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    Mazda RX7 Series I

    This is going to be quite a nice project, split into 3 parts.

    1. A rebuild of the front nosecone (after a bit of sideways action) and getting the car licensed again.
    2. Getting the car PC working again after the above mentioned accident, me thinks its to do with the on/off power switch.
    3. Doing some mods to MediaEngine, so that some interesting things can be done, which isn't currently supported.

    1. Front Nosecone reconstruction.

    The repaired nosecone will have some goodies added such as a computer controlled air flap inside the airdam itself. This will aid in greater or lesser cooling depending on weather conditions. For race applications, this will aid in the creation of greater downforce at the front.

    Other work will include having the power windows and alarm reworked so it can be controlled via a computer programme, this part of the project will involve re-wiring so that it can be addapted for USB support.

    2. PC repair.

    This is the simple part, replacing the on/off switch, and adding a 4 port USB hub. The current engine management computer (ECU) will also be connected to a USB port because the serial port isn't working which means the EFI software can't be tuned or viewed.

    3. ME mods.

    The most interesting bit.
    1.The first part is adding some plugins such as a new power windows control (voice opperated).
    2. An alarm system plugin also voice operated, and disarmed either with a pin code or finger print.
    3. The front and rear spoiler angle control (touchscreen).
    4. A new engine management programme to replace the current one. The new software only works when the car PC is booted and the security deactivated. PC boots up when you use the remote keyless entry.
    5. Having the GPS and phone linked up to a voice opperated panic function (if this is possible)

    I will upload some current car pics this week sometime.
    Mazda RX7 12AT with all the spoils, EFI computer, remote keyless entry, 1000W Kenwood sound system, PIII 1GHz car PC running XP pro, wireless options, 14in LCD screen, ME 2.1 for MP3, movies etc.

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    Front Nosecone Repairs

    Stage 1...What has been done...

    Well after a few days, I have finally managed to re-build the shattered lower half of the custom nosecone. There were 9 broken parts that had to be stuck together with an epoxy type glue, and the outside smoothed over with automitive putty.

    Stage 1...Still to do.

    First off is to re-register the car which is to be done on Monday.

    Sometime next week the whole nosecone section will have to be removed to aid in the application of fiberglass to fully restore the strength it had before the accident.

    Some measurements will be taken for the computer controlled air flap located inside the nosecone, and then the fun begins with trying to locate parts for the gearing, motors etc to control it.

    This then leads to the time where some extro wiring has to be done to accomodate the flap, and the power windows/alarm mods.

    When this is done, stage 2 can begin.

    I will get the digi cam out over the weekend to get some pics of where the air flap is to be located, as this item itself (if it works as i would like it to) would be quite interesting.
    Mazda RX7 12AT with all the spoils, EFI computer, remote keyless entry, 1000W Kenwood sound system, PIII 1GHz car PC running XP pro, wireless options, 14in LCD screen, ME 2.1 for MP3, movies etc.

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