1973 Lotus Europa Special #2936R -- Full Worklog -- BoyRacer0013
The time has come for me to start a worklog as work will hopefully be starting on the lotus soon. But first a little about the car, #2936R, we Europa freaks call out cars by their numbers. Now I could trace it all the way back to its production date, but that is boring, so I will just say what I plan to do to #2936R. It will get 4 wheel disk brakes, a Ford Zetec engine with a turbocharger, MegaSquirt ECU, 5-point harness, new wheels & tires, all new rubber, probably all new glass, loads of body work, lots of cool lights, new interior, and a full computer system.
I have divided the computers into two basic systems, the basic level and the main level. The idea in doing this is to have a setup so that if I wanted to I could drive the car without running the main level computer, but the basic level computer will likely be an always-on system.
The main level computer system hardware will be:
- Motherboard - ASUS F1A75-M
- CPU - AMD A6-3650
- RAM - Patriot Viper Xtreme Performance Desktop Memory Kit - 4GB (2 x 2GB)
- SSD - OCZ 60G Vertex 3
- PSU - M4-atx
- Center console display - Lilliput FA1011-NP/C/T
- Gauge display - Lilliput 869GL-80NP/C/T
- Passenger display - Lilliput 869GL-80NP/C/T
- Motorcycle amp - whatever I find cheap when I need the amp
- Speakers - I think I have a set laying around somewhere
- Dash mounted USB hub - ?
- Computer bay USB hub - ?
- Wifi - ? USB adapter
- Bluetooth - ?
- GPS - BU-353 Weather-proof
Main level software:
- Tunning software - TunerStudio
- Front End - waiting to see what happens with OM and FreeICE
- OS - depends on FE, preferably Ubuntu
- Primary logic board - Arduino Mega
- Secondary logic board - Arduino Uno
- Displays - serial 128x64 LCD - x2
- Temp sensors - thermistor - x6
- Heading sensor - HMC6352 Compass Module
- Engine start button - some type of arcade style button
Well I think this is a good start, any input or opinions?