Ford 60 pin connector breakout board

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Ford 60 pin connector breakout board

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Drew is looking to rusEfi a Mustang V8. I've asked Drew to grab a couple of used ford eec iv ECUs and extract the connector for us to be able to make a breakout board.
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Unless someone knows the proper part number for this connector and there is a drawing online somewhere?
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This may be cheating, but the Megasquirt guys sell an adapter board and the connector:

https://www.diyautotune.com/product/diy ... connector/

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stefanst wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:37 am
This may be cheating, but the Megasquirt guys sell an adapter board and the connector
Yep, we are looking to have our version of the same exact thing. Maybe a PnP Mustang one day as well :)
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On the more application-oriented side: Are we keeping the TFI and distributor? Just using the vanes in the distributor to read position and do individual coils? Install a crank-sensor for improved resolution? Sooo many options....

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Hello, I've been a long time follower but just signed up.

I am also interested in the Ford 60 pin connector. I have desoldered several and measured them up. I have a dxf file that I think is fairly close. I have tested the fit by 3D printing a mockup "PCB" and the connector seems to fit quite well. I have been trying to build a custom footprint in KICAD and I am nearly done, but it is hard for me because I do not really know how to use KICAD.

I am definitely willing to share the file, I am just unsure how. I've got both the DXF and my attempt at a custom footprint for KICAD.

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firebat45 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:10 am
I am just unsure how. I've got both the DXF and my attempt at a custom footprint for KICAD.
Can you attach a .zip file here please? That would be pretty cool! There is good chance that someone would be able to either guide you or properly package it into our folder structure and make it into a breakout board.
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(edit) here is a link to the files on Google Drive and attached



My project is for a different Ford, but the connector is the same (not the pinout). My goal is to have a PCB that bolts in place of the original ECU PCB, and is compatible with the stock wiring harness.
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is that a rusEfi project?

While microRusEfi is not an ideal module it looks like cooking an adapter board between microRusEfi and a large OEM is simple than designing a board from scratch, also helps by using a unified and relatively proven central piece.
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PS: I took the liberty to publish this file at https://github.com/rusefi/kicad-librari ... .kicad_mod
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Yes, my project is a rusEFI project. I have built several Frankenstein boards for testing and prototyping with. I would like to collapse it all down into one PCB once I have verified everything working.

One thing to note - I notice in the data of the kicad_mod file that the drill holes for the pins is 0.762mm. That will not work. My DXF has the holes at 1.6mm. I apologize for the error, like I said I am very new to KICAD and creating footprints. The DXF is accurate, but the kicad_mod file should be taken with a grain of salt.

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@firebat45 I like your way of saying hello. Good to see the contribution.

If you have any questions about KICAD, feel free to ask. I'd be happy to give you some pointers etc. I find that learning the keyboard shortcuts is really helpful.
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