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Ash tray conversion into warning panel

PostPost by: bloodknock » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:51 pm

Hello again fellow travellers
wishing to provide maximum information on engine conditions I decided to convert the redundant ash tray into a warning panel.
This is to provide water temperature reading, indication that the fan is running, oil pressure warning light, and alarm system armed warning light.
Ive also retained the original ash tray for car originality.
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ash-tray-warning-panel-7.jpg and
ash-tray-warning-panel-4.jpg and
ash-tray-warning-panel-10.jpg and
ash-tray-warning-panel-2.jpg and
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:51 am

That's neat

A bit like my Lambda display..

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2004_0316dash0008.jpg and


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PostPost by: JonB » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 am

Gothic font, John? You're not a part time vampire are you... "Count Cleggula"? :D
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PostPost by: jono » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:51 am

Mr Kilmister's former car?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:58 am

JonB

It's an old car , what would you expect

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??? that's gone straight over my head that one....

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PostPost by: jono » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:35 am

John,

Lemmy!
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:38 am

Jono
I must be thick,you're going to have to explain in words of one sylllabb, silibu ,sliyibu.....short words.

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PostPost by: jono » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:47 am

Mr Lemmy Kilmister, bass player of legendary rock band Motorhead and recently departed.

...and a lover of gothic script :D
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:01 am

Nothing new under the sun!!! :)
Looks good
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:29 am

Bob

Next project , should you choose to accept it , is ejector seat button in gear knob...

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PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:01 am

Sorry,
its reheat next!
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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:11 pm

You could probably do so much more if you put a Raspberry Pi computer in that ash-tray adaptation.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:15 pm

John- I'm guessing that is also a serial port extension for the megasquirt. May have to steal that idea. :wink:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:12 pm

Bud
Correct,also knock led and map switch...

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:02 pm

Warning panel? Sorry purists, fitted by previous owner.
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