Edit....Back from paint!

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AriK
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby AriK » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:56 pm

Ptoneill wrote:
Thank you!! It means a lot to me that people appreciate the build.....this is my first car build and I have gained so much knowledge from others on this site.

Thanks again!


I have to agree, you have created some quite amazing progress. I have been following your posts for quite some time now. I do appreciate the build.

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Ptoneill
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:32 pm

Ok been a week or so since my last update. I have the Infinitybox modules installed, the rear powercell is finished with the exception of the fabric loom. The front powercell is almost done, I have been integrating parts of the old harness with the new. I was looking at laying out the switches, I bought billet pushbutton switches from England but I was not happy with the look.

SO......I contacted Jay from Infinitybox about the InTouch module, this module along with their InMotion module will let me control every function from my 7inch Kindle Fire. ( I got the new 59 dollar one). It will control, accessories, starter, headlights, high beams, hazards, power windows, door locks, trunk popper. I will mount the Fire in the new center console.

I will place the order this week......

My insurance agent is going to laugh in my face when I tell them how much replacement coverage I will want on this car, good thing I have all the receipts, maybe one day I will get a bottle of Makers Mark and add them up!

And the saga continues!
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Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:01 pm

Well I am really getting bummed out! I ordered the Infinitybox Intouch and InMotion modules a month ago and I still do not have them. I really like the product and the individual support provided by the companies owner, Jay Harris, but their supply line sucks! I am at a standstill until theses parts come in as I have to find mounting locations for the modules.
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Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby argonaut » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:55 am

Awesome build project! I just read through the whole thing.
Jason M.

1964 Chevy K20 Suburban
1966 Chevy K20 Pickup
1981 Fiat Spider 2000
1996 Ford Bronco Supercharged
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby SoFlaFiat » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:20 pm

Pat,
The delay just gives you more time to compose a good speech for the insurance people!!
Always looking for updates and almost as excited to see yours done as I am mine!
1971 124BS1 with 1608, since October 2014
1977 124CS1 with 1800, since June 1993
1981 124CS0 with built 2 liter under construction since April 2013...
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:38 pm

Well got some good news in the mail the Infinitybox InMotion module arrived yesterday, I am still waiting on the InTouch module. I mounted the new module in the trunk on the right side of the battery I think that when I am finished it will give it a nice balanced look.

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On a side note I was thinking of putting in power door locks, the new module acts as a controller. Has anyone done this? Is it doable with the combined lock/latch system that these cars have? Any help or advice would be appreciated!!

I will post a better picture when I have the trunk cleaned up!

Until next time.....and thanks again for all the nice comments!!
Stay Safe,

Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby SoFlaFiat » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:45 pm

I can't wait to hear your impressions of the system when complete. It looks and sounds amazing! Way over my head for sure!
Keep up the great work Pat!
1971 124BS1 with 1608, since October 2014
1977 124CS1 with 1800, since June 1993
1981 124CS0 with built 2 liter under construction since April 2013...
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:15 pm

Hopefully I can give you an update this weekend, I got the "InTouch" module in yesterday I am going to attach it and a few other wires and give the system a test run. I haven't cut in the SecretAudio or the power control module shifter yet but I can still make the lights come on and operate the power windows. I will post pictures when I am done.

So far it hasn't been hard, just different. I learned electronics 34 years ago I am used to having a power supply feed a switch and or relay thru a fuse that then powers the load with a ground on the other side of load. This system has a control module that has input wires looking for a ground which u provide by throwing the switch. The control module then tells a power supply module via a CAN bus to turn on the load. I have added the intouch system that communicates to the control module in place of the switches, it uses a local internet system to communicate with my 7 inch Kindle Fire to control the ignition, all lights, all windows and locks. The Kindle will also provide music and navigation .......friggin amazing tech!!
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Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Mon May 16, 2016 2:36 am

Just wanted to let you all know that this project is still alive! I am going to finish the majority of the Dyna mat tomorrow hopefully.
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Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby SoFlaFiat » Thu May 19, 2016 7:42 pm

Great to hear you are well and still at it Pat!
1971 124BS1 with 1608, since October 2014
1977 124CS1 with 1800, since June 1993
1981 124CS0 with built 2 liter under construction since April 2013...
Here is the link to my build blog:
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:27 pm

Well I finally got all the dynamat installed, what a difference it made in the sound of the doors and panels!! all the "Clang" has gone out of the car.
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Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:52 pm

well I have written several versions of what happened next, but for whatever reason I keep getting kicked off and everything gets lost.....short story is that the engine and transmission are installed there are a lot of pictures on the photobucket link in the signature. I will try again to post pictures but have spent several hours just to have it all erased!!
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Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby Ptoneill » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:59 pm

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Pat
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby aj81spider » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:53 am

Nice - looks beautiful.

The beer by the passenger taillight must be a later model feature. My 74 doesn't have that!
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Re: Edit....Back from paint!

Postby RRoller123 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:00 am

Excellent!!
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling "resto")
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
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