August 2018 | Link Engine ManagementLink Engine Management

All About…. PC Link tuning software

PC Link is a professional engine management system tuning tool designed specifically for use with Link ECUs.

Originally, PC Link was designed to tune vehicles, adjust ECU parameters and watch runtime information.

Now, PC Link can do this and much more. In addition to simply programming an ECU, PC Link provides advanced time saving tuning tools designed by engine tuners for engine tuners. All features are aimed at producing a more accurate and faster tune.

This is not just your typical basic ECU configuration package. PC Link G4X combines real time configuration of all ECU functions, automated tuning, ECU firmware updates and a long list of other features to make the most comprehensive tuning package available.

On top of engine tuning functionality, PC Link includes a data log analysis suite that provides many ways of viewing log files recorded directly to the PC or extracted from the ECU’s onboard memory.

PCLink is a full featured tuning platform aimed at professional tuners but presented in a way that is simple and intuitive to use.

Best of all – it is free to download!

Whether you are a Link ECU dealer or customer, you can download the desktop application and have a look at the maps, check out the Help file and even create a tablet dash display for your ECU.

 

  • Connect to Link ECUs:

PC Link connect to all models of Link ECUs, with a magnitude of versions still available. View and adjust all parameters in real time. Save and load ECU files. Check and reset ECU diagnostics and fault codes.

 

  • Customise PCLink:

Design your own page layout to present information in your preferred fashion or use one of the pre-configured layouts. Create layout pages for your most common tuning operations or do all your work on a single page. A tabbed page system allows multiple pages of information to be arranged and quickly viewed.

 

  • Efficiently Tune:

PCLink has numerous features aimed at increasing tuning efficiency. PCLink can be keyboard or mouse driven. Keyboard shortcuts provide fast access to common functions. Advanced table editing features allow large tables to be edited efficiently.

 

  •  Context aware help

PCLink comes packages with over 800 pages of help ranging from setup and tuning to wiring and calibration. The help file contains not only help for PCLink, but also topics on wire in ECUs and contains all of the plugin manuals. The help file will automatically open to the topic most closely associated with whats selected on your screen. If you’re not sure what a setting or parameter does, help is only an F1 click away!

 

 

PCLink G4X can be used with all G4X based ECUs. Earlier versions of PC Link are also available for download – these can be used with earlier model Link ECU’s.

Firmware is included in the PC Link download.

PC Link operates with all late model Window’s computers, laptops and tablets.

PC Link is available in English and Japanese languages. Spanish & Mandarin (Chinese) coming soon!

 

 

 

Download PC Link here: http://www.linkecu.com/software-support/pc-link-downloads/

More about Link ECU here: www.linkecu.com/about

 

 

Success for Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Success for Link ECU Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Last year in July of 2017, Link ECU sponsored female rally driver, Amanda “RalyGrl” Skelly, and her crew took on the task of building a new stage rally car in just 3 short weeks. The team was scheduled to debut the car at the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), which crosses both the Maine and New Hampshire state lines in USA.

Crew traveled from multiple states to meet at the team headquarters at TurboTime in North Carolina. They spent hours upon hours getting the car ready for the 950+ mile haul to Newry, Maine. Even after the team arrived, they were unprepared, scattered brained, exhausted and still finishing items on the build list. Upon race day #1- they failed. While the car passed the technical inspection, there were various safety concerns with seating positions and the cage that kept Skelly and co-driver Liz Cordara off the stages. On day 2, while they managed to make some changes to get on stage, the team encountered catastrophic engine failure just 9 miles into the stage of Aziscohos, one of the roughest stages in the event. While the team felt accomplished in succeeding to get the car on stage, they fell short in various ways, driving them to ensure we returned in 2018 with vengeance.

This year, they did just that. Over the winter, Skelly’s car (known as “Stitch”) received a complete rebuild, including a new cage by Restoration Race Works, INC. After the rebuild, Skelly competed in two rallysprints in both Tennessee and Virginia, as well as the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) in Pennsylvania. By July 2018, the crew was growing accustomed to the long travel to and from events, and Skelly was gaining important seat time with the new car allowing her to grow more accustomed to the new setup and confident as a driver.

Photo credit: Joe LaCourse Media

The team arrive in Maine on Wednesday, settled in for a full day of RECCE and testing on Thursday, and prepared themselves for race days on Friday and Saturdays. Skelly was joined by co-driver Jessica Beliveau of New Hampshire, making NEFR the girls second even working together.

Friday Parc Expose kicked off at 9.30am, filling the gravel lot with the sounds of happy fans and race teams. Day 1 was cut short with just 3 stages, after a car fire on SS4. Skelly was pleased with the cars performance and was gaining confidence with each passing mile. Saturday was a longer day, with a total of 7 stages. Parc Expose started a bit earlier kicking off the day at 7.00am, with the first car out at 8.15am. After completing the first 3 stages, the girls made it into service without any major complaints, though upon inspection, discovered the brakes were taking a beating from the large rocks.

The second portion of the day included 3 more stages. But at the end of the transit to SS11; the very stage that Skelly DNF’d at during the prior year, the car began smoking. Upon inspection, the girls discovered that the upper radiator hose was rubbing against the radiator fans, causing a small hole to form in the hose. With the help of teammate Matt Peterson and another competitor they were able to get the hole plugged as best as they could to proceed on stage. A mix of chewing gum, hose tape, gorilla tape and zip-ties, and the girls were on their way! Luckily, the girls made it through the ~12 mile stage without any issue. However, during transit the makeshift fix failed and the girls had to be flat towed 17 miles into service by Peterson.

Once through the control, the girls were met by their crew and with the help of a few other competitors they were pushed into their service space. There, the crew had lined up another upper radiator hose thanks to another competitor- Dan Fouquette, tons of water and coolant and got to work on the car immediately. Within 30 minutes, the car was repaired and the ladies were back on the road for the 7th and final stage of the day. The girls chased dust to the final time control, completing the entire event.

Photo Credit: David Cosseboom

By the end of the rally Skelly and her team felt accomplished.

“I finally felt like I was ‘back’. My confidence behind the wheel of Stitch felt similar to that of my old car and I finally felt like I was home in my new car. I am thankful for the hard work and dedication of my crew, for the advice I was given by fellow competitors; which I kept in my mind as I worked through gaining speed and looking for traction and maintaining control of the car in the corners, and to all of my sponsors that have supported the build of the new car. I feel so proud, accomplished and hopeful for what lies ahead. After NEFR, my eyes have been opened and my goals for next season redirected to something bigger and I cannot wait to see where the rest of this year takes me”, concludes Skelly.

 

Skelly is proudly sponsored by Link ECU.

To learn more about Link ECU, have a read here: https://www.linkecu.com/about/

You can follow Amanda and her team online:
www.RalyGrl.com
www.NobleStarRallyTeam.com
Facebook: RalyGrl
InstaGram: @RalyGrl
Twitter: @RalyGrl853

Finalists in the Westpac Champion Business awards

Link Engine Management head office, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, are pleased to have recieved the notice that we are once again finalists in the 2018 Champion Canterbury Business awards.

The awards recognise excellence of businesses within the Canterbury region who excel in a range of categories. For the 2018 edition of the awards, Link Engine Management has been named as a finalist in the Champion Producer/Manufacturer category, which recognises primary producers of materials, products or technology. ‘Businesses in this category drive customer value through leading edge innovation, operational efficiency, sustainable supply chain practices and high levels of employee engagement’ – Champion Canterbury.

The 2018 awards evening will be held on Wednesday 19th September at Horncastle arena.  Our team certainly look forward to attending the event, and have our fingers crossed to be annouced the winners on the night!

”The Westpac Champion Business Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury Region. The Awards programme culminates in the largest business awards ceremony in New Zealand with numerous high-profile guests in attendance. The Awards region is defined by the Canterbury Regional Council boundaries, which includes nine District Councils and the Christchurch City Council.”

 

About Link Engine Management:

Link Engine Management is a global leader in motorsport electronics and performance technology. We specialise in the development, manufacture and marketing of engine control units (ECUs) built to manage motorsport and powersport vehicles. Link is headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand with further sales offices located around the world. Link ECU products are exported to over 65 countries and renowned for quality, reliability and value for money in the motorsport and high performance car markets.

Drift Masters Grand Prix Riga

Its #RigaBaby!

This past weekend saw many Link ECU powered vehicles competing in Riga, Latvia for Round three of the inaugural Drift Masters Grand Prix series. Although we didn’t take the top step of the podium like other rounds, the drivers and teams had a positive weekend in front of a hugely passionate crowd. After a street parade through the city, these fans were treated to rain, sunshine, smoke, epic driving and all the thrills and spills that come with the sport of #drifting!

Image may contain: car and outdoorPhoto by Latvian Drift Page 

 

Round 1 winner, Conor Shanahan, suffered a few technical issues throughout the competition. After qualifying in sixth position, the younger of the Shanahan brothers went on to get knocked out in the Top 16 competition.

Conor’s brother Jack was having a good weekend until the wet circuit caught him out is his Top 32 battle. Two wheels dropping off in his lead run meant he scored a zero and didn’t progress through to the Top 16.

Image may contain: car and outdoor

Image may contain: 2 people, car and outdoor

Over for a ‘wild card’ appearance, Jordanian native Ahmad Daham had an exciting lead up to the event. After rapid final preparations to his 2JZ before shipping it to Latvia, Daham drove the car at the port upon arrival and came across some technical issues within the gearbox. The car was repaired by Samsonas and then taken back to the track for competition. Unfortunately this was not the end of car troubles as a broken differential in qualifying resulted in him not qualifying for the Top 32.

Image may contain: car and outdoorThe good news is that Ahamd has stated he will be back for the remaining three rounds of Drift Masters Grand Prix 2018.

 

Red Bull Drift Brothers Johannes and Eli Hountondji qualified 14th and 18th respectively. It has been a successful season for the German brothers so far, but the slippery surface provided a challenge for the set-up of their Red Bull S13 and BMW drift cars.

The brothers are now sitting 15th and 20th overall in the championship respectively.

 

The overall Round win went to James Deane who is now leading the championship points. Conor is placed 3rd overall and still in the running to win the overall.

 

We wish all the best to these drivers competing in the next round in Torun, Poland in just two weeks time!

 

 

KP60 Starlet stuns in the United Kingdom!

The Iconic KP60 Starlet is, in our opinion, a highly understated car. Built between 1978 – 1984, the Starlet was well in the mix of the Super Mini racing era. Coming up against the Austin Mini, Lotus Sunbeam and the Golf GTI Mk1, the nimble and underestimated Toyota had to battle through all these European cars to gain its rightful place on the roads… That is until 2018….

Dan Thorne purchased this KP60 in 2016. With what originated as a totally standard car, he immediately ripped out the running gear with bigger plans ahead. The build quickly got underway and a Ford RS2000 16V engine was beautifully married to the shell. Controversial on many levels, Dan managed to get the engine bored to 2.2L which went perfectly with the ported and polished head, race spec cam profiles, 48mm throttle body, dry sump system and a 9K rev limit – all controlled by our Link ECU G4+ Atom. The final product produces an amazing 250BHP and weighs in at just 800KG’s meaning this starlet certainly did earn its place on the streets!

He didn’t stop there however. After the engine was complete, Dave needed a good drive train and suspension setup to lay down the power. Naturally, the choice of any retro ford man, is the Legendary Ford Type 9 Gearbox. Once again with every attention to detail, Dan had the box sent to Quaife Engineering to have them put in their 5 Speed Straight cut gears so he knew that once the power had left the box the Ford Atlas Axle could fulfill the final piece in the puzzle!

After working on obtaining so much power and with only 24K miles on the clock (which meant the shell required no welding), Dan set about finding exterior bodywork. Tucking those 15” by 10” wide image wheels proved to be a challenge under such a narrow chassis, but Dan did this beautifully with the help of the Mike Bamber TRD Bodykit custom to fit the KP60. It was then painted and prepped by Pristine Bodyworks Southend and finished in eye catching Kawasaki Green.

Inside you can see the work by Pro Alloy  who made custom fuel tanks, a dash, dry sump tanks, breather system and coolant pipes and Custom Corbeau Seats UK seating. Finally, Luke harness’s diamond stitched to perfection keeps the driver safely locked into the car.

We would like to wish Dan all the best with this different machine and we thank him for choosing our Link G4+ Atom to control his beast!

Shout out also goes to the following companies for their part in the build:
*HT RACING.
*PRO – ALLOY.
*Pristine Bodyworks Southend.
*Corbeau Seats

 

Owner : Dan Thorne

For more information on the ECU used in this build checkout : https://www.linkecu.com/products/wirein-ecus/g4-atom-ii/

To find your local dealer : https://www.linkecu.com/dealer-network/

 

 

 

All About…. PC Link tuning software

PC Link is a professional engine management system tuning tool designed specifically for use with Link ECUs.

Originally, PC Link was designed to tune vehicles, adjust ECU parameters and watch runtime information.

Now, PC Link can do this and much more. In addition to simply programming an ECU, PC Link provides advanced time saving tuning tools designed by engine tuners for engine tuners. All features are aimed at producing a more accurate and faster tune.

This is not just your typical basic ECU configuration package. PC Link G4X combines real time configuration of all ECU functions, automated tuning, ECU firmware updates and a long list of other features to make the most comprehensive tuning package available.

On top of engine tuning functionality, PC Link includes a data log analysis suite that provides many ways of viewing log files recorded directly to the PC or extracted from the ECU’s onboard memory.

PCLink is a full featured tuning platform aimed at professional tuners but presented in a way that is simple and intuitive to use.

Best of all – it is free to download!

Whether you are a Link ECU dealer or customer, you can download the desktop application and have a look at the maps, check out the Help file and even create a tablet dash display for your ECU.

 

  • Connect to Link ECUs:

PC Link connect to all models of Link ECUs, with a magnitude of versions still available. View and adjust all parameters in real time. Save and load ECU files. Check and reset ECU diagnostics and fault codes.

 

  • Customise PCLink:

Design your own page layout to present information in your preferred fashion or use one of the pre-configured layouts. Create layout pages for your most common tuning operations or do all your work on a single page. A tabbed page system allows multiple pages of information to be arranged and quickly viewed.

 

  • Efficiently Tune:

PCLink has numerous features aimed at increasing tuning efficiency. PCLink can be keyboard or mouse driven. Keyboard shortcuts provide fast access to common functions. Advanced table editing features allow large tables to be edited efficiently.

 

  •  Context aware help

PCLink comes packages with over 800 pages of help ranging from setup and tuning to wiring and calibration. The help file contains not only help for PCLink, but also topics on wire in ECUs and contains all of the plugin manuals. The help file will automatically open to the topic most closely associated with whats selected on your screen. If you’re not sure what a setting or parameter does, help is only an F1 click away!

 

 

PCLink G4X can be used with all G4X based ECUs. Earlier versions of PC Link are also available for download – these can be used with earlier model Link ECU’s.

Firmware is included in the PC Link download.

PC Link operates with all late model Window’s computers, laptops and tablets.

PC Link is available in English and Japanese languages. Spanish & Mandarin (Chinese) coming soon!

 

 

 

Download PC Link here: http://www.linkecu.com/software-support/pc-link-downloads/

More about Link ECU here: www.linkecu.com/about

 

 

Success for Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Success for Link ECU Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Last year in July of 2017, Link ECU sponsored female rally driver, Amanda “RalyGrl” Skelly, and her crew took on the task of building a new stage rally car in just 3 short weeks. The team was scheduled to debut the car at the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), which crosses both the Maine and New Hampshire state lines in USA.

Crew traveled from multiple states to meet at the team headquarters at TurboTime in North Carolina. They spent hours upon hours getting the car ready for the 950+ mile haul to Newry, Maine. Even after the team arrived, they were unprepared, scattered brained, exhausted and still finishing items on the build list. Upon race day #1- they failed. While the car passed the technical inspection, there were various safety concerns with seating positions and the cage that kept Skelly and co-driver Liz Cordara off the stages. On day 2, while they managed to make some changes to get on stage, the team encountered catastrophic engine failure just 9 miles into the stage of Aziscohos, one of the roughest stages in the event. While the team felt accomplished in succeeding to get the car on stage, they fell short in various ways, driving them to ensure we returned in 2018 with vengeance.

This year, they did just that. Over the winter, Skelly’s car (known as “Stitch”) received a complete rebuild, including a new cage by Restoration Race Works, INC. After the rebuild, Skelly competed in two rallysprints in both Tennessee and Virginia, as well as the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) in Pennsylvania. By July 2018, the crew was growing accustomed to the long travel to and from events, and Skelly was gaining important seat time with the new car allowing her to grow more accustomed to the new setup and confident as a driver.

Photo credit: Joe LaCourse Media

The team arrive in Maine on Wednesday, settled in for a full day of RECCE and testing on Thursday, and prepared themselves for race days on Friday and Saturdays. Skelly was joined by co-driver Jessica Beliveau of New Hampshire, making NEFR the girls second even working together.

Friday Parc Expose kicked off at 9.30am, filling the gravel lot with the sounds of happy fans and race teams. Day 1 was cut short with just 3 stages, after a car fire on SS4. Skelly was pleased with the cars performance and was gaining confidence with each passing mile. Saturday was a longer day, with a total of 7 stages. Parc Expose started a bit earlier kicking off the day at 7.00am, with the first car out at 8.15am. After completing the first 3 stages, the girls made it into service without any major complaints, though upon inspection, discovered the brakes were taking a beating from the large rocks.

The second portion of the day included 3 more stages. But at the end of the transit to SS11; the very stage that Skelly DNF’d at during the prior year, the car began smoking. Upon inspection, the girls discovered that the upper radiator hose was rubbing against the radiator fans, causing a small hole to form in the hose. With the help of teammate Matt Peterson and another competitor they were able to get the hole plugged as best as they could to proceed on stage. A mix of chewing gum, hose tape, gorilla tape and zip-ties, and the girls were on their way! Luckily, the girls made it through the ~12 mile stage without any issue. However, during transit the makeshift fix failed and the girls had to be flat towed 17 miles into service by Peterson.

Once through the control, the girls were met by their crew and with the help of a few other competitors they were pushed into their service space. There, the crew had lined up another upper radiator hose thanks to another competitor- Dan Fouquette, tons of water and coolant and got to work on the car immediately. Within 30 minutes, the car was repaired and the ladies were back on the road for the 7th and final stage of the day. The girls chased dust to the final time control, completing the entire event.

Photo Credit: David Cosseboom

By the end of the rally Skelly and her team felt accomplished.

“I finally felt like I was ‘back’. My confidence behind the wheel of Stitch felt similar to that of my old car and I finally felt like I was home in my new car. I am thankful for the hard work and dedication of my crew, for the advice I was given by fellow competitors; which I kept in my mind as I worked through gaining speed and looking for traction and maintaining control of the car in the corners, and to all of my sponsors that have supported the build of the new car. I feel so proud, accomplished and hopeful for what lies ahead. After NEFR, my eyes have been opened and my goals for next season redirected to something bigger and I cannot wait to see where the rest of this year takes me”, concludes Skelly.

 

Skelly is proudly sponsored by Link ECU.

To learn more about Link ECU, have a read here: https://www.linkecu.com/about/

You can follow Amanda and her team online:
www.RalyGrl.com
www.NobleStarRallyTeam.com
Facebook: RalyGrl
InstaGram: @RalyGrl
Twitter: @RalyGrl853

Finalists in the Westpac Champion Business awards

Link Engine Management head office, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, are pleased to have recieved the notice that we are once again finalists in the 2018 Champion Canterbury Business awards.

The awards recognise excellence of businesses within the Canterbury region who excel in a range of categories. For the 2018 edition of the awards, Link Engine Management has been named as a finalist in the Champion Producer/Manufacturer category, which recognises primary producers of materials, products or technology. ‘Businesses in this category drive customer value through leading edge innovation, operational efficiency, sustainable supply chain practices and high levels of employee engagement’ – Champion Canterbury.

The 2018 awards evening will be held on Wednesday 19th September at Horncastle arena.  Our team certainly look forward to attending the event, and have our fingers crossed to be annouced the winners on the night!

”The Westpac Champion Business Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury Region. The Awards programme culminates in the largest business awards ceremony in New Zealand with numerous high-profile guests in attendance. The Awards region is defined by the Canterbury Regional Council boundaries, which includes nine District Councils and the Christchurch City Council.”

 

About Link Engine Management:

Link Engine Management is a global leader in motorsport electronics and performance technology. We specialise in the development, manufacture and marketing of engine control units (ECUs) built to manage motorsport and powersport vehicles. Link is headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand with further sales offices located around the world. Link ECU products are exported to over 65 countries and renowned for quality, reliability and value for money in the motorsport and high performance car markets.

Drift Masters Grand Prix Riga

Its #RigaBaby!

This past weekend saw many Link ECU powered vehicles competing in Riga, Latvia for Round three of the inaugural Drift Masters Grand Prix series. Although we didn’t take the top step of the podium like other rounds, the drivers and teams had a positive weekend in front of a hugely passionate crowd. After a street parade through the city, these fans were treated to rain, sunshine, smoke, epic driving and all the thrills and spills that come with the sport of #drifting!

Image may contain: car and outdoorPhoto by Latvian Drift Page 

 

Round 1 winner, Conor Shanahan, suffered a few technical issues throughout the competition. After qualifying in sixth position, the younger of the Shanahan brothers went on to get knocked out in the Top 16 competition.

Conor’s brother Jack was having a good weekend until the wet circuit caught him out is his Top 32 battle. Two wheels dropping off in his lead run meant he scored a zero and didn’t progress through to the Top 16.

Image may contain: car and outdoor

Image may contain: 2 people, car and outdoor

Over for a ‘wild card’ appearance, Jordanian native Ahmad Daham had an exciting lead up to the event. After rapid final preparations to his 2JZ before shipping it to Latvia, Daham drove the car at the port upon arrival and came across some technical issues within the gearbox. The car was repaired by Samsonas and then taken back to the track for competition. Unfortunately this was not the end of car troubles as a broken differential in qualifying resulted in him not qualifying for the Top 32.

Image may contain: car and outdoorThe good news is that Ahamd has stated he will be back for the remaining three rounds of Drift Masters Grand Prix 2018.

 

Red Bull Drift Brothers Johannes and Eli Hountondji qualified 14th and 18th respectively. It has been a successful season for the German brothers so far, but the slippery surface provided a challenge for the set-up of their Red Bull S13 and BMW drift cars.

The brothers are now sitting 15th and 20th overall in the championship respectively.

 

The overall Round win went to James Deane who is now leading the championship points. Conor is placed 3rd overall and still in the running to win the overall.

 

We wish all the best to these drivers competing in the next round in Torun, Poland in just two weeks time!

 

 

KP60 Starlet stuns in the United Kingdom!

The Iconic KP60 Starlet is, in our opinion, a highly understated car. Built between 1978 – 1984, the Starlet was well in the mix of the Super Mini racing era. Coming up against the Austin Mini, Lotus Sunbeam and the Golf GTI Mk1, the nimble and underestimated Toyota had to battle through all these European cars to gain its rightful place on the roads… That is until 2018….

Dan Thorne purchased this KP60 in 2016. With what originated as a totally standard car, he immediately ripped out the running gear with bigger plans ahead. The build quickly got underway and a Ford RS2000 16V engine was beautifully married to the shell. Controversial on many levels, Dan managed to get the engine bored to 2.2L which went perfectly with the ported and polished head, race spec cam profiles, 48mm throttle body, dry sump system and a 9K rev limit – all controlled by our Link ECU G4+ Atom. The final product produces an amazing 250BHP and weighs in at just 800KG’s meaning this starlet certainly did earn its place on the streets!

He didn’t stop there however. After the engine was complete, Dave needed a good drive train and suspension setup to lay down the power. Naturally, the choice of any retro ford man, is the Legendary Ford Type 9 Gearbox. Once again with every attention to detail, Dan had the box sent to Quaife Engineering to have them put in their 5 Speed Straight cut gears so he knew that once the power had left the box the Ford Atlas Axle could fulfill the final piece in the puzzle!

After working on obtaining so much power and with only 24K miles on the clock (which meant the shell required no welding), Dan set about finding exterior bodywork. Tucking those 15” by 10” wide image wheels proved to be a challenge under such a narrow chassis, but Dan did this beautifully with the help of the Mike Bamber TRD Bodykit custom to fit the KP60. It was then painted and prepped by Pristine Bodyworks Southend and finished in eye catching Kawasaki Green.

Inside you can see the work by Pro Alloy  who made custom fuel tanks, a dash, dry sump tanks, breather system and coolant pipes and Custom Corbeau Seats UK seating. Finally, Luke harness’s diamond stitched to perfection keeps the driver safely locked into the car.

We would like to wish Dan all the best with this different machine and we thank him for choosing our Link G4+ Atom to control his beast!

Shout out also goes to the following companies for their part in the build:
*HT RACING.
*PRO – ALLOY.
*Pristine Bodyworks Southend.
*Corbeau Seats

 

Owner : Dan Thorne

For more information on the ECU used in this build checkout : https://www.linkecu.com/products/wirein-ecus/g4-atom-ii/

To find your local dealer : https://www.linkecu.com/dealer-network/

 

 

 

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All About…. PC Link tuning software

PC Link is a professional engine management system tuning tool designed specifically for use with Link ECUs.

Originally, PC Link was designed to tune vehicles, adjust ECU parameters and watch runtime information.

Now, PC Link can do this and much more. In addition to simply programming an ECU, PC Link provides advanced time saving tuning tools designed by engine tuners for engine tuners. All features are aimed at producing a more accurate and faster tune.

This is not just your typical basic ECU configuration package. PC Link G4X combines real time configuration of all ECU functions, automated tuning, ECU firmware updates and a long list of other features to make the most comprehensive tuning package available.

On top of engine tuning functionality, PC Link includes a data log analysis suite that provides many ways of viewing log files recorded directly to the PC or extracted from the ECU’s onboard memory.

PCLink is a full featured tuning platform aimed at professional tuners but presented in a way that is simple and intuitive to use.

Best of all – it is free to download!

Whether you are a Link ECU dealer or customer, you can download the desktop application and have a look at the maps, check out the Help file and even create a tablet dash display for your ECU.

 

  • Connect to Link ECUs:

PC Link connect to all models of Link ECUs, with a magnitude of versions still available. View and adjust all parameters in real time. Save and load ECU files. Check and reset ECU diagnostics and fault codes.

 

  • Customise PCLink:

Design your own page layout to present information in your preferred fashion or use one of the pre-configured layouts. Create layout pages for your most common tuning operations or do all your work on a single page. A tabbed page system allows multiple pages of information to be arranged and quickly viewed.

 

  • Efficiently Tune:

PCLink has numerous features aimed at increasing tuning efficiency. PCLink can be keyboard or mouse driven. Keyboard shortcuts provide fast access to common functions. Advanced table editing features allow large tables to be edited efficiently.

 

  •  Context aware help

PCLink comes packages with over 800 pages of help ranging from setup and tuning to wiring and calibration. The help file contains not only help for PCLink, but also topics on wire in ECUs and contains all of the plugin manuals. The help file will automatically open to the topic most closely associated with whats selected on your screen. If you’re not sure what a setting or parameter does, help is only an F1 click away!

 

 

PCLink G4X can be used with all G4X based ECUs. Earlier versions of PC Link are also available for download – these can be used with earlier model Link ECU’s.

Firmware is included in the PC Link download.

PC Link operates with all late model Window’s computers, laptops and tablets.

PC Link is available in English and Japanese languages. Spanish & Mandarin (Chinese) coming soon!

 

 

 

Download PC Link here: http://www.linkecu.com/software-support/pc-link-downloads/

More about Link ECU here: www.linkecu.com/about

 

 

Success for Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Success for Link ECU Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Last year in July of 2017, Link ECU sponsored female rally driver, Amanda “RalyGrl” Skelly, and her crew took on the task of building a new stage rally car in just 3 short weeks. The team was scheduled to debut the car at the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), which crosses both the Maine and New Hampshire state lines in USA.

Crew traveled from multiple states to meet at the team headquarters at TurboTime in North Carolina. They spent hours upon hours getting the car ready for the 950+ mile haul to Newry, Maine. Even after the team arrived, they were unprepared, scattered brained, exhausted and still finishing items on the build list. Upon race day #1- they failed. While the car passed the technical inspection, there were various safety concerns with seating positions and the cage that kept Skelly and co-driver Liz Cordara off the stages. On day 2, while they managed to make some changes to get on stage, the team encountered catastrophic engine failure just 9 miles into the stage of Aziscohos, one of the roughest stages in the event. While the team felt accomplished in succeeding to get the car on stage, they fell short in various ways, driving them to ensure we returned in 2018 with vengeance.

This year, they did just that. Over the winter, Skelly’s car (known as “Stitch”) received a complete rebuild, including a new cage by Restoration Race Works, INC. After the rebuild, Skelly competed in two rallysprints in both Tennessee and Virginia, as well as the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) in Pennsylvania. By July 2018, the crew was growing accustomed to the long travel to and from events, and Skelly was gaining important seat time with the new car allowing her to grow more accustomed to the new setup and confident as a driver.

Photo credit: Joe LaCourse Media

The team arrive in Maine on Wednesday, settled in for a full day of RECCE and testing on Thursday, and prepared themselves for race days on Friday and Saturdays. Skelly was joined by co-driver Jessica Beliveau of New Hampshire, making NEFR the girls second even working together.

Friday Parc Expose kicked off at 9.30am, filling the gravel lot with the sounds of happy fans and race teams. Day 1 was cut short with just 3 stages, after a car fire on SS4. Skelly was pleased with the cars performance and was gaining confidence with each passing mile. Saturday was a longer day, with a total of 7 stages. Parc Expose started a bit earlier kicking off the day at 7.00am, with the first car out at 8.15am. After completing the first 3 stages, the girls made it into service without any major complaints, though upon inspection, discovered the brakes were taking a beating from the large rocks.

The second portion of the day included 3 more stages. But at the end of the transit to SS11; the very stage that Skelly DNF’d at during the prior year, the car began smoking. Upon inspection, the girls discovered that the upper radiator hose was rubbing against the radiator fans, causing a small hole to form in the hose. With the help of teammate Matt Peterson and another competitor they were able to get the hole plugged as best as they could to proceed on stage. A mix of chewing gum, hose tape, gorilla tape and zip-ties, and the girls were on their way! Luckily, the girls made it through the ~12 mile stage without any issue. However, during transit the makeshift fix failed and the girls had to be flat towed 17 miles into service by Peterson.

Once through the control, the girls were met by their crew and with the help of a few other competitors they were pushed into their service space. There, the crew had lined up another upper radiator hose thanks to another competitor- Dan Fouquette, tons of water and coolant and got to work on the car immediately. Within 30 minutes, the car was repaired and the ladies were back on the road for the 7th and final stage of the day. The girls chased dust to the final time control, completing the entire event.

Photo Credit: David Cosseboom

By the end of the rally Skelly and her team felt accomplished.

“I finally felt like I was ‘back’. My confidence behind the wheel of Stitch felt similar to that of my old car and I finally felt like I was home in my new car. I am thankful for the hard work and dedication of my crew, for the advice I was given by fellow competitors; which I kept in my mind as I worked through gaining speed and looking for traction and maintaining control of the car in the corners, and to all of my sponsors that have supported the build of the new car. I feel so proud, accomplished and hopeful for what lies ahead. After NEFR, my eyes have been opened and my goals for next season redirected to something bigger and I cannot wait to see where the rest of this year takes me”, concludes Skelly.

 

Skelly is proudly sponsored by Link ECU.

To learn more about Link ECU, have a read here: https://www.linkecu.com/about/

You can follow Amanda and her team online:
www.RalyGrl.com
www.NobleStarRallyTeam.com
Facebook: RalyGrl
InstaGram: @RalyGrl
Twitter: @RalyGrl853

Finalists in the Westpac Champion Business awards

Link Engine Management head office, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, are pleased to have recieved the notice that we are once again finalists in the 2018 Champion Canterbury Business awards.

The awards recognise excellence of businesses within the Canterbury region who excel in a range of categories. For the 2018 edition of the awards, Link Engine Management has been named as a finalist in the Champion Producer/Manufacturer category, which recognises primary producers of materials, products or technology. ‘Businesses in this category drive customer value through leading edge innovation, operational efficiency, sustainable supply chain practices and high levels of employee engagement’ – Champion Canterbury.

The 2018 awards evening will be held on Wednesday 19th September at Horncastle arena.  Our team certainly look forward to attending the event, and have our fingers crossed to be annouced the winners on the night!

”The Westpac Champion Business Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury Region. The Awards programme culminates in the largest business awards ceremony in New Zealand with numerous high-profile guests in attendance. The Awards region is defined by the Canterbury Regional Council boundaries, which includes nine District Councils and the Christchurch City Council.”

 

About Link Engine Management:

Link Engine Management is a global leader in motorsport electronics and performance technology. We specialise in the development, manufacture and marketing of engine control units (ECUs) built to manage motorsport and powersport vehicles. Link is headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand with further sales offices located around the world. Link ECU products are exported to over 65 countries and renowned for quality, reliability and value for money in the motorsport and high performance car markets.

Drift Masters Grand Prix Riga

Its #RigaBaby!

This past weekend saw many Link ECU powered vehicles competing in Riga, Latvia for Round three of the inaugural Drift Masters Grand Prix series. Although we didn’t take the top step of the podium like other rounds, the drivers and teams had a positive weekend in front of a hugely passionate crowd. After a street parade through the city, these fans were treated to rain, sunshine, smoke, epic driving and all the thrills and spills that come with the sport of #drifting!

Image may contain: car and outdoorPhoto by Latvian Drift Page 

 

Round 1 winner, Conor Shanahan, suffered a few technical issues throughout the competition. After qualifying in sixth position, the younger of the Shanahan brothers went on to get knocked out in the Top 16 competition.

Conor’s brother Jack was having a good weekend until the wet circuit caught him out is his Top 32 battle. Two wheels dropping off in his lead run meant he scored a zero and didn’t progress through to the Top 16.

Image may contain: car and outdoor

Image may contain: 2 people, car and outdoor

Over for a ‘wild card’ appearance, Jordanian native Ahmad Daham had an exciting lead up to the event. After rapid final preparations to his 2JZ before shipping it to Latvia, Daham drove the car at the port upon arrival and came across some technical issues within the gearbox. The car was repaired by Samsonas and then taken back to the track for competition. Unfortunately this was not the end of car troubles as a broken differential in qualifying resulted in him not qualifying for the Top 32.

Image may contain: car and outdoorThe good news is that Ahamd has stated he will be back for the remaining three rounds of Drift Masters Grand Prix 2018.

 

Red Bull Drift Brothers Johannes and Eli Hountondji qualified 14th and 18th respectively. It has been a successful season for the German brothers so far, but the slippery surface provided a challenge for the set-up of their Red Bull S13 and BMW drift cars.

The brothers are now sitting 15th and 20th overall in the championship respectively.

 

The overall Round win went to James Deane who is now leading the championship points. Conor is placed 3rd overall and still in the running to win the overall.

 

We wish all the best to these drivers competing in the next round in Torun, Poland in just two weeks time!

 

 

KP60 Starlet stuns in the United Kingdom!

The Iconic KP60 Starlet is, in our opinion, a highly understated car. Built between 1978 – 1984, the Starlet was well in the mix of the Super Mini racing era. Coming up against the Austin Mini, Lotus Sunbeam and the Golf GTI Mk1, the nimble and underestimated Toyota had to battle through all these European cars to gain its rightful place on the roads… That is until 2018….

Dan Thorne purchased this KP60 in 2016. With what originated as a totally standard car, he immediately ripped out the running gear with bigger plans ahead. The build quickly got underway and a Ford RS2000 16V engine was beautifully married to the shell. Controversial on many levels, Dan managed to get the engine bored to 2.2L which went perfectly with the ported and polished head, race spec cam profiles, 48mm throttle body, dry sump system and a 9K rev limit – all controlled by our Link ECU G4+ Atom. The final product produces an amazing 250BHP and weighs in at just 800KG’s meaning this starlet certainly did earn its place on the streets!

He didn’t stop there however. After the engine was complete, Dave needed a good drive train and suspension setup to lay down the power. Naturally, the choice of any retro ford man, is the Legendary Ford Type 9 Gearbox. Once again with every attention to detail, Dan had the box sent to Quaife Engineering to have them put in their 5 Speed Straight cut gears so he knew that once the power had left the box the Ford Atlas Axle could fulfill the final piece in the puzzle!

After working on obtaining so much power and with only 24K miles on the clock (which meant the shell required no welding), Dan set about finding exterior bodywork. Tucking those 15” by 10” wide image wheels proved to be a challenge under such a narrow chassis, but Dan did this beautifully with the help of the Mike Bamber TRD Bodykit custom to fit the KP60. It was then painted and prepped by Pristine Bodyworks Southend and finished in eye catching Kawasaki Green.

Inside you can see the work by Pro Alloy  who made custom fuel tanks, a dash, dry sump tanks, breather system and coolant pipes and Custom Corbeau Seats UK seating. Finally, Luke harness’s diamond stitched to perfection keeps the driver safely locked into the car.

We would like to wish Dan all the best with this different machine and we thank him for choosing our Link G4+ Atom to control his beast!

Shout out also goes to the following companies for their part in the build:
*HT RACING.
*PRO – ALLOY.
*Pristine Bodyworks Southend.
*Corbeau Seats

 

Owner : Dan Thorne

For more information on the ECU used in this build checkout : https://www.linkecu.com/products/wirein-ecus/g4-atom-ii/

To find your local dealer : https://www.linkecu.com/dealer-network/

 

 

 

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All About…. PC Link tuning software

PC Link is a professional engine management system tuning tool designed specifically for use with Link ECUs.

Originally, PC Link was designed to tune vehicles, adjust ECU parameters and watch runtime information.

Now, PC Link can do this and much more. In addition to simply programming an ECU, PC Link provides advanced time saving tuning tools designed by engine tuners for engine tuners. All features are aimed at producing a more accurate and faster tune.

This is not just your typical basic ECU configuration package. PC Link G4X combines real time configuration of all ECU functions, automated tuning, ECU firmware updates and a long list of other features to make the most comprehensive tuning package available.

On top of engine tuning functionality, PC Link includes a data log analysis suite that provides many ways of viewing log files recorded directly to the PC or extracted from the ECU’s onboard memory.

PCLink is a full featured tuning platform aimed at professional tuners but presented in a way that is simple and intuitive to use.

Best of all – it is free to download!

Whether you are a Link ECU dealer or customer, you can download the desktop application and have a look at the maps, check out the Help file and even create a tablet dash display for your ECU.

 

  • Connect to Link ECUs:

PC Link connect to all models of Link ECUs, with a magnitude of versions still available. View and adjust all parameters in real time. Save and load ECU files. Check and reset ECU diagnostics and fault codes.

 

  • Customise PCLink:

Design your own page layout to present information in your preferred fashion or use one of the pre-configured layouts. Create layout pages for your most common tuning operations or do all your work on a single page. A tabbed page system allows multiple pages of information to be arranged and quickly viewed.

 

  • Efficiently Tune:

PCLink has numerous features aimed at increasing tuning efficiency. PCLink can be keyboard or mouse driven. Keyboard shortcuts provide fast access to common functions. Advanced table editing features allow large tables to be edited efficiently.

 

  •  Context aware help

PCLink comes packages with over 800 pages of help ranging from setup and tuning to wiring and calibration. The help file contains not only help for PCLink, but also topics on wire in ECUs and contains all of the plugin manuals. The help file will automatically open to the topic most closely associated with whats selected on your screen. If you’re not sure what a setting or parameter does, help is only an F1 click away!

 

 

PCLink G4X can be used with all G4X based ECUs. Earlier versions of PC Link are also available for download – these can be used with earlier model Link ECU’s.

Firmware is included in the PC Link download.

PC Link operates with all late model Window’s computers, laptops and tablets.

PC Link is available in English and Japanese languages. Spanish & Mandarin (Chinese) coming soon!

 

 

 

Download PC Link here: http://www.linkecu.com/software-support/pc-link-downloads/

More about Link ECU here: www.linkecu.com/about

 

 

Success for Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Success for Link ECU Rally Driver Amanda Skelly at NEFR 2018

Last year in July of 2017, Link ECU sponsored female rally driver, Amanda “RalyGrl” Skelly, and her crew took on the task of building a new stage rally car in just 3 short weeks. The team was scheduled to debut the car at the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), which crosses both the Maine and New Hampshire state lines in USA.

Crew traveled from multiple states to meet at the team headquarters at TurboTime in North Carolina. They spent hours upon hours getting the car ready for the 950+ mile haul to Newry, Maine. Even after the team arrived, they were unprepared, scattered brained, exhausted and still finishing items on the build list. Upon race day #1- they failed. While the car passed the technical inspection, there were various safety concerns with seating positions and the cage that kept Skelly and co-driver Liz Cordara off the stages. On day 2, while they managed to make some changes to get on stage, the team encountered catastrophic engine failure just 9 miles into the stage of Aziscohos, one of the roughest stages in the event. While the team felt accomplished in succeeding to get the car on stage, they fell short in various ways, driving them to ensure we returned in 2018 with vengeance.

This year, they did just that. Over the winter, Skelly’s car (known as “Stitch”) received a complete rebuild, including a new cage by Restoration Race Works, INC. After the rebuild, Skelly competed in two rallysprints in both Tennessee and Virginia, as well as the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) in Pennsylvania. By July 2018, the crew was growing accustomed to the long travel to and from events, and Skelly was gaining important seat time with the new car allowing her to grow more accustomed to the new setup and confident as a driver.

Photo credit: Joe LaCourse Media

The team arrive in Maine on Wednesday, settled in for a full day of RECCE and testing on Thursday, and prepared themselves for race days on Friday and Saturdays. Skelly was joined by co-driver Jessica Beliveau of New Hampshire, making NEFR the girls second even working together.

Friday Parc Expose kicked off at 9.30am, filling the gravel lot with the sounds of happy fans and race teams. Day 1 was cut short with just 3 stages, after a car fire on SS4. Skelly was pleased with the cars performance and was gaining confidence with each passing mile. Saturday was a longer day, with a total of 7 stages. Parc Expose started a bit earlier kicking off the day at 7.00am, with the first car out at 8.15am. After completing the first 3 stages, the girls made it into service without any major complaints, though upon inspection, discovered the brakes were taking a beating from the large rocks.

The second portion of the day included 3 more stages. But at the end of the transit to SS11; the very stage that Skelly DNF’d at during the prior year, the car began smoking. Upon inspection, the girls discovered that the upper radiator hose was rubbing against the radiator fans, causing a small hole to form in the hose. With the help of teammate Matt Peterson and another competitor they were able to get the hole plugged as best as they could to proceed on stage. A mix of chewing gum, hose tape, gorilla tape and zip-ties, and the girls were on their way! Luckily, the girls made it through the ~12 mile stage without any issue. However, during transit the makeshift fix failed and the girls had to be flat towed 17 miles into service by Peterson.

Once through the control, the girls were met by their crew and with the help of a few other competitors they were pushed into their service space. There, the crew had lined up another upper radiator hose thanks to another competitor- Dan Fouquette, tons of water and coolant and got to work on the car immediately. Within 30 minutes, the car was repaired and the ladies were back on the road for the 7th and final stage of the day. The girls chased dust to the final time control, completing the entire event.

Photo Credit: David Cosseboom

By the end of the rally Skelly and her team felt accomplished.

“I finally felt like I was ‘back’. My confidence behind the wheel of Stitch felt similar to that of my old car and I finally felt like I was home in my new car. I am thankful for the hard work and dedication of my crew, for the advice I was given by fellow competitors; which I kept in my mind as I worked through gaining speed and looking for traction and maintaining control of the car in the corners, and to all of my sponsors that have supported the build of the new car. I feel so proud, accomplished and hopeful for what lies ahead. After NEFR, my eyes have been opened and my goals for next season redirected to something bigger and I cannot wait to see where the rest of this year takes me”, concludes Skelly.

 

Skelly is proudly sponsored by Link ECU.

To learn more about Link ECU, have a read here: https://www.linkecu.com/about/

You can follow Amanda and her team online:
www.RalyGrl.com
www.NobleStarRallyTeam.com
Facebook: RalyGrl
InstaGram: @RalyGrl
Twitter: @RalyGrl853

Finalists in the Westpac Champion Business awards

Link Engine Management head office, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, are pleased to have recieved the notice that we are once again finalists in the 2018 Champion Canterbury Business awards.

The awards recognise excellence of businesses within the Canterbury region who excel in a range of categories. For the 2018 edition of the awards, Link Engine Management has been named as a finalist in the Champion Producer/Manufacturer category, which recognises primary producers of materials, products or technology. ‘Businesses in this category drive customer value through leading edge innovation, operational efficiency, sustainable supply chain practices and high levels of employee engagement’ – Champion Canterbury.

The 2018 awards evening will be held on Wednesday 19th September at Horncastle arena.  Our team certainly look forward to attending the event, and have our fingers crossed to be annouced the winners on the night!

”The Westpac Champion Business Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury Region. The Awards programme culminates in the largest business awards ceremony in New Zealand with numerous high-profile guests in attendance. The Awards region is defined by the Canterbury Regional Council boundaries, which includes nine District Councils and the Christchurch City Council.”

 

About Link Engine Management:

Link Engine Management is a global leader in motorsport electronics and performance technology. We specialise in the development, manufacture and marketing of engine control units (ECUs) built to manage motorsport and powersport vehicles. Link is headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand with further sales offices located around the world. Link ECU products are exported to over 65 countries and renowned for quality, reliability and value for money in the motorsport and high performance car markets.

Drift Masters Grand Prix Riga

Its #RigaBaby!

This past weekend saw many Link ECU powered vehicles competing in Riga, Latvia for Round three of the inaugural Drift Masters Grand Prix series. Although we didn’t take the top step of the podium like other rounds, the drivers and teams had a positive weekend in front of a hugely passionate crowd. After a street parade through the city, these fans were treated to rain, sunshine, smoke, epic driving and all the thrills and spills that come with the sport of #drifting!

Image may contain: car and outdoorPhoto by Latvian Drift Page 

 

Round 1 winner, Conor Shanahan, suffered a few technical issues throughout the competition. After qualifying in sixth position, the younger of the Shanahan brothers went on to get knocked out in the Top 16 competition.

Conor’s brother Jack was having a good weekend until the wet circuit caught him out is his Top 32 battle. Two wheels dropping off in his lead run meant he scored a zero and didn’t progress through to the Top 16.

Image may contain: car and outdoor

Image may contain: 2 people, car and outdoor

Over for a ‘wild card’ appearance, Jordanian native Ahmad Daham had an exciting lead up to the event. After rapid final preparations to his 2JZ before shipping it to Latvia, Daham drove the car at the port upon arrival and came across some technical issues within the gearbox. The car was repaired by Samsonas and then taken back to the track for competition. Unfortunately this was not the end of car troubles as a broken differential in qualifying resulted in him not qualifying for the Top 32.

Image may contain: car and outdoorThe good news is that Ahamd has stated he will be back for the remaining three rounds of Drift Masters Grand Prix 2018.

 

Red Bull Drift Brothers Johannes and Eli Hountondji qualified 14th and 18th respectively. It has been a successful season for the German brothers so far, but the slippery surface provided a challenge for the set-up of their Red Bull S13 and BMW drift cars.

The brothers are now sitting 15th and 20th overall in the championship respectively.

 

The overall Round win went to James Deane who is now leading the championship points. Conor is placed 3rd overall and still in the running to win the overall.

 

We wish all the best to these drivers competing in the next round in Torun, Poland in just two weeks time!

 

 

KP60 Starlet stuns in the United Kingdom!

The Iconic KP60 Starlet is, in our opinion, a highly understated car. Built between 1978 – 1984, the Starlet was well in the mix of the Super Mini racing era. Coming up against the Austin Mini, Lotus Sunbeam and the Golf GTI Mk1, the nimble and underestimated Toyota had to battle through all these European cars to gain its rightful place on the roads… That is until 2018….

Dan Thorne purchased this KP60 in 2016. With what originated as a totally standard car, he immediately ripped out the running gear with bigger plans ahead. The build quickly got underway and a Ford RS2000 16V engine was beautifully married to the shell. Controversial on many levels, Dan managed to get the engine bored to 2.2L which went perfectly with the ported and polished head, race spec cam profiles, 48mm throttle body, dry sump system and a 9K rev limit – all controlled by our Link ECU G4+ Atom. The final product produces an amazing 250BHP and weighs in at just 800KG’s meaning this starlet certainly did earn its place on the streets!

He didn’t stop there however. After the engine was complete, Dave needed a good drive train and suspension setup to lay down the power. Naturally, the choice of any retro ford man, is the Legendary Ford Type 9 Gearbox. Once again with every attention to detail, Dan had the box sent to Quaife Engineering to have them put in their 5 Speed Straight cut gears so he knew that once the power had left the box the Ford Atlas Axle could fulfill the final piece in the puzzle!

After working on obtaining so much power and with only 24K miles on the clock (which meant the shell required no welding), Dan set about finding exterior bodywork. Tucking those 15” by 10” wide image wheels proved to be a challenge under such a narrow chassis, but Dan did this beautifully with the help of the Mike Bamber TRD Bodykit custom to fit the KP60. It was then painted and prepped by Pristine Bodyworks Southend and finished in eye catching Kawasaki Green.

Inside you can see the work by Pro Alloy  who made custom fuel tanks, a dash, dry sump tanks, breather system and coolant pipes and Custom Corbeau Seats UK seating. Finally, Luke harness’s diamond stitched to perfection keeps the driver safely locked into the car.

We would like to wish Dan all the best with this different machine and we thank him for choosing our Link G4+ Atom to control his beast!

Shout out also goes to the following companies for their part in the build:
*HT RACING.
*PRO – ALLOY.
*Pristine Bodyworks Southend.
*Corbeau Seats

 

Owner : Dan Thorne

For more information on the ECU used in this build checkout : https://www.linkecu.com/products/wirein-ecus/g4-atom-ii/

To find your local dealer : https://www.linkecu.com/dealer-network/

 

 

 

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