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    Smile Carputer in 1963 Nova

    Hello, Fellow Car Enthusiasts,
    I'm in the process of designing and installing a carputer for my 1963 Chevy II Convertible.
    I have most of the pieces I need for this project. I will be trying to make a floor console mounted screen display with drink holders made of stainless steel. Most of the components will be mounted under the dash.
    Carputer
    Dell Sx270
    7" touchscreen
    sony xm-4s 500 watt amp
    sony 4x6 speakers
    Rockford Fosgate Silver Braid 4 guage amp kit
    Wifi adapter
    wireless keyboard/mouse
    GPS (maybe in the future)

    Software
    Roadrunner w/winamp

    If you have any suggestions or ideas leave me a reply.

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    I'd do something like :



    THIS

    It's been a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by h3rk View Post
    I'd do something like :

    THIS
    I'd suggest something more along the lines of this:


    (Click photo for more info, not that it's really necessary! )
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I suppose one could find a stand-alone engine management system for one of those too. I just think that's something that should be done when putting a computer into an old musclecar.

    Touche', DP.
    It's been a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by h3rk View Post
    I suppose one could find a stand-alone engine management system for one of those too. I just think that's something that should be done when putting a computer into an old musclecar.

    Touche', DP.
    Oh, I agree 100%!

    If you want to go balls out, an LS-6 or LS-8 motor dressed up in some powdercoat & chrome finery would be the bees knees in ANY hot rod!!
    Street & Performance out of Arkansas makes some sweet motors.
    I've seen their work under the hoods of many rods, from Corvettes to Deuces to pickups. They never cease to make me drool.

    Really, any EFI motor can be tuned from the carPC.
    I have a '54 Chevy pickup that is rusting away. When we move, I fully intend on getting that beast running, and one of the goals is to have a PC setup to tune the motor.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I'm an Indy Cylinder Head fan, myself. But as I've heard many times, and will likely again soon; 'nobody's perfect'.
    It's been a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by h3rk View Post
    I'm an Indy Cylinder Head fan, myself. But as I've heard many times, and will likely again soon; 'nobody's perfect'.
    We've all got our favorites.
    A quality motor from any vendor/builder is a very good thing.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Very cool project, I love seeing people putting modern touches into classic cars. If you haven't already, I'd look into upgrading the alternator in your car to handle to extra power that the computer will require. In the 60's they rarely had enough capacity to power everything in the car, let alone a computer.

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    Stoney,

    Got any updates. I've got a '64 post top that I'm rebuilding. I'm trying to hide things as much as possible. Sure would like to see how your project is coming along.
    The car is mostly complete. Wanted to hide all the stereo system so I've got a SecretAudio SST head unit, Kappa Amp, Kappa 6x9, Kappa 4", bluetooth streaming audio.

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney98 View Post
    Hello, Fellow Car Enthusiasts,
    [...]
    sony xm-4s 500 watt amp
    [...]
    I'm was thinking of replacing my Bose factory amp with one of these. How do you like it? Also, I think it's 50 watts RMS x 4, not 500 watts.

    Anyone else tried this amp? I am considering pushing a pair of Infinity Reference 6012i speakers for the front and a pair of Infinity Reference 6022si speakers for the rear.
    Carputer Project Status:
    0% - Mobo died on 2/17/08
    Check out the worklog for my '01 Pathfinder.

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