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  1. Hi Daniel, Welcome aboard ! Glad it worked out ! Did you use the simple thin ones, similar to below . . . . . . . . . or one of those thicker ones, that sometimes come complete with studs ? Cheers Banjo
  2. Hi Sam, The easiest way to determine, which is which; is to disconnect the rubber hose on the LHS, in the photo, (which is probably the outgoing fuel line) & remove the whole assembly from the tank, by twisting it. This is easy in your situation, as the tank doesn't appear to be fitted to the car. Normally, in Corollas, with the tank vertically in the boot; You have to remove the tank altogether from the boot, to be able to withdraw the fuel pickup & fuel guage assembly, from the tank. Once removed, it will be clear, which is fuel out, return fuel in; & vent connections. Let's know how You go. Very neat & original under the bonnet, in your KE55, except for the twin carbies & the oversized battery. Someone has also paid close attention to "earthing", of engine , chassis, & battery, from what I can see; which is good ! Is that a little "insulator" flap over the top of the battery's +ve terminal, so that it does come in contact with the underside of the bonnet, on a rough road ? Altezzaclub on here, has always suggested moving the battery location to the opposite side of the engine, down under the coolant overflow bottle, which can be moved elsewhere. Getting the battery down low, close to the "chassis rail", lowers the "centre of gravity"; particularly, when the battery is larger & heavier than standard, as is yours. The only downside is a longer heavy cable is needed, to connect the starter motor, to the battery's +ve terminial. I think it is a good idea, but I just haven't got around to orgainising it, as yet. Cheers Banjo
  3. PM sent to You. Cheers Banjo
  4. Golf R ! https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/faster-2024-volkswagen-golf-r-teased-144309/ Now if money was not a stumbling block; then a big Yes; but at $ 60K - $ 70K, that might hurt a bit. My son's girlfriend's, whole family are Volkswagen thru & thru, & swear by them. No one, including me, will put down Volkwagen's reputation for reliability. However, somewhere along the line, way back; pulling a kombi engine; & a Bettle engine out for friends, in a driveway, without the assistance of a vehicle hoist, still reminds me a stiff neck, for a week or so afterwards. My earliest initiation to Volkswagen, was in Papua New Guinea, where I worked for a while in my late teens & early 20's. I was on contract, but we had to find our own accommodation & transport, although we were paid an allowance. Finding good secondhand cars was an issue, & rust was a problem. I remember one FB Holden, where you watched the road beneath you fly by, below your feet, & that was whilst driving. In Rabaul in East New Britain, we came across, a fully imported German VW which was, I think; the most basic model they ever made. It had a 27HP engine, when I think the Australia model, was 30HP , at the time. It had the little oval window, at the rear, but it had had a divider in the middle, unlike the then current Australia model. It had no fuel gauge, but when you ran out whilst driving, you kicked a little lever, to the left of the clutch pedal, & the petrol then exited the fuel tank from a second lower pickup point, & got you home. However, for all the basics; it never broke down. I tell a lie ! Once we broke a fan belt, which is a pretty important item, in an air cooled engine. We didn't have one, but did use a girls panty hose, that had been left on the back seat, (duno how it got there) & we made it back to town. Cheers Banjo
  5. Sob ! Sob ! My 5K engine has just become obsolete ! Toyota To Introduce the INN Engine at 200HP per litre ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGXqA5EvSkI Meanwhile, I'll just get my 5K to be fully ECU & EFI controlled ! Just about to fit modified camshaft cover back on; & put it all back together. Cheers Banjo
  6. Just love it, when a project comes to "fruition", & the road trips get going, under it's tyres ! Well done, & a good thread. I'm sure it will be appreciated by many, over the years on here. Congrats Cheers Banjo
  7. Got a bit side tracked there, with this camshaft sprocket chain advance / retard possibility, but will get back to that later. Most important thing is to get this "flying magnet trigger wheel" installed & running, with my Speeduino & Tuner Studio, on the 5K test bed engine. However, after finishing my 8mm thick "flying magnet" trigger wheel; I learnt a lesson, that I should have known; that "bigger is not always better". You see, I embedded 36 off 4mm dia. x 25mm lg. rare earth magnets in the disk, only to find when I tested it, that the Hall Effect sensor would not switch off. The magnet poles, facing out along the edge of the disk, were 17mm apart, on a radial edge, of the 200mm diameter aluminium disk; but the magnetic field strength was too strong, to allow the Hall Effect sensor to switch off. One of the reasons I used the 25mm long "rod" magnets, was because there was a large surface area, on the sides, which would provide a large area of Araldite adhesion of the magnets; to the inside of the 27mm deep holes in the aluminium disk. So back to using my olde 6mm thick 200mm dia. disk, with 36 off 4mm dia. x 6mm long rare earth magnets. Finished it today, & on the bench, it works perfectly. The trigger north pole, trigger reference magnet, is currently positioned at 270 degrees ATDC. So all I need to do now, is get the camshaft sprocket front engine cover, back on the engine, & do some serious testing, with the oscilloscope, with the engine running, & then the Speeduino. Cheers Banjo
  8. Glad it worked for you ! Many of the aftermarket tachos, require an input signal, that is a 5V DC or 12V DC square wave, frequency signal. Unfortubately, when these after market tachos, are attached to a conventional CB ignition system, they don't like the large spike voltage, that appears at the negative terminal of the ignition coil, every time the primary current in the ignition coil collapses. There are a number of interface circuits & suggestions on the internet, to allow you to use the aftermarket tachos, with a conventional single coil CB ignition system. The reverse also happens, when a modern ECU is added to an older car, where the ECU tacho output is a 5V or 12V DC square wave variable frequency signal. This does have the large spike, which the original tacho in the older car, is expecting. Again, the internet provides a couple of fixes, to reintroduce the collapsing coil current spike, so the cars original tacho, can be utilised. Often this can be as simple as having the ECU tacho signal, switch a driver, that operates/switches on, an ordinary 12V automotive relay; whose collapse will still produce a spike, high enough, to trigger the older cars original tacho. Cheers Banjo
  9. Hi Thomas, Welcome aboard, & plenty of people on here, that would be only too willing, to offer you advice, when necessary. If you are working to a budget, then I would suggest, that once you get the engine home; that You strip it gradually, & tag everything, so that when you put it back together; in months to come; & that everything is in plastic bags or bottles, clearly marked; particularly nuts & bolts. Once it is completely stripped, you will be physically able tp inspect things like bores & rings, & big end & main bearing slippers etc. If your 4K happens to be a 4K-U model, You will be in luck; as that variation of the 4K; put out more horsepower, than the regular 4K-C, which had a lot of California compliance gear on it. (hence the "C") Once you've inspected everything, you'll have a much better idea, of what needs to be done, as a minimum. Then if you budget allows, you can tackle other items like cam grind, performance valve strings, & maybe working the head. Greatest issue in trying to "get more power", from a K Series motor was the head design. Not being cross-flow doesn't help, but the intake & exhaust passages were pretty ordinary, & the engine can be made to perform much better, with port & polish, & removing lips etc, that reduce flow. My advice is, to take lots of photos, whilst you are stripping it down. K Series engines are getting pretty olde now, & it could be original, or it may have already had a reco, at sometime in it's life. You are about to find out. We look forward to hearing about the teardown, & seeing some pics, as you go. Cheers Banjo
  10. Hi Si, That is a perfectly reasonable explanation, which is why I've tried tried to get hold of the installation instructions for what I believe is a CS9000 Rollamaster dual link K Series kit, that came with everything, including a new chain tensioner & guide. I've searched the internet, without any joy. Rollmaster I believe is a Queensland company originally, but looking at their website, they now seem to cater mostly, for USA V8 engines. A lot of chatter on the internet, indicates their instructions may be "confusing". My "mental block" is; that irrespective how far you move the camshaft sprocket in one direction or the other, it can only be in "full chain link increments". So moving the link on the crankshaft sprocket 1 tooth clockwise, is the same as moving the chain on the camshaft sprocket 2 teeth. However, the indexing of the pin that locates the front of the camshaft to the rear of the camshaft sprocket, is incremented in 12 degree camshaft degrees, whereas, leaving the pin in the original pin hole, & moving the chain one tooth on the camshaft sprocket only moves the timing 10 degrees. If the pin location on the back of the camshaft sprocket is a "vernier" adjustment, how can it be a vernier adjustment, when it moves 12 degrees, when the full link I've completely missed something here, but can't quite see, where I have got it wrong. Could it be thank you move the link 2 off camshaft sprocket teeth, being 20 camshaft degrees; then index it back, with the pin 12 camshaft degrees; resulting in an effective change of 8 camshaft degrees. That is still 16 crankshaft degrees. It's got to be something weird like this, but I'll never know, until I uncover the original instructions. The only basic instructions I could find; was here on RollaClub website, posted by Aidan in 2014. Apparently the instructions are different for most of the Rollmaster kits, because they are working with all different engine manufacturers, where one solution, does not fit all applications. Cheers Banjo
  11. I had a close look at the RollMaster double link chain kit, I purchased a few years back, & fitted to my 5K test engine, to see how many degrees of crankshaft advance or retard, was possible, using the markings on the new Rollmaster camshaft sprocket, for mating with the location pin, on the end of the camshaft. i believe the Rollmaster kit I purchased was a model CS9000. Here is a thread on here from 13 years ago. https://www.rollaclub.com/board/topic/54177-rollmaster-cs9000-adjustable-timing-gear/ The camshaft sprocket has a total of 36 teeth around it. The crankshaft sprocket has 18 teeth on, it, as you would expect, as 36/18 equals 2; & it takes 2 revolutions of the crankshaft, for every single rotation, of the camshaft. To my way of thinking, we have always had the ability, to advance or retard the valve timing, in relation to the crankshaft; by simply moving the chain links one or two teeth, forward or backward. Thirty six teeth on the camshaft sprocket, means moving the chain one link in either direction, at assembly, would result in advancing or retarding the camshaft, in relation to the crankshaft position, by 10 degrees, of camshaft rotation. However, when we talk about advance & retard, it is relation to the crankshaft; one link movement (10 degrees) on the camshaft, equals 20 degrees of movement on the crankshaft. That is a big jump, which is probably why the pins position on the camshaft sprocket, is the preferred method of advancing or retarding the camshaft in relation to crankshaft position. However, there are just nine holes drilled into the end of the camshaft sprocket. They are not evenly spaced. There is room for 3 more, if required. If there was 12, then 360 degree of camshaft rotation, would mean 360/12, would be 30 degrees per pin position, movement/relocation. However, as we have to relate that back to crankshaft degrees, that would mean, that moving the camshaft location pin, one hole to the left or right, would be making a change of 60 degrees of crankshaft rotation. That is a very big change, for one pin setting repositioning either advance or retard. I'll have to do a bit more research, as I'm sure there is something wrong with my logic above. By changing the sprocket position, & changing the cam shaft position, You either make all the valves open & close later or earlier. However, the distributor's cam is also moved, & therefore the triggering point, in the cycle, of the spark plugs is also moved. Maybe you have to move the distributor rotationally, around 1 distributor tooth, to compensate, so the spark fires at pretty much the same original timing point, in the cycle. The K Series dissy's had 12 teeth on the bottom of them, Moving them one tooth would effectively be 60 degrees of crankshaft rotation. (360/12 = 30 x 2 = 60 cranks shaft degrees) That could be, while reading some of the other Rollmaster instructions; the final comment was, to check your ignition/distributor settings. So I'll have to see if I can't find some Rollmaster instructions on the net somewhere, that explains all this, as it would be a pain to get it wrong, & have to keep removing the camshaft sprocket cover, time & again. I went looking on the Net, but only found this little diagram so far, which is the original factory timing marks. Cheers Banjo
  12. Hi Alfie, That's a nice looking radiator. Where are you physically located ? Is that radiator you have chosen, a dual pass model ? I note that there are some companies, supplying this Koyo radiator, complete with twin electric fans. https://www.tf-works.com/kswap-koyo-radiator-aluminum-fan-shroud-with-spal-fans/ Depending on how you are going to drive your KE26, & where you are located, that maybe a lot of radiator, for such a small engine ? I personally have found, that my 4KU engine, in a 2 door KE30 Corolla sedan, I can drive around all day, in 25-30 deg C ambient temperatures; in traffic, without the fan ever switching on. The ram effect of the air is sufficient to keep the engine coolant temperature in check, whilst the car is in motion. You may even be better off, with no stroud, & maybe just a single electric fan, under thermostatic control. It depends very much on where you are located, & the resident outside air temps, & how you intend to drive the KE26. Cheers Banjo
  13. Thanks Si, I'm sure it will all make sense, once I pull it off, & reposition the camshaft sprocket on the end of the cam. The rear of my 5K engine on the test bed, is exposed; & I have a large 360 degree wheel on the rear face of the flywheel. As it is easy to see, & was set up, with TDC no:1 cylinder being spot on; I should be able to confirm the opening on the inlet valve on No: 1 cylinder, before & after the moving of the camshaft sprocket. I will advise, once I tackle it, this evening. The 5K engine official engine power output specs, indicate it produced . . . . As it officially, developed 74 HP / 55kW, at 5600rpm; with standard valve opening & closing times; should I initially increase or decrease the opening of the valves, to increase the power in my "desired range" of cruising; at 2500 - 3500 RPM ? ( have a 5 speed KE70 gearbox, in my KE30 ). I'll do a bit of research, before I pick on a figure to; "test the waters". Cheers Banjo
  14. Hi Si, I'll pull the sprocket off, before I move it; & with a protractor; measure the angular change for each positional change. The total of 8 settings, for both advance & retard, appear to each be equal. I'll then just double that number, as valve opening & closing lifts are always set as degrees of crankshaft; not camshaft. I looked on the net, for the instructions for this particular Rollmaster model, which I believe is a CS9000, but could not see one. Will have another look today. I'll post my findings here. Many thanks ! Cheers Banjo
  15. When I took the 5K engine camshaft sprocket cover off, on my 5K EFI project, to swap it over, for the one which will have the Hall sensor mounted on it, I noticed this nice new dual chain & sprocket. I'd completely forgotten that I'd replaced it with an aftermarket one, some years back, when I first set up this 5K test rig. I was always a bit miffed, with Toyota; that the two off 5K engines I had, only had, single width link camshaft chain drives, when even some of my olde 3K engines had dual chain camshaft drives. However, this new "aftermarket camshaft sprocket", was a dual chain model, & had a total off nine (9) holes, into which the location pin on the front end of the camshaft could be located. They were stamped labelled . . . . 4R -3R - 2R - 1R - 0 - 1A - 2R - 3R - 4R It appears that they represent 1-4 degrees Retard; & 1 - 4 degrees Advance, with "0" in the middle being standard/factory/design camshaft timing. The problem with selecting an advanced or retarded camshaft timing; is that only one end of the engines range is improved; whilst the other is slightly poorer. I assume the advance, would assist, the low rev range & produce more torque; which would make sense; as 5K engines, were basically used in commercial Liteace vans, & Toyota forklifts, right up until the year 2000, I'm led to believe. I Googled it, to see if my assumptions were right, & lo & behold, up came the following page. https://www.rollaclub.com/board/topic/82434-4k-timing-chain/ I trust You've watched the links I posted about the FreeValve engine (earlier in this thread), which points out, that when you have "complete control" over the opening, closing; & rate of opening or closing; that you then have total control over the combustion process, which accounts for the incredible extra horsepower, they are able to extract from from a given C.C. capacity. The proof of this statement; is in the results you obtain from a race engine, with an aggressive camshaft grind; where the engine outputs more at high revs, but sounds like a olde steam engine, at a high idle. I gather that's why a number of engine manufacturers; like Toyota, changed their valve timing to two different ranges with the VVT timing engines like our family's daily drive; Echo & Corolla engines. I'd love to be able to adjust the camshaft timing, to provide ideal engine performance, in the 2500 - 3500 rpm range, which is where my KE30 with 5 speed gearbox & BW diff, currently sits when cruising; but it is such a "pain in the arse", to remove the timing chain cover, with the engine out, on a test bed; let alone, in the engine bay. It is so much easier to experiment with camshaft "inlet & exhaust valve timing", on twin overhead heads, as you can just move the toothed belt, clockwise or counter clockwise, on the toothed pullies, at the front of the head. The modified 5K camshaft sprocket cover, is almost ready to go back on the engine, as I've now added a bracket for the dual Haltech Hall Effect sensor. I will move the camshaft advance 2 degrees, & we'll see what effect that has. The round disc, permanently fitted to; & now an integral part of the timing chain cover; is necessary, so the stainless steel bracket, mounting the Haltech dual Hall Effect sensor face is exactly square to the edge of the aluminium disc. Although the simple stainless steel bracket is only adjustable in "one plane", the centering of the Hall effect sensor, over the edge profile of the disk, is easily adjusted with 2-3 large washers, behind the disk, where the crankshaft center bolt, attaches to the crankshaft, & the crankshaft pulley. Just awaiting, the ebay arrival of 50 off rare earth "rod" magnets; 36 off which, will be inserted into the edge of the disc; exactly 10 degrees apart. The whole exercise, is quick clean & simple, now that it is finished; & I'm pretty excited about actually running the engine, & see what the pulses look like. This simple setup, will allow "batch fire mode", from the Speeduino ECU; but my first job after this is up & running, will be to enlarge the width of my camshaft position sensor, built into an olde Denso dissy; that will "overlap" the single pulse per rev; from the crankshaft disc, & result in a single crankshaft pulse, once per 2 revolutions of the crankshaft. That will allow full sequential control of both spark plugs & fuel injectors. Lots of fun had; bringing an olde engine up to modern day precise control of both ignition & fuel. Cheers Banjo
  16. My thoughts also ! Don't know what it is in our makeup, that drives us, to hold onto olde things & keep them going. Certainly not a trait with the current generation of youth, that change their mobile phones, like they change their underpants. It's called "advertising ! There are some wonderful vids on the net, of these groups of olde guys, in the UK, that spend years rebuilding olde steam tractors, after which, they take them to group meets, where they fire them up, & drive them around in circles. It's called "happiness". https://youtu.be/x8IMaD9JE2s If that has wet your appetite, just have a look at this, & the numbers of people who go to this show, to see all things "olde" ; & yes, there are some cars also. https://youtu.be/SIHp9Vvvb4s Cheers Banjo
  17. I watched the "blade skin & slide rail" repair, from end to end last night, & it is truly amazing, to watch, despite many bits been intentionally sped up, in places. Thank You for posting. Cheers Banjo
  18. Haven't actually tried it as yet. Some modern ECUs have an input for a knock sensor, & automatically lower the advance a little until the "knocking" is no longer detected. It allows you to get fairly "aggressive, with the advance table, while "learning" the engines characteristics, without running the risk, of doing any damage. I need to make up a little 6kHz filter, so I can see it on the oscilloscope. Cheers Banjo
  19. So first step on a wet Saturday; yesterday in "the shed", was to transpose the "camshaft sprocket cover", onto the 5k engine. I've swapped back over to the original 5K crankshaft pulley, as it was designed to minimise harmonic imbalance in the crankshaft itself (I believe) This will require a longer fan belt, but that is not an issue. The main concern, & requirement, for sensing the imbedded magnets, on the outer rim of the trigger wheel, is "concentricity"; so the gap between the the outer edge of the aluminium disk, & the tip of the Haltech Hall Effect sensor, is very uniform. The use of very strong rare earth magnets, with a rating of N45 or greater, should provide greater tolerance, or slight run-out of the disk. You can take out the Hall Effect sensor, & stand above & look down the hole, in the mounting bracket; & see how well the edge (width) of the aluminium disk, is centred under the hole. I have place several large washers, directly behind the aluminium disk, to space it slightly away from the edge of the crankshaft pulley. These washers, also allow the disk, to be moved backwards, or forward, to accommodate the thickness of the disk. I'm currently using a 6mm thick disk, but the latest disk, I have just aquired is 8mm thick; & I've now just learned, of where I can obtain a 10mm thick one, if I need it, to be able the drill holes in the edge of the disk, to accommodate a larger diameter rod rare earth magnet. The next part of the exercise, is to create a wide camshaft position pulse, that can be logic "AND"ed, with the single North pole single on the crankshaft disk, to provide a single pulse per two (2) revolutions, of the crankshaft, for sequential ignition & inject operation. I have three (3) options, in this regard. (a) Use the existing cam position sensor I have created using a a "gutted", olde Denso distributor body, with dissy cap removed, & replaced by a "jam jar lid". The pulse will simply have to be larger in width, than the single "north" pole pulse from the crankshaft. (b) Use the Hall Effect sensor, I have fitted to the camshaft cover, detecting a rare earth magnet attached to the camshaft sprocket. This has one advantage that, both crank & cam Hall effect sensors, would be mounted on the same camshaft sprocket cover, & would look simple, neat, & very purposeful. Now the camshaft one, that is already been in place for a couple of years, has not given an "ounce of trouble". However, if it real-life, you had to get access to the magnet assembly; on the camshaft sprocket; it would be a very difficult job, to remove the camshaft sprocket cover, with the engine, in the engine bay. (3) I've come across a reference on the net recently, of someone using the camshaft lobe tip, for driving the mechanical fuel pump, to trigger a Hall Effect device. I daresay, it would work alright, even though the lobe in the K series engines, doesn't directly point towards the middle of the mounting point opening, on the side of the block. However, & don't particularly fancy the Hall Effect sensor, operating reliably, in that very hot environment, being constantly "splashed", with hot oil. I think, with those restrictions, the gutted dissy shell that I have already made, will be the way I go initially. Unlike the other two alternatives, "a" & "b", there is no issue with access, or being in a constant hot & oily environment. All i have to do, is maybe install a rare earth magnet, with a wider face, so the the pulse width of the cam position sensor overlaps the single "single north pole" crankshaft pulse. Anyway, I currently will have a knock sensor attached to the unused mechanical fuel pump mounting point, so that option is out So that's the objective for today; & then it will be time to pull the camshaft sprocket cover off, & build an "all aluminium" mounting block, for the primary, Haltech dual Hall effect sensor. Cheers Banjo
  20. Well, my new "rare earth' magnets haven't arrived as yet, but I have made a 'logic interface", for the Hall Effect sensor, to "mix" the pulses from the two (2) Hall Effect sensors, so I get the exact 36 continuous pulses per revolution, without any missing teeth, & a pulse, once per crank revolution, which is all that is needed for wasted spark operation. However, if we "AND" the camshaft pulse & the single north pole pulse on the aluminum disk, the end result is a single pulse once per 2 revolutions, which will facilitate/allow, full sequential ECU operation. It looks so clean & simple, in practice; as there is only one (1) Hall Effect Sensor housing; but inside it actually has two (2) Hall Effect sensors, side by side, with separate outputs. One output reacts to the "35" off "South" poles, & the other to the "1" "North" pole. Not a "missing tooth"/magnet in sight, which should reduce the overhead of code, that is constantly in play; trying to detect the missing tooth. I've had it working on the bench all weekend, & the oscilloscopes traces indicate it is working perfectly. The single camshaft pulse, per camshaft revolution, will be made slightly wider that the single crankshaft pulse that indicates where the crankshaft is in it's rotation. That single pulse signal, is in perfect synchronisation with the primary 36 pulse train, as you can see in the trace below. Below is a full rotation of the crankshaft, showing the single pulse per revolution, with no missing teeth / magnets; in the main pulse train. The trace indicates there are just 18 pulses per revolution (not 36 off), as the small variable speed electric motor on my bench; used for this testing, is using a smaller 150mm disk, with 18 off pulses per revolution. Many of the missing tooth trigger wheels, have more than one missing tooth, & sometimes in two or three difference places. This is so the "synchronisation", can be achieved in less than 2 revolutions, of the crankshaft. This is primarily used when cranking the engine, to start it; to allow ignition firing, within the first revolutions of the crankshaft. If you want or need to delve into why there are so many different trigger wheel "missing teeth" variants; & you've got an hour to spare, then this webinar on utube, with Josh Stewart, is a good information source. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv4xvBVqQ6g I will position the aluminium trigger disk on the crankshaft, so the the single synch pulse (north pole) occurs 90 degrees before TDC No: 1 cylinder. Hopefully, the Dual Wheel decoder, in the Speeduino ECU, will handle this arrangement perfectly. If starting the engine, becomes a serious issue, I will look at other ways to possibly synchronise the ECU with crankshaft actual position, within half a revolution, which is the best possibility, that is attainable. P.S. The three (3) off MOC5007 IC "opto couplers" are optional; but I have used them to optically isolate the Hall Effect sensors & their 12V supply, from the 5Vdc & logic circuitry, so that any noise in the 12 volt system, is minimised. I've used this arrangement for some time, with excellent results. I could also have just carried out any logic required, for generating the two vital output pulses for the ECU, with a simple little programable microprocessor; but the logic was so simple, that it seemed much simpler, to just utilise, two (2) cheap fixed logic gate chips. Cheers Banjo
  21. Hi Jose ! Welcome aboard. Where are you located ? In Australia, there are a number of after-market fuel guage sender units available here, on ebay; primarily for the KE70. Not sure whether the sender unit, for the KE70 is the same as that for the KE55, although they were both built in the 1979-80 era. Altezzaclub, might be able to clear that question up ? Frankly, they are a pain in the butt, as sometimes, when the guage is not working; replacing the sender unit, does not fix the problem. The guage does not work off 12 volts, like most things in the car. There is a small regulator, behind the dash instruments, that produces a 8V, or 9V voltage, to power the fuel guage, so it's reading does not jump up & down, with the battery voltage, which is always varying. This regulator, sometimes burns out, & needs to be replaced. Happened to me, & you'll probably find a thread on this form, regarding that, if you search. https://www.rollaclub.com/board/topic/73224-that-pesky-little-guage-voltage-regulator/#comment-708505 Cheers Banjo
  22. I don't know what it is, that has me, so fascinated with the concept of trigger wheels, & improving the accuracy of timing of engine fuel injection, & spark timing. I'm fascinated, that in these days of EV, & the cries of the end of ICE engines; by the continued development of the Free Valve engine, in Sweden; where the timing of each valve can be individually timed. https://www.freevalve.com/about-us/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZWeNPi2XkE https://www.freevalve.com/freevalve-technology/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV4NavUIznc However, the current ICE engines, & our olde K Series, have a mechanical camshaft, that dictates exactly when the valves open & shut, irrespective of whether the engine is idling; or running at 5000 rpm. What we do have; is the ability to change the point in time, when the spark plug fires, & the compressed air & fuel mixture "explodes", & forces the piston back down. However, that ability to advance or retard the spark event, is controlled by those bob weights & tiny little springs, that lie "hidden" under the plate in our Bosch & Denso distributors. As well as that, the points in the distributor, that determine the point at which the spark plug fires, are not directly driven by the the crankshaft. In between the crankshaft, & the distributor, are two sprockets; a camshaft chain; & a set of helical gears between the distributor & the camshaft; all which develop slop, & therefore timing errors; particularly, when our 5K engines are 20-50 years olde ! It is therefore, a no brainer, to be able to time the ignition triggering directly off the crankshaft, where all that slop in camshaft & timing chain cogs, have absolutely no effect, at all. I have a large timing disc, on the flywheel of my 5K test engine, with a strobe light. When the engine is running with the 5K dissy, you can actually see the trigger point moving about back & forth. When the engine is controlled by an ECU, with a crankshaft fed trigger signal, the strobe on the timing disk is "rock solid", & steady. When I first started playing with this years ago, my early experiments involved using the starter motor teeth, on the flywheel; as a indication of where the engine was in it's cycle. Unfortunately, the number of teeth around the flywheel peripheral, are all; not equally divisible by 360 degrees. The idea of fitting a separate large trigger wheel, to the opposite side of the flywheel to the clutch, is still one, I might revisit, as trigger wheels on the crankshaft pulley, are prone to damage in rally cars, & therefore avoided by many, in that sport. So accuracy is everything, & you can have the most sophisticated & expensive ECU, but if the trigger signal feeding the ECU, is not stable or accurate, then the adage "rubbish in; rubbish out", comes to mind. I personally don't favour the missing tooth concept, for a trigger disk. My first sojourn into this area, used a missing tooth trigger wheel. The problem is that the ECU sees the trailing edge of the tooth, before the gap, or missing tooth. From the frequency of the pulse chain, to that point, the ECU expects the next pulse to arrive at a certain duration, after the last pulse. It does this for every pulse presumably. If the pulse is not forthcoming, the ECU assumes that this is the missing tooth. The problem with this assumption; is that a missed pulse, could be resulting from an excessive air gap; or squaring of a VR signal, or a VR signal, at low rpm; & will be interpreted by the ECU as the missing tooth. The engine, then loses its firing / injection synch. My assertion, from experience; says that the pulse from a Hall Effect sensor, & imbedded magnet, is a much more reliable scenario, in missing tooth control arrangements. However, wouldn't it be better, if it was possible to get the same result as a missing tooth system, that worked well, . . . . . without having a missing tooth at all. I have been able to achieve this, because of the Haltech Hall Effect sensor I have, that actually has two Hall Effect sensors; with two outputs, in the same housing. One sensor provides an output to "south pole" magnets faces, whilst the other sensor provides an output to "north pole" faces. I fitted 35 magnets to my 36 "tooth" aluminium wheel, with the south poles facing the Hall effect sensor. In the 36th hole I fitted the same magnet around the other way, with the north pole facing out. So once per revolution of the crankshaft, I achieve this sync pulse, from the "north pole" sensor, without a need for the computations required by the ECU, to detect a missing tooth. However, I hear you say; that the signal from the south pole sensor still has a missing signal/tooth; because it does not produce an output when the single north pole passes the sensor. True; but the output of the south & north pole dual sensors, provide an identical type of output. If we logically "OR" these two sensor outputs in an "OR or NOR" logic gate, we achieve a continuous stream of pulses, with no missing tooth at all. However, the north pole sensor, still provides a single pulse , for synchronisation, as to exactly where the crankshaft is in it's revolution, without the need to constantly keep looking for a missing tooth. Once I have this new aluminium trigger disk running, I'll post the CRO waveforms, & the description above will be clear to see. The other consideration, is whether there are any existing ECU decoders, that would cater for the arrangement, I am proposing. If not, the the exercise, becomes very analytical, but not very practical. I've been a great advocate of the Speeduino, EC, designed by Josh Stewart, in Ballarat Vic. In the decoders supplied standard with Speeduino firmware, is a decoder called a 'Dual Wheel" decoder. https://wiki.speeduino.com/en/decoders/Dual_Wheel It is described as follows . . . This decoder suits my trigger wheel design & outputs perfectly, if you are using a batch firing ignition/injection arrangement. However, it is easy to provide sequential ignition & injection operation, by "ANDing" the single pulse per crankshaft revolution, with an "overlapping pulse", from the camshaft positional sensor. It that way, we get a single pulse every 2 revolutions of the crankshaft, which allows "sequential" operation, of the ECU. As soon as I get this new aluminium trigger disk built, I will try this out, as at present, I can not think of anything, that will prevent this from working. In theory, you could actually lose altogether, the camshaft pulse per 2 off crankshaft revolutions; & simply flick a switch & run the engine in a "batch" mode. Cheers Banjo
  23. As well as bolting the aluminium disk to the "ground flat" front of the cover, I also glued it with Araldite, so there was no possiblity of any oil leaks. This is how it turned out. Next step, was to fit it all to an olde K series block, on an engine stand, in my garage; & see how the trigger wheel looked & physically sat. Here is a closer view of the disk & Haltech Hall Effect sensor, mounted to a temporary bracket I made, to ensure the Hall Effect sensor face, lines up perfectly with the centre of the outer edge of the 200mm aluminium disk. It is also important, that the extended line of the Hall Effect sensor body length, passes through the center point of the disk, which it clearly does, in this case. My previous experiments, were carried out with a 150mm dia. aluminium disk, but I chose a 200mm dia. disk this time; so that there is room to double the number of magnets to 72 off, (currently 36), so that greater resolution of engine RPM, & timing can be achieved, if required. The other consideration, is that depending on the sensitivity of the Hall Effect sensor, & the strength of the magnets, it may not be able to achieve a nice clearly defined "off" period, or gap, between pulses. Ideally, the mark/space, or on/off ratio of the on & off periods of time, should be about 50:50. Only, whilst running it, & looking at the CRO (Cathode Ray Oscilloscope) waveform, will determine that. Ultimately, I will make the bracket, supporting the Hall Effect sensor, out of a block of aluminium, with a big hole through it for the sensor. The least amount of steel close to the sensing face of the Hall Effect sensor, will reduce the possibility of magnetic field lines from the magnets, being deflected or attracted elsewhere. So next step, is to fit it to the 5K engine, & do some serious testing. Cheers Banjo
  24. My special rare earth magnets should arrive today. In the meantime, I've finished grinding down the outer face of the camshaft sprocket cover, & fitted the 120mm dia. aluminium disk, to provide a nice flat, firm, surface; to mount the Hall Effect sensor mounting bracket. It worked out well. Next process, will be to mount it to the front of the engine, then fit crankshaft pulley & trigger wheel, & design & build a little mount for the Hall Effect sensor. I've purchased a new crankshaft oil seal for the cover, & was pleased to find, they are still readily available. It turns out, the front crankshaft oil seal, on the 5K engine, was used on a variety of Toyota smaller engines; hence they are still in good supply. 3K, 4K, 5K, 7K, 2R, 3R, 5R, 2T, 3T, 4TG & 12R Toyota engines, all use this same seal. I'll, not fit the seal, until the Hall Effect sensor bracket is designed, built, & fitted, as I'm sure the cover will be on & off numerous times, during that process. I've permanently removed the four (4) sump connecting threaded studs at bottom of this cover, & replaced them with bolts; so that the aluminium cover can be removed & replaced without having to lower the sump each time. It's a mod I've done to any K Series engine, I've worked on. When finished, a few coats of a nice gloss enamel, will have it looking like the picture I discovered on the web, that started this little side project; & which I "coverted" so much (greatly desired or envied); I simply built my own. Cheers Banjo
  25. Whilst I wait for my high strength rare earth magnets to arrive, in the next few days, & I now have a nice clean 200mm dia. aluminium disk, with a very true edge, where the magnets, will be inserted; so it's time to mark & drill the disk out, around the edge, to insert the magnets. Now I could sit down with a protractor & fine black felt pen, & finish up with an accumulative error, as I worked around the 360 degree disk. However, after searching the web, I found a site where you can draw a 360 degree disc, with markings; & then print out. It allows you to stipulate the diameter of the disc, & the size of the centre hole. You can produce all sorts of customised things, from their base templates. You can then save it as a pdf, & print it out, 1:1. I then cut it out, & it fitted perfectly to the disc, & was easily centred, as the centre hole lined up perfectly. I then stuck it to the aluminium disk, with some thin double sided tape, & here is the result. It is then a simple matter of working around the edge of the disk, & marking the edge with a fine black felt pen, so I can centre pop each point, so that accurate drilling can be carried out. As my magnet trigger wheel, will have 36 magnets, it was really easy, as 360 degrees, is obviously equally divisible, by 36. Next step will be to stand the disk up vertically, in the drill stand, so that the holes are at right angles, to the outside edge, & that the holes length heads towards the centre point of the disk. That will result in the end of the magnet, being perfectly in parallel, with the face of the Hall Effect device. I will start it off with a small "starter" hole, & then increase the holes' diameters, until there is an interference fit, so the magnets can be pressed into the disk. I'll wait until the little N45 "rod" rare earth magnets arrive, so I can measure their diameter accurately, with my micrometer, to choose the final drill hole size, before insertion. So far, so good ! Cheers Banjo
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