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  • 69 Mustang project

    Ok its been a long while since i have posted anything, but i have been lurking and watching the builds and industry change, options have gotten much better!!... good times..

    SO.. after my 96 Cobra project came to an abrupt end a few years back i decided to build my 69 Mustang into a ProTouring style setup with the items that i wanted:
    • 69 Shelby rear
    • Boss 302 style motor - stroked original 351 to 408 and installed aluminum cleveland heads
    • T56 manual trans - Viper T56 with hydraulic clutch
    • suspension upgrades
    • Boss paint scheme
    • Boss 429 hood scoop
    • big brakes front and rear - Brembo 4 piston calipers 14" rotors front (GT500) - Baer 13" 4 piston calipers rear
    • Audio system with tablet base android os and Alpine electronics from Cobra project - going for SQ

    Thanks for all the inspiration and amazing builds on this site!!
    Attached Files
    Last edited by crabbdaddy; 06-25-2013, 06:17 PM.
    69 Mustang
    408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
    Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

  • #2
    gauge cluster modifications

    ok -- so the goal is to use multiple arduino micro-controllers(prototype) with RGB addressable LED pixel strings to control the gauge cluster lighting, interior lighting, turn signals, tail lights etc.. moving to atmega 328P circuit build once design is completed..

    first tests are looking good, since the YearOne bezel did not come with turn signal or bright light indicators, i will program the far right and left to blink green when the appropriate turn signal is enabled, and also have the speedo gauge light blue when the bright lights are on.. the Shelby sequential tail lights should be fun with the arduino.. its all in testing at the moment, obviously the brightness will be the biggest challenge, adding enough RGB LED's to arrive at the brightness needed.. fun stuff..

    initial testing of arduino and RGB pixel string--
    http://youtu.be/nvF44YWayNQ

    gauge cluster testing
    http://youtu.be/WYsMujisIgs

    night test
    http://youtu.be/hfMQySYXTB8
    69 Mustang
    408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
    Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

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    • #3
      we worked on the 69 last night, so while we are trying to do some research on the hydraulic TOB setup with the Viper T56 i took some time to take a few photos of the dash where the nexus and/or RUX controller would install.
      Im not sure if a 7" display will work in the long run...
      a custom solution at the base of the console mayl be needed due to the angle of the dash and visibility from the driver seat. i have a factory console with the shelby gauge pod and this is a manual trans car...

      i will be installing a vintage air AC system with the small AC controller that comes with the kit instead of my factory controls (shown in the pics)
      so... any ideas to make a 7" display visible from the driver seat without taking away from the original design.. throw them at me... the recessed slope of the dash is a fun design requirement...
      Attached Files
      Last edited by crabbdaddy; 12-08-2012, 12:24 PM. Reason: pics
      69 Mustang
      408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
      Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

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      • #4
        a few photos of the vintage air controller, Shelby gauge pod, and kindle used for example...
        Attached Files
        69 Mustang
        408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
        Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

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        • #5
          NICE build - looking forward to the continued progress and pics!

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          • #6
            What I'm planning on mine might work well on yours too, similar year model too.

            Control the AC (and whatever else you want) with the nexus 7. Set it up with the Arduino using relay switches, or even stepper motors, then program some widgets that'll sit on the tablet, and get them to send the code to the arduino, turning a switch on and off. I'm doing exactly that with mine (work in progress), but I'll also add thermometer, so when it's over a certain amount, the AC will auto turn on, fans will turn on, cheap climate control.

            And bonus points if you rig up a GPS shield to your arduino controlling the LEDS, make it change colours depending on the speed your doing.

            P.S. If you haven't bought your vintage air kit yet, let me know and I can show you what I did with mine. Can probably get the whole thing working for under $200 easily.

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            • #7
              wow... yeah i have not ordered my vintage air kit as of yet... working on a rear brake package and finishing up a few things.... yes.. anything your willing to share send it on ....
              thanks!!!
              GPS shield and hidden cellular too ... would be nice additions..
              i thought about removing the center AC ducts and re-routing them and placing a 7" screen in the location but... have not done any more than think about it...
              69 Mustang
              408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
              Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

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              • #8
                I'm happy to help.

                With my AC kit, I looked at the vintage air, but it was horribly expensive. I bought a car to pull the engine out of for $500, and took the air-con out of that. It was an XF ford falcon, 89 model. But go to your local salvage yard, and find an older model car that's powered electrically, and it'll be simple enough to adapt.

                This is when I started:


                The air-con is a surprisingly simple setup. A fan at the back is controlled by a switch, the AC compressor is controlled by a switch, and heat and cool is controlled by a lever (which I plan on swapping with a stepper motor).

                This is the inside:


                So there are two radiators, and a lever that flows the air either between the heater rad, or air-con rad.


                The unit itself was way too large, so I had to hack it up a bit, but the other parts just directed air between footwell, drivers, ect. So I cut them out, but I can fab up something easily that's controlled with the stepper motors to direct air between the parts I want, and fits easily enough.

                Then it's just a matter of mounting it, hooking up the rad hoses/gas hoses. Mounting the AC radiator, and hooking up the gas hoses between the compressor and radiators.

                And here's what I did with my ducts. It never had any at all, so I welded some in.




                Have you got any full pictures of the dash? I might be able to make some suggestions about moving or keeping ducts.
                Last edited by columnmn; 12-09-2012, 09:55 PM. Reason: Mucked up links

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                • #9
                  ill have to dig some up and post tomorrow... great build ... do you have another blog or site your documenting the restoration side of your build... ?
                  69 Mustang
                  408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
                  Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

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                  • #10
                    I've got a few forums I'm on, but I like to branch out to these sorts of forums, because when I start talking about tablets and arduino, I get very blank stares.

                    Have a look at this one:
                    http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...rd-Falcon-Ute-

                    You don't need to sign up to look on that one, otherwise I'm also on http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11296671 But you'll need to sign up for that one.

                    It's my first resto project, so it's been a lot of trial and error, teaching myself how to weld, doing things wrong and fixing them.

                    Post the pictures when you find them, I'm happy to offer suggestions.

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                    • #11
                      Sweet Stang'
                      (my brother got a 66' and a 69? California Special)

                      You in Cali?

                      Sorry for the post tangent but I had to say this. Columnmn, love your UTE and the work you have done on it! I just finished reading all 11 pages and look forward to more.
                      Why don't you start a thread here for the carpc part?
                      Like the dog pictures! Sweet!
                      Deep respect for all the work you have done!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SapporoGuy View Post
                        Sweet Stang'
                        (my brother got a 66' and a 69? California Special)

                        You in Cali?

                        Sorry for the post tangent but I had to say this. Columnmn, love your UTE and the work you have done on it! I just finished reading all 11 pages and look forward to more.
                        Why don't you start a thread here for the carpc part?
                        Like the dog pictures! Sweet!
                        Deep respect for all the work you have done!
                        Sorry, I'm trying not to take over this thread. I'd love a mustang, they aren't as common in Australia. So far more expensive, so I'm very jealous.

                        I do have a thread on here:

                        http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...xperience.html

                        It's got more of my tablet ideas with it, the idea is to delete all the buttons/keys and automate as much as possible, I'm trying to make it more hi-tech then a brand new car, but still looking awesome and old.

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                        • #13
                          Just caught that post, once the OP is back, the thread should sort it's self back to mustangs

                          But you both are Fords and carpc so hopefully not too much of a tangent

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                          • #14
                            ok - so lots of research on the tablet to optical out function on this build- i have ordered two items:
                            • miniDSP USBStreamer
                            • Jarekc - TAS1020B-based Asynchronous USB to I2S/SPDIF converter 24bit/96kHz
                            ref links:
                            miniDSP USBStreamer
                            JarekC USB>I2s/SPDIF

                            i will test these units on a Acer A500 Android tablet, a kindle fire as well as a HTC rezound Android phone to see how they interact with different flavours of the Android OS....

                            I have not ordered the Dayton Audio gear as of yet... just waiting to finish a few items on the 69 first ... still trying to decide on sub orientation and amp placement... basically trying to decide to keep a back seat or not...
                            i know i want the subs firing forward into the cabin either modify the rear deck for the 10" subs or modify the rear seat area and use the trunk for a traditional display of the amps and other gear etc..
                            also need to research a shop that will fabricate some kick panel enclosures for the Dayton Audio RS-180's, possibly using the air vent area used on the 69 to allow fresh air into the cabin.. if i find a good shop i may keep the back seat, order a leather kit to match the front seats and have them create a fiberglass enclosure in the area on each side of the rear seat to house each RSS265HO 10" sub... so in stating that if anybody knows of a reputable shop in the north florida (Jacksonville) area.... let me know..
                            69 Mustang
                            408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
                            Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

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                            • #15
                              ok --

                              i picked up a Google Nexus7 32G tabled from tiger direct..
                              also, both USB > optical units have arrived:
                              miniDSP USBStreamer
                              JarekC USB>I2s/SPDIF

                              so hopefully ill have some time to bench test some items this weekend.. i dug out my Astron RS-35M AC>DC power supply and my DSATX 220w from my previous carpc 96_cobra_project ... so we shall see ... a quick connection of the minidsp usbstreamer via OTG cable to the Nexus7 resulted in a power on LED but no audio out, audio was playing from the built in speakers of the Nexus7.. ill need to find an app that will allow me to route the audio out to the usb at some point...

                              i ordered the vintage air AC kit along with the adapter to work with the stock mustang AC/Heat controls.. seems they don't sell the stock controls adapter kit unless you purchase it with a system, but you can upgrade to the billet controls for a fee close to 200.00.

                              also contacted a mobile audio shop http://www.audiodesignscg.com/ out of JAX Florida after finding a few of their builds online, talked about building some custom fiberglass kick panels to house the RS180's. ill visit the shop and a few others at some point.

                              on the 69 build update -- installing Baer 13" rotors with 4 piston billet hats on the rear with integral parking brake.. ill be finished one day..
                              Attached Files
                              69 Mustang
                              408 clevor AFD 2v heads - Viper T56
                              Audio:RUX-C701, PXA-H701, MRV-F545, (2) MRD-M1005, SIR-SC-H1, DMHD1000, Dayton Audio: (2) RS180-4, (2) RS28F-4, (2) RSS265HO-44 DVC

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