More arcade wood work! cut out at rear for air flow and cables.
Monitor is in! yeah not exactly huge and it was a bit of work to get the screen parallel to where the perspex will go, used two bits of rotten decking underneath and an old pink shelf to lift the back thats on it third life now, last used as a cradle for the baby!
right now the monitor is in the center and i’ve been checking all week to see if the mdf will sag, no sag so far anyway, fingers crossed.
weathers been difficult…
Sound, yeah i could very cheaply pick up a tiny amp and some reasonable speakers, but wheres the fun in that?
I can’t remember where these PC speakers came from, i kept them for ever since the head phone jack is amplified! health and safety? best left in the mid nineties, right where these things came from.
pictures are in reverse order, the six pin potentiometer , b1k, is very crackly, so i just bypassed it. and because i don’t own a solder sucker i sniped the legs off it afterwards. tiny speakers will be replaced by whatever i scavenge. may replace transformer with something newer just to practice my electrical skills. Judging by how rough the board is I may be getting plenty more practice.
Well more stuff done. Stuck some plastic feet on, a chopped up chopping board, on the base of the cab and got it upright with out breaking anything!
The comp is ready ish to go in, still playing with wake-on-lan
Super sticky tyres from japan for next years nifty fifty, bt-39-ss, the ss is the important bit!
Got a real keyboard, replaceable cap and switches, metal case, blinky leds, but more importantly really loud blue switches!
TerriCab, nice name for the latest project, been a while with babies, work and winter(s) so lets get back to doing a few things.
first the backlog, Aixam is still not up and running, seems to be a dead ESC.
so i obviously ordered an upgrade! course the batteries are dead now, so it’s still sitting there.
Cbr got fresh tyres, badly needed
need more free days to get the chicken strips off
nifty fifty 2018 went a head, great race, except the bit where it got called early and i didn’t get to go out. 🙁
and on to TerriCab, i do have some other pictures, it’s the basic shape of a zaxxon cab, can i find those pics? nah.
so lets skip a few step and head to the feet design! MDF soaks up any moisture so putting it straight onto the garage concrete floor is not a good idea, wheels are the best solution, but they cost money, i’ll use a random feed plastic feed bag as a damp proof membrane and two other bits of normal wood
is any of the random pots of paint left around the house non-water based?, no but this can of stone chip seals things nice.
gotta buy a super cheap plastic chopping board to go underneath the feet again, should slide around great.
gotta lay hands on some heavy duty soldering gear
Breakdown! Axiam build quality provides some entertainment 🙂
250A fuse seems to have been breaking down for some time
Which explains the glitches I was having with the service 12v, as the dcdc converter got it’s power from the same bolt (no service battery, yay!)
Random junk I used to get back from town, had my fingers crossed for more speed, but I think that very secondhand scrap of sandpaper didn’t quite create a great contact surface
On ebay that fuse appears to be for car stereos? Anyway the insulating block underneath is melted to buggery too, so some re-engineering is in order.
Nice day for a breakdown aswell, to much time in the office.
I bought this! yeah em quite some time ago, couldn’t sort the insurance just yet, but after the weekend i’ll rolling down the road in a fibreglass box
still haven’t found the service battery, 48volt gold buggy motor, about 350kilos of lead acid battery. 60kmh downhill, brakes a seized i hope and not just shite.
needs a cycle analyst of some such, stock instrumentation is laughable.
planning on lithium upgrade, maybe next summer.
oh most importantly, no NCT needed for this car!
that totally worked.
Great weather for pulling the runner 180 out of the shed and trashing it.
Pity the runners water pump disagreed, typical.
€99.99 inverter welder from lidl, always wanted one, fingers crossed it’s not shite.
See that roll bar? entirely full of water. holes on top, no holes on the bottom.
Did get the tub off finally, all things are in a terrible state, so what ever happens next landrover types will be offended anyway!
Ted got a go-kart, we’re investigating engines for it.
Brakes for the cbr turned up,
Ass of the 109″ got unbolted, need extra hands and better weather to finish it off,
Cbr spent it’s first night in the shed, very wet this weekend, poor bike is feeling quite tired now.
Arcade software is getting quite polished now, played bomberman too much already, thumb is killing me, land rover rebuild project get priority (because baby + winter) but i’ll have to squeeze in time for shed/arcade woodworking projects.
ok cbr upgrade plans have taken a wild jump off the tracks and settled right here:
vfr400 calipers (same as an rc30!)
and some bracket, spacers and swearing.
First i was still looking at fitting some 90mm c2c yamaha calipers, the bracket would not have been pretty but it would stop great with sumitomo’s/blue dots or even the yzf750 six pots!
scouting about i found the bros 400 frontend just sitting there
that caliper has a scored piston and a broken bleed nipple, but see how it bolts up to the fork leg?
on the cbr leg, a flat plate behind the caliper and the lugs on the legs, should perfectly level the caliper on the new discs. but theory and practice and all that jazz. I’ve ordered the calipers anyway off ebay, €85 most expensive part so far. we’ll see what braided hoses cost..
I do like the logo hidden on the inside.
Pic’s of the new wheel and discs soon, will probably paint everything strange colours.
Cbr is not looking good, i think its about to finally get that brake upgrade i’ve been thinking about for that last 9 years.
Which brake upgrade is most troubling, 276mm floating, 295mm solid, 310mm floating, 4-pot opposed or 3-pot sliding?
Also the fuel screw got mangalated, this is the spare bank of carbs that are also reluctant to give up a non busted jet.
clean air filter, clean bits of the bike no will ever see, adjust the other fuel screws, got for a spin anyway.
perv’d over this for bit just before i went out.
in other news, blindly waving my soldering iron at a MHL to HDMI converter turned out well.
really it works perfectly!
Also got shed.
shed needs wiring and panelling and an arcade machine. arcade machine first because working ass backward is more fun.