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Thread: My first carpc- 1991 Celica GT4 Group A (CS)

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    My first carpc- 1991 Celica GT4 Group A (CS)

    Hey all, been lurking here a little while, but decided it was time to actually build a car PC, and I thought I'd start by documenting it here!

    This is the car which will be receiving the treatment:


    Here is the PC, it's an AMD Sempron 3300+, AMD all in-one mATX board, seagate 160gb SATA hdd, 512mb DDR, and waiting on my M2-ATX psu. I've modified the case that I picked up for free, ripped the old PSU out and put a fan in its place, cut a hole above the CPU and installed a grille, and the HDD is mounted on the other side to where it is in the pics here, has been mounted with rubber grommets underneath it to absorb some vibration.




    The screen I'll be using is the typical ebay motorised touchscreen, I thought I'd have problems with clearance in the dash of this car, but if I remove the half DIN cup holder, and mount the screen in its lowest point, it should fit nicely.

    So far I've built the PC, and have it running on my desk with a desktop PSU until my M2 arrives. Have installed RR, with LSXVOID2, and am very happy with the running. The CPU runs very cool, haven't tested GPS or DVD's with it yet, but it should be good as it only uses 62w max anyway. Hibernation and resume times are very fast so I'm happy with that so far.

    Comments/critiques welcome

    -Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    SOYP is for completed projects.
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    Thanks man, I realised as soon as I clicked post that I'd put it in the wrong section!

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    Ok so I re-thought it, the desktop HDD was going to be pushing the little M2-ATX a little too hard I think, so I've replaced it with an 80gb laptop drive for now. Performance wise it seems to run the same, if I run out of space later on I'll add a second laptop drive or get a bigger one.

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    I received my aux-in for my head unit which works well, my only gripe with this JVC head unit is the high noise floor it has at low volumes. It'll have to do until I can be bothered changing it.

    I also test fitted the PC in my boot, with one of those black tie down straps. It's an absolutely perfect fit, and the tie down strap fits perfectly through a little vent slit in the side panel, and when strapped down it holds it really tight.
    *ST185 Celica GT-Four Group A Rallye (Alltrac Carlos Sainz edition)*
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/worklogs/96292-my-first-carpc-1991-celica-gt4-group-a-cs.html

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    Daaaamn GT4 Celica! Very nice. That's a rare car. You must be in Europe. Impossible to find one in the US.

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    Thanks for the comment man

    I'm actually in Australia, there were 150 of them delivered here back in 1991, only around 60-70 remain now
    *ST185 Celica GT-Four Group A Rallye (Alltrac Carlos Sainz edition)*
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96292

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    Actually in 91 I don't the US even got them anymore. I wanted one in the late 80's bad, but couldn't find one. Ended up with a Mazda GTX. Back then it was hard to find any good AWD performance cars!

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    Like the rims and the car. Looking good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Postman View Post
    Actually in 91 I don't the US even got them anymore. I wanted one in the late 80's bad, but couldn't find one. Ended up with a Mazda GTX. Back then it was hard to find any good AWD performance cars!
    Ahh the old GTX, I strongly considered one of the early 90's models or the Mazda GTR, but this came up for a good price so I couldn't refuse

    Calipso: Thanks for the comments

    I received my M2-ATX last night, and wired it all up, and much to my relief it works, and works well! I'm going to leave it on most of today to 'burn-in' test it. It's an absolutely perfect fit in my case, I'm stoked!
    I will probably start wiring up the car this weekend if I can be bothered stripping the interior out, then all I am waiting on is the screen.

    Here's some new pics, notice the perfect fit for the M2, with the fan right behind it. Also notice the updated HDD and mounting. Excuse the crappy photo's, I don't have my camera at work


    *ST185 Celica GT-Four Group A Rallye (Alltrac Carlos Sainz edition)*
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96292

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