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Thread: 1982 Lincoln Continental Carputer install

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    Do you have any plans for the custom relay switch that you made?

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    use the fiberglass cutting wheels (the blue ones). 5 for $5.
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    Hey man looks good. I just got myself an 86 lincoln cont givenchy(fun cars). It was finny cause I was just looking at it yesterday thinking how nice it wold look to mold a touch screen in place if the stereo. Did you completly remove the factory computer in the upper dash

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleromaster
    Hey man looks good. I just got myself an 86 lincoln cont givenchy(fun cars). It was finny cause I was just looking at it yesterday thinking how nice it wold look to mold a touch screen in place if the stereo. Did you completly remove the factory computer in the upper dash
    Yup, I completely removed the computer and status panel that was below it. although the computer was required to make the Electronic dash work, so I just gutted it to the bare boards, and moved it further inside the dash. I then had to cut quite a bit of bracing and plastic supports out in order for it to all fit. My only worry is putting it back together when I go to sell the car
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    hey man...did you have any problems drilling into the plexi? THan
    slow carputer project...real slow due to college

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    Power switch

    How did you build the power switch to start the computer when the car starts? Do you get any trouble from those 12W3's (thats what they looked like) vibrating the comp? Nice setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jusatry
    How did you build the power switch to start the computer when the car starts? Do you get any trouble from those 12W3's (thats what they looked like) vibrating the comp? Nice setup.
    actually they are 12w4's and I haven't had a lick of trouble, even when they are hitting at their hardest.

    About the relay, all it really does it short the connections on the power toggle switch of the power inverter when it receives +12v from my ignition switch. And a second relay then keeps those contacts shorted, via +12v from the computer's power supply so that way the inverter stays on until the computer shuts off, even if the ignition is turned off.
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    Quote Originally Posted by outofmyway6
    hey man...did you have any problems drilling into the plexi? THan
    No problems drilling the plexi, just need a sharp drill bit, and you have to take it slow to keep it from melting..
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    Question what about fluctuation of current?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanGT
    actually they are 12w4's and I haven't had a lick of trouble, even when they are hitting at their hardest.

    About the relay, all it really does it short the connections on the power toggle switch of the power inverter when it receives +12v from my ignition switch. And a second relay then keeps those contacts shorted, via +12v from the computer's power supply so that way the inverter stays on until the computer shuts off, even if the ignition is turned off.
    hey MeanGT,
    really good job!!

    but i don't understand how you solved the problem with the fluctuation of the voltage during starting process? then the voltage is going down to arround 7V and your power inverter can't hold the 12V...? and if you get the power direct from battery it would be the same problem with the fluctuation??
    how does it work with this power switch? sorry.. for my stupid question!

    don't sell this car!!!
    STATUS: planing / building
    Car: 85' Audi Urquattro
    System: VIA EPIA M10000?, GPS, WLAN, DLink Radio
    Display: 7" Lilliput Touchscreen
    Power: 300W DC/AC Inverter, OPUS?
    Sound: 7.1 Dolby Digital with Audigy2 NX

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