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by cgrey8
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

I contacted Autofeel to see if I can order just the 9007 keyed collars so I can try these bulbs in the 97 Ranger's housings. Being those housings are meant for 9007 bulbs AND that truck still has stock enclosures with the diffusing translucent front, there's a chance they will be able to make better...
by cgrey8
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

Well, I found both 9004 and 9007 versions on eBay. 9004 Hi/Lo Beam LED Headlight Bulb Kit 60W 8000LM 6500K ZES Chips Pack of 2 9007 HiLo Beam LED Headlight Bulb Kit 60W 8000LM 6500K ZES Chips Pack of 2 They aren't exactly the same, but very close. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hwkAAOSw4HNaVdce/s-l1...
by cgrey8
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

You have a lot of light bleeding above the horizontal cut off. Any light of intensity should be readjusted below the center line of the headlights or you will be irritating on coming drivers if you live in a fairly populated area. Even that scattered light up higher doesn't look like 'much'. But it...
by cgrey8
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

This morning, I got to actually try the new LED conversion see how it worked. The low-beams work great. The color is noticeably different and things are a bit brighter. However the high beams are not nearly as good. They illuminate fine on the sides, but it's noticeably less light in the center, jus...
by cgrey8
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 11 years Later....
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: 11 years Later....

I took the liberty to edit your post to make the data appear better as a table. What's the Dilution measurement? And I'm assuming higher is better since you passed and your measured number was higher than the limit. Our E-tests have HC, CO, and NOx. I think CO2 content is also reported and it might ...
by cgrey8
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 11 years Later....
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: 11 years Later....

Interesting that you got it to pass, even without CATs. Did they give you any indication as to what your numbers were? Was it close? Or did you just get a simple pass?
by cgrey8
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

Well, I got the LEDs in and they work and look...a lot different. Unfortunately my camera doesn't really capture the nuance and detail that my eyes could see. But I tried to zoom in and get it as best I could. I also marked the signature points that I thought were significant about the Halogen's low...
by cgrey8
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

If I'm understanding you right, you say there's a shutter in the projector that moves to emulate a low and high beam. If so I thought that only wason the high-end cars where they also have servos to move the projectors as you make turns. I didn't realize that was actually becoming common. Since I di...
by cgrey8
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

...Being an engineer i can grasp some of the physics of optics :) You are correct that reflectors are design for the bulb. But it doesn't have to be just a filament. Early HID's were properly fitted to properly designed reflectors. Think early mercedes or porsches with that so new then blueish hue....
by cgrey8
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

I found a guy using Autofeels on Youtube and he seems quite happy with them. Someone even asked him about how well they are holding up and after 3 months, he reported they were fine. But that was 7 months ago, so I pinged him again to get another update. Although his kit was advertised as 16,000LM w...
by cgrey8
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

How do you go with getting the dust boot on the bulb and lens back? My truck doesn't have a rubber dust boot. It just relies on the seal of the bulb in the housing and a lock ring to hold the bulb in. However many newer vehicles have a dust boot or a sealed compartment with a screw-on dust cap. Thi...
by cgrey8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

Re: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

Here's what I received: Box_Front.jpg Box_Back_Specs.jpg Removable_9004_Collar.jpg Decoder.jpg You can clearly see the chips are fake compared to the picture of a genuine ZES chip. The real ZES's resistor at the bottom of the chip is noticeably wider. LED_Chips_Closeup.jpg BTW, here's the links from...
by cgrey8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: My ramblings about LED headlight conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 284

My ramblings about LED headlight conversions

This thread is basically a dumping ground for me to put what I've learned and organize my thoughts. If others find it useful, great. And if people can correct some things I'm saying or suspect that maybe I'm saying/thinking something wrong, please elaborate. Or if you just have your own experiences ...
by cgrey8
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles (but mostly PCV talk)
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles (but mostly PCV talk)

EDS50 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 am
I tried one of those units once on my 89 long ago. The crankcase pressure exploded the plastic bowl and filter to pieces...lol
I'm assuming you were heavily boosted.
by cgrey8
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles (but mostly PCV talk)
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles (but mostly PCV talk)

It was a super-cheap in-line pneumatic separator and I believe it probably was intended to be a water separator. I only installed it because I saw how oily the stock intake was on the 302 when I pulled it. I thought it'd help with the new 331, but it didn't really do much nor did it ever collect muc...
by cgrey8
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles (but mostly PCV talk)
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles (but mostly PCV talk)

Interestingly, I found what my problem was. It was actually PCV related. But it wasn't the actual PCV valve. When I did the 331 swap, I installed an in-line oil separator like what goes on pneumatic lines in my PCV line thinking that would help catch oil blow-by and keep it out of the intake. Sadly ...
by cgrey8
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Software Issues & Support
Topic: Can I not have both? QH and TWEECER on BE
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Can I not have both? QH and TWEECER on BE

I have BE and the ability to use both a QH and TwEECer. However my license includes both Hardware options. You do have to pay for them separately.
by cgrey8
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Rich on Decel
Replies: 42
Views: 596

Re: Rich on Decel

If you have an Injector Offset curve from another tune that uses the same injectors, this is probably the best strategy. For me back in 2006, that wasn't an option. I had the stock EV6 Explorer injectors still on the engine, and without any info on them, I kept using the stock Mustang's 19lb Injecto...
by cgrey8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE

Yep. Both trucks have their T55 bed bolts greased so if they ever have to come out again, there's no fighting them. They come right out. I do the same with lug nuts. Ever since I started greasing wheel lugs, I've never had a lug nut strip, cross-thread, or seize. I also use a torque wrench to tighte...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?

I don't know what TB you have now, but if it is an Explorer TB, be aware that it opens the opposite direction as a Mustang TB. I can't remember if the actual butterfly rotation is different, but I do remember the mounting location of the throttle cable was different making it impossible for me to up...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE

My fuel pump is in an assembly that drops into the tank and has a big plastic ring that threads down on top of it to hold it in place. The pump's pressure-side is connected to a pipe on the assembly using a 2" piece of hose. The sock on the bottom seems to lay against the bottom of the tank, but I c...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?

I just checked my tune to see what my top row is and it's only 1084kg/hr. To get another 150kg/hr might not be worth it. What you have is probably going to be good enough to support 250hp which will be your neighborhood. I've got a ported Explorer lower, ported GT40p heads, Crane Powermax 2020 cam, ...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?

...my MAF is 70mm, which is much bigger that the 55mm that comes on the fox. So im guessing my MAF can handle what im putting down?... There are 2 limitations to a MAF. The first, you recognized is the physical airframe's ability to flow air. A 70mm opening is going ot be able to flow more air than...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?

There are things that the intake and cam will affect, but unless you've done this build or a similar build and just "know" what those adjustments are, there's nothing else to do. Get the engine to idle as best as you can with what you've gotten so far, and from there let the datalogs of how the engi...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?

Yeah, if you are using a stock 94-95 Mustang 5.0L MAF, then you are right, no change needed there. I was just making the assumption that if you were expecting anywhere near 300rwhp that you'd have upgraded the stock MAF. I don't know where the 94-95 maxes out at, but I'd think you are getting close ...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Tuning the EEC....
Topic: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Am I heading in the right direction / what next?

Changing base timing at the distributor is old school. That was for people that didn't have access to a tune. With a tuning device, you can set the spark advance to whatever you need it to be while leaving base timing at 10 BTC. As for a start on a tune, put in as much info as you know about the set...
by cgrey8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE

My truck has a similar fuel pump oversize problem. I initially upgraded the stock 88lph pump to a Walbro 155lph back when I transplanted the Explorer 302 into my engine bay thinking it'd be necessary (it wasn't). And after doing that, I couldn't accelerate hard if the fuel level was near 1/4 tank. T...
by cgrey8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE

I have no clue why, but having the WiFi transmitter on laptops and phones has been known to affect spark plug inductive pickups and cause their values to be erratic. I had that problem the last time I went for an emissions test. I was datalogging and the guy had a hard time getting RPMs. He told me ...
by cgrey8
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Discussions
Topic: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Help getting Innovate LC-1 to connect to BE

I had a problem using a cheap USB-232 adapter using the Prolific chipset/driver that never would work for me. It worked for general serial coms, but not for the WB. It just wasn't fast enough to keep up. I replaced it with an IOGear (PN: GUC232A) also sold under the ATEN brand (PN: UC232A). It's bee...
by cgrey8
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles (but mostly PCV talk)
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Performing reverse-lookup of parts to vehicles

...I have also experienced what you described and found disabling ARCHSW helps by taking FKARCH out of the equation to dial in fuel at idle. Once it's dialed in re-enable it and adjust FKARCH to get desired results. Smaller numbers lean, larger enrich. If your getting a rich spike off throttle it's...