1955 Austin A30, Classic Car install.
This is my carputer install in my little 1955 Austin A30, It's still work in progress but it's in a state that it can be shown off!.
Via C7 based Motherboard.
10.1" Lilliput USB Touch-screen monitor.
Fusion Brain I/O for the pick-ups.
USB - GPS dongle.
'3' Mobile Broadband
This is the Car!
This is what the install looks like.
The computer is hidden under the dash and is covered with trim in keeping with the rest of the car. The whole install is almost invisible when the screen is removed this is made easier as the LCD is a USB screen that can very easily be removed.
As you can see the touch screen has a gloss finish, this can be very reflective with even a small amount of ambient light.
Main Menu Screen
The digital Dashboard
This was the main reason that I installed the computer in this car.
The Speed is MPH from GPS
The Battery Voltage, Fuel Gauge, and Temperature sensors are all sensed via a Fusion Brain interface.
Just above the 10MPH and 60MPH labels are two small green indicators, these flash when I use the car indicators. (Note the car only actually had Trafficators but I installed indicators as no-one notices trafficators these days!)
The skins of this install were originally based on the excellent BMW_E36 skins. The audio skin in pretty much the same as this original set of skins.
I want to change the general colour of this sking to red but I haven't got round to that yet.
GPS courtesy of Automapa
Shoe-horn this lot in!
I think that I have discreetly hidden most of the Audio.
The Subwoofer lives in the spare wheel-well in the boot, disguised as a somewhat strange looking spare wheel.
The internal speakers are hidden behind the panels and only visible speakers are the tweeters up the front.
The only thing I have still to do is install a webcam.
I hope you like it, it's a bit of a contrast to having an install in a modern car.