Jump to content
cortina-city

My Latest project 1971 4 Door GXL

Recommended Posts

Are you doing it entirely with electronics or using a micro-processor? At some point I'll have to build a stand-alone controller for my supercharger, but most likely I'll do it in software with a PIC processor.

 

clock pulse on a 555 Jayne then fed into 4017 decade counter but only using 6 digits, first 4 on colour drive via some 2n222s and some relay outputs used to. its part of the arm disarm sequence too. also feeding the low fuel/high temp/oil/frost into the quad colour master lamp

 

considered pic chip or arduino, however could nto at this point justify the time investment on learning the c+ coding or the pic prog procedure.

i guess not quite enough complexity in my setup to justify the potential of an arduino. i did conside running a total system on it but i felt i was better off with individual modules in this case.

 

the 4017 is pretty bulletproof 555 etc

 

the car will has the ford harness 'drop in' on top of the sublooms, by carefully noting the connection points i can fault find in future if necassary

 

I love the idea of a PIC chip though and arduino. not sure about raspberry pie have you ever experimented with the raspberry unit / arduino

 

its somethign ill be looking at in future

 

its a bit labourious verobaording in and with my eyes these days a lot harder than the college days!

 

Nice feeling getting the clock pulse up and stepping the 4017 though!

 

just gotta link in to the warning lamp now so that the 12v outs from the warnign lamps are seperated from the 4017 circuit,i may optocouple them yet not sure, rewason to isolate is voltage spikes etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Respect for doing it in hardware.

 

Yes, I've used PIC and Raspberry Pi, but then I've a lot of C/C++ experience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

clock pulse on a 555 Jayne then fed into 4017 decade counter but only using 6 digits, first 4 on colour drive via some 2n222s and some relay outputs used to. its part of the arm disarm sequence too. also feeding the low fuel/high temp/oil/frost into the quad colour master lamp

 

considered pic chip or arduino, however could nto at this point justify the time investment on learning the c+ coding or the pic prog procedure.

i guess not quite enough complexity in my setup to justify the potential of an arduino. i did conside running a total system on it but i felt i was better off with individual modules in this case.

 

the 4017 is pretty bulletproof 555 etc

 

the car will has the ford harness 'drop in' on top of the sublooms, by carefully noting the connection points i can fault find in future if necassary

 

I love the idea of a PIC chip though and arduino. not sure about raspberry pie have you ever experimented with the raspberry unit / arduino

 

its somethign ill be looking at in future

 

its a bit labourious verobaording in and with my eyes these days a lot harder than the college days!

 

Nice feeling getting the clock pulse up and stepping the 4017 though!

 

just gotta link in to the warning lamp now so that the 12v outs from the warnign lamps are seperated from the 4017 circuit,i may optocouple them yet not sure, rewason to isolate is voltage spikes etc

1970's. Before cars got all the electronics and got complicated 😂 It's all gobbledygook to me but I love it 👍🏼👌

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

completed the master warning lamp:

 

works as follows.

 

Iginiton on, self test cyles all colours

 

low fuel, slow blink every 10 seconds, yellow lamp

frost black ice -2C green, slow blink every ten secs

high engine temp, fast flash, orange every 5 secs

low oil, red, fast flash every five secs

incoming call/bluetooth hook up, blue flash every ten secs until call hangs.

 

sidelamps on, all lamps if on, dim to half brightness

 

 

 

car ready to roll out to soda

post-3360-067695900 1464300709_thumb.jpg

post-3360-087428500 1464300710_thumb.jpg

post-3360-034913300 1464300712_thumb.jpg

post-3360-070456400 1464300713_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks tony, what colour you want? ill build one and bring yat

fit to sidelight feed as its dash out to fit the sensor switch or devise your own system of switch.

 

 

wow thanks rich ill take a look

 

Thanks for the kind offer Pete , :thumbup: But you have enough to do :wife:

 

 

;) See you at the weekend

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the kind offer Pete , :thumbup: But you have enough to do :wife:

 

 

;) See you at the weekend

 

o, what colour would you have chosen Tony? White, green?

 

stickerz too, ill see ya there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

almost finished the heater control panel illumination

this pic does not show the final result, im just mocking it up, i have to fit the final colour filters and logos but first i needed to get the smt leds sitting right before i finish the colour layers

 

i dont like non illuminated heater controls so i built a system to light it all up

when sidelights are off and in normal daylight the heater decal is exact same as orginal, you cannot tell its been changed

so it looks totally stock orginal

post-3360-062069400 1464730938_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just need to add the blue filter to the hot-cold slider

then drop the voltage so its not too bright, then im good to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks awesome mate,

 

I think i might have to send one of my cars to your place for a refurb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks awesome mate,

 

I think i might have to send one of my cars to your place for a refurb

 

thanks andy ill post a proper pic when its done

the decal is not stuck down on the picture and its not got the colours on, so it will look the business

send a car..................not sure when though lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks andy ill post a proper pic when its done

the decal is not stuck down on the picture and its not got the colours on, so it will look the business

send a car..................not sure when though lol

 

Awesome mate i will need to get a second mortgage

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

most of the mods ive done on the cheap...its just the time aspect

 

good luck thurs andy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

most of the mods ive done on the cheap...its just the time aspect

 

good luck thurs andy

 

Whether it's on the cheap or expensive mate they look fantastic.

 

So now you have done it once it should take half the labour time lol.

 

Thanks mate i've got everything crossed for thursday

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whether it's on the cheap or expensive mate they look fantastic.

 

So now you have done it once it should take half the labour time lol.

 

Thanks mate i've got everything crossed for thursday

 

hope youre on the mend.

 

Been on the wiring harness Andy

 

wiring bay harness, repaired fords dangerous loom, stripped it all back and fitted the fuse where it should be so the darn thing dont burn on quad lamps

 

i ended up stripping the bay loom and rebuilding, added a decent gauge cable from alternator to battery and made sure the volt drop wires for the ammeter were in right place for an acurate reading, rewrired the poor wires to the heater blower, they cant handle the current so blower motor runs 10% under with the voltage drop on the tin gauge cable. a thicker cable sorted it.

 

tested out ok. would still like a beefier motor though on the blower.

 

next job, ring dave.com to collect shell and take to soda city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...