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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyRootsSP View Post
    Indeed they´re small, I have an Epia and can say this for sure. Maybe you can fit it behind the screen, this way you won´t have to deal with long cables, but will have face a tighter install. Have you got the cables already?
    I dont have the cables, yet. Installing behind the screen inside the dash is an option, but I am concerned about heating.

    I will think about it. If I decide to go that way I'll have to plan everything again. hehehe

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    Major Change In Project

    Hi all,


    After some thinking , I went crazy and changed my project!

    - NO MORE HEAD UNIT
    - AC RELOCATION
    - DASH FABRICATION



    Here is a new preview image of what I am planning to do (next few days):

    CURRENT AND PREVIEW OF THE NEW IDEA:

    Click on the image above to enlarge.
    Click here to see how it is currently (before installation)
    Click here to see the preview image of the original project


    And to make sure I wont go back, I just started cutting my Lilliput!!!





    I will start cable installation this week probably, and will post pictures here.


    Thanks!
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    Car is wired

    Hi,

    The wires are all in place.

    Will post the updated diagram with wire sizes later.

    Thanks
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    Thumbs up New diagram posted

    I posted the new wiring diagram here:
    My Diagram - Determining Wire Gauges

    Take a look.
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    Humm, this is going to look pretty nice.... we think it deserves a grand opening, hands-on kind, when it gets done..... anyone said test drive ??

    Good luck in v.2

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    Thumbs up

    Yesterday I finally tested everything connected in the Car.

    WORKED PERFECTLY!

    Will post pictures soon.

    Next step will be fabrication.
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    Thumbs up New diagram posted - Rev. 1.6

    Posted new diagram here:
    My Diagram - Determining Wire Gauges


    But here is the image:



    This is not just a plan, its now implemented in the car since last saturday (3 days).


    All is working fine so far.


    Thanks!
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    Thumbs up New GPS and MoBO ordered today from mp3car.com

    Hi,

    I've just placed an order at mp3car.com for the following items:
    - BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver
    - MTB-053 Intel D201GLY Little Valley with 1.33 GHz Celeron Processor

    My current GPS is old and it takes too long to get a fix.
    My current Mother Board is from a standard desktop and the new Intel Little Valley seems to be a good deal for a small sized MoBo.

    I expect to have that parts installed in 10 days or less.



    Thanks!
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    Thumbs up CarPC exists!

    It's wiring day!!!
    (It was on last weekend, sep 15 2007, I'm posting pictures today sep 20 2007)


    5...4...3...2...1...



    Passing a thick 9mm wire (~00 awg) from hood to the trunk:





    Left: 80A breaker in the hood near the battery; Right: Distribution block with 30A fuses in the trunk (plastic box at bottom of the image):



    My temporary (prototipe) case and amplifier laying around in the trunk (fabrication will happen soon). I went to a friends car audio store and he removed the audio cables from the previous sound installation, and wired it so that the PC is providing sound via RCA to the Amplifier [HL](see previous post with wiring diagram)[/HL]. After testing the cables, breaker, distribution block and audio cables, I've connected the PC and peripherals.



    The screen now connected. Ready to go! Turned the ignition on and M2-ATX starts everything up, CarPC finally alive! First boot in car!!!



    The dash before the destruction, with AC in the original place, and my Kenwood head-unit;



    Stereo removed; Hummm the screen will fit nicely there...



    I removed the AC, that was hard to do; The larger frontal dash piece is very difficult to remove, so I was anxious to see the screen there, I was crazy and decided to crack the piece;



    AAAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!



    Left: The screen is inside the dash now! ahahahahaha; Right: See where I plan to have the AC controls. Will fabricate a console to hang it there.




    The next obvious steps are:
    - Remove the screen from the dash (hahahaha)
    - Remove the large frontal dash piece (that is a challenge)
    - Fabricate the dash
    - Fabricate the trunk



    Will do it in the next 1 or 2 weeks.



    Thanks!
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    Thumbs up

    Looking good Vlad !!

    Were you able to hear what it sounds? Do you have plans for fm/am radio via usb or you don´t care about it now?

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