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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 09, 2016 11:52AM

Problems? Yes don't get used to your new phone. It is going the way of the Dodo bird.
Quote:
Microsoft only sold 4.5 million Lumia devices in the recent quarter, compared to 10.5 million at the same time last year. That's a massive 57 percent drop. Even a 57 percent increase wouldn't be enough to save Windows Phone right now.
Microsoft and @#$%& have sold a total of 110 million Windows Phones compared to 4.5 billion iOS and Android phones in the same period. IDC recently reported that 400 million phones were sold in the recent quarter, meaning just 1.1 percent of them were Lumia Windows Phones.



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 09, 2016 12:00PM

Quote:
Diehards can (and will) disagree, and Microsoft at least has given Windows Phone acolytes a gift in the form of the Lumia 950 and 950XL. But if you’re recommending a smartphone to someone in 2016, Android and iOS can do pretty much anything that anyone needs to be able to do. Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 cannot, and they’re best left to people who care more about brand loyalty than functionality.

[arstechnica.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 09, 2016 12:15PM

Well, OK, but $30 vs $500? What do I need a $500 phone for?

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 09, 2016 12:47PM

My Blackberry Z30 can kick the beans out of your.......uhmmm.........welll at least it's.........it runs my Pebble, sort of......... I've got BBM!......but nobody else does..........OK, OK, OK, It's Canadian....ish......says made in Mexico right on the back.

Crap!

Anybody got some string and a couple of cans?
And maybe an Etch-a-sketch for my OS 1.1



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2016 01:24PM by DiDueColpi.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 09, 2016 03:49PM

Anyway it's a bulletproof @#$%&. You can swim with it, drive nails with the screen, and carry it in your breast pocket so it will save your life when you get shot and still work so you can call the cops on the bounder. That seems sorta important doesn't it?

Jim


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 09, 2016 04:25PM

Sent from my iPhone...
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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 09, 2016 04:37PM

Okay Jim. I've changed some of this forum's settings and you should now find it much easier to attach photos right from your iPhone.

The forum's 600KB file size restriction might still inconvenience you. You can change file size by sending the file to yourself (using email or text message) and selecting one of the smaller file size options. Or, if you'd like more control and options you can use a separate photo editing app. I'd recommend "Photogene", which you'll find in the iOS store for $2.99. It supports cropping, resizing, rotating, retouching, brightening, etc.

Windows phone? Another fine product from the company that invented the software bug and the email virus, and perfected "planned obsolescence".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2016 04:56PM by Moderator.



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 09, 2016 07:19PM

Hmm.. $30,... $500... Gee, so hard to decide. (not) :-) If I pulled $470 out of my budget for the MG maybe I could have a phone like everyone else that won't fit in my pocket, does all kinds of stuff I'll never use, which I can't figure out how to use, and breaks if I drop it. Oh Joy.

At 1/17th the cost maybe I can afford to be a little tolerant. Have you noticed btw, the windows software has evolved a little? I know in the early days the BSOD happened a lot and take it from me, I bitched about Microsoft as much as anybody. But when I set up a Linux box I learned windows wasn't that bad. Look I balk at learning to use the TV remote. I learned to use a PC because I had to, kicking and screaming all the way. I felt the demise of the flip phone was a sad day. Do you really think I want to learn a sophisticated new operating system before I can make a phone call?

I already know how to use windows. And windows 8 isn't that much of a stretch, hey, I have to learn windows 10 anyway. And guess what? It's really pretty good. Why wouldn't I want my phone to work the same way? Is there something I'm missing here?

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 09, 2016 10:32PM

But you already have an iPhone. And, it now works better with this Forum.

As for Windows, I am about done. I used to work on Xenix & SCO Unix systems in the Pharmacy business. Much more efficient OS. Did not take much computing horsepower to run. So, I am going back to Linux.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

Registered:
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 09, 2016 11:38PM

No, the iphone was a company phone and I'm turning it back in so the salesman can have it, and going back to my old phone number. Instead of the old android phone (Blu) I'm trying the Lumina 640 for $30. So far I like it. Should complete the changeover in the next week or so. It's a heck of a lot for the money.

All of the computers have gotten so much better, and especially the OS's. Compared to not long ago there really isn't much left to complain about. Just what you're most comfortable with. Same with the phones I suppose. Just makes sense to me to use the same OS for your phone as for your computer. Is Android a Linux based OS then?

Jim


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 10, 2016 12:25PM

Matthew says whenever he shows his windows phone to anyone they are always amazed at how easy it is to use. His usual question is, "Have you ever TRIED a windows phone?" Hardly anyone has.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 10, 2016 07:51PM

Yes, Android is based on the Linux kernel.

[techluminati.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

Registered:
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 11, 2016 12:56PM

Well then it would seem to make sense to have an android phone and a linux computer I would think, if you are comfortable with Linux. Or maybe a Mac and an iphone. But I don't know why you wouldn't want a windows phone if you run a windows OS on your PC or laptop.

Poor advertising program by microsoft I suspect.

The larger problem, to me, is setting your phone to take pictures that can be directly posted to email and forums without resizing. But maybe I'll be able to find a camera app that does that. Might be a little harder to find for the windows phone, admittedly. Seems like I had found one for the android phone I used before the iphone. But surely there is one out there for the @#$%&.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 13, 2016 02:57PM

Doesn't really matter. I have no intentions of diving into my phone's OS.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 13, 2016 06:08PM

Me neither, but it changes the way you use it.

Been working on the DRO and think I have a pretty good plan. Should have some resistors and IC sockets coming tomorrow and I'll try to get a photo. (But with my Canon, not my phone, be a few days yet before that's ready to use.)

Jim



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 15, 2016 09:56AM

Here's a couple of assembly photos of the DRO.

IMG_0016.JPG


IMG_0017.JPG

It will get wires and resistors plus a gray smoked window that can be pressed on one side to activate the calibration switch for the O2 sensor. I intend to wire the decimal point to be the O2 indicator light but that is likely to require a transistor as well to change polarity. Last night I got most of it done except for the inputs. and the leads.

Jim


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Gary W

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: burner1
Date: April 21, 2016 11:41AM

Jim I get my circuit board made at ExpressPCB. You can download their software for free. Low production circuits are a bit pricey but they do a small board (I forget the size) which is a bit cheaper; 3 at a time.
CB.jpeg



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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 11, 2016 12:46PM

Time for an update. First, the DRO is installed, configured, and appears to work correctly. I'm still waiting on software revisions to the shifting controller, which requires the use of an expensive software editing program that only a few people have. I'm waiting on Lance (now Bernard Fyfe). My next step is to see if Matthew can get the software through his college, and anyway I want some features that Barney will not implement.

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While getting that sorted I've been working on plumbing, some of which is on the Holley fuel tank mat thread. So at this point I've got the liquid side of the intercooler plumbed, the fuel lines replaced and upsized, and only the tank pickup and one short FPR return line to do. It goes from there to the intercooler, and provides the working fluid for the liquid side.

IMG_0009.JPG

IMG_0010.JPG

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Still have to install a relay and control line for the circulation pump seen by the radiator, I expect I can find an output from the MegaSquirt to do that job.

Jim


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

Registered:
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Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 11, 2016 01:07PM

And,.. a couple more photos:
IMG_0011.JPG
This one shows the clone Bosch44 fuel pump, a bit of a beast but can deliver probably 2-3 times the fuel requirements.

IMG_0012.JPG
And the Holley pick-up mat flipped and stuck on the tank just about where it will go. Doing it again, I would buy the 15 x 15" mat, put it in about that position, and probably pop a hole right under the bung in the center and use a banjo fitting on the outside. Oh well. Not going to spend another $300 just for that. Instead an internal 1/2" fuel rated hose and a #8 bulkhead will go on the side of the tank near the bottom front corner. Just waiting on the hose to be made.

Jim


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5298 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 340 upgrade
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 14, 2016 01:55PM

New upgrade on the paddle shifters:
IMG_0006.JPG

This is a Turk adjustable flat inductive proximity switch. It senses in the center of the exposed side at a distance of up to about 10mm or so, maybe a bit more. So the fingers simply have to be flicked inward in the vicinity of the sensor, which is equipped with two LED indicator lights, one for power and one for switched on. It uses 10-30vdc and outputs the supply voltage.
IMG_0007.JPG

IMG_0008.JPG

IMG_0009.JPG

Jim
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