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Re: OKC Project - 1/24 - LED HVAC video link, page 27

Postby underscore » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:01 am

Damn that looks clean, I'll have to redo my clusters sometime.
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Re: OKC Project - 1/24 - LED HVAC video link, page 27

Postby aus jd 2703 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:54 pm

very nice cluster! i did the same but blue and yeah very unevenly lit. also super bright LED's in the buttons makes for being blinded while driving. i swapper back to blue back ground with the green stock dull LED's in the buttons to bright otherwise.
if you know a way around this let me know.
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Re: OKC Project - 1/24 - LED HVAC video link, page 27

Postby MWP » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:45 pm

Superbright LEDs glaring at the corner of your eye while doing night-driving.... no thanks.
I would be changing those selection LEDs out, or using a different limiting resistor asap!
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Re: OKC Project - 1/24 - LED HVAC video link, page 27

Postby toayoztan » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:55 am

aus jd 2703 wrote:very nice cluster! i did the same but blue and yeah very unevenly lit. also super bright LED's in the buttons makes for being blinded while driving. i swapper back to blue back ground with the green stock dull LED's in the buttons to bright otherwise.
if you know a way around this let me know.


There is a way around this. Just buy less intense LEDs for the indicators. I bought the 0.7 lumen ones...they sell a 0.3 lumen one, which probably would be better. I may open it back up to replace these leds but also to get better lighting to the recirc/fresh button.

If not, just order some 3mm leds in the color you want from like radio shack, those are sure to be less intense (I know, b/c I originally used red from radioshack when I had all red).

EDIT: Just ordered the lower lumen LEDs and some other ones to help the lighting better behind the two buttons that are dim (AC and fresh/recirc). We shall see how this goes!

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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 - Update of progress w/ pic of big gar

Postby toayoztan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:59 pm

Just an update for anyone curious.

I changed out the LEDs to the lower lumen intensity, looks better, but still pretty bright so you could get away with leaving the stock ones in place, but I like it bright.

Also I got the AC button and the recirc button illuminated better, it's now all even and nice.


Finally got my SSMB8's installed, door panels on, and tested the door and rear speakers. Found out my nice pioneer I had (4 years old or so, that's been sitting on the shelf for a long time) went out. I thought it was my wiring, but I plugged in my stock unit and it works, along with the antenna. Time to look into another unit! I was thinking something cool with touch screen but it'll probably be a simple single DIN unit with MP3/Aux jack function as this is only a weekend warrior car, not my daily. Besides, I may use the empty DIN space (there's a stock pocket in there now which is pretty worthless) for mounting my turbo timer.

I'll post pics up of my progress soon. Right now I'm just working on fixing the sunroof motor, and the interior is pretty much done!


All that's left is custom hatch panel for the floor (since I'll have no spare tire anymore unless I pick up a wheel the same size) out of some thing composite material and custom carpet.

I'll also probably cut out a pretty good size access panel that will allow me access to the fuel pump w/o having to drop the fuel tank all the time. If I throw in non-hard lines connected to the fuel tank, swapping and messing with the fuel pump shouldn't be so bad anymore.


So much to do! I need this car wrapped up over the next couple of months.

In other good news, we are starting to look for a house...I think we found a good one. It's a 3 car garage, 31' wide and...26' deep 8) I guarantee you that is about the deepest you will find in any home unless it was specifically made that deep. The guy also paved the side of the house all cemeent that goes from the front to the back of the house, 13' wide. He's a car guy also, and has a car trailer and flat bed parked back there. Problem is...really no backyard but small strip of grass. With my daughter on the way, I'm going to have to consider the backyard too for her...there is a big front lawn for her though lol.

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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby toayoztan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:55 pm

Finally got the sunroof in, working, and aligned!!! Yay! :cry: (the biggest pain in my f***ing rear to get it all working...getting the motor gear correctly dialed sucked).

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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:50 pm

toayoztan wrote:Finally got the sunroof in, working, and aligned!!! Yay! :cry: (the biggest pain in my f***ing rear to get it all working...getting the motor gear correctly dialed sucked).

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yah I will have to do the same. I keep breaking things when I take them apart to clean them. Also have to install the new panel I covered. I have yet to get on dialed in correctly and soon will be on my 3rd.
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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby toayoztan » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:08 am

Hotrodhendrix wrote:
toayoztan wrote:Finally got the sunroof in, working, and aligned!!! Yay! :cry: (the biggest pain in my f***ing rear to get it all working...getting the motor gear correctly dialed sucked).

Bryan


yah I will have to do the same. I keep breaking things when I take them apart to clean them. Also have to install the new panel I covered. I have yet to get on dialed in correctly and soon will be on my 3rd.


I made a seprate thread regarding my sunroof issue, but got it resolved. I plan to take pics of the process on re-zeroing it and installing it back in to ensure it goes right.

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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby Droptop93 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:53 am

Bryan- I noticed in your first post you ordered the speed-source crossmember kit. Is this kit good or bad for a street driven Celica? I'm only asking because my bushings are all rotted out and can't seen to find a p/n for them or price for the OE replacements.
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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby l0ch0w » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:59 am

Speedsource mounts are pretty nice, ran them for awhile before mine went kaput awhile back. Definitely translates alot more vibration and noise into the car.

Droptop, you have a PM if you were interested in the actual part numbers.
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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby toayoztan » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:06 am

Yeah I don't think there's too many reviews for them. Honestly, I don't know how they will perform.

I imagine they should hold up. Like ^he said, due to them being solid metal bushings, they will translate more vibration, but that's something I don't care about right now. Coupled with SpeedSource inserts, things should hold stiff with a bit of vibration, but I don't expect there would be zero give/flex for engine movements (I don't anticipate the inserts to be THAT stiff heh).

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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby Droptop93 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:29 am

Good to know. With the poly mount inserts I have and the possibility of these solid bushings I'd be more wary of breaking the metal than anything. Price I guess will be my deciding factor as for the most part I'm the only one who is ever in my car since the baby came last year. Thanks Bryan and chow chow
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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby darthripley » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:42 am

kirkosaurus over on mr2oc used to sell poly inserts for the motor mounts (not sure if he does anymore) but they used to be $50.
they just fit inside the existing motor mount kind of like a puzzle piece - the inserts come in 2 pieces for each mount - so you put them in then put the bolt through so they stay in place.
to me they are kind of a "halfway house" between the completely solid mounts/filling the mounts yourself.

we have them in the MR2 which is a daily driver & have them in the alltrac as well.
it vibrates slightly more but not to an untolerable level, not to a level i really notice anyways.
for me personally i won't do a solid metal rear diff cushion nor the solid metal cross member pieces either.
i'm getting to where i like comfort (yes, getting to be an old fart) & it's not going to make that big of a difference if something flexes a little more here & there - i'm not doing any level of serious competition.
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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby Droptop93 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:50 pm

darthripley wrote:kirkosaurus over on mr2oc used to sell poly inserts for the motor mounts (not sure if he does anymore) but they used to be $50.
they just fit inside the existing motor mount kind of like a puzzle piece - the inserts come in 2 pieces for each mount - so you put them in then put the bolt through so they stay in place.
to me they are kind of a "halfway house" between the completely solid mounts/filling the mounts yourself.

we have them in the MR2 which is a daily driver & have them in the alltrac as well.
it vibrates slightly more but not to an untolerable level, not to a level i really notice anyways.
for me personally i won't do a solid metal rear diff cushion nor the solid metal cross member pieces either.
i'm getting to where i like comfort (yes, getting to be an old fart) & it's not going to make that big of a difference if something flexes a little more here & there - i'm not doing any level of serious competition.


Those are the inserts I have too. Can't wait to get everything installed.
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Re: OKC Project - 2/7 Update of progress w/ pic of a big gar

Postby underscore » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Kirk still made them as of 6 months ago when I ordered a set.
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