In Car PC - Where to move guages

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In Car PC - Where to move guages

Post by Cerberus » Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:56 pm

Hi all!

I'm planning on a touch screen in the red car. (I'm not the first :) )

But moving the guages down into the lower cubby just didn't seem
like a great solution to me.

Most important was the desire to still have an easily viewable boooost
guage.

So I had a rummage thru the spares..

Gutted a spare clock.. and inserted the boost guage innards

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Shown with an unmolested clock (on the left) for comparison.

*chuffed*
Cerbs

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Post by Cerberus » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:51 pm

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ta daaaaaa

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Post by guitarcarfanatic » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:08 pm

That is shit hot! Great work around :)
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Post by glasgowjim » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:02 am

Yeah well done inspiring :D

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Post by Cerberus » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:03 pm

Thanks guys...

I am quite chuffed with how it came out it has to be said...

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Post by Kroost » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:44 am

The gauge looks great!!

How is the progress on the in-car PC??
Has restored his own 480 Turbo

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Post by Cerberus » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:11 pm

Well the screen surround is ready... Just got to put it all together!


If anyone out there still uses 56k.... yr about to be destroyed by
my imagey goodness....

oh well...


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New screen surround.. hot off the laser cutter

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Seems to be a good fit

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Dash out!

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Yep... definately something missing

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Screen mounted to new surround and locating 'ears' glued on.
screen now supported on bench by spring clamps!

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FreeICE - Best front end out there imho

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New grille trim ready to go on!


Just got to-
get the screen mounted permanntly....
refurb the fron callipers....
put all the new disks and pads on.....
go get an MOT....
Mount the amps....
Mount new speakers....
Build a sub enclosure....


and 1,000,000 other things i'm bound to have forgotten......

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Post by bbf » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:36 pm

what screen is that you are using?
bdw, nice install, keep on !
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Post by Cerberus » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:19 pm

It's a LinITX 7"... Not transreflective tho.. that was wayyy too expensive...

Am working on putting the switches and usb header etc in the larger of
the two cubbys in front of the gear shift...

The missus.. Who knows I am in insufferable geek has brought me something
to add in there... It arrived this morning....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Un_QXJnh0U

(someone in admin, please put the phpbb youtube mod in so we can embed this stuff??)


I may put it in parralel with the trafficmaster unit I got for the car... That should
be fun...

cerbs

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Post by lee » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:01 pm

alrightmate. Must pop round and catch up.

I would say that the gauge idea is great, but you have plumbed in the most useless of the three gauges. The most important being the volts especially with any added gear to sap power from the battery.
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Post by Cerberus » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:08 pm

s'true...

but...

I can interface the oil pressure n the volts into the computer and
have them displayed onscreen yasee... (velleman usb interface
board)

I had no way to do that wi the turbo guage.. cos it works on
the capillary wossername... :D

Kettle's on mate... just gimme a bell!

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Post by altair » Thu May 28, 2009 1:39 pm

Cerberus wrote:Image

ta daaaaaa
Hahaha.... it's so nice, and usefuller than the original 1 :wink:
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Re: In Car PC - Where to move guages

Post by Djsmiler » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:45 pm

what an awsome project! keep up the good work :D

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