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Well this weekend marked the 1 year date that my car has been sitting ignitionless Well it finally wasn't 100+degrees/raining/family function/etc....And I completed my MSn'EDIS install.
I must say all of the new MS software is leaps and bounds better than what I started with a year ago.
It started on the 1st crank and held a strong idle during the entire warm-up. A bit of idle tuning later and I was off on the first ride in a year.......Until the coilpack took a dump on me and left me limping home on 2 cylinders

1 coil pack and 200miles later and I couldnt be happier. She will be tuned a good bit this week and will be waiting for the next dyno day in richmond, and the next 1/8th mile drag at Bug-Out(labor day weekend if anyone wants to come).
This also means that im down for the OHIO GTG.
Excuse the dirtyness and unfinished in this pre-running photos of the current setup. When clutch time comes she will get a good cleaning and painting.
Heres the "new" rad setup required for the ABF/non-ac mk3serpentine setup(thanks Jamie). Its a stock AC radiator turned a bit and lengthened front support.


Here we see a tribute to my CIS-e days with the stock fuel boot mounted to a 5" dynan filter. The LC-1 wideband controler chillin, and a temporary vac check line containin the bolt.

I'll get some video when its tuned.
As for the benefits to EDIS:
Its much more responsive, a bit more accurate, and totally programable, no more cap's and rotors to buy, and Bye Bye distributor!.
Cons:
Some fab required.

The serp setup definitely did shed some weight\rotational mass off the front end and reving seem quicker. Which leads me to my next stage.....a lysholm setup thanks to Peter Tong. Progress on that will be posted as it happens.
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Re: Ford EDIS ignition install a sucess. Coil packs > distributor. (Fox-N-It)

Looks good, filthy but good.
I really like that belt set up and that tiny alternator. And it looks like it's easier to get to all the spark plugs and wires now too.
I allways hated being rushed to get the fourth plug in because I would allways drop it in a hard to reach place!!
 

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Re: Ford EDIS ignition install a sucess. Coil packs > distributor. (sausagemit)

Sweet!! Glad you are finally running. Hopefully I'll get my knock sensor installed soon...this gives me motivation to get my butt in gear and get stuff done. If you want I'll cruise out to Ohio with ya...it would be kinda cool to follow another Fox out there.. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Ford EDIS ignition install a sucess. Coil packs > distributor. (jackfrost1031)

Me likey those 42 pounders. Also you can find a MK2 diesel to plug the distributor hole, but they are one in a dozen.
 

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Re: Ford EDIS ignition install a sucess. Coil packs > distributor. (CStockRun)

I either need to swap over to a 2.0 16v oil pump setup and use the plug from that or get a BBM dizzy gizzy that plugs the hole and still has the gear to sping the oil pump.
42#'s will come soon, those are stock green top G60 injector which are 22#.
I actually put the cap back on the distributor to make sure the rotor wont tear anything up. As you can see though the lines are cut!
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Sweet!! Glad you are finally running. Hopefully I'll get my knock sensor installed soon...this gives me motivation to get my butt in gear and get stuff done. If you want I'll cruise out to Ohio with ya...it would be kinda cool to follow another Fox out there.. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Ya we could probably meet up with the PA people who are attending as well.
 

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Re: Ford EDIS ignition install a sucess. Coil packs > distributor. (eurotrashrabbit)

Did the Ford parts happen to come form a 99+ escort? I was just talking to Icky and Anders about that at the Reno GTG, I hear you can score everything you need at a pick n pull for like $50 and its 60,000 volts. What all did you need to run the coil pack setup, coilpacks, crank trigger, and anything else?
Im planning on running Mega squirt and the coilpack setup from an Escort on my High Compression 1.8
 

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Re: Ford EDIS ignition install a sucess. Coil packs > distributor. (88GL_Wagon)

The EDIS setup is from an early 90's 1.9L escort. Typically the LX model.
You need the module, wheel and sensor, coil pack and plugwires. All connectors sould have pigtails cut so you have something to workwith.
Stock pluggap on the escort is .54 on some of the V8's that used the system it was in the .7x range from what i've read. This is one of the best ignition systems to be developed by an OEM manufacturer. I believe all of FORD's current cars use a variant of this system which is now with the main ECU insted of a seperate system.
 

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Re: Ford EDIS ignition install a sucess. Coil packs > distributor. (Fox-N-It)

Quote, originally posted by Fox-N-It »
Stock pluggap on the escort is .54 on some of the V8's that used the system it was in the .7x range from what i've read.


Are you serious?!?! 1/2 - 3/4"?!?
 

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Re: (Fox-N-It)

OK. .028" to ~.030" doesn't seem like that big a deal to me...
I know I've never personally dealt with a spark plug that could physically be gapped at 1/2" - well, at least not and still be in one piece.
 

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how hard was it to get the whole megasquirt and edis ignitin to work.was thinking of puting that combo on my 2.3t ranger sence my fox is dead.how do u tune it?a laptop? can u retune it to suport camchanges, biger injectors,moreboost?
 

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Re: (jackfrost1031)

If you're not a CIS expert, megasquirt is the way to go. I can't wait till I get mine, that's pretty much the only thing that's keeping me from firing up da beast, then it will be tuned on the dyno. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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