#ecobus Belinda gets a new heart (and shameless self promotion)

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#ecobus Belinda gets a new heart (and shameless self promotion)

Post by GuruX » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:41 pm

Hey!
Long time reader here, but haven't posted anything yet. So I thought it was time for me to share my project here at STF.

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My bus is called Belinda. She is a 1974 1800cc Type 4 camper. When I bought her she had an ugly high roof that was a pig job to drive when it was windy.

She ran and drove fine when I bought her. Started to act up after a little while. Backfires and not running properly. So I decided to rebuild the carburetors. After I did that, I realized that I didn't know jack sh*t about tuning and syncing carburetors. With the help from Ratwell, it did turn out pretty good though.

But, onwards upwards. I like computers a lot more than old mechanical things. So I decided that I want to convert Belinda to EFI. Not the old (and to some, pretty bad) VW EFI. Noooo. I decided that I want to this with a Speeduino. An open source ECU that highly tunable.

Right now, I'm rebuilding the engine, because of a pretty worn out crankshaft (crankshark).

Somewhere along the way, I also decided that I wanted to make a Youtube show about my build.

Here's the first episode. There are more of them on the channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x5JKGukG94
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Post by GuruX » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:34 pm

Thanks Jadewombat! That's interesting! Just subscribed.

Meanwhile, here's episode number two of ecobus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtI9HiC6c18
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Post by kangaboy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:04 am

The people demand updates :)
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Post by GuruX » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:04 pm

The people shall get updates!
Here's episode number four!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0nIepzy_OE

Yesterday I fitted the engine tin and the new intake. It'll be in a future episode.
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Re: #ecobus Belinda gets a new heart (and shameless self promotion)

Post by GuruX » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:12 pm

The people shall get more updates!
Here's episode four.
Also, in real time. I hit a major milestone a couple of days ago. Check out the Instagram link!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmioit2AWj5 ... 2hfubqh06u

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvgfLlsD5u0
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