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Fuel injection options (Patton)

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:52 pm

Final note, the OBD2 system will be ready to kick off 2021.
They are still shipping the tried and tested chip, which is set for stock configuration. So if your bigger badder etc. You may need a re-chip.
One thing is the OBD2 has o2, which will increase costs ($2-$300).
Also, to reduce brokerage fees, they will not split up a kit. Or you do not get the trouble shooting included. Still a great deal as far as I am concerned.
Most likely I am waiting for the OBD2, chat in spring!
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:39 pm

Final final
The OBD1 or 1.5 I suspect and OBD2 are self learning, but there is a junction box which will need to go back to Patton or AFI.
Both have o2. Both self learning. So unsure why one needs to reprogram/chip?
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:12 am

Kit arrived, very impressed. Probably $1,700 to $1,800 in quality parts alone. Then all the machining and tuning.
Very well worth it
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:55 pm

Jenvey does a dual injector and adaptor which fits the Stromberg head and the injectors fire directly down each port,
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:43 pm

Yes, its the package and support that seems to have got my attention by Patton.
I think once all the bits are accounted for, the Jenvey, controllers etc is about $500-$700 more. Then, the programming. Then again, I couldn’t find any testimonials from Elan owners or any historic posts. The Patton is documented at least 3 times. Not that I am for or against GM, there are many ecm’s here in N America. MegaSquirt/MicroSquirt etc. The Patton has the O2, baro/map and software ready. Also, you can put the tops back on the carbs and it looks original.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:53 am

I saw a Patton setup on a '70s Datsun Z at a local cruise-in a few weeks ago. Didn't catch much of the conversation the owner was having with somebody about it, but it sounded like he's having a good experience with it.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:30 pm

Very cool.
I hope to have some time next week to finish my install.
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:20 pm

Any updates on this H20hamelan?
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:43 am

snowyelan wrote:Any updates on this H20hamelan?



Nope, on holiday in Colombia for some months.
Visiting an original owner 1966 Elan, and some other interesting things. Learning lots about this great country, family has lived here 40 years, ive only been a few times. It is really so clean these days. Still crime, but should be the place in a few more years if it hasn’t been the last 10. And truly since the main export is cocaine the natural resources have remained intact. Winner.

Have laid the kit out a couple times, but I am wanting to sort the issue with the rear carb first. For what reason I dont know, guess ive put together a few other cars since then and, well, you know. 4 kids, family, life…
It all seems so simple. And easy to convert back.

Patton is confirmed good since 2013. As seen here. And for the price.

http://www.pattonmachine.com/Files/PattonArticle.pdf

https://www.pattonmachine.com/passion-for-british-cars/

I will also say, the pre programmed should be fine long term, but a simple scan and send ECM back to Affordable Fuel Injection. And I bet this is the way to keep it classic. We will see how the duratec in the Spyder shapes up this year. Making chassis jigs so I can measure my other elan frames etc.
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