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Thanks for the kind words folks....appreciated!!

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FPR mounted on OSF inner wing....


It has my custom fuel temp block attached on the right as you can see. I'll be using AN-10 lines from rail return to FPR and then rearwards to swirl pot. The pot-tank return will also be -10 just to ensure theres enough capacity for all the returning fuel at idle.

Also managed to make a little bracket for the MAC boost solenoid (the same one that AEM use!) and mounted that in the same area...


Will get the hardline, tube sleeves and nuts on payday and plumb it in. Then just the pump wiring to sort out and the fuel systems done!!!!

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Really nice work you have been doing buddy, also some very nice parts in there to. Keep up good work keep pictures coming & good luck with the rest may force be with you. Subscribed
 

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So, after a while trying to understand what it was I wanted from my pump wiring I have made progress...to the point where the wirings all done!!!! Been working hard over the last couple of days sorting it all out but I'm finally there...

Relay and fuse area


Shot showing some plumbing from lift pumps to swirl pot


Switches in place for isolating pumps..


And another..


What I wanted was a setup that kept the original ECU switching of the relays but with a manual over-ride. The reason for doing this was if I needed to have the battery master ON, say to reflash the logger or something like that, but NOT have the pumps spinning. The 2 boot-mounted switches will be kept in the ON position and will each have a flip cover for protection.....



The benefit of this is that it will be VERY obvious if the switches are in the OFF position as the flip cover will be up. Yes, I could have used a single switch for all 4 pumps but I'd like to have the ability to run just 1 set of pumps, say for fuel sampling etc


Also wired up my datalogger (which I installed a few days back)....


to a spare switch...(guess which one!!)


Race Technology recommend that the logger is switched so it can be powered up AFTER the car has started. The memory MAY become corrupted if it is on while cranking. The spare wire underneath the unit is for a remote logging button which I'll sort out at a later date.

Wiring the pumps reminded me of just how much I DETEST automotive electrics. One thing added to the list of 'wants' is to get the whole thing professionally rewired in a motorsport fashion. OK, everything works at the moment and its all done right but it is anything but pretty...

Just waiting now on the 1/2" fuel feed aluminium hardline and fittings and then I can crack on with the plumbing. Unfortunately Summit Racing (who I thoroughly recommend!!) have the fittings on back order so it will be a couple of weeks before I get my hands on them)

Well pleased with the progress over the last few days. Just need to tidy and wrap the wiring with tape and I can forget about it!

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Cracked on today and got the boot wiring all tidied as well as removing a few of the underbonnet multiplugs no longer needed. While I was there I finally got around to removing the pump for the rear window washer from my RIPS catchtank/washer bottle. To facilitate this I spent a bit of time on the lathe making a barbed bung almost identical to the one I made for the cam covers


only sightly larger!! Came out a treat and leak free when installed :chuckle:
Took the time to reflash my data logger to the latest firmware. This sounds easy but an issue with my laptop being a ***t meant that I had to use my desktop, which is on the 1st floor connected by a 5M serial-USB cable. As it turned out I didn't have one long enough but used around 6 smaller ones to make it up. The neighbour thought I was barmy!! :chuckle:
I'm really starting to run out of jobs to do until my fuel pipes and fittings arrive....When that's all done I reckon I can finally get round to concentrating on saving some cash for the ECU. This months 'car cash' will go on the last couple of sensors and then that'll be it!

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So, underbonnet wiring attended to (well, the bits I wanted to do!) and catchtank/washer bottle back in minus rear wash pump.
Removed the wire for the remote logging button as I forgot that I can do this through the Dash2 functionality!! Really excited about getting ECU, Dash2 and DL1 logger all connected as I think its going to be an awesome bit of kit and damn useful. Theres just soooo much you can do with it all that I think Im really going to have to study the manual HARD in order to set it up properly. The data analysis functionality will be great in determining where I can squeeze more out of the car and also in honing my driving ability. Also makes it easier to assess changes made to the car's power and handling.

The frustration in waiting for an ECU is really annoying me now but theres not much I can do. Only need to buy the crank angle sensor and the wideband and all cash can then be put to the ECU. I will go for Andy's (AMT) crank sensor kit as soon as he finishes development of the Ross compatible one. Wideband-wise...it seems theres a lab-grade NTK sensor that Syvecs use and recommend for their ECU's so I will go for that. Not cheap I hear but VERY accurate which is a trade-off I can justify.

Will get some piccies up soon..

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Lots of awesome work there. Liking the fuel system but -10 lines are you running methanol? Thats HUGE!

Also regarding wideband sensors save your pennies and buy a bosch lsu 4.9. They are very accurate especially in the LEAN region where its hardest to measure not that you will run anywhere near that. The accuracy is in the controller/calibration not the sensor. I have been in some of the most expensive engine test cells in the world, I'm talking (2million+) and guess which sensors they use....
 

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Only using -10 for the return line. I feel that twin -8 supply lines warrant a bit extra for the return. Not so much of an issue when on WOT but at idle there will be a large %age of fuel returning to the swirl pot.....a -10 line provides this.

HAD thought about using the LSU4.9...in fact, it was my wideband of choice but my ECU has an onboard NTK controller and as I'm going to be a bit tight on inputs, utilising the onboard controller leaves one of the inputs spare. Besides, the NTK they recommend is the lab grade one which is supposedly VERY accurate.

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Can't believe its been almost a month since I posted any updates!!..me bad! Have had loads of things going on with overseas trips with work, helping a mate rebuild his Fiesta RS Turbo and continuing my distance learning degree course (among other things!!!). Been pretty full-on!

So, been busy over the last few days and managed to get the feed side of the fuel system finished:clap:... Looks pretty purposeful in the boot these days...



And close ups of the AN-8 aluminium hardline from 044's to 90degree bulkhead fittings..



Have also done the braided hoses to the fuel rail. The hardline terminates around the steering column are of the off-side chassis rail and connects to some teflon lined braided hose. Looks great but unfortunately forgot to take piccies of that so they will come soon. Used the heavy duty loctite threadlock on all threads so I cant really see them coming loose anytime soon. Have to say that this weeks favourite tool is the 37degree flaring tool!! Its awesome! :chuckle:

Once I get paid I will order the AN-10 hardline and fittings for the return line and then get around to flushing it all through and checking for leaks. Then I can sit back and forget the fuel system for a while :chuckle::chuckle:

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That looks bloody great Scott!
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Why, thanks Bob :thumbsup:

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I really like your fuel setup! I did the same with my fuel cell and cutting out the spare tyre. You gave me some good ideas tho! Can't wait to see more :)
 

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Received some more fittings and hose and have sorted out the rail-regulator line....was a VERY tight fit against the throttle linkage...actually had to remove it to get the fitting on!


Have also bought the fittings for the cam covers as you can see but am still waiting on the fittings for the catchtank side. I reckon it looks pretty good under there with all the fittings and hose etc...proper 'motorsport' :chuckle: But, as usual, I'm not fussed about looks, as long as it all performs the intended function.
Have also ordered the -10 aluminium hardline for the return and decided to bite the bullet and fit a 9 row cooler to it as well. I reckon it'd be stupid not to do it now when it's all in bits. Should have it all done by the end of this weekend which is good because I can now get back to concentrating on channeling the cash towards the ECU!!! :clap:

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I really want a set of those cam covers, much better design for catch can takeoffs etc
I totally agree Adam. Far better than the '26 covers IMHO. They're not difficult to get a hold of, paid about £25 for mine IIRC??



Had some more stuff arrive today so that about covers it for underbonnet plumbing...


Well chuffed!!

Just the return line and cooler to go and fuel system finished and ready to test :)

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Where did you find them ?

Is that a RIPS catch tank? Looks identical to our last one :) We've now swapped to one that drain the sump, and sits over on the otherside where the screen washbottle used to sit.
Got my covers of Ebay. There were quite a few pairs at the time I was looking to buy. Just a heads-up if you ever do decide to go RB25 covers....but you might want to get yourself a small 'button' made up (or I could make you one) like what I have done here..


The std covers have, what appears to be, a one way valve and the button just plugs up the hole left when it's removed.




The catchtank/washer bottle is indeed a RIPS item, had it for a while and it does the job nicely! (Although *Note to Rob*...AN-16 fittings are an ass, stick to -10 or -12 :chuckle:). The one I have has a drain plug at the bottom which, if I could be arsed, I suppose I could drain back to sump. I MAY get around to doing that, I might not!!

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The PCV.... i have a brass fitting on the RB26 if its the same thing.

Are your breather fittings simple press/push in to the covers?

I'm in two minds.... we've just fitted revised baffles to the RB26 covers, which would be pointless on the RB25 ones BUT the RB25 would or should suffer less of the surge we seen on track (oil forced to back of engine under hard acceleration)

Our revised setup simply drains the two cam cover vents (RB26) to the turbo oil drian via a vemted to atmosphere catch tank. Reminds me we have the RIPS one to sell
 
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