The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Page 1 of 4 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:12 pm

This is my Piaggio Porter after the first try on the steepest road climb of europe Very Happy

I don't want to beat record, I'm not there to do it.

Simply I live in Besenello, a small village in the north of italy, in winter here can be very cold, thus I need wood to heat my house...

That road (road...trail?) leads to the top of the mountain of the town, and that's where I take the wood.
And it is because of the wood collection that I bought the Porter, in March.



Last edited by El_Ventu on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:15 pm; edited 1 time in total

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:05 pm

Next weekend I want to install my new instruments.
I felt the lack of a tachometer, and I had a EGT gauge I bought for another project some years ago...then I bought the tacho, a fake carbon look instrument panel, and I worked on my mill a piece of aluminum scrap to fit the EGT instrument in the round hole of the instrument panel.

What do you think? I like it a lot, although maybe a little too "sporty" for the porter ...


El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by Logi on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:18 pm

That looks the biz, nothings too sporty for them Smile Love the sump guard on yours.
avatar
Logi
Jet Warrior

Posts : 3603
Join date : 2011-04-07
Age : 82
Location : Kilmarnock

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:41 pm

Pod and gauges are ace! Maybe an o2/lambda sensor read out too?

Your van is a really nice example of the old style front, bodywork looks clean.
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:02 pm

I like the setup although carbon is not my thing nice bit of machining but I have had to look up that it is an exhaust gas temperature gauge.
avatar
rich the mechanic
Jet Addict

Posts : 1824
Join date : 2010-01-03
Age : 37
Location : Essex

http://www.thread-bare.biz

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:25 pm

I think the sump guard is original for the Porter 4x4.
It is an heavy aluminum cast (for real), I suspect it is the hardest part of the whole truck... Very Happy

I think to buy a lambda sensor, but in these time I haven't too money to spend...

For now I have a fixed-term contract, earning less than 1000 € / month, I pay € 400 to rent the house, about 80 € / month for electricity and natural gas, 80 € / month for LPG for the porter, and the rest of it goes between food, drinks, insurance, beers at the pub with friends and spare parts ... : D

Not the best, but better than nothing ...

I'm waiting (and I strongly hope) to see banks fail ... Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:37 pm

It should already have a lambda sensor, just hook into the wire at the ECU connector.

So life under the Euro isn't great then?
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:42 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:I like the setup although carbon is not my thing nice bit of machining but I have had to look up that it is an exhaust gas temperature gauge.

I don't like carbon too, but that's the cheaper pod I can find on the E-bay.

That's a thermometer that reads a lot of thermocouples, not properly an EGT gauge, but it works fine with the proper K thermocouple.

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:18 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:It should already have a lambda sensor, just hook into the wire at the ECU connector.

So life under the Euro isn't great then?

I know, but i wanted the tachometer, then I put on the pod even the EGT because I have in my shed, near the turbocharger based turbine engine project... Very Happy
I've bought it for the turbine engine, but I never finish it...


Life under Euro isn't great because we lost monetary sovereignty.

Italy has always been a strange country, at political, economic, cultural level.

We had Michelangelo and Leonardo, now we are represented by a bunch of idiots or motherfucker like Berlusconi or Monti, you know?
And a lot, the major part of italians, thinks of those like the best one politicians.

Euro is (was??) a good thing if you have money to spend and you like to travel.
I also have an autocaravan (I'm not rich, economically, that's a 1983 RV Very Happy...), with friends we travel across europe since 2006, this is the first year I don't go for vacancy in summer.
Even out from the Euro zone, for example I travelled last year across Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Slovenia, Euro is accepted everywhere.

On the other side it is more simple for tax evaders to spend it in all europe...

However the problem is too complicated for me to explain in English... Very Happy

Basically I work in a small mechanical factory, we do parts for some of the best factory that builds medical systems like operation tables and beds for physiotherapy, like OPT and Reha Technology, we work hard and we know how to do well-machined and even esthetically mechanical parts, my cost for my employer is 160-200% of my wage and we have about the lowest wage of the entire europe, and a life cost higher compared to the medium wage.

Fortunately we live in a beautiful place, we eat well and we have beautiful womans, otherwise a tie rope can be the only one solution... Razz

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:37 pm

I'll toast a drink to beautiful women any day my friend,

Money is fucked, but so is everything so we'll deal with all that in the future - maybe Wink
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:34 pm

Ok, I think I put the tacho on it tomorrow.

But...where I had to connect the signal cable of the tacho?

They says to connect it to the negative pole of the coil...
But what is the negative?

I don't want to do mistakes on a coil controlled by the ECU. Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:44 pm

Yours is a 993cc one correct?

What year is it?
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:56 pm

More to the point which distributor is it?
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:27 pm

My engine is a CB42 (EFI Kat Euro2 Very Happy )
And I'm sure that the distributor is the CB42 one.

PS:Site has some problem yesterday?
I can't enter...

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:07 pm

I take a look at the manual, they says to connect a tacho (for advance set-up and regulation) that needs a connection to the negative pole, you need a Special Service Tool...that is simply a connecting cable to be inserted between original connectors...but they don't say what of the two cables are the negative... Laughing

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:32 pm

Yes is was down yesterday a few times, probably web host issues - who knows?!

As for your rev counter I am not 100% sure but at a guess:-

avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:37 pm

Ok thank you!
However I had to take the sighan in the coil zone under the seat, there's no a pin on the EFI Very Happy Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:16 pm

You may need to hook it into the igniter inside the distributor
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:39 pm

Ok tomorrow I've take a look and I try to connect it!
Thank you! Smile

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:49 pm

Thing is, from what I remember from messing a while back with a tachometer, some of them are designed for use with old points/condenser style systems and cannot see the signal from an EFI igniter/coil type system.
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:51 pm

Connected and working perfectly!
I simply connect it to one of the coil cable where the mechanic that install the LPG system has connected the LPG ECU Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:44 am

Fancy sharing your wisdom?

Which wire have you connected it too, what colour is it, and where is it?

A picture would be nice!
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:40 pm

Ok, tomorrow (I've got some free days because of the crisis...) I check and describe you my work...
I don't know what is the colour of the original wire I have connected to the tacho, I connected to the cable that is connected to the original by LPG installer... Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by Logi on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:51 pm

Take loads of pics, i'm interested too.
avatar
Logi
Jet Warrior

Posts : 3603
Join date : 2011-04-07
Age : 82
Location : Kilmarnock

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:04 pm

Ok, tomorrow I do the job Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:21 pm

I take a look where I connect the tacho signal.

It is connected on the black/green wire on the coil.
(Excuse me for the bad quality, Nokia cellphone...)



Look at my dashboard...



So sporty, I think with it my Porter have over 50 more horsepower Very Happy Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Woah!!!!! Yours must be really sporty, the speedo goes all the way upto 140 Razz Wink

Dash does look really good, where did you get that carbon pod from?
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:03 am

Yes, I must pay attention when starting from a stop or red light, the risk of doing a powerful burn-out at all the accelerations is not far! Very Happy

I bought the pod from e-bay here (8€+7.50€ shipping), if you can't see it the item number is 230776146823.

On ebay uk another seller has the same one with this number 180481166827 .

It is cheap and it needs only a little modification on the base (I made it with a hand blade cutter) to fit on the curves of the original dashboard.

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:33 am

I have just ordered one of these for my red van:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260826334979
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5416
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by El_Ventu on Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:11 pm

I created a new trend? Very Happy

El_Ventu
Centurion

Posts : 220
Join date : 2012-10-07

Back to top Go down

Re: The Climber (photos + infos on tacho on my 1.0i porter)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 4 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum