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Old 12-05-2006, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone using one of the stand alone systems, like the MOTEC or FAST systems?

I am thinking of ditching the factory wiring all together.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I ditched all the factory wiring, but stuck with the Ford ECU. The chassis harness is from Ron Francis. My engine setup came from http://www.thedetailzone.com/

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Old 12-05-2006, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks dukegrad98!

I will check them out.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have no experience but this supporting vendor seem very knowable about our cars and the DOHC engines.
http://www.isqe.com/
Give them a call.
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Like Dukegrad I went with the Ron Francis and The Detail Zone's harness. If I did it over again, without going the diet route, I'd probably try another option on the accessory wiring. Probably the I Squared route, but I'd stick with the DZ guys for the engine,etc.
The setup is pretty straightforward and I had my engine up and running the same day I started. The support is second to none. I had a couple of small hiccups in getting the proper gauge wiring, but Scott took the time and walked through it. Top notch service and very knowledgable.
For a novice like me this was great to have.
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Thanks for the input Starboy.

TD - I looked through I-Squared Engineering's site and I do not see any harnesses that are for the 4.6L DOHC. Did I miss something?
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i am also going detail zone i like the option of terminating my wires where i want (in the trunk) my main harness panel will be its a snap used lots in street rods
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just PM'd the guys at I-Squared Engineering.
I'm sure Chris will get back to us. I hope I didn't misinform anyone.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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D.Boone,

We do have a harness for a 5.0 app, but all the harness we do for you guys (4.6) are based on a diet from the donor. Our diet price is $500.00 and then you select what type of ECU re-program you would like; a hand-held tuner or just a chip... The Detail Zone is the only source we know of for an alternative to the diet. They do a very nice job on their products...

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Thanks Chris, that is what I thought from looking through your products.

I may yet decide on the diet route, but am still exploring my options.
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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For anyone else interested in this, I got some responses over at Corral.net on systems.

The list is actually bigger than I thought.

MOTEC - M48
Electromotive - TEC 3
Big Stuff 3 - Gen 3 SEFI
DTA FAST - P8pro
SDS - (I need to check out)
Accel - Gen 7 (this is no longer available)
MegaSquirt - ?

Now I need to do some homework and find out the availability and cost of these systems. In my first look, one of these was available as a "kit" that you build! (I don't remember which one though.)
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have the SDS, but if I had the money to spend, I would probable have F.A.S.T. XFI
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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MegaSquirt is the kit, or it is available assembled. I always thought it would be an interesting thing to play with, but not on my own car! I'm not nearly that good. [img]smile.gif[/img] All the code for it is open-source, I believe.

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I did some investigation on the Megasquirt.

Very economical, about $500 complete assembled, but right now it does not do sequential injection, only bank or batch, via 2 injector controllers. A sequential injector/COP controller is in developement for release sometime in 2007.

While I am not afraid of the electronics or even programming/tuning, I do not want to get tied down in that right now.

I am looking at theDetailzone harness now, just twice the $$ of the Megasquirt!
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Have you read this thread...
http://www.ffcars.com/ubb/ultimatebb.../t/001351.html
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TD, yes I saw that.

As you see in my first post, I want to get away from using donor harnesses.
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