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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
    OK............. Im a gamer and you logo looks familiar. Is that the Half-Life Logo? Anyways looks nice. As soon as I saw the roof, I know those were solor panels. I would love to have a house like that.
    Yes, it is a (slightly modified) Half-Life logo.

    I want to get everything done before I finalize it all with the stickers. I am trying to calculate power consumption right now. That was one of the bigger problems I had in the Turtle. I am about to take the amp to the UPS drop and get it sent back. Fingers crossed!
    I have bad luck with vehicles...

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    Wow, another van install. It does my heart good to see all these van installations, as I myself am doing one. I shall definitely watch this thread.
    Check out my GMC Savana worklog.

    Remaining tasks to facilitate vanputer installation codename "Enterprise":
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    Ya, but you have it slightly easier than I do. I am going to have to modify my glovebox/ashtray/top half of engine cover to fit my screen into. Power and wiring are much simpler this time around compared to my last project (Turtle), I'm afraid... All I have to do is pull on the section of carpet I wanna mess with, and I can run wires underneath it.
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    I used to have a 1993 G20 that I intended to put a carputer in. A car audio shop recommended that I put a 15 inch monitor where the center console is, where you plan to put the EBY-701.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonestatue View Post
    I used to have a 1993 G20 that I intended to put a carputer in. A car audio shop recommended that I put a 15 inch monitor where the center console is, where you plan to put the EBY-701.
    Dang! Typed this out at 10PM my time last night, shut down and forgot to click submit...

    (Image credit to Andrew Hussie @ mspaintadventures.com. It's a good webcomic.)

    Too bad I can't really afford a 15 inch. I'm wishing I hadn't sold my Litton MobileVU 10.4 inch right about now, though...

    It seems as though I made a mistake in judgement. I assumed (you know what they say about assuming...) that the fuel gauge was broken because it stayed on full. I never bothered to test that theory until today when I installed a new fuel gauge. It too went to the full mark and stayed there. I commenced with the


    and almost threw the toolbox through the (closed) window.
    Needless to say, I figured out I needed to calm down really fast. Once I calmed down, I came inside to check the price of a new sender, realizing I will have to drop the tank to replace it...
    I have bad luck with vehicles...

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    Screen mounting method

    Should I fiberglass a holder for my EBY701, or should I take the headrest shroud ZX1 sent me

    and cut a hole in this piece (which I've already started taping off, just in case...)

    to fit the shroud and take the easy(ier) was out? It would be easier in that I would only have to fill in a gap


    to make it look decent.

    What do you all think?
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    I think you should build a bezel that slides around the screen. Like similar to mine.



    As you can see the EBY701 is intacked. Do something similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
    I think you should build a bezel that slides around the screen. Like similar to mine.



    As you can see the EBY701 is intacked. Do something similar.
    I believe you meant "intact"?

    So something like I had for the Turtle, then? The only issue with that is I would need a way to angle it toward me (the driver) so I won't have to lean over toward the center to see the screen. That's what I was going to use the headrest shroud you sent me for. I was just gonna fiberglass around that and make it look good. If I had my Photoshop (or GIMP, if you prefer... I use both depending on what PC I'm using when I need it.), I would do a quick mock-up and upload it, but I'll have to do that later.

    I'm going to Los Alamos at 1PM my time for the Supercomputing Challenge final expo-thingy (whatever they call it...). I won't be back until late Tuesday night. I'll have Internet at the hotel (*knocks on wood*) and I'll try to keep up with everything from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    I believe you meant "intact"?

    So something like I had for the Turtle, then? The only issue with that is I would need a way to angle it toward me (the driver) so I won't have to lean over toward the center to see the screen. That's what I was going to use the headrest shroud you sent me for. I was just gonna fiberglass around that and make it look good. If I had my Photoshop (or GIMP, if you prefer... I use both depending on what PC I'm using when I need it.), I would do a quick mock-up and upload it, but I'll have to do that later.

    I'm going to Los Alamos at 1PM my time for the Supercomputing Challenge final expo-thingy (whatever they call it...). I won't be back until late Tuesday night. I'll have Internet at the hotel (*knocks on wood*) and I'll try to keep up with everything from there.
    I was tired when i answered you, lol...... Well angling it is easy, just make a bracket that has a wedge shape on one end. i may have to photoshop it because its hard to explain. Then i guess do the fiberglass on and around that.

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    Pity about the fuel gauge.
    First step is for an FSD (full scale defelection - aka Full) is to disconnect the sender preferably near the sender to negate wiring faults (shorts etc).

    For non-indicating or faulty gauges, the oldskool method was to ground the sender end. That would normally send gauges hi (FSD) though in rare instances GND could mean a low/zero value/deflection.
    HOWEVER, with modern cars with more sophisticated electronics, that method could damage the electronics. Although that started circa 1980, it didn't effect most vehicles until much later. Some pro wrote recently that "ground-short testing" ceased in the 1990s.

    But in your case, I reckon disconnecting the sender would have released the gauge from FSD.


    Pity I've been distracted with aux batteries etc.....

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