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    1967 Camaro

    ok, I've tried posting this 2 times and then nothing after I hit submit... Here goes the final try.

    I know this is a carputer site but will tell you about everything...

    My project...

    1967 Camaro
    Engine: 468 BBC @ 700 HP (built 4 years ago, 0 miles to date)
    Transmission:Tremec TKO 600 .82 overdrive (I live on an Island, no need for 197 MPH top speed)
    Suspension: QA1 coilovers up front, leafs and QA1 shock in rear (for now)
    Brakes: 4 wheel power disc
    Paint: 2002 plymouth Prowler Orange (too many black, red, yellow, silver and hugger orange 1st generation Camaro's out there).

    Carputer / Stereo
    Mac Mini (2010) 4Gb Ram, 500Gb hdd
    Screen: not sure yet, somewhere between 10.2" and 15" (I'm a photographer in my spare time, so would like to do photoshop on the go)
    GPS: I'm on an Island yo, no need for GPS
    Sub: JL 12W7
    Amps: Phoenix Gold 1000W class D and 800W 4 ch.
    Separates: Diamond Audio S600 x 4
    EQ: Phoenix Gold 2/3 octave 12 ch

    Sound Deadening: lizard skin acoustic and ceramic insulation

    I have all of the above minus the screen... I have 90% of everything to finish the car.

    Questions...
    1) Any idea on how I can isolate the Mac Mini from vibration? 468 BBC is gonna make a ton of vibration.
    2) Does anyone know of a viable option to power the 2010 Mac Mini? I have seen a few posts that say you can use a DC-DC, and others that say there are none yet.
    3) Has anyone ever turned a regular monitor into a touch screen? Being that I am a photographer, I would like better than 800 x 600 resolution. I was thinking of maybe a macbook pro 13" screen with a touch panel in front of it.

    Any thoughts, comments would be appreciated.

    See link below for pictures of car as it sits now.

    http://a04-b04.mypicturetown.com:80/...%2AWBJjVHN9Oux

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    http://www.digital-car.co.uk/forum/s...ad.php?t=12638 < 15" regular monitor in car

    as for vibration, go for a solid state drive maybe?

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    SSD for drive or hitachi industrial HD + rubber mounts

    There is a thread here that mentioned the idea that you can turn a regular monitor into a capacitative (speelling??) touch screen. This might be a solution.

    As for power, in the ipad thread there is a developer who might have solved the new mini power supply problem. I'd suggest talking to blueHawk before you blow up your unit like s/he did.

    Originally, I was thinking of using a macbook or my older powerbook to put in my car but went with a voompc ... I will eventually go to a mini/macbook once I get things in order.

    Any reason to go with the newest mini over the previous generation that worked with the carnetix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SapporoGuy View Post

    Any reason to go with the newest mini over the previous generation that worked with the carnetix?
    No, just that I own the 2010 Mac Mini already. I may go out and buy the previous version if it looks like the power will be an issue once I am actually ready to do the install. I also have a Macbook Pro 17" unibody, haven't looked into installing that yet. Not sure if that will have power issues as well, plus that's what I use on a daily basis. I would have to look into doing an installation where I could remove it easily if I go that route..
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    I am also looking into the SSD, but they are still pretty darn expensive for anything that I would deem useful to myself. I hope to be at the point of finishing up the car in the next 6 months (crossing my fingers), I think the SSD's will still be way up there in price at that point.

    Where in Japan are you? Have you seen that youtube video where a guy put in a turbo 2JZ into a 67 Camaro? That thing is crazy, not my style but crazy none the less... I think the car is called culture shock or something.

    Here is the link
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZqtJTlXON8[/media]

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    I use a 2.4 macbook pro (non-unibody). I used to run a converter to power my machine in my car, but I was just using the machine as a on-job situation and not a carpc.

    Talk to the guy developing the ipad/mini application here on the forums for the power.


    Dammmmm, that's a sweet ride.
    Toyota engine ... hmmmm. It does have the interior make over!

    I lived in Sapporo for 15 years now in town in the suburbs. Sapporo as in the Beer I have to put my car up pretty soon, I have shots of it in the Sapporo Beer Factory plant.
    I am from the States though!

    How about yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SapporoGuy View Post
    I use a 2.4 macbook pro (non-unibody). I used to run a converter to power my machine in my car, but I was just using the machine as a on-job situation and not a carpc.

    Talk to the guy developing the ipad/mini application here on the forums for the power.


    Dammmmm, that's a sweet ride.
    Toyota engine ... hmmmm. It does have the interior make over!

    I lived in Sapporo for 15 years now in town in the suburbs. Sapporo as in the Beer I have to put my car up pretty soon, I have shots of it in the Sapporo Beer Factory plant.
    I am from the States though!

    How about yourself?
    I'm in Hawaii... I have been all over asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore) but have only passed through Narita, never actually stayed in Japan. I would love to find a job there... Problem is, as good as I am at my job (Network Engineer), There are millions of Japanese that are just as good if not better. I'm always looking at the Cisco job boards for openings there... What do you do there in Sapporo for work?

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    lolo, my friend is running for State Rep on Honolulu (not sure which district).

    Tokyo would be a place to find a job. Any other part of Japan is ... well, you end up doing what I did. Open your own little English school. As for experience, I doubt if they are better. You would be amazed by what kind of systems the local governments run and the amount of paper that still goes from person to the next. I won't even get into the amount of non-database information that needs to be found in filling cabinets. Getting Cisco certified has crossed my mind more than once!

    What color are you going to paint your car?

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    Off topic:
    What? A Japanese straight six in a Camaro? Ok, 1,000+BHP I'm impressed, but still, that's so wrong.

    No offense meant to Japanese cars, just wrong to do that.

    Back to topic


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    Quote Originally Posted by SapporoGuy View Post
    lolo, my friend is running for State Rep on Honolulu (not sure which district).

    Tokyo would be a place to find a job. Any other part of Japan is ... well, you end up doing what I did. Open your own little English school. As for experience, I doubt if they are better. You would be amazed by what kind of systems the local governments run and the amount of paper that still goes from person to the next. I won't even get into the amount of non-database information that needs to be found in filling cabinets. Getting Cisco certified has crossed my mind more than once!

    What color are you going to paint your car?
    That would be a dream to move to Japan... If you click the link I included earlier, there is a picture of the paint color I chose. It's 2002 Plymouth Prowler Orange... It has a lot of copper pearl in it...

    I posted this on the mac section and no response yet. Do you think following the steps in the link from mikegyver the CarNetix CNX-P2140 could be attached to the 2010 mac mini?

    ***Not sure if anyone has posted this before...

    Good step by step tear down of the 2010 Mac Mini, some may find it useful.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Mac-M...eardown/3094/1

    http://www.ifixit.com/Device/Mac_Mini_Model_A1347

    On Mikegyvers.com it shows how to attach a cigarette lighter socket to a mac mini 2010 model. Am I wrong in assuming that these steps could be used to attach the CarNetix CNX-P2140?
    I'm not sure what the middle wire that he refers to as not needing is...

    http://mikegyver.com/gyverisms/files...0in%20Car.html

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    So my car is finally seeing paint after 6 long years of problems... I'm so excited, I can't wait to get her home and start putting her back together. You can see the latest images at the link below, only had my iPhone with me for most of them so the pictures are not that great. Hope to get better ones on the day the body gets painted.

    http://a04-b04.mypicturetown.com:80/...%2AWBJjVHN9Oux

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