99 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP CarPC Project
B & D 400w continuous power inverter
HP D530 SFF desktop (w/security/mounting sleeve)
Pentium IV 2.66Ghz Processor
512mb RAM (4gb max)
40GB HD (if/when it dies it will bet a bigger one)
Windows XP Pro
Microsoft office (Standard Edition)
Linksys wireless A/B/G PCI Card with external magnetic mount 7db high gain antenna
Xenarc 700TSV touch screen
LG DVD RW drive with lightscribe (soon to be mounted in dash)
Pyle PLMD9 110ch wired FM transmitter (with extended digital display and wireless remote)
Iguidance 3.1 car pc version with usb magnetic mount GPS antenna (to be bought when 3.1 comes out in a month or so)
Digital Horsepower Inc. PowrTuner Hardware & Software (obd II scanner & PCM - Reader, Editor, Programer, Flash Utility)
various other programs etc...
So far I have the Security Sleeve/mount installed in trunk as well as the CPU and power inverter. I also have all the cables routed and ran up to the passenger footwell under the dash...pics below:
under the cpu is the 400w inverter. The PC has a 185w power supply. The green plug is a grounded extension cord I ran to the front to custom install a wall outlet in the passenger side of the center console up by the dash. The red loom is where the wires are routed...they go over to the passenger side lower corner of the trunk and follow the factory wiring along the door edge up to the front passenger footwell. I used 15ft extension and have about 4-5 ft left to work with at the front so plenty of room to run wires over to drivers side as needed. I put a master power switch for the inverter and a momentary switch for the pc power switch in the dash mounted on a black plastic pannel in front of the coin cubby hole on the left hand side of the steering wheel...master power switch is rated at 30 amps... power and ground wires are 12 guage wire. Automatic reseting circuit breaker 30 amp is wired in just before the power invertor (you can see it its wires are yellow). The inverter has a low voltage shutdown feature and will be wired to the accessory terminal under the hood...I had specific reasons for using an invertor as I need to retain the ability to plug the PC into AC current from the house for flashing (tuning) updates to my cars PCM without risking running the battery down and toasting the pcm.
Here is a pic of the magnetic wifi antenna mounted on the trunk lid...the light colored wire in the above pic is the antenna wire that still needs routed and secured.
Questions...ask away...I will answer them as I have the time :peace: