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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:47 pm 
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hey mate, being the led lover i am, was wondering what you used for a power source for the power window switch surround.
gonna give it a go, maybe use some smd strip or something.
cheers and keep up the good work.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:50 pm 
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teeroy wrote:
hey mate, being the led lover i am, was wondering what you used for a power source for the power window switch surround.
gonna give it a go, maybe use some smd strip or something.
cheers and keep up the good work.

I used the auto shift indicator as the source.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:32 pm 
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jaensch11 wrote:
i havent acually seen the thing, just in the vid, but have you tryed a variable reistor?
Variable resistor wont work, it's a 240v motor. I know I can just get a smaller wheel, but I thought I might get lucky by using something to slow it down electrically.


Small update:
Payment has been made for new toy, new toy has been shipped this morning.
If luck goes my way, I might even have it tomorrow, but I'm thinking more likely Thursday or even Friday if they are slack.
Might be in store for a few late nights this weekend...

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:59 pm 
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MAD wrote:
Does anyone know how I can slow down motor on that rig I made for spinning my rims? It's a little too fast for the sandpaper to work effectively.
jaensch11 wrote:
i havent acually seen the thing, just in the vid, but have you tryed a variable reistor?
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Variable resistor wont work, it's a 240v motor. I know I can just get a smaller wheel, but I thought I might get lucky by using something to slow it down electrically.

Haven't seen your rig, but I'm guessing it's a single phase induction motor. This means it's brushless, so yeah a variable resistor won't do much. I'm thinking your control will need to be capacitive - changes the phase between voltage and current.
Might be helpful to study washing machine setups, and controllers for ceiling fans. :?:

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:03 am 
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Little more of an update... It's here!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Damn being at work. I cant open the boxes and play like I want to. :evil:

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Whats in the box? IN the box, whats in the box today? :P
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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:11 pm 
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Damn being at work. I cant open the boxes and play like I want to. :evil:
Just retire - and I don't want to hear excuses . . . . :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:17 pm 
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Damn being at work. I cant open the boxes and play like I want to. :evil:
Just retire - and I don't want to hear excuses . . . . :P

You pay my bills and for the lifestyle for which I have become acustomed, and you've got a deal :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Ok, so what was in the boxes?

Oh, just a little something courtesy of Snort and Magnuson.
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I've always said I love low/midrange torque, this should have it in spades. :evillaugh

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Very nice!!

For a minute you had me thinking there was a bad a** V8 motor lined up for it or something when you mentioned the old motor was out and being sold off :lol:

Keen to see how this progresses! :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:08 pm 
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For a minute you had me thinking there was a bad a** V8 motor lined up for it or something when you mentioned the old motor was out and being sold off :lol:
A V8 did cross my mind, because who doesn't love the sound of a V8. But I decided that without spending tons on that engine, the car would just look like any other V8 Fairmont.

I wanted something that would stand out, and this certainly stands out.

I could have stuck with the other motor, but decided it is worth more to me in cash form. Plus this way I get to start with a fresh, 70,000km motor as the base and if the worst happens, then I only need to chase a wrecker special to get it running again.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:16 pm 
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MAD wrote:
snap0964 wrote:
MAD wrote:
Damn being at work. I cant open the boxes and play like I want to. :evil:
Just retire - and I don't want to hear excuses . . . . :P

You pay my bills and for the lifestyle for which I have become acustomed, and you've got a deal :P
. .So what do I get for my hard earned $$ :?: :?:

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:45 pm 
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Ooooo weeee ! I am keen to see that supercharger in action ! How much did that little kit set you back ? If you don't mind me asking.

 

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