Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

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Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Schweg » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 pm

Hello,

I'm new to the forums, I have been reading a lot. I have a 1600DP Baja Beetle I'm looking to put a turbo and microsquirt EFI. Initially I would like to use the microsquirt for ignition only. I have a small budget issue, as in it will not support a bad a$$ thedushop.com system.

Is there any recommendation on a type or Part number VR sensor to use? I plan on using a 32-1 wheel: GM TPS, IAT, ECT and Map sensor.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Chip Birks » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:46 pm

Old school Ford escort trigger wheels can be found at local pick and pull places. I used Late 90s Taurus triggers on mine. Escort sensors work good. Early 90s on the escorts.

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Schweg » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:45 am

Chip thanks for the reply, and the information I’ll check it out.

Do you know if it is a VR or Hall sensor?

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Post by Chip Birks » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:27 am

Vr

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Post by Schweg » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:22 pm

Thanks again

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by gtmdriver » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:04 pm

I'm using a Ford sensor which I got new from Triggerwheels.

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I also got the 36-1 toothed wheel, Ford coil pack, connectors and various other bits from them.

Not the cheapest but very helpful and they have most if not all of the bits you'll need.

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Post by Schweg » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks , I’ll take a look at there stuff. Also is that a ford wheel or one from triggerwheels.com?

Also I noticed you aren't running a distributor are you running a second sensor for cam position?

Sorry for the questions just a lot of info out there.

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by panel » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:20 am

Schweg wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 pm
I plan on using a 32-1 wheel
You mean a 36-1 ?
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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Schweg » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:31 am

No?

All the wheels I have seen are 36 and 1.

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Chip Birks » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:22 am

Schweg wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:31 am
No?

All the wheels I have seen are 36 and 1.
You stated 32-1 on your first post. He is just making sure it was a typo rather than you building an oddball.

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Schweg » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 am

It was an error.

Thanks Chip.

I was out of it this morning when I read it.

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by gtmdriver » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:11 am

Schweg wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Thanks , I’ll take a look at there stuff. Also is that a ford wheel or one from triggerwheels.com?

Also I noticed you aren't running a distributor are you running a second sensor for cam position?

Sorry for the questions just a lot of info out there.
The pulley is an OEM VW component and the 36-1 wheel is from Trigger Wheels. It was welded to the pulley then trued on a lathe. Runout has to be minimised to get a consistent VR signal.

I am using the MS 2 v3 to drive the ignition so the distributor is not needed.

You don't need a cam position sensor unless you want to run timed or sequential injection.

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Schweg » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:29 pm

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by Schweg » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:30 pm

GTM,

Thanks for the information.

Another question. Did you run your return fuel line through the tunnel? Or external to the body?

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Re: Gathering Parts for Microsquirt need advice on VR sensor

Post by risk » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:59 pm

It seems like everyone here runs their fuel lines a little different.. some inside the tunnel, others outside. They all work.

Some use the stock fuel line as a return, and run a separate sometimes larger (big hp turbo motors) main line.

I abandoned the stock line and ran two 3/8" stainless steel lines inside the tunnel.

If you plan on off-roading your Baja, inside the tunnel is the best place. You will have to secure it in a few places so it doesn't bounce around in there and rub a hole in itself. This is the best, but also the most difficult place to run the line.

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