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    TURBOCAD6>>>>The Origin...win 3.11/DOS....

    O.K., so I just dug out a car off mine that I've had in storage for the last 9-10 years or so......

    This car happens to be the very first car I have ever installed a computer in... back around 1994 or so....

    I did alot of research back then & there wasn't very muchon the subject.... the internet has changed in the last 10 years, there was no mp3car.com,.....

    the screen in the center console is a 10" tube monitor.... high tech at the time.... it used a sony trinitron tube & was 1024X768..... she was awsome.... cost me around $500 back then...it was designed as a "point of sale" monitor... & was attached to registers at some stores I guess... aren't our liliputs amasing... at least they seem that way to me after having to deal with the alternative...

    I will be posting more pictures & description now.......
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    this project was initiated by the fact that the car had a turbocharged 6 cyl grand national engine and it ran off an accel DFI... & I had to tune it with a laptop running dos at the track... building a computer into the car just seemed like the logical thing to do.... at the time mp3's weren't the real reason for me to install a pc....datta loggers & DFI tunning..... that's what started me....
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    This is the hole that the computer sat in... right in the qurter panel. this car has a rollbar that was as tucked in as possible to not be so obvious...
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    There was no usb back then..... my first design was a 486dx-4 w/win3.11 & I then swapped it out for a p100 & win95!!!!wow, win95 made this thing much more usefull than just a tunning aid...... from that time I was hooked..... I have never driven a car without a pc either installed...or being installed....don't think I ever will....
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    I had a steel tilt nose job that I did on this car & the car was sitting on a new at the time frame from a 91 cadillac with abs brakes.... I went off on this car & the pc wasn't the real centerpiece, although it added a nice touch....
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    the rims are long gone.. & through the years she's been raped of a few of her parts... but for the most part she's all there & I'm going to bring her back with todays technology...
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    Awesome!! Great project for its time!!
    Spent so far: $1,755
    Check Out My Work Log for Specs/Pics
    CarPC Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!].....Installation[---------+].....Pastrami Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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    the only way I could get a cd drive in the center console was to extend an ide cable from the motherboard to the center console...it took three trys to get something that worked half way good...
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    this car was a real bad *** mother on the streets... I've beat'n everything from mustangs to vettes on the street..... this car was a lot off fun....
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    Very nice car and project!

    In the days, I bought a little IBM black and white CRT to put in my car, for the first project... never got to install it though.

    How fast was/is the car and how much power does it have?

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