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  • Derek's 2000 Ford Taurus

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    Have:
    Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 v1
    Athlon XP 1500+
    MASSCOOL 5R057B3 60mm Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink This is a slim heatsink and fan (1" tall compared to 3" stock) $10.49 (Not installed yet)
    Crucial 512MB RAM
    AGP right-angle adapter so my video card will lay flat instead of being 5" tall $17
    ATI Radeon 9000 128MB Dual VGA video card $31.95
    ASUS AGP-V3800 32MB videocard (REMOVED)
    Western Digital WD2500 250GB 3.5" hard drive $137 (now cost about $79...)
    Earthmate USB GPS
    Buffalo WLI2-USB-G54 USB 802.11 adapter $42.00
    TRENDnet TBW-101UB Bluetooth module $20.50
    GWC HU2772 USB2.0 7-port Hub $23.99
    OPUS 150 DC-DC PSU $180
    Goldquest distribution block 3 4-ga in/out & 3 fused 8-ga out. Splicing this in the 4-ga cable so the CarPC can be installed under the front seat $1.59
    SP716 Indash screen $305
    8" Lilliput TM-810VGT (Has a dead TS; going to use it as a secondary monitor)

    Need:
    ELK-924 DPDT Relay Board I'm going to use this to mod the ATX cable for my OPUS to do Rando's 5V USB mod $12.14 ***ON ORDER***
    ELK-960 Delay Timer/Relay board I'm going to use this to delay when the amps get turned on to prevent speaker pop 25.64 ***ON ORDER***

    Note: Prices listed are what I paid. Current prices may be cheaper. Prices also do not include shipping. No price either denotes free or I simply do not remember.

    Derek
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    View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
    Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

  • #2
    Take a look at my software installation and setup log here. I update this on my laptop everytime I charge something on my CarPC which is currently running on my desk. I update this thread every so often.

    Derek
    Progress [||-------]
    View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
    Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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    • #3
      RESERVED...

      Derek
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      View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
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      • #4
        RESERVED...

        Last one I promise.

        Derek
        Progress [||-------]
        View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
        Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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        • #5
          where's all the in... just kidding looks like you are on the right track. Where in temple do you live. I used to live in that area. Now I live in austin area.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nodnarb
            where's all the in... just kidding looks like you are on the right track. Where in temple do you live. I used to live in that area. Now I live in austin area.
            I live right off Exit 299 behind the Jack in the Box. Spent a few years at Fort Hood before that (not counting two in Iraq).

            Derek
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            View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
            Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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            • #7
              haha Ilive in belton for a few months, then killeen for 7-8 years, the Harker Heights for 2-3 years, now I live in this little tiny farming town I miss the city :/

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              • #8
                I picked up an ATI Radeon 9000 AGP video card that has 128Megs of memory and dual monitor capabilities (1 DVI & 1 VGA). I'm going to uninstall the drivers for the previous video card and then download the drivers for the new card directly from ATI. I'm also going to use a DVI to VGA adapter so I can hook up both screens to the new card.

                We'll see how it goes.

                Derek
                Progress [||-------]
                View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
                Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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                • #9
                  New video card is installed. I also plugged in the right-angle AGP adapter so now the video card sits above the PCI slots. Unfortunately, it sits literally right on the PCI slots. This may cause a problem in the future. I think that I may get another adapter that makes it sit just a little bit higher. The current adapter sits at a height of .95"; think I'll get one that is 1.5" just to ensure some airflow between the videocard and PCI slots.

                  Last night I had both screens running at the same time. Unfortunately, whatever is shown one the primary screen is also seen on the secondary screen. So this means that if I've got a video going and switch over to the GPS, the GPS is shown on both screens. Hopefully I can figure out a way to keep the video or VISU showing on the secondary screen regardless of what is being shown on the primary screen.

                  Today I learned that my AC adapter that I've been using to run my SP-716 LCD has stopped working. I get to power indicator on the AC adapter and no voltage out. So testing for today is on hold until I can get to RadioShack or WalMart and get a new adapter. I've got tons of adapters around here. Maybe I can find a 12V adapter somewhere without having to spend more money on a new adapter.

                  Derek
                  Progress [||-------]
                  View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
                  Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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                  • #10
                    I've been away from MP3Car for a little while now. Things have changed... I've moved from Temple to Austin. Got a new job. Just got a new car. Well, it's not really new... just new to me. I got a 2001 Ford Focus ZX3. I intend to take everything out of my Ford Taurus and put it in to the Focus.

                    Year's ago I stumbled on to a site that showed Chris' Focus and some of his tutorials. I was interested in his fiberglass work that he had done with his car. Flash forward a few years later, I now have the same exact car and will pretty much mirror his installation (just with newer and more up-to-date hardware). This was his end results:


                    Here are some pictures of my car. Sorry for the quality. They were taken with my camera phone. Better pictures will be taken (hopefully this weekend when I wash the car).


                    Derek
                    Progress [||-------]
                    View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
                    Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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                    • #11
                      I like the Subs setup....


                      You did a smart thing getting rid of your Taurus... those things are horrible... So are Sables......


                      Peace,

                      Rafster
                      Post # 3000

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by d_sellers1 View Post
                        I've been away from MP3Car for a little while now. Things have changed... I've moved from Temple to Austin. Got a new job. Just got a new car. Well, it's not really new... just new to me. I got a 2001 Ford Focus ZX3. I intend to take everything out of my Ford Taurus and put it in to the Focus.

                        Year's ago I stumbled on to a site that showed Chris' Focus and some of his tutorials. I was interested in his fiberglass work that he had done with his car. Flash forward a few years later, I now have the same exact car and will pretty much mirror his installation (just with newer and more up-to-date hardware). This was his end results:


                        Here are some pictures of my car. Sorry for the quality. They were taken with my camera phone. Better pictures will be taken (hopefully this weekend when I wash the car).


                        Derek


                        Nice Hood.... Looks better on my car tho

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                        • #13
                          Rafster - I never said that I got rid of the Taurus... I still have it and will probably use both cars an equal amount of time. I like the fact of having two cars because if one goes down, needs to go in the shop, or just whatever, I've got another one. Renting gets to be expensive...

                          michaudtime - Hey... That is a rather nice hood that you have too... I wasn't tol what exactly is on this car. What's the name of the hood that you and I have?

                          Derek
                          Progress [||-------]
                          View my Worklog to see some of my progress.
                          Downgraded Progress - Starting with another car... 09/13/06

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                          • #14
                            Mine is a VIS Evo style hood but your ride is looking good nice and clean

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by michaudtime View Post
                              Nice Hood.... Looks better on my car tho
                              I think it looks best on the original:



                              and @
                              Originally posted by rafster
                              You did a smart thing getting rid of your Taurus... those things are horrible...
                              This may be true, but why was it the best selling car for a few years in a row?

                              (I've got a taurus, and it's ok, but quality is just not all there...)

                              Oh, and sorry to bump old thread, I actually did a search of the pioneer GM-5000T to see other install pics... found this page.
                              2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser TE
                              Car PC Progress:
                              Planning.......[---------X-] 95%
                              Parts...........[---------X-] 90%
                              Fabrication...[---------X-] 90%
                              RR Skin........[---------X-] 95%
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