the bracket ....





      now to gain access to the water bottle ...i'm looking @ this hole .....


      cleaned ....

      jus took a hammer to it ....


      with the bottle installed ...

      & to think i was gonna install a nissan washer bottle there .....



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      12-30-2011 07:23 PM #115



      the final look .....

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      12-30-2011 07:24 PM #116
      next on the agenda ...reroute the wires & x10d the hoses ....

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      01-06-2012 09:36 PM #117
      to all those who say i'm gonna lose my washer bottle in a crash ...!!!!!! WE DON'T BUILD CARS TO GET IN ACCIDENTS !!!!!i.e y its called an accident .....

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      01-12-2012 11:52 PM #118
      getting ready to do the pedal box ...

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      01-15-2012 11:30 PM #119


      i re routed ALL wires/hoses for the wind screen washer in2 the bonnet ....!!!sano!!!


      removed the steering bracket ...drilled out the spot weld & took a chisel to it ....


      using my angle grinder....cutting out the clutch pedal assembly 4m doner pedal box


      now the chisel comes in handy for those stubborn welds .....


      clutch pedal removed


      clutch pedal w/ bracket


      hammering out dimple to make way for other bracket ....

      !!!!!!stay tuned!!!!!
      morking out & boring

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      01-18-2012 10:18 AM #120

      put master cylinder in hole & align it with the pedal box & bore the 1st hole


      marked out the holes 1st b4 i bored .....


      from inside the car


      another shot


      mark hole in pedal box ....


      bore hole & bolt master cylinder to pedal box ..


      getting a idea of how it should look ....


      need to keep it str8 & inline

      the technical part is getting the pedal ratio (height) correct & keeping the position of the steering column support bolt in its correct position .......

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      01-26-2012 03:00 AM #121
      i finally finished the pedal box & installed it .....here are the continuing pix ...


      had 2 modify the flangge are to keep the shaft str8 ....


      grinded the slots to go over the rein4cement bar in the pedal assy ..this will b welded l8r ...



      clutch pedal section ...



      trial fit to finalize evrything b4 welding ....



      need this as master cylinder rein4cement ...





      FINALLY WELDED 2 GETHER ....all AOK




      !!!!!FITTED!!!!next to flare the lines & install them ....


      donor pedal cluster now ....
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      02-22-2012 09:57 PM #122
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      sorry for posting so l8 ...
      this is how the clutch system looks after evrything is done .....
      making a urgent effort to start the engine ...& program mi Megasquirt ....
      !!!!!STAY TUNED!!!!

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      just putting around mi workshop ....i found some odds & ends & realized i can make a waste gate controller so here it is .... according to the info i got on the net 4m various sites
      next i have to tap the head to take the adjustment bolt , cut the spring & tighten & seal evrything with thread tape
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      03-30-2012 08:13 AM #124
      got my mk4 back brake ...5 lug ...want to make this into a big brake for the rear of the vehicle



      realized that vw is putting the anchor on2 the rear end assy rather than the stub axels ...i do kno that the polo 6n (mk3 polo )rear disc brakes uses the floating rotors but the caliper anchors are ong the stub axels ...but alas none of the mk3 polos ('94) in JAMAICA has rear disc brakes ....so it back to the fabrication shop again ...been along time since i made a visit ....but gonna get back on track to start ma engine & tune ma MEGA SQUIRT 2 .....

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      03-30-2012 08:16 AM #125
      Crazy!

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