Honda OBD0 DPFI-MPFI Distributor Hack

Posted: 19th November 2012 by Paul in Car Talk

I have attached a quick example of how to wire a DPFI distributor to a MPFI Honda. This should only be used as a temporary measure to move the car a short distance, as the car will run in “limp mode” with a 3k RPM rev limit. My D16Y7 was just swapped in and I had somehow misplaced my old distributor but needed to move my car out of the shop until I could source the proper distributor.

Highway 23 – Big Bend

Posted: 19th November 2012 by Paul in Highway Talk

A highway I have driven many times for a long relaxing trip with a low amount of traffic is highway 23 north of Revelstoke. It is also listed as the “big bend” highway, likely due to the large bend around an arm of Revelstoke Lake. The highway itself is a dead end, so you’ll generally only encounter logging trucks and tourists stopping at the various camp grounds along the route. I believe it is over 300km round trip out of Revelstoke, so a full tank of gas is required as there are no fuel stops.

Slocan Valley Route

Posted: 19th November 2012 by Paul in Highway Talk

A nice long day drive I enjoy quite a bit is the loop around the Slocan Valley area. This takes you through Castlegar, Slocan, Silverton, New Denver, Kaslo and Nelson. This area can be accessed from Kelowna either by highway 6 (Lumby/Cherryville) and the connecting ferry, or the route I personally take which is highway 33 through to highway 3. See the map below.

This is a long drive but offers great scenery and is an all around fun route.

Video: Mac Quadra 840AV

Posted: 29th July 2012 by Paul in Tech Talk, Videos
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Made this quick video about one of my old computer systems; the Apple Macintosh Quadra 840AV. This is one of the fastest Macs released with the Motorola 68040 processor. I have several other old Macs which will be included in future videos.

My CRX got a VI ticket – New motor time!

Posted: 19th June 2012 by Paul in Car Talk, Videos
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Sugar Lake Dam – 6/11/2012

Posted: 19th June 2012 by Paul in Videos
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I made a drive out to Cherryville, BC on June 11th and stopped at the viewpoint for the Sugar Lake Dam. There has been quite a bit of rainfall lately, and flooding is starting to happen in several areas of the province. The video below shows the flow rate at the dam which appears to be much faster than my last visit earlier this year.

Blog Addition: Video Posts

Posted: 19th June 2012 by Paul in Videos

I have added a Canon XL2 camera setup to my road trip gear and will be shooting some video on some of the trips I take. This will be my primary video camera, and features the standard 20X fluorite lens as well as a 3X wide angle lens. In the future I’ll be experimenting with some professional and DIY equipment for steadicam/dolly/crane type shots.

I will also use my iPhone 4 for some video where lugging around the Canon doesn’t make sense. A GoPro dashcam will also be added in the future.

Downtime And Blog Rebuild

Posted: 13th June 2012 by Paul in Uncategorized

My original web host had a hardware failure and I lost a significant amount of data. I do have some ¬†backups of posts I’ve made but I lost the original database and file structure so I’m having to re-create all the posts by hand. I expect to have everything back up here shortly.