Modified GUFB def if anyone wants it

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Modified GUFB def if anyone wants it

Post by Chucko » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:06 am

I've tweaked on cgrey's GUFB v.98 def to suit it to my own preferences:
  • Most units converted to metric (except fuel injector specs and displacement) - I got tired of being unable to convert barrels per fortnight to grams per second in my head. So now MAF, ISC, and EGR are all displayed in the same units.
  • Appropriate number of decimal places for the quantity being adjusted/reported.
Other than that it's identical. No addresses have changed, no new PIDs, still the same old v.98 in every other respect.

Anyone want a look at it?
'89 LX 5.0, Crane 2040, Pro-M 75mm Bullet, 65 mm TB, ported stock intake & E7TE heads, 24 lb injs., JBA shortys, cat X-pipe, A3M1 (GUFB strategy) w/Moates Quarterhorse, BE & EA, close ratio T5Z, 3.55 rear

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Re: Modified GUFB def if anyone wants it

Post by cgrey8 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:05 am

I wish that BE would do this conversion for you...even if it needed conversion help from the strategy, it'd be nice to have some consistency.

But back in the 80s and 90s, consistency in anything American automotive was just too much to ask for. Metric bolts right next to imperial. For the most part, my 89 has mostly imperial. But they did manage to slip some metrics in here and there.

I get that the transition was tough, but now in 2019, some 30 years later, the US still isn't converted over to metric.
Go into Home Depot or Lowes and go over to the fasteners. The vast majority of them are imperial with a small section of metric.
Go to the plumbing isle. Fittings are almost all NPT.
Go to the wood pile. Every cut of wood is measured in inches & feet, but somehow we've managed to screw that up to where a 2x4 is not actually 2" by 4"!!
Go to the water heaters or stoves. What's the rating? BTUs.
Thermostats? degF.
Electric motors? Still rated in HP.

The one saving grace we had was there are not imperial and metric units for time. But we couldn't stand for something to be easy, so we invented daylight saving. And every few years, we screw with the dates of when it's effective and when it isn't.

Yeah, we've made progress.

All I can say is if you are one of those people that get political and bent on trying to solve all the world's problems, don't bother. The generation that could actually manage to fix all of society's problems would be followed by the generation that tears it all down, just to see something interesting happen.
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Re: Modified GUFB def if anyone wants it

Post by jsa » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 am

The irony of a country that chucked out imperialists at a tea party hangs on to their measurment system. Sorry could not resist.

There is a user preference in BE for system of measurement. Not that I've taken any notice of it.
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Re: Modified GUFB def if anyone wants it

Post by cgrey8 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:13 am

jsa wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:32 am
The irony of a country that chucked out imperialists at a tea party hangs on to their measurment system. Sorry could not resist.
Yeah, I don't get that. And to add to the irony, back in the 80s, there was a brazen resistance to metric amongst mechanics because it was viewed as foreign...as though nothing good could possibly come from anywhere else. Mostly, I think they just didn't like having to spend money on more tools so they made-up reasons to hate it. Good ole American arrogance as its finest.
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Re: Modified GUFB def if anyone wants it

Post by Chucko » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:31 pm

Hey, my intent had nothing to do with politics. I just wanted to compare airflow #s without doing unit conversions.

My beef with the Fox bodies is that everything in the drivetrain is English, and everything in the chassis is metric - and odd metric at that. (Who else uses an 18mm??)
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Re: Modified GUFB def if anyone wants it

Post by jsa » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:55 am

Imperial is not just one spanner set, with unf, bsw, sae and whatever else. Non ISO metric hex sizes are common. M12 gets 19 or 18mm heads. M10-15, 16 or 17. Then there's the torx stuff.

Another option is to have multiple definition entries, one for each unit of measure for a single parameter.
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