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I am on the same page as Kevin, Herb. The Vampire is just untouchable! Think about this for a second, it reacts within less than one ignition event the moment it detects the onset of knock. When it does, it pulls a user adjustable, preprogramed, amount of advance from just the offending cylinder. If the cylinder does not knock again, it begins to add timing back until it hears knock once again. If it hears knock again it pulls timing on the next ignition event for that cylinder to eliminate the knock. It does all this stuff in real time on a cylinder by cylinder basis every time you start your engine.

There is no other knock detection / correction product available today anywhere, from anyone that is capable of this kind of performance. Sooo, that begs the obvious question, what could you possibly use that is better?
 

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What to do with knock sensors? went back and read posts on the Vampire. Is that still the way to go? Have not seen any recent posts about it. It looks like the actual sensor can be mounted anywhere on the block and not under the intake.
I second the Vampire. I would not have had to rebuild my engine if one had been present. I would also have known the full extent of the problem. I have the sensor on the motor mount pedestal not used by the motor mount, but you can put it almost anywhere you like solidly attached to the engine.
 

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Crank Stud modification. I am not using an 03 cobra pulley, using an 03 Mach 1 with the Metco lower drive. The 2" OD hardened washer from ARP does not fit the Mach 1 drive pulley. Needs to be no more than 1.5" OD. I am not finding that on ARP's site. Cant even find the washer I bought several years ago which I believe was AZW200. Anybody seeing any issues if I just have it machined down to 1.5" OD? Automotive tire Vehicle brake Motor vehicle Rim Gas
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Herb, you've got the plan. The reason I chose that washer was both it's robust physical properties and also the fact I could cut it down to fit the application. Just mount it on a stud, place the assembly in a lathe and cut it to the diameter you need for the damper you are using.
 

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Two questions. Anyone know the bolt specs for the MAP sensor that mounts to the Eaton M112 base? Never had them.
Can someone confirm that that hose from the lower port on the Eaton goes to the top port on the bypass valve and the bottom port vents to atmosphere?
 

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Ran into something today I had not looked at regarding the 96 Mark VIII computer versus the 03 Eaton Supercharger set up. The 96 Mark VIII did not have a MAP sensor and the harness does not have a connection for one. I am hoping someone smarter than me can confirm I am not going to be able to use the 96 Mark VIII computer and harness since there was not MAP input? What are my options?
 

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You can but you won't be happy. Dump the '96 ECU and go aftermarket. The unit you want is the MS3Pro from DIY Autotune. Click here => MS3Pro P-N-P The system uses the OEM wiring harness and comes with a base tune for a Supercharged Terminator, which is basically what you are building.
 

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I will look into that. Now wondering if the harness will work and what mods to it that might require, or if I need to find a stock 03-04 harness.
 

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The engine harness is specific to the Plug-n-Play unit used. That means, (unless you want to do harness surgery) the harness for a Terminator Plug-n-Play unit needs to be a Terminator harness.
 

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I don't know if Ford still sells them, but it is worth a look at your local dealer to know for sure. That way you get a known good harness. Finding a whoops in a wiring harness is modern-day torture
 

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As Ed mentioned the alternative to the p-n-p version would be the standard MSPro where you simply wire things up manually. I did this for my 2002 GT and it wasn't toooo bad for someone with little/no electrical knowledge. Since the system will be going into a Fairlane a custom harness may provide a cleaner install vs trying to get a Mustang harness routed and figured out.

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