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    Carputer in a Classic car??

    I've just bought myself my dream car:

    1972 MGB Roadster - British Racing Green - 1789cc Twin Carb.

    See my avatar - that's what it looks like.

    I'm toying with the idea of including a carputer in it when I'm restoring the interior.

    What do you all think?

    Should it stay original or shall I go ahead and build in the PC??

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    I would say, do a stealth install!

    Try to build in a carputer but integrate it in the original interior.

    I don't know how the interior looks like, but how about an in-dash monitor that folds out and when folded in, hides behind a panel that looks exactly like the original HU (if there is one)...

    In such a nice car I wouldn't mold an LCD in the dash. Just my opinion.

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    I think you should do a stealth install. It would be very nice when you could make an indash-monitor, and when its closed it looks the same as the original radio. A different view be to have the display covered by the original (wooden) covers instead of a radio-look. The last option is much easier to do also!

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    THat car is going to look so James Bond like.....(what an American thing to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykolJay
    THat car is going to look so James Bond like.....(what an American thing to say
    No, it's a very non-Bond-fan thing to say...
    Bond drove Aston-Martins, not MGs.

    Ahhh the good old days when my father had an MGB fastback... Parents got divorced and they traded it in on a @#*$&@#*&!! Pinto for my mom!!! Oh the horror!
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    still looks very james bond like.

    congrats on the purchanse. I like the idea of a stealth install as well, keep the classic looks and parts and add some modern secret additions (aka carputer).

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    Nice car and I agree that a stealth install would be the way to go. As far as staying original, it is not a super expensive classic, so why not enjoy it. Sounds like if you are considering a Car-puter then you are probably going to be driving it a good deal of time- why not have fun with it?

    What may not be so fun is the electrical problems with a British car - they sometimes do some wierd stuff, which may require some additional work to get a carputer working in them (or a regular HU for that matter).

    Oops, sorry, just noticed that you are from the UK, the above was not meant to be trash talk'in your cars, just an observation.
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    Add a tank circuit and you won't have any problems

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    Thanks for all the comments so far. I think it will have to be a stealth install so that the interior is retained as original as possible.

    : Jetway J7F2 1.5Ghz Mainboard : Cubid 3688 : CarNetix CNX-P1260 :
    : Netgear 802.11g PCMCIA : 2 x LinITX 7" Screens :
    : BU353 USB GPS Mouse : Panasonic UJ845 DVDRW :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly_cat
    I've just bought myself my dream car:

    1972 MGB Roadster - British Racing Green - 1789cc Twin Carb.

    See my avatar - that's what it looks like.

    I'm toying with the idea of including a carputer in it when I'm restoring the interior.

    What do you all think?

    Should it stay original or shall I go ahead and build in the PC??
    I am putting a system in my 1967 Sunbeam Alpine. First, the V6 conversion I started will be finished, then off to load the interior with computer and audio.
    Nice looking MGB, love that color what type of carbs does your engine have?

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