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    Removable in 10 seconds... seems like an advantage to theives.

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    Thanks...

    Greetings,

    Thanks for the comments. The install is still a bit rough around the edges, but I wanted a system that I could thrash, and not spend too much time and money on. In terms of the boot times, my partner in AutoCPU used to be a developer with MS, so he has some tricks. Let’s just say he is still working on the boot time (in terms of 100% repeatability and stability) and has not told me his secret. It has been a systematic approach that has required a re-install with every test. As soon as I know what the future direction of the company is, I will gladly share our story.

    Yes, the drive is IDE to USB, and I’m on my third unit. I have yet to find a quality conversion board that can withstand high-impact and temps. Verdict is still out on this particular unit installed, but again, since everything is “removable” I can swap the drive quickly.

    In terms of hiding wires, I built a fake wall between the seat back and the trunk and left the cross member for chassis rigidity. Here is the kicker, I have a Radio Shack 12 plug power strip with all transformers in place, just like home. We put in power extensions so that I could quickly take out a unit and replace it. Wire doesn’t really care about voltage. This is not the way that I would want to install a customer car, but it does protect all systems connected to the computer.

    Also, I installed a circuit breaker to cut all power to the carputer in case I need to park for more than a few days. No problems so far… My remote starter (Clifford) has a remote switch to turn on the unit when I get close to the car, so that when I get in, everything is on and functioning.

    In terms of thieves, I purchased a extension on my car insurance and insured the value for $5000 in case of that situation. I would rather pay an extra $30 a month and just not care about it, plus in case of an accident, I know that I will get the full value of the car.

    Thanks again, and yes, I will add a link to my site for MP3car.com

    Cheers,

    OS

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    Excelent.
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    Very cool.... I hope my project hit this level at some point.
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    Can I have your car? I love it! Nice install!
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    Awesome car, and awesome install.

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    Yeah they had the new Evo8 with 400 hp on top gear with the presenter doinf 1 fingered powerslides and then he raced a touring car driver in a Lambo Murcielago and the touring car driver eventually span as he was trying to hard and the Evo was all over him - with a fat old presenter driving (Clarkson). Was amazing! Want one! Mind you i'd settle for the Lambo too i guess (I actually prefer the Gallardo though - easier to park)

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    nice car! i got an evolution also! love my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    Yeah they had the new Evo8 with 400 hp on top gear with the presenter doinf 1 fingered powerslides and then he raced a touring car driver in a Lambo Murcielago and the touring car driver eventually span as he was trying to hard and the Evo was all over him - with a fat old presenter driving (Clarkson). Was amazing! Want one! Mind you i'd settle for the Lambo too i guess (I actually prefer the Gallardo though - easier to park)

    Missed that show unfortunatlly, I ussually watch it.


    It would be nice to know how much gas does this horse power factory needs to run 100km...

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    i can live with a 12 sec boot time

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