Conquest351
Conquest351 Dork
2/27/12 10:18 a.m.

I keep hearing about Megasquirt... Is it doable on a 2000 P71 with the 5.4 swap? What about transmission controls?

N Sperlo
N Sperlo SuperDork
2/27/12 10:37 a.m.
Conquest351 wrote: I keep hearing about Megasquirt... Is it doable on a 2000 P71 with the 5.4 swap? What about transmission controls?

A T5 would give you great control.

Conquest351
Conquest351 Dork
2/27/12 11:22 a.m.
N Sperlo wrote:
Conquest351 wrote: I keep hearing about Megasquirt... Is it doable on a 2000 P71 with the 5.4 swap? What about transmission controls?

A T5 would give you great control.

Yes it would. Looking into that. LOL

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
2/27/12 11:22 a.m.

i wouldn't bother. the factory setup isn't really holding that one back. get a good mailorder tune for now. make some modifications that matter, and have your ecu dyno tuned.

White_and_Nerdy
White_and_Nerdy HalfDork
2/27/12 11:32 a.m.

You just need the cop chip. (I know, there isn't one - it's a joke...)

N Sperlo
N Sperlo SuperDork
2/27/12 1:12 p.m.
White_and_Nerdy wrote: You just need the cop chip. (I know, there isn't one - it's a joke...)

In (insert your home state here) its illegal to sell it with the cop chip because its unlimited.

Conquest351
Conquest351 Dork
2/27/12 1:42 p.m.

Funniest thing is when I tell people I have an ex-police car, they say, "Does it still have the chip?"

I say, "There isn't any chip. The computer is tuned and most of the work is in the transmission actually."

Then I get the, "It's got a 5.4 in it right?"

"Yes... It does now."

Conquest351
Conquest351 Dork
2/27/12 1:42 p.m.
belteshazzar wrote: i wouldn't bother. the factory setup isn't really holding that one back. get a good mailorder tune for now. make some modifications that matter, and have your ecu dyno tuned.

Was waiting for you. LOL

Will
Will Dork
2/27/12 6:06 p.m.
N Sperlo wrote:
Conquest351 wrote: I keep hearing about Megasquirt... Is it doable on a 2000 P71 with the 5.4 swap? What about transmission controls?

A T5 would give you great control.

I'm not sure a T5 would bolt to a mod motor. Ford put T45s, T56s, and 3650s behind the mod motors.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo SuperDork
2/27/12 6:24 p.m.

In reply to Will:

I'm pretty sure I could bolt a T5 to a 6.5 hp gokart.

Really I have no Idea. You're probably correct.

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