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Thread: 1985 Celica Supra MP3-Car w/ Inverted Power

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    1985 Celica Supra MP3-Car w/ Inverted Power

    Car Stats:
    • 1985 Toyota Celica Supra
    • 5M-GE Straight 6 DOHC 12 Valve Hemi
    • Approx 180HP
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Fully Independant Suspension
    • 225 60-R14 Tires on 8"x14" Supra rims
    • Technically a 4 seater but really 2 adult & 2 midget capable


    Computer Stats:
    • EXTREMELY modified Compaq
    • AMD Athlon Slot A 600Mhz w/ 200Mhz FSB
    • 128 MB PC-100 SDRam
    • 20GB HDD in Removable Cage
    • 24x CD-RW
    • Xtremely Modified XP Pro install w/ tweaked Registry & msconfig
    • Onboard 1394 2x ports
    • Front USB Ports 2x
    • "Rear" USB Ports 2x
    • PCI 10/100 Modem NIC
    • PCI 802.11b D-Link DWL-520
    • PCI Video Controller 16mb VGA & Proprietary LCD Controller
    • 10.4" LCD (Keycorp) & 10.4" LCD (Planar) (currently only the Keycorp is mounted on a Tripod)
    • Compaq Keyboard
    • MS Optical Mouse
    • USB GPS (NMEA Compatible)
    • 5.5dbi 802.11b Antenna
    • NetStumbler 4.0
    • WinKey
    • WinAmp 2.95


    Power System Stats:
    • 80Amp GM "1 Wire" Alternator
    • Ghetto-Fabulous Alternator mount in place of stock AC Compressor
    • 8 Guage Power wire from Alternator to Inverter
    • 8 Guage Ground wire from Seat Bolt to Battery
    • 6 Guage Power Wire from Inverter to Battery
    • 8 Guage Ground wire from Inverter to Seat Bolt
    • 350Watt Continuous 700Watt Peak 12vDC - 110vAC Wal-Mart Inverter
    • Radio Shack Toggle Switch wired to existing vehicle "Accessory Wire" ran to "Exciting Current" lead on Extra Alternator to start Extra Alternator charging.
    • 525 CCA Battery in Box


    Next on the list of things to do (next as in next paycheck) purchase longer 8 guage power & ground wires to facilitate mounting the battery in the trunk. Also on the list of things to do is fabricate the 'Systems Control Console'.

    'Systems Control Console' list
    - 12v LED Voltmeter to monitor Xtra Alternator/Battery status
    - 110v LED Voltmeter to monitor 110 Inverted Output
    - LED Indicators
    o PC Power LED
    o PC HDD Activity LED
    o LAN Activity LED
    o WiFi Activity LED
    o Inverter Power LED
    o Inverter Overload/Low Battery Indicator LED
    o System Power LED (Indicates that the Alternator is Charging)
    -USB / 1394 Extensions
    - "Ignition" Switch:
    o Off - No Contact
    o Acc. - Invernter SW. ON
    o Start/Stop - Momentary PC SW. ON
    o On - Inverter SW. ON

    The Ignition Switch is listed in the actual order the switch will need to be made in order for it to function just as the "Ignition Key" would work in a vehicle. (As close as normal as possible).

    The INITIAL Setup: (when it was running off the existing vehicle charging system & battery)




    Initial MP3-Car Install Using Existing Vehicle Charging System - PC w/ 802.11g


    Xtra Alternator Spec Sheet


    Additional Alternator Installed in Place of AC Compressor (mounted & wired) Yes I know the battery looks sick, it's merely baking soda used to clean the terminals.


    MP3-CAR-Puter - AMD Slot A 600 in a Milk Crate, w/ Removable HDD


    Ghetto-Fabulous LCD Install


    NOT My Car but Same Year Make & Model I've been too busy to take an external shot yet with the digi.
    If you're not paranoid, then you're not paying enough attention. -kmfdmk.com
    http://www.mymp3car.com/MP3Car/PSUpower.asp

    1985 Supra 7M-GTE
    10.4" Planar LCD
    ECS GOAL3+ mobo w/ 512mb + 8GB sdhc
    Edimax EW7318USG Wifi w/ 7 db Ant.
    USB GPS

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    I'm working on fixing the images right now.. gimme 5 minutes.
    If you're not paranoid, then you're not paying enough attention. -kmfdmk.com
    http://www.mymp3car.com/MP3Car/PSUpower.asp

    1985 Supra 7M-GTE
    10.4" Planar LCD
    ECS GOAL3+ mobo w/ 512mb + 8GB sdhc
    Edimax EW7318USG Wifi w/ 7 db Ant.
    USB GPS

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    talk about ghetto,but still a caarputer

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickercivic1
    talk about ghetto,but still a caarputer

    Gimme Time... Gimme Time.. that or more money. I work 2 jobs 7 days a week AND go to college. I've been planning for a long time. I just don't have any time to ever get the fabrication work done.

    In addition I like the way the "Car-Puter" looks, 'tis ghetoo, however I like it, I've lined the inside of the milk-crate with screen to keep out baddies, and I'm thinking of installing a Black-Light neon and painting the non-volatile internals with UV reactive GITD paint.

    Also this is basically a Beta Test. I have already finished the charging system which is the LARGEST hurdle. Now I can devote my efforts to better fabrication & mounting of the PC & LCD's.
    If you're not paranoid, then you're not paying enough attention. -kmfdmk.com
    http://www.mymp3car.com/MP3Car/PSUpower.asp

    1985 Supra 7M-GTE
    10.4" Planar LCD
    ECS GOAL3+ mobo w/ 512mb + 8GB sdhc
    Edimax EW7318USG Wifi w/ 7 db Ant.
    USB GPS

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    AHA! Is that keycorp LCD 'ANY' good in the CarPC environment????

    I have one I can lay my hands on immediately - but I didnt know if it was any good. I know it has its own PCI GFX card which is ****e, but does it work OK? DVD's play fine? Visualtions? etc etc.

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    isa graphics dont they?

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    thats crazy.
    but hey watever gets the job done.

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    Id be more worried about theft. Cool set up
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    I've lined the inside of the milk-crate with screen to keep out baddies
    As long as you have your tinfoil helmet you're fine.
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    very cool...i respect your optimism
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