Project V8 RX-7: Part 11 – Finishing the Driveline


TPS signal from the bulkhead connector specified a voltage output of 0.5 to 4.5V corresponding to throttle position ranging from 0-100%.  Easy!


Vehicle speed required a few more inputs, but still… Easy!


Engine speed was a simple pulse per revolution signal from the transmission.  Easy!


As we mentioned earlier, all we had to do to configure the accelerometer is choose the orientation from the list.  Not hard!


The Dyno-Shaft didn’t require anything other than plugging it in, but on this screen you can see what it’s doing I guess.

Even with my cluttered mind I was able to setup the AQ-1 inside of a half-hour.  AEM really did a good job writing the software.  Better still is AEM Data, the awesome FREE software you can download from AEM’s site, which will allow us to overlay the torque and power numbers over all the other vehicle data we’ll be logging—serious nerd porn to be sure!  We’ll get into that at another time when we have some data to show you.  In fact, rather than make you look at static screenshots again, we’re going to make our RX-7’s data available for you to download so you can stick it into AEM Data and see how nifty it is for yourself!

Are you getting excited yet??  We’re pretty much ready to start this thing!  Stay tuned tomorrow for the final day of Project V8 RX-7 Week to find out if she’ll run!




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