Ok, nothing to show for yet, but I have been doing some research. The first thing to be sorted out is the Vehicle Speed Sensor signal. As you know, the B6 gearbox is new, meant for modern canbus cars and it has no provision for VSS. It is not needed, as the ABS sensors are used for getting the signal about the speed of vehicle and that is then broadcast over CANBUS.
Obviosuly, puma uses no canbus (it uses K line diagnostic protocol) so I need somehow the information about the vehicle speed.
All the systems in cars measure distance the cars has travelled in terms of pulses they get from VSS (I am talking about the digital system, not cables from gearboxes).
Asian manufacturers all use 4000 pulses per mile system. Ford in this era used 8000 pulses per mile system. That means that for each travelled mile instrument cluster will receive 8000 pulses from VSS. These pulses are square peaks of voltage; either 5V or 12V. I am not yet 100% sure, but I think Ford VSS outputs 12V pulses.
Now, time for some math: puma uses 195/50R15 tyre. Circumference of that tyre is 1.81 m. A mile is 1609 m, so that gives 889 wheel revolutions per mile. Since in that time VSS will produce 8000 pulses, for one wheel revolution we should get 8.998 pulses.
And sure enough, this video proves it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qmcsmmGCkI
So now I face a dilemma. I can get a hall sensor (denoted by 3 wires) or a VR sensor (2 wires) to look at my rear wheel hub's bolts. Puma uses 4 bolts per wheel, and for each turn I would get 4 pulses. I need 9, but get only 4, so miss out on 5. That means I would have to add the original signal by another 125% to get to 9.
Luckily, there are in existance some moduls enabling you to do just that.
Speedo corrector: https://www.jaycar.com.au/corrector-speedo-module/p/AA0376
Universal Speedometer Signal Interface: http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=126/category_id=-1/mode=prod/prd126.htm
Speed Signal Interface: https://shop.classicinstruments.com/sn74z
Needless to say, I went for the cheapest option :grin:
There is one more thing. This module should adapt itself to the signal it receives and transform it for the instrument cluster. So in theory I should be ok with using either VR or Hall sensor (Hall sensor outputs square signal, VR sine signal that needs processing to become square. VR uses only two wires, so simple in implementation but it is not like I will be doing this 1500 copies per day so a wire will add to some savings at end of a fiscal year....
Now turning attention to the PS pump. As I already mentioned, I will be using the Toyota MR2 PS pump. It is already home. After searching the net I found the shop manual for the MR2 and there is explanation of the signal needed. The integrated ECU of the PS pump expects the 4 pulses per sensor revolution square 5V signal.
This 4 pulses per sensor revolution is standard Asian signalling. Please,note: this is 4 pulses per SENSOR revolution, not tyre!
Again some math: MR2 uses tyres ins ize 185/55R15 (front) and 205/50R15 (rear). Circumference of that tyres is 1.813 m.
That gives as 887,15 wheel revolutions per mile.
The VSS would produce 4000 pulses over a mile so per wheel revolution that is 4.5 pulses. So, if I were to use the 4 wheel bolt system I am very close. If I don't modify the signal, I am 12.5% undersignalling. Since the PS ECU would switch the pump off at 100 kph, with this setup it would happen at 89 kph. I think I can live with that, plus I can always tweak the signal at later date shoudl it be needed.
All of you who have done the rear disc conversion know that there is plenty of space behind hubs. That got me thinking: I could make a bespoke trigger wheel with 9 teeth (nice, round 40 degrees between them) to get the correct signal for the speedo, and use another sensor on other hub for the PS pump signal.
Third option is to use the driveshaft and put on it a bespoke made trigger wheel similar to ABS rings. That would have to have lots of teeth and would need scaling down the signal significantly. Plus, I am not sure I would want to weld anything on driveshaft as I am affraid it might warp due to the heat stress?
So with that question to Barry and other people handy with welder I conclude this post. Again, you are all more than welcome to give me any inputs if you think my reckoning is wrong in any detail so far?