PRI 2011: All In One Mustang Dyno Saves Time And Space

As shop owners and even schools on the tech-level, time and space can become a premium. Furthermore, when it comes to servicing the aftermarket, a dynomometer can make or break claims of power numbers and even allow tuners to fine-point exactly what the engine is doing under load. However, not every shop has the ability to tune both engine and chassis applications.

For Mustang Dyno, the theory was simple, however, and created a dyno system, which would allow the user to split the work duty between both. For shops that are looking for a flexible solution to their engine and chassis dyno testing needs, the Crossover Series provides a complete all-in-one solution. Mustang’s new Crossover will offer up the ability to literally switch between engine or chassis dyno tuning.

The system includes the following:

Engine Dyno

  • Portable ED-140-20 Engine Dynamometer with dual PAUs, load cell and speed sensor
  • Electric starter
  • EDtCell Engine Dyno Controller, Software, PC, Monitor
  • Data Acquisition Module
  • Engine docking cart
  • Drive Shaft
  • Guards

Chassis Dyno

  • Above-Ground MD-1100 Chassis Dynamometer
  • PowerDyne Controller, Software, PC, Monitor
  • Smartach RPM Module
  • Inductive & Optical RPM Pickups
  • Weather Station
  • Dual AFR Sensors
  • OBD-II Interface
  • Roll Around Shop Cart

We sat down at the PRI 2011 Show with Steve Englemen who told us, “If you’ve got a limited budged but service more than just engines or vehicles, the Crossover Series is the best bang-for-the-buck and offers a savings of about $20,000 between purchasing both of them seperatly.”

The new engine and chassis dynamometer combo dyno, is another first from Mustang and features a 2WD MD-1100 chassis dyno with a detachable dual eddy current docking module that converts into a fully-functional ED-140-20 eddy current engine dynamometer.

How It Works:

The 2 in 1 system is equipped with both an ED-140-20 air-cooled eddy current engine dynamometer and a standard MD-1100 chassis dynamometer. The twin eddy current engine dyno operates as a standard engine dynamometer when directly coupled to an engine utilizing an included engine docking cart and stand alone control system and Mustang EDtCell Control Software.

While the engine dyno is in use, the chassis dyno is capable of being operated as an inertia-based dyno with a separate controller and Mustang PowerDyne Software included with the system. Attaching the dual eddy current PAU module to the chassis dyne via an included u-joint drive shaft allows the chassis dyno to take advantage of the powerful twin PAUs for loaded mode and vehicle simulation loaded testing.

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The former Associate Editor of Chevy High Performance, joins publication Chevy Hardcore, Sean is a true blue Bow Tie guy and a core do-it-yourself technician. If it doesn't run a "mouse motor" or a big rat between fenders, Sean ain't interested.
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