1962 Ford Falcon - Grace

What engine are you torturing? Is it inside some car?
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1962 Ford Falcon - Grace

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Here's my test mule.


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She's a 1962 Ford Falcon named Grace. I've had her for seven years now. I bought the car when I lived in California, and initially installed a 2.3L Turbo, as shown below.


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That engine, while it made good power (350 HP/380 TQ on weak fuel pump), was not a pleasant powerplant. The NVH was awful, and the reliability was also poor. I moved to Michigan and bought a house, so the car project was on hold for well over a year while I did a massive house makeover. For a while I mulled over installing a 2JZ-GTE, or 1GZ-FE (V12), I settled on a small block Ford 5.0L V8 from a Ford Explorer. While not as exciting as some of the other choices, they are cheap and easy to come by here, and are easy to make sufficient power with. Of course I needed something to make this engine more exciting, hence the intake system (I also got it at a massive discount).


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Both engines have run on Megasquirt 2. And it's been fine, I've been able to make it do almost everything I wanted. But I kinda reached the limit of the hardware, with tons and tons of add ons.


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I was looking for something more capable. I looked at Speeduino, and while it has variants that are more capable than a Megasquirt 2, it felt like it was the same level. They don't do drive by wire/ETB, and apparently never will. Cross that off the list. ECUMaster EMU Black was also at the top of the short list. I stumbled across rusEFI and found that drive-by-wire was actively being developed and I got interested.

Anyway, now I have a Frankenso with ETB hardware, and I'm learning as much as I can My current plan is this:
1. Connect ETB and Accel pedal to ECU, confirm functionality, learn tuning method, etc.
2. Install Frankenso on test mule. Get it running reasonably well.
3. modify ETB to actuate my ITB intake, calibrate that
4. help test and develop Flex Fuel function
5. Finalize tune on dyno
6. ...?
7. help build rev-matching (upshift and downshift) function
8. boost?
1962 Ford Falcon 5.0L V8 / T5

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Ok, first step: testing ETB function.
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I've installed the ETB control chip and want to confirm that I can control a throttle body before I get started. I have a BRZ accel pedal and an LS3 throttle body. I had previously done some testing with this hardware on an arduino and the sensors worked as expected. Now that it's wired into the Frankenso I'm using, I've run into my first problem. Both both primary and secondary sensors on both devices are reading 5V, and none of the sensors change with position, its always 5V. currently I have only one sensor from each device wired in (on pin 43 and 45) and one sensor on each device is not connected, but the result is the same whether the signal pins are connected or not. I'm a bit confused to say the least.
1962 Ford Falcon 5.0L V8 / T5

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As is we have no data to work with.

Please attach your CurrentTune.msq file (you would maybe have to zip it to attach or use www.rusefil.com/online)

Please attache exact part numbers and the pinouts you are following to wire things. Please spell out which wire goes where.

Something trivial is not right here.
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It looks like you've picked channels which are currently set for switches - these channels have 10K pull-ups.

You would need to remove the circled resistors to convert these channels into analog voltage channels. Or maybe switch to channels which have a pull down in the highlighed area, these channels are set for voltage input.
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