Probe Sho 3.2 Turbo Build

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    MufFinZs New Member

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    This is my Ford Probe with a SHO and it needs a turbo
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    "Power goal" Is to turn my drive train into confetti, parts i own
    ECU Mega squirt MS3x [Sequential Fuel & Spark] (in car)
    Turbo HE351ve [home made VGT controller] (on work bench)
    Injectors ID1050X (In the mail)
    Dual walbro 450 [PWM MS control ] (on work bench)


    Got my hands on 3.2L wiseco forged pistons
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    blocks not done yet.

    Mega squirt install is done and has been running for a month as my DD [ all get more pics ]
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    Coil on Plugs
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    Some more MS stuff
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    Wiring harness before ms and after
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    I mean look at that radiator support "clean as F%$!"
     
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    Cleaning up and updating this thread a bit.

    The Probe started it's life as a 1990 3.0 Vulcan LX. According to the VIN it was originally an automatic, but who knows. I bought it from firebat45, also on here, and we mostly work on it together.

    Plans are 6 speed swap, Turbo, Standalone ECU, and a general updating of the motor. This means switching to Coil-on-plugs, a better cam/crank sensor setup, and other tweaks to improve the motor and update hard-to-get parts.

    When I got the car it had been sitting for 4+ years after a dead crank sensor. The way that the swap had been done, there was no room to remove the pulleys without pulling the motor.
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    We pulled the motor, fixed the crank sensor, replaced a cracked oil pan, and installed a new stock clutch/Fidanza flywheel combo.

    I drove the car like this for a while, with minor issues mostly related to wiring.
     
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    Next, a lot of work was done on the wiring to try and fix some lingering issues with the car. Bad connections meant some sensors would drop out and make it run/start rough.

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    Eventually the decision was made to scrap the original ECU and go standalone. This was always the plan, the stock setup (even with a Tweecer/other) is terrible and leaves no room for expanding or changing things. There is a ton of work involved with getting the tune just right, and I'm still working on details of it today. Currently the car is running on a Megasquirt 3 with the MS3X expansion, fully sequential with Toyota coil-on-plugs. The Toyota COPs were chosen because we have used them in the past with success and they have an onboard ignitor, which means they are very easy to drive with the MS3's logic outputs.

    At first we wanted to do a direct pin-compatible replacement with the X2J so that in the future we could offer ECUs/tunes to interested people. But working with the DIS turned out to be a big hassle and we decided to eliminate the DIS altogether (another old obsolete part no longer needed). It's much easier to monitor timing when the Megasquirt controls it directly.

    <tuning pics>
     
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    Trying to add pictures after the fact and I can't edit posts? Can a Mod lend some insight here?
     
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    I think it is a post count thing, your post counts are too low right now. PM Shaggy for details.
     
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    Yeah they may have changed some admin functions. I would love to keep the pics going on in this thread. If you can't get an easy workaround maybe someone can post them for you. If I knew what I was doing I would offer to do so, but me interwebs dummy.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    PM Sent, hopefully we can get this fixed soon. There's plenty of pics and more progress to post!

    Teaser/reminder for myself to write about:

    Injector Dynamics 100lb injector details
    VGT Turbo controller/install
    6 Speed swap and details
    PWM Dual fuel pump setup
    IRCM Delete
    Denso COP/DIS Delete
    Engine boring/rebuild
    Powdercoating Intake
    Moving on from Megasquirt
    Crank Sensor Delete
    ATX accessory swap
     
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    It's a bit of extra work, but you can use Google Driver or imgur or dropbox to store your photo albums in the meantime, and link back here? Of course we love the pics being directly on shoforum, but ya gotta do ...
     
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    Still waiting on information from staff, but I have everything on Google Drive already. It just doesn't make a lot of sense out-of-context. I was writing the above posts as all the pics were uploading to Google, which is why I thought it would just be easier to edit them in afterwards.

    Hopefully this gets sorted soon. I wish I knew how many posts it took to unlock editing. Seems like a strange thing to restrict?
     
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    We've been guessing around 80-81 posts but that is without any admin confirmation. A handful of newer or low post count posters have recently commented about not being able to use certain functions. Some of the software updates and/or bot and spam post counter measures may have made some of this get introduced. Best guess anyway
     
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    Mods/Admin, this thread is redundant and can be deleted. Thanks.
     

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