LC-1 Permenant Install

I decided to install my innovate LC-1 permanently in the car, whilst this wont give me offline data-logging, it will save some effort when I go for a data-logging run.  In the future, I will be running megasquirt, and will use the LC-1 to provide and AFR readout.

I got my LC-1 from an innovate reseller called Telematica last year, their price was good, and it arrived almost immediately (They are based in greece, and it arrived in 2 days.)  So I ordered a digital gauge, the XD-16, which I will mount in the dash.  The reason being that whilst offline logging is nice with the laptop, it can be a real pain trying to work out what you were doing at any given time, as correlating RPM, Load, and AFR requires some data mangling.  I’m hoping i’ll get a good visual indication of what’s going on with this as I drive.

I used to keep it all in a little plastic box with a serial connector on one end, a 12v adaptor on the other, and long wire going out to the Lambda Sensor, I just removed it all and right now, it looks a bit like this:

I shall mount the LC-1 onto the bulkhead with the rest of the electronics, and the gauge I shall wire into the dash with a connector for the Serial cable so that things can still be disconnected. The sensor cable has a nice plastic bit which can go into a grommet, if its long enough, I’d like to get it into the scuttle, or engine bay rather than the passengers foot well as its likely to get broken if its there.

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  1. Hi David ,
    I came across your site while searching the net looking for solutions to my MS II build.
    You may just have answers to the issues I’m experiencing at the moment, so I hope you don’t mind me asking you a couple of questions.
    I’m using MSII v2.89 and from what I can tell of the images on your site, it seem s to eb similar to what you are using??
    I also have Independent Throttle Bodies and I have an IAC value to idle control.
    So far SD gives me a drivable car, but the tune is far from where it should be so I’ve been thinking of either Blended SD/AN or straight AN.
    I searched the MS forums and read the manuals but I can’t find anything that really describes how Blending works, especially with V2.89, so I tried experimenting with different settings but no good.
    I looked at what you did and I’d like to give it a go, but the thing that’s confusing me is with my version there is another table (apart from VE) called Alpha N Map table.. This is a 6×6 which you don’t refer to on your site.
    What did you do with the Alpha-N table?
    Do you have a map file I can get to help me out ?
    Are you running 2.89?
    thanks in advance
    Sam
    spati@bigpond.net.au

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