In 2008 we obtained a Mustang MD-250 eddy-current dynamometer. This was installed in 2010 when the shop was expanded to be flush with the north end of the shop located in the entrance to the split-level south end of the shop. This allows vehicles to be secured to the 4-post lift in the lower portion of the south shop while allowing easy access to the underside of the vehicle being tuned.
- In 2013 the controller hardware was upgraded to National Instruments standard PCI-Express data acquisition board compatible with the original dyno controller.
- Software was upgraded to Mustang Powerdyne 2.08 in 2015. That software, other than addition to databases, remains current at the time of this writing (February 2022).
- In 2020 we added dual Bosch LSU 4.9 wide band oxygen sensor capability.
- in 2021 OBD-II data acquisition was integrated to Powerdyne to allow for a combined acquisition on all ODB-based Porsches beginning with the 1989 Carrera 4.
Our dyno has the following capabilities
- Powerdyne 2.08, current other than database of vehicles 2015+
- Eddy -Current absorption of 1500 HP continuous at up to 175 m.p.h.
- OBD-I, OBD-II data acquisition of all channels supported by vehicle manufacturer
- Dual Bosch LSU 4.2/4.9 Wide Band Oxygen Sensor integration
- Testing Modes:
- Constant speed variable load determination
- Constant resistance load variable speed
- Full and part throttle power sweeps with inertial and eddy current loading based on vehicle characteristics
- Programmable for any combination of above
- Real world acceleration simulation based on vehicle characteristics including rolling resistance, inertial effects, coefficient of drag.
- 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, eigth and quarter mile drag comete with timing tree and driver reactin time calculation accurate to withing 0.1 second of real world results.
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