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  • 1985 Monte Carlo CarPC

    Iv done a fair amount of work since my last work log, one of them being a website so I don't have to keep updating it wherever I go so if you'd like to know about my install so far check out my CarPC site http://hacks.andrewstrausberg.com/CarPC/ so check it out. I must warn you though, its for high bandwidth connections.
    "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
    Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
    Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
    Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
    Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

  • #2
    No comments...? not even on how long the website takes to load?
    "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
    Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
    Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
    Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
    Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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    • #3
      Nice job, can't wait to see more pics.

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      • #4
        Work log updated

        Woohoo 100th post... way to wast it...
        "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
        Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
        Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
        Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
        Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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        • #5
          I am on broadband cable, in Australia and it took quite a while to download all the pictures from your site. What size (K) are they?
          I admire the way that you have made it fit, but I reckon that a larger cover plate over the hole would look better.
          I have never been an admirer of "Scotch-Loks" as a method of joing wires. Are you eventually going to terminate all the wires in your heat shrinkable joiners? That would be much neater and probably safer.
          Are you worried that someone might take a liking to your GPS mouse, and grab it? Or do you only put it out when you are in the car?
          Let us know when you have some more piccys up.

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          • #6
            The pictures are BIG about 1.5MB each, there is no real reason, Im just lazy. Could you elaborate on what you mean by cover plate? I have no plans on changing any of the connections because I find the ones Im using adequate, and I have tested them. I never really considered someone stealing the mouse, its cable is pretty long and it dose weave through my firewall and then some... so if they want it they will have to cut/break it. However, it would probably be a good idea for me to relocate and/or change its appearance.
            "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
            Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
            Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
            Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
            Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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            • #7
              Another small update... I added some pictures of the new project, Fusion Brain. I also compressed all the pictures so instead of 31 pictures = 44.4MB now they equal 10.3MB making the load time over four times faster. Finally I added some links back to here for comments as well as for Fusion Brain if anyone stumbling over my site is interested.
              "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
              Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
              Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
              Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
              Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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              • #8
                This will probably be my last update for a while, if its not forever. I am waiting on my new lilliput to come in the mail but besides that... on a sadder note my car is "totaled". A while back a 16 year old girl on her cell phone decided that stop signs didn't apply to her, since then my car has been in the shop for over a month as they try to find parts. Well the other day they gave up and the insurance company totaled it, now I have to go through all the red tape and bull **** as I try to get whatever I can out of my $10,000 baby. I'm still really ****ed about all of this so forgive me if this doesn't make sense...

                Check out the site and tell me what you think.
                "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
                Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
                Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
                Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
                Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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                • #9
                  Dude that sucks... What are you going to get with your cheque?
                  Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                  1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                  30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                  15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                  Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                    Dude that sucks... What are you going to get with your cheque?
                    I hope to buy back my Monte plus maybe another one and fix it myself otherwise ill be looking for a new car. I'm also going to go talk with a lawyer because I believe I have a case and hopefully I can get something out of all of this.
                    "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
                    Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
                    Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
                    Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
                    Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by P3D4T0R View Post
                      I hope to buy back my Monte plus maybe another one and fix it myself otherwise ill be looking for a new car. I'm also going to go talk with a lawyer because I believe I have a case and hopefully I can get something out of all of this.
                      Do you feel an awful case of whiplash coming on?
                      Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                      1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                      30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                      15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                      Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                        Do you feel an awful case of whiplash coming on?
                        HAHA I wish... my friend who was in the car with me when it happened already sued her for it and won. He really did get it though because I hit her on his side of the car. So I really cant laugh about it but it helps, I guess.
                        "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
                        Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
                        Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
                        Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
                        Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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                        • #13
                          These are the pictures of my car in its current state...




                          "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
                          Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
                          Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
                          Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
                          Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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                          • #14
                            OK here is the final update for this worklog... Iv decided to sell the Monte for parts or a whole depending on what I can get or whatever. Im talking to a guy not far from here who is selling a 89 Ford Bronco, so if I buy it you will see a worklog for that. Wish me luck . If anyone needs parts or wants parts for a 1985 Monte Carlo SS... only one accident (Not my fault) PM me.

                            Aside from all of that keep a look out if your interested at all.
                            "Mess with the best, die like the rest."
                            Work Log --> Old Car (Totaled)
                            Work Log v2 --> New Car (Totaled)
                            Work Log v3 --> GMC Suburban K2500 (Engine died)
                            Work Log v4.5 --> 05 Toyota Tundra DC SR5

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                            • #15
                              bah, get an import.

                              Oh well. At least you get to start fresh. Be sure to pick a car with electronic everything so the brain can control it all! mwahahahahahahahaha.
                              Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                              1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                              30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                              15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                              Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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