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Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 – Troubles Starting

Broken Bosch Ignition Driver LegsAs many regular readers know, I’d had my Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 started within a couple turns of they crank. The next evening, with the wiring on the idle valve I tried again. Absolutely nothing. It didn’t even try to start.

Rover V8 Tuner Studio – CTS / ATS Calibration

Tuner StudioTo successfully use a Megasquirt you must use Tuner Studio to calibrate all your sensors. For a Rover V8 4.6L P38 the Coolant Temperature Sensor CTS has detailed calibration information available. Although the default Saab(Bosch) values are a great start.

Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies

Rover V8 Throttle BodiesI’ve been looking into fitting Rover V8 Twin Throttle Bodies. Rover did it on a limited number SD1 Vitesse’s. I wanted to modify a Thor Manifold; for it’s looks and height; to twin plenums. I’ve done some calculations.

Rover V8 ExtraEfi Megasquirt – Will it run?

Rover V8 ExtraEfi MegasquirtThere’s been a lot of work getting my Rover V8 Megasquirt engine from ‘looking’ ready to actually ready to start. The headers weren’t bolted on, the battery was from a car I scrapped in the 90’s and my cheap fuel…

Megasquirt ECU – Rover V8 4.6Ltr

Locost Rover V8 MegasquirtMy Megasquirt ECU V8 project is getting close to the point of turning the key. I decided to tidy the wiring and EMI shield the ECU.

Rover V8 Locost 4×4 -Wiring and Plumbing

Locost Rover V8 4x4Putting a Rover V8 and 4wd into a Locost was always going to take a long time. Finishing the wiring and the plumbing seems to have taken forever.

Multiple Radiator Fans

Caterham Twin Radiator FansFitting two fans, one each side of the radiator in a push pull air flow arrangement has made a dramatic improvement on cooling potential. 4000 cfm

Rover V8 Trigger Wheel – Megasquirt

A Megasquirt ECU requires a 36-1 trigger input. Many people fit a trigger wheel to the front pulley, however I wanted to use one similar to a Range Rover P38 automatic flex-plate or a 4.0 Discovery Manual flywheel.

Caterham Radiator Maximum Cooling Capacity

Caterham Race Radiator Fan ShroudI’d purchased a cheap, second hand custom made, aluminium Caterham radiator designed for a full race 2Ltr Duratec engine. Although it had seen some stone damage it was essentially in good order. I had a cheap eBay radiator but I…

Corsa EPAS Power Steering – Kit Car

For all those fitting a Corsa C EPAS (Electronic Power Assisted Steering) to a Kit Car or Hot Rod the following maybe helpful.

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