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    Variable Bitrate stimps's Avatar
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    Its not acrylic. Its actually polycarbonate. yes the stuff they make bulletproof windows out of! I work in a factory where we use alot of it for machine safe gaurding, against flying metal shards, etc. You simply cant break that stuff, only drill it or cut it with a saw, but you cant bend and break it or shatter it. Its really good stuff. but expensive. I was lucky enough to get all the off cuts.
    Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
    Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
    ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
    Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
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    Very nice mate.
    I'm a Holden man myself (drive an LS1)...but I do like the BAs (drove the whole range around Oran Park last year - lots of fun ).

    I might have missed it - but where did you actually put the computer? Just there in front of the gearstick...or is that just the USB ports and optical drive?

    Cheers,
    - Febs.

    PS: Nice Powermate. I've got the same black one connected to my computer.

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    oh, lemme post another pic. Its of the unit, mounted up under the dash, above the drivers left foot. Theres enough room under there in the BA's to swing a cat. there was a bit of steel chassis bar under there, supporting the dash, with two holes already there, perfect for biulding a siutable bracket to support the back of the PC unit. This pic was taken before all the cables were neatly tied up.



    and this shows the back of the unit with the two bolts that go into the two holes in the steel chassis of the car bit....

    http://sancho.ips-mesh.net/CAR%20pc/100_4440.JPG
    Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
    Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
    ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
    Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
    Pioneer 5x7 Four way, 2x12 pioneer subz
    600watt 6chan USA audio AMP

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    Talking Typo?

    Quote Originally Posted by stimps
    This car has a 4 litre twin overhead cam six cylinder engine with twin Vtec cams and GT40 turbo.
    I didn't know Honda cams fit on Fords? hehe

    I'm a Honda freak and know that must be a typo or something.

    But anyways, nice car and very nice install. It's given me some great ideas.
    I like stuff :D

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    I probably should have said VTC. They are variable timing controlled cams.
    Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
    Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
    ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
    Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
    Pioneer 5x7 Four way, 2x12 pioneer subz
    600watt 6chan USA audio AMP

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    and much better than vtec that only offers a step at a set rpm, these vary gradually the rev range.

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    they can vary the timing, but they cant vary the duration, or lift. Vtec can swap between two different lobes, one lobe short duration, earlier timing, and the other longer duration later timing and even more lift, possibly. Vtec certainly are the most dynamic system, but whats really gonna rock soon is when new stock performance cars like this come out....with hydralically actuated electronically controlled valves. No cam shafts. Then you can simply program your engine's cam specs without getting your hands dirty
    thats gonna open up a whole new world of performance mods
    this stuff is already in diesel trucks in Japan.
    Ford XR6T blueprint 4.0 L twin cam turbo.
    Xenarc 7" touchscreen M10000 Audigy 2 NX
    ITX 120W PS 80gig HD, 256MB Ram, USB wireless internet/LAN
    Griffin Powermate Panasonic DVD-CDW
    Pioneer 5x7 Four way, 2x12 pioneer subz
    600watt 6chan USA audio AMP

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    As if it hasn't been said already... nice system and install... and IMO even NICER ride! If Fords looked like that here in the USA, I'd definitely buy one... between that and the Holden Manaro... well, damn there are some good lookin cars over there. Awsome!

    TTYL!
    Coach... aka Randy! (I often forget who I really am!) ;)

    ***Too many pieces and parts to list... maybe someday I'll show'm to ya!***

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    Your stearing wheel is on the right side. In the US it's ont the left. (hahaha, get it?)

    I seem to recall (though I have no idea where I got this info) that passing on the right (ie on comming traffic on your left like in the US) comes from the days where drawing a sword and hacking at someone was harder to do if they were to your left, thus it was a common thing to do.

    Congrats, your thread has been hijacked. Nice install. Question though (maybe I missed this in the thread somewhere) what model CD rom is that?
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    Nice install!

    I think the US became left hand drive just to **** off the Britains

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