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Electronic engine management : reference manual
Munday, Frank.
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Publication Information:
Castlemaine, Vic. : Graffiti Publications, [2004]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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It's no secret that today's cars are doing more with less. Here is information and guidance on modern, efficient, auto electronic and electrical systems that will work well in your car. This book provides a practical guide to converting, installing and maintaining the following: Electronic Fuel Injection; Electronic Ignition; Engine Management; New, compact, high output alternators; High torque starter motors; Modern wiring systems and Auto Electronic/Electrical accessories. This book examines the practical application of these systems and covers most of the available technologies.

Author Notes

Larry O'Toole has been a hot rodder, magazine editor, photographer, book publisher and author on the subject of hot rodding for over 40 years and he has documented every emerging trend from the entire hot rod world.

Table of Contents

Table of Contentsp. 3
List Of Figuresp. 6
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 11
Hot Rods in the New Millenniump. 11
Balancing Environment with Horsepowerp. 11
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)p. 12
Disclaimerp. 14
EFI Safetyp. 15
Chapter 2 An Overview of Engine Management Systemsp. 19
Introductionp. 20
Why Not Stick with Points and Carbs?p. 20
What Is EFI?p. 20
Fuel Deliveryp. 22
Throttle Body Injectionp. 22
Multi-Point Injectionp. 24
Batch vs Sequential Injectionp. 25
Putting EFI and EMS to Workp. 26
Chapter 3 Controlling Fuelp. 31
The Basicsp. 31
Introductionp. 32
Open Loop and Closed Loopp. 32
Sensors and Actuatorsp. 33
Fuel Controlp. 34
Engine Control at Idle, Cold Starts, Cruise and WOTp. 35
Controlling Nitrous Oxidep. 37
How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?p. 37
Why NO2?p. 38
Nitrous Managementp. 38
Chapter 4 Controlling Ignitionp. 41
The Basicsp. 41
Introductionp. 42
Electronic Ignition Managementp. 42
Distributor Controlp. 42
Crankshaft Trigger Controlp. 45
Distributorless Ignition (Coil Packs)p. 46
Converting Electronic Ignition for use with Delco/Kalmaker ECMp. 49
Magnetic Distributorp. 49
Hall Effect Distributorp. 50
Kalmaker and Distributorless Ignition Systemsp. 50
Chapter 5 Sensors and Actuatorsp. 53
Sensors, Actuatorsp. 53
Fuel Pump Relayp. 63
Fuel Pressure Regulatorp. 63
Fuel Injectorsp. 65
Injector Typesp. 65
Injector Choicep. 66
Fuel Transfer and Sealingp. 67
Flow Rates / Pressurep. 67
Chapter 6 The Engine Control Modulep. 71
Which System?p. 71
Programming your EMS for Engine Modificationsp. 72
Choosing an Engine Management Systemp. 73
Kalmakerp. 75
The Softwarep. 77
Using the Delco ECM and Kalmakerp. 78
Street Pro 3p. 78
Tuning the Engine Management Systemp. 79
Chapter 7 Wiring and Auto Electronicsp. 83
The Alternatorp. 83
Alternator Ratingp. 85
Starter Motorsp. 87
Wiring, RFI and EMIp. 88
Wiring Harnessp. 90
Relaysp. 91
Tachometersp. 92
Chapter 8 Converting to EFIp. 95
Convert to EFIp. 95
Conversion Alternativesp. 97
Choosing a Manifoldp. 98
Converting a Carb Manifoldp. 99
Adapting Throttle Bodiesp. 104
Chapter 9 Appendixp. 109
Fuel Rail Extrusionp. 109
O2 sensor bungsp. 110
Mopar Performance Electronic Ignitionsp. 110
Calculations, Estimates and Equationsp. 111
Throttle Bodies and Adaptersp. 111
Remote IAC Valvesp. 112
EFI and EMS Businesses and Groupsp. 112
Kalmakerp. 113
GM Engine Management System ECM usagep. 115
Further Readingp. 115
Wire Gauge Tablesp. 115
Oxygen Sensor Wire Coloursp. 117
Fuel Injector Data Tablep. 118
Injector Flow Ratep. 122
List of Abbreviationsp. 123
Alphabetical Indexp. 127