dherr
dherr Reader
2/11/18 7:29 a.m.

Great to see the progress, you guys are so much fun to watch build. I also researched teh Speeduino for my Miata project, almost pulled the trigger, but someone had a cheap Hydra on the Turbo Miata board, so I jumped on it as it was the current spec for 1/2 price.  What I did not like about the Megasquirt, was that you needed another daughter board for everything (at least for a Miata, so if you wanted knock sensing, alternator control, etc... you had to pay for options so it ended up that you really should just buy a MegaSquirt Pro. The Speeduino seems to be back where Megasquirt was 15 years ago, when it was much more of a open source project.  What concerned me was that you will be on your own in regards to building your own basemap , but the Nelsons will find a way!

Rufledt
Rufledt UberDork
2/11/18 5:55 p.m.

This thread is amazing.  So much awesome work 

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
2/11/18 7:41 p.m.
dherr said:

Great to see the progress, you guys are so much fun to watch build. I also researched teh Speeduino for my Miata project, almost pulled the trigger, but someone had a cheap Hydra on the Turbo Miata board, so I jumped on it as it was the current spec for 1/2 price.  What I did not like about the Megasquirt, was that you needed another daughter board for everything (at least for a Miata, so if you wanted knock sensing, alternator control, etc... you had to pay for options so it ended up that you really should just buy a MegaSquirt Pro. The Speeduino seems to be back where Megasquirt was 15 years ago, when it was much more of a open source project.  What concerned me was that you will be on your own in regards to building your own basemap , but the Nelsons will find a way!

Yeah. The largest issue seems to be lack of man power.

Actually how I found it is, I have always wanted to do it myself, make an ECU with an Arduino, that is. Before I put a bunch of work into it, I thought, let's make sure no one else has already done the work for me. I was happily surprised. It is a powerful device, but many features are not implemented yet. In a couple of years, it is going to be a powerful platform.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
2/11/18 7:42 p.m.
Rufledt said:

This thread is amazing.  So much awesome work 

Glad you like it. It is going to be a neat car when it is done.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
2/12/18 5:11 a.m.

Day 114 - February 8, 2018

99% done with the speeduino board.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
2/13/18 5:21 a.m.

Day 115 - February 9, 2018

Clipped PCM plug off of stock computer. Wired speeduino to stock PCM plug. Made enclosure for computer. I hope to test it on my Studebaker soon.

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid HalfDork
2/14/18 5:21 a.m.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are LIVE!

Day 116 - February 11, 2018

More welding/prepping under the car. Removed another 10.4 oz. Made brake pedal bracket.

Pat
Pat HalfDork
2/28/18 10:04 p.m.

Updates?

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
3/1/18 7:50 a.m.

I assume they are spending their time actually working on the car versus posting about it.  Cars seem to get done faster that way.  :)

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
3/1/18 4:36 p.m.

They’re dealing with something more important than cars and internet right now

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
3/1/18 4:41 p.m.
Patrick said:

They’re dealing with something more important than cars and internet right now

Well now that was cryptic ...........hope all is well wink

bluej
bluej UltraDork
3/1/18 5:30 p.m.
Patrick said:

They’re dealing with something more important than cars and internet right now

Whatever it is, please pass on the well wishes of everyone here. frown

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
3/1/18 6:11 p.m.

My prayers are with them

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy SuperDork
3/1/18 6:42 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

My prayers are with them

Double this. Prayers.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr UltraDork
3/1/18 6:43 p.m.

damn.  I hope all ends well!

CJ
CJ New Reader
3/1/18 7:57 p.m.

Hope all is well

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
3/1/18 8:04 p.m.

We have lost Superman.  We spent the final days together.

1/12/1941-2/27/2018

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
3/1/18 8:32 p.m.

In reply to wheels777 :

I'm so sorry for your loss Andrew. :(

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
3/2/18 8:18 a.m.

Quarter panel signage on XBOMB.....if you could get a copy of that killer Hawaiian shirt (decal)  with this in the middle..... 

"In Memory of, Superman" wink

Dead_Sled
Dead_Sled New Reader
3/2/18 9:04 a.m.

So sorry to hear of your loss sad.  Hopefully he was comforted by being surrounded by family in his last days.  Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you deal with his passing.

Dirtydog
Dirtydog HalfDork
3/2/18 9:11 a.m.

May your memories give you peace and comfort.

Stampie
Stampie UltraDork
3/2/18 10:06 a.m.

Sorry to hear. Family comes first and that comes down from the top. Never met him but after meeting you guys he must have been one of the good ones. 

Pat
Pat HalfDork
3/4/18 7:06 p.m.

Oh man...so sorry to hear.  My condolences to the whole Nelson clan.

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps Dork
3/4/18 7:23 p.m.

Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers

 

BBC

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy Dork
3/4/18 8:41 p.m.

Best Wishes.

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