i've been told that the M90 is the one to go for.
If you're a DIY kinda guy, and looking at budget, you could opt for the Megasquirt ECU either as a bought unit or a kit of parts from the States
Would obviously need to makle sure you get one with enough puff, but there are plenty out there these days so with some research and patience sourcing something suitable shouldnt be a problem...
...Megaquirt is very good. I've used MegaJolt before just for ignition and its a great bit of kit. Certainly provides a good backup in case you cant get the standard ECU working... though I would think that is a very real option with the right programming interface?
handy. il look into that.
do you guys reckon 300bhp up from 220 is feasible and realistic then? i would aim for more but its a bit scary at the moment (the project, not the power
) i would like more but 300 is enough to start off with
I would say 300BHP would be very attainable. I don't think you could go over this without looking at lowering compression ratios etc. but I think you could get near to if not up to 300BHP with what is essentially bolt on kit. You would have to be cairfull with the fueling and ignition timing to make sure it didn't suffer pinking, but keeping the intake cool with a good intercooler would also help this a lot.
As stated initially. Loads of very achievable power available, but its just too much too think about for most which is why the pros charge a lot to do it... I'm not saying that is wrong, but you can achieve the same results with time, research and patience.
Whilst on the subject of books btw. Whilst somewhat out of date on the whole, I would recommend anything by David Vizard. The man is a genius and his books very comprehensive yet understandable. For a really good intro to engine tuning - of everything from carbs and fueling to porting, cams, turbos and nitrous - you could do a lot worse than reading 'Tuning the A Series Engine'. It may be specific to age old technology, but seriously, the principles are still sound today, the internal combustion engine is what it always was after all.