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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:34 am 
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that looks f**k awesome (the close up)
but the far awya shot, didnt turn up as great

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:16 am 
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looks pretty good, tho the speedo and tacho look a lil wierd at first

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:15 am 
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Nah Syd is too far away for me, im on the border.


Pfft, I'm just about to leave from Canberra. Would love to see them IRL. Photos just can't to the real thing justice.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:31 pm 
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They light up kinda normal. Tthe orig scans didnt have any provision for them but I added dark red squares. Theyre far more subtle than the normal ones though.


sweet. might be a task for next week when the oldies are away!! :P I dont think they would take too kindly to me pulling my cluster apart!!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:38 pm 
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if you want a better photo - close your apperture and use a slightly longer shutter speed - hehe that is of course if you can set that on your camera. But it will help, oh having it dead still will also be a yes yes!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:22 pm 
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me pulling my cluster apart!!


So what's THEIR problem?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:56 pm 
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me pulling my cluster apart!!


So what's THEIR problem?


ha ha, i know what you mean. I think that they dont want me f**k my car over!! :lol:

the hard part is to convince them that i really do know what i am doing!! or i just wait till they go away and then do it anyway!!

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:01 pm 
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actually, just one more question, did you HAVE to use the white led's as in datmines one? or are the standard globes just not bright enough?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:40 am 
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Standard globes not bright enough, and the LEDs as direct from NARVA are too dim, need to replace the resistor with one of a lower value, I used a 390Ohm.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:22 pm 
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Cool, now comes the big question... :)

if i were to run the white narva leds in place of the standard globes, AND piggy back a red led to under the needle... what resistor would i need to run?

I dont know how the maths of it work just yet, so help is appreciated. :D and is it possible to piggy bavk another led off the narva things, i havent seen them in real life.

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Cool, now comes the big question... :)
if i were to run the white narva leds in place of the standard globes, AND piggy back a red led to under the needle... what resistor would i need to run?
I dont know how the maths of it work just yet, so help is appreciated. :D and is it possible to piggy bavk another led off the narva things, i havent seen them in real life.Thanks
For the mathmatically challenged :lol: go to http://www.besthongkong.com/clrc.htm .

 

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Cool, now comes the big question... :)

if i were to run the white narva leds in place of the standard globes, AND piggy back a red led to under the needle... what resistor would i need to run?

I dont know how the maths of it work just yet, so help is appreciated. :D and is it possible to piggy bavk another led off the narva things, i havent seen them in real life.

Thanks


By far the easiest way is to run everything in parallel. That way each LED has it's own resistor, so you don't have to worry about calculating the values.

But for those who want to know, you need...

Vf - LED forward voltage drop somewhere between 2 and 4 volts depending on the LED.
I - current you want the LED to use - more the brighter - until it releases the magic smoke. 30mA is a good level for most LEDs.
Vi - input voltage for car use I always work off 13.8V.
R - series resistance you'll need to run the LED safetly using the above parameters.

R = Vi - (Vf + Vf + Vf) / I
repeat Vf as required the the LEDs you're running in serial.

So for two 2.5Vf LEDs running at 30mA (from 13.8V), you'll want a 290Ohm resistor.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:47 pm 
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excellent, thaks heaps for that datamine, snap. like i said, will have to start scheming, wont get it done this weekend, but wait for it... 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:45 pm 
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me pulling my cluster apart!!


So what's THEIR problem?


ha ha, i know what you mean. I think that they dont want me f**k my car over!! :lol:

the hard part is to convince them that i really do know what i am doing!! or i just wait till they go away and then do it anyway!!


HAHA YES! i get that ALL the time from my mum, dad never notices when im working on the car as he works during the night, sleeps during the day, mum however, she works all weekend, morning and afternoon shift, but sometimes she'll come home in between shifts, and see my car in a thousand pieces! i remember her face when i was replacing all my speakers, had the rear seat on the roof, all the door trims off, all the doors open, and old speakers all over the ground, wires all over the place! oh man it was a pissa, i used to have pics of it, dont anymore :( but it was the best! ya gotta love it when you pull your car apart, and people walk past and go, what the hell! and looking at the end result, oh its the best!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:01 pm 
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me pulling my cluster apart!!


So what's THEIR problem?


ha ha, i know what you mean. I think that they dont want me f**k my car over!! :lol:

the hard part is to convince them that i really do know what i am doing!! or i just wait till they go away and then do it anyway!!


HAHA YES! i get that ALL the time from my mum, dad never notices when im working on the car as he works during the night, sleeps during the day, mum however, she works all weekend, morning and afternoon shift, but sometimes she'll come home in between shifts, and see my car in a thousand pieces! i remember her face when i was replacing all my speakers, had the rear seat on the roof, all the door trims off, all the doors open, and old speakers all over the ground, wires all over the place! oh man it was a pissa, i used to have pics of it, dont anymore :( but it was the best! ya gotta love it when you pull your car apart, and people walk past and go, what the hell! and looking at the end result, oh its the best!


yeah, i got that from mum as well when i did my stereo. cause i had the seats (my amp is under the drivers seat) plastics and s**t and bits everywhere. she came down and started dtressing that i wouldnt get t all back together!!

not good for your confidence when someone starts telling you that half way through. she didnt come down again after that!! :-P

 

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