Project CompuMach: 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Total In-Dash install complete!
Well its been pretty much done for a while now, never got around to posting it.
First off, the car:
Ported+Polished upper/lower intake manifold
PHP Intake Spacer
MRT Black Chrome Tailpipes
Tokico Illumina 5-way adjustable struts/shocks
H&R SS Springs
AFS 17x9, 17x10.5 Black Chrome Mach1 wheels
SCT Custom tune
= 301rwhp/324rwtq, 13.3@104mph (12 second car with a 13 second driver! :) )
The specs on the carputer:
Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen
20gb notebook harddrive
SB Audigy NX
Opus 90W PS
GPS Receiver (from ebay)
OBD II Reader (from obddiagnostics.com)
DLink DBT-120 802.11g wifi dongle
DLink Bluetooth dongle
DVD/CDRW (not yet installed permanently - slimline notebook, slot loaded)
2 x USB hubs
Before touching anything, the stock radio bezel and deck looked like this:
The factory deck was a 1.5 din 6-disc cd changer which left a LOT of room behind the dash. There were no fancy brackets holding it in, just a rail that it slid on to and 2 tabs that were bolted to the front of the dash, behind the radio bezel trim. I designed the case to fit the same manner as the factory stereo. It slides on to the rail along with the two tabs bolting in to the stock location.
I tapped some holes into the bottom of the case and used the standard motherboard 'screw mounts' to hold it in place. The opus bolts to the side of the case and the harddrive 'rests' on top. There is a layer of high temp foam on top of the opus case which the harddrive just rests on. It is also bolted into the side of the case. The cover for the case is fitted with a case fan which EXTRACTS hot air from the case (dont want it blowing in hot air!). From the last picture above you can see its a direct fit into the location of the factory cd player.
I'm pretty anal about keeping stock parts, so for the radio bezel where the screen was to mount, I got an extra one off a 2000 GT off of ebay (didn't care about the colour since i'd have to repaint it anyway). I modified it slightly so the lilliput would fit and so I could get the back casing of it on after its done: