Chuff's MK1 Escort

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Re: Chuff's MK1 Escort

Postby Holden202T » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 pm

you can always look at braided lines, not super cheap but will do the job and keep authorities happy.

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Re: Chuff's MK1 Escort

Postby Chuff » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:34 am

So with lock-down in place in Melbourne work on the Escort has come to a stop for now.

Doesn't mean I can't shop. :D

So I need a fuel pressure regulator.

I'm leaning towards a TurboSmart FPR800, this one specifically as it includes mounting hardware:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Turbosmart-1-8-NPT-FPR800-Fuel-pressure-regulator-gauge-Black-TS-0401-1102-/151442192784?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0

I've seen many cheaper FPRs out there but I'm dubious as to their performance in maintaining a consistent fuel pressure throughout the entire range of the engine's requirements.

I'd like other people's opinions & experiences.

Also, I've noticed that there are Type L & Type S FPR configurations. What are the pros/cons of either style.

Thanks.

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Re: Chuff's MK1 Escort

Postby vlad01 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:07 pm

Yeah turbo smart is a good brand. I also heard good things about radium engineering.

http://www.radiumauto.com/DMR-Direct-Mo ... -P909.aspx Something like these.

Also dampers which are often overlooked would be wise to invest in to help keep pressure stable against injector open/close pulses.

http://www.radiumauto.com/Fuel-Pulse-Da ... -P751.aspx



And there is also this combo unit containing both reg and damper.

http://www.radiumauto.com/FPR-D-Fuel-Pr ... P1716.aspx
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Re: Chuff's MK1 Escort

Postby Chuff » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:52 pm

Thanks vlad,

FPR+Damper in one is interesting. My plan was to use the standard Camira pump, damper & regulator, but with the upsize in fuel line to 3/8" I'm forced to replace the regulator, otherwise I'd have more than enough confidence in the standard Camira unit as I believe the OEM FPRs are the best options and should only be upgraded if there is a real need to do so.

Nice bit of kit, but a bit more than I wanted to pay for a FPR (AU$417)

I read this pcmhacking thread (https://pcmhacking.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4110&hilit=regulator) which lead me to the link The1 put up, which is no longer valid but can still be found on Wayback (https://web.archive.org/web/20160731114500/http://www.adaptronic.com.au/fuel-pressure-regs-is-there-much-of-a-difference/) which was my main reason for going with the TurboSmart, and at around the $250 mark I'm hoping it would be the best choice.

Thanks.

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Re: Chuff's MK1 Escort

Postby delcowizzid » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:01 pm

We run an aem one that has removable jets to tune the reg to pump flow it's cool and very compact
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Re: Chuff's MK1 Escort

Postby Chuff » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:55 pm

Still putting together my parts list.

If running 12p on a '808 ECU I believe it's possible to monitor fuel pressure via one of the spare inputs. If so, what pressure sensor would I require?

Thanks.

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Re: Chuff's MK1 Escort

Postby vlad01 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:26 pm

I'm the director of VSH (Vlad's Spec Holden), because HSV were doing it ass about.

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