Great to See...
Thanks for the article on Owen's HR Holden
(Hands-on HR). Like you say in the article, it is great to see the bringing of a car some 20 years forward in running gear and the like.
Please don't ever feel the need to be
apologetic in issuing articles like this as many of us readers were driving similar
carbied crates for our
early cars - and wish we
never moved on. The old LX Torrie, the bored HQ, the cam’d XC can't realistically exist in our world
anymore - but
bolt in a couple of
decades worth of know-how
and we could all still have our 12
Idea for Site Improvement
It would be really nice if you could add a feature to your
website that would
allow your subscribers to
create a list of favourite articles. I love
your website but I hate the delay (due to searching) for my favourite articles. Please consider it. You may say that
I'm lazy, but I say that in this age of speedy conveniences, this is one feature that would set your
online magazine further
apart from the rest.
Thanks for the interesting
suggestion but you should be able to do something similar with 'favourites' in your browwser.
Don’t Forget the Delica!
I just want to add to your comments
Delicas (Delicious Delica)... I run an online parts shop www.delicasop.com and source
parts worldwide (mainly from Australia and Japan).
Insurance is no problem
for Delicas - 4WD Insurance and
Elders are common
insurers. Some insurance companies have missed the boat as, like you state, many replacement parts are fairly generic Express, Starwagon
or Pajero/Triton.There are some unique parts which certain Mitsubishi dealers can get, but I also get parts straight from
Mitsubishi in Japan
through a buyer - providing I have a part
www.delicaclub.com has nearly 2000 members (mainly in Australia) who own or drive these cars and they're becoming more popular and
common. I have owned four,
with my current one
being a 2002 ex-Japan rare 20th
I really enjoy your magazine, and after reading "Performance Electronics for Cars", I bought some kits and have done some
Well, to the case... I
have an idea for a new kit that I hope you find interesting. The scenario is that I
have a 1990 BMW 318i without an engine/gearbox. I also have a 1986 BMW 320 six-cylinder engine/gearbox in my garage and would
like to use this engine for the car. The problem is that the older engine does
not have any closed-loop mixture
control and in Norway a 1990 car must have catalytic emissions cleaning to be
My idea: I hope that the electronic geniuses at AutoSpeed (or Silicon Chip) can design a "Piggyback
Closed-Loop Kit" which can ‘clean up’ older engines with simple injection systems such
I’m thinking of a design that monitors
an oxygen sensor and
manipulates the voltage
signal from the MAP/airflow meter (somewhat like the Digital Fuel Adjuster) to keep mixtures at
Lambda1 (AFR 14.7:1). It should also monitor throttle position and have an adjustable deactivation circuit to be
active only within idle
and cruising loads.
I don’t know if this is
possible or realistic, but it would be fun for those of us who have some old ‘dirty’ engines we would like to use legally -
Interesting idea and, yes, the concept is
probably achievable. However, due to limited
demand, we doubt such a product will be developed.
Get out of Jail
I was just surfing and came across a page
on your site dated 17th April, 2005 (Response). One of your members "Dave" had entered an enquiry relating to
warning other motorists of a speed trap by flashing his vehicle headlights.In the Law Courts at Auckland, New Zealand some years back, a ruling was made that it cannot be an offence to induce
others not to break the law.
Series 8 Chase
I’m seriously considering trading in my
Nissan Pulsar for a
Mazda Series 8 RX-7
(import). Do you have any info on these? If
not, how ‘bout
an article for help in
See Last of the Line RX-7. We also
suggest speaking to a rotary expert, such as David Morris (as listed in the
article), regarding problems to look out for, parts and other buyer
I am reading all your information
control systems. I have
a2.4-litre JTD diesel which has a
chip. Question – can your boost controllers be
used on VNT turbos? All I can find are systems for wastegate type turbochargers. I think the principal difference in operation could mean that the controller doesn’t work for these kinds of turbos.
As far as we can determine, a traditional
wastegate-style boost controller
with a VNT. But that’s not to say you can’t increase boost with some relatively
simple mods...Can any readers offer their