Mk6 in Jersey

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edgedj
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Mk6 in Jersey

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My MK3, which following major crash damage, became a mk6


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That's very pretty! Very good frontal treatment.

Is that a modified Mk6 front? What are those lights, and how effective are they?

OK I just checked the album. You seem to have done rather a lot of work on it! :mrgreen: Was the rear window treatment when it was red/green a modification, or original Mk3? I've never seen one like that.

Also, I can't make out what's going on with your engine. What is that MegaSquirt thing? I thought MegaSquirt was some sort of fuel injection management system...produced after 1999 in the USA.

Please explain! By the way, my Mk4 was a shed of similar horror when I got it in 1980, your 'before' pix brought it all back to me with nightmare clarity....

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The front end is a mk6 yes, with upper front lights from a Ford Puma and lower main beams from a generic supply firm. The Puma lights are excellent being focussed beam H4s, you know the kind with the bulging lenses.

It was a convertible mk3 I think (chassis D1029) but heavily crash damaged on the outside and I fitted mostly new panels from Tim Duffee about 2 years ago now. Resprayed locally in Jersey a year ago.

Megasquirt is there for engine management (fuel injection, ignition, boost control, idle control etc.)

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That is one nice looking car.

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Maybe you've seen details over on the imp forum but in case not I'm cross posting here.

The turbo going back on is the brief story. The detail is MUCH longer!
Turbo manifold and rose joint hanger
Turbo manifold and rose joint hanger
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Exhaust rose joint
Exhaust rose joint
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intercooler piping and exhaust
intercooler piping and exhaust
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exhaust layout with two silencers inside Davrian bodywork
exhaust layout with two silencers inside Davrian bodywork
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Oil drain to sump plug
Oil drain to sump plug
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very nearly ready to fire up
very nearly ready to fire up
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weighbridge check today, my Davrian weighs 661kg with full tanks and without a driver. Not too bad considering the 40% extra power from the turbo (adds about 30kg at a guess). Mine is an early Dav with thick GRP in most places so in ordinary NA guise it would be in the 630kg range.

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I've been working on a fully digital dashboard. I'm really happy with the result, it's been the cause of a few late nights figuring out mainly how to use PhotoShop to chop up the photographed images of the Stiletto clocks.
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Here's a couple of videos of it in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrk7_gAsaoE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sufw2lfK_Ug

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How do you run the tablet. Do you use tasker to open the apps up on power up and close it on power down.?
Do you have a constant power feed from the battery to keep it alive?
When I tried a similar thing it found the screen a little difficult to see so I reverted back to normal

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The tablet has a micro usb that goes just under where you see the samsung logo out of sight behind the fascia. It only charges when the ignition is on but the tablet will stay charged for at least 2-3 weeks between charges. The tablet comes on whenever it detects a charge which is default android behaviour. The app is Realdash and that itself has two clever inbuilt features that fires the app up and turns on bluetooth whenever it detects charge and also closes the app and turns off bluetooth when it loses charge. Following turning off the ignition the tablet is set to turn itself after 30 seconds without charge. Screen has a bright outdoor mode on the Samsung Tab A 7. Oh and it costs £120.

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