Tuesday, September 29, 2009

HEPA pedal install, Brake fluid reservior relocation

Installed the Hall effect sensor Pedal. I keep wanting to call it a GAS pedal but obviously that's not right. My boy keeps correcting me with "Accelerator" pedal. Pic attached of the pedal installed. Have also connected the wire. I reused the firewall fitting/gromet that the cable had used. Just drilled it out a bit larger for a nice snug fit on the wire. Makes for a nice clean installation.

I also finished the high pressure and low pressure brake fluid lines. The 92-95 BMW's had low pressure brake fluid lines going from the fluid reservior to the ABS unit (see the picture). So I did a remote mount of the BMW fluid tank to the Mustang master cyl and ran new lines to the ABS. Doing some research I found that EPDM style rubber hoses are recommended for use with brake fluid. Looking around locally I found that hose made for farm fertilizer etc sprayers are made of the same thing. So I got some at tractor supply. So far it looks like it will work good.

The metal for making the battery trays also arrived. It was delivered quick and pricing was quite good I thought. Shipping was around $10 so it was definately worth ordering since no decent metal supply stores are any where near by.

Looks like I just need to get to work and put some more stuff together.

Aluminum metal ordered from: www.metalsdepot.com
Good prices. Great shipping (mine was $9) and fast shipping. what I purchased:
Item 1
Stock Number: A32118-6063
Product Type: 6063-T52 Aluminum Arch. Angle (Sharp Corner)
Description: 2 X 1 X 1/8 Aluminum Angle
Quantity: 7
Length: 8.0000 ft.
Item Total: $135.52

Item 2
Stock Number: F4183
Product Type: 6061 Aluminum Flat
Description: 1/8 X 3
Quantity: 1
Length: 6.0000 ft.
Item Total: $9.48

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More P/S information

Forgot to mention that on the MR2 pump I realized that the reservior could be rotated so that the return fitting could point another direction. However the bump on the inside of the reservior hits on some of the parts of the pump. I took off the plastic reservior and took a picture. See attached. So you get a better idea of what I'm talking about. So to orient the outlet at a very different angle it may require removing the reservior turning to the direction and refitting. sadly there are a few angles where it just can not be placed but that's not to big of a deal.

Also shown is the braided steel hose and fittings I used to make the custom AN style High pressure lines. Like what is common on race cars. It is easy enough to do. In my set up I have one line going from the PS pump to the hydro boost and one from the hydro boost to the P/S Rack. I need to finish the return lines then I could give the hydrolics a try.

Adapter fittings purchased from pegusus parts www.pegasusautoracing.com
Must be steel for high pressure not aluminum.
P/S Rack adapter: 3276-004 Male 14 x 1.5mm Metric Concave Seat to 6AN Male, Steel

MR2 Pump Adapter: 3276-005 Male 16 x 1.5mm Metric Concave Seat to 6AN Male, Steel: MR2 Pump Adapter
3278-M14 14MM Aluminum Crush Washer
3278-M16 16MM Aluminum Crush Washer