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    Have you thought about just keeping your dashes bespoke for whatever the customer needs? Case in point is that I know a guy here local that does custom car work. Not your normal stuff, but some serious stuff where MLB players will go and buy a McLaren and drive it over from the lot and ask him to gut the interior and "make it their own". He only does high end stuff. I think your product would fit into this market nicely, and you could likely charge 60% MORE than the other guys, and these people would pay it to have something that no one else has. If you are interested, let me know and I will put you in touch with this shop. They do some amazing work.
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    Thanks Shane, I appreciate the quick response. I'll likely use the Vette hose for now, then replace it with a chrome neck later.

    Mike,

    By "Bespoke", do you mean 'custom' or "exclusive"?
    At the moment every kit that I've sold has been customized graphically and even to adapt 3rd party hardware (ie: HVAC or lift systems).

    I'm not opposed to designing exclusive graphics for people. My current graphic capability could not compete with OEM supercars.

    I have already priced out the software at $40,000 USD + license fee per unit. I can't do that right now.

    Thanks for the offer to refer me. I'll keep it in mind once I have updated the hardware and found a better graphics solution.
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    Hey Tino,

    The 90 degree elbows you are talking about are something like the Spectre Performance 7898 Magna-kool Radiator Hose End Cover. I'm not sure if this is the exact model number, as I only came across the name brand one day and jotted down the note to go back later and get the proper one, but here is a link

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Spectre-789...lag1MW&vxp=mtr

    BTW very cool news about getting some of your stuff shown at SEMA!!!!

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    What are the thoughts on rubber vs silicone vs aluminum vs steel/chrome radiator tubing? Are all adequate?
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    I personally would stick with silicone and aluminum, although we do have some steel on the race car. Not a fan of the corrugated hoses and tubes. They tend to adversely effect flow. They may be convenient, but you will never see one on a car I am involved with.
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    Thanks for the tips guys. I'll tackle a temp solution over the weekend as this car has to go by end of the month!
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    Has to go where?? Are you selling it?
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    Noooooooo...moving (again)!
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    We're finally settled into this temporary, rental house until our home is ready. On that note,
    if any of you have done this to your cooling system, or you're thinking of doing it - just stop.
    Stop it now!

    The previous owner simply slid this hose into a rubber sleeve and hoped that the epoxy would
    do the trick.

    Luckily I was in the driveway doing the initial "run-up check" for the first drive of the season
    when it popped.

    Thanks to everyone for their links to the chrome piece.

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    Today I'm going to switch hats from,"LCD Business Tino" back to, "Building a kit-car Tino". I miss getting my hands dirty and working in the garage...
    and just being an F5R forum dude!

    After many years of sitting on this project, I'm biting down and making time for myself and the GTM. Job #1 is getting my own LCD gauges installed.
    It's a crime that I'm not able to demo the system, or provide a decent photo of the interior when people ask. Today I spent the afternoon gutting the
    interior.

    The entire dash has been removed, seats pulled out, and steering column (again). The sloppy play in the linkage needs to get fixed. I know I'm
    missing a bearing, or sleeve in the telescopic portion of the column. There is also a requirement for a secondary bracket and flange bearing to
    prevent the universal joint from binding when the steering wheel is turning.

    Now that I'm in the footwell area, the openings in the firewall can be addressed. If you haven't looked close enough, or used some backlighting, you
    may not notice all of the air leaks. Most obvious is above the pedal box - I'd like to make a cover to keep the rad heat from getting into the cabin.

    I'm having someone redo the gauge pod, and will be replacing the vinyl with Carbon Fiber (same for the passenger side cover). I think a matte finish
    will be best to reduce sun glare. The contour of the pod is also going to change from a rounded hood, to a flat top with radiused corners to fit a 12.1"
    LCD screen.

    The stereo has been pulled and will be replaced with a touchscreen controller/media player with all the options to use as a demo at car shows and future
    trade shows. Plus, you can't beat the cool factor of an electronic engine start/stop on screen!

    In other news, I met Murray Pfaff while doing a tradeshow in Toronto. Funny guy, and remembered recommending my system to a customer of his.
    I thanked him for hooking me up, and he said he'd look me up from time-to-time. We shook hands, exchanged business cards, and off we went.
    Kinda cool to finally meet him after seeing so much of his work!

    Look at me writing about business...

    Anyway, I'll update again once the new dash pod is shaped. Right now, the guy is laying down the fiberglass to make a mold/copy of the original and
    then we're going to modify the copy ( I have no idea how this stuff works)!

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    Tino. I don't know if your steering wheel flexes too much on it's mounts but this is how I stiffened mine. 4 bolts vs 2 and moved the wheel closer to the dash compensating for the space out caused by the quick release steering hub.
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    Good idea! More mounting points will certainly help the total column flex.

    The issue with mine is more with the shaft play, and binding when turning the wheel. The U-Joint tends to "walk up" at a certain
    degree and cause a bit of a jolt. If I can mount a bearing just before the u-joint, it will eliminate the nuisance as well.
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    The pod re-work is moving along. Saturday we'll be fitting the screen and making the new
    contour for the dash. I can't wait to finally hit the button and see the gauges come alive!

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    Thats going to be pretty slick!!!

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    Yeah, I would love to have a massive display like that!
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    Will be different cant wait to see the finished project might have one of these systems on my next build

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    Getting a bit closer to the LCD install. Theo (the CF/Fiberglass guy) is coming over in a few days to grab the wooden template so he can
    shape the pod. Once that's done and the test fit is done, it's getting sent for Carbon skinning! He talked me into redoing the entire interior
    as well. Everything vinyl will be covered with CF, and the dash items will be 'flat' to prevent glare.

    template.jpggtm_lcd_dual.jpg

    I'm a few days away from wiring the system, but I had to edit some images to get an idea of aspect ratio. I'm not sure which skin I'm going
    to use, but I really like the tachometer in this layout.
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    While that's setup, pappa is doing up a wicked looking skin that is based on a video game. A bit of a teaser...
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    For anyone doing fiberglass molds, check out this pink spray-on release agent. It just peels off, and literally
    no resistance to separate the parts.

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    Next post I'm hoping to have a video of the actual gauges working with engine running!
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    That is going to be very nice when you get it all together.

    What's the brand of the release agent you mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoeless View Post
    That is going to be very nice when you get it all together.

    What's the brand of the release agent you mentioned?
    Looks similar to the stuff I use but it's green....Partall film#10
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    Quote Originally Posted by VRaptor SpeedWorks, LLC View Post
    Looks similar to the stuff I use but it's green....Partall film#10
    That's the same stuff I use.
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    Perfect spray gun for application...these are on sale all the time at Harbor Freight for $9.99 and do a perfect job with the Partall film#10:

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    Thanks for the heads up guys.

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    I've been trying to get the info about the release agent from "my guy", but he hasn't been very responsive. Oh well, I hope he is still moving along with
    the fiberglass work!

    The new skin for my car is complete. It's a bit 'off the wall', but I like it! I'm uploading it to the system and will be wiring it up this week.
    This will be for the console touchscreen:

    GTM_Console.png

    This will be for the main dash display. The turn signals are colourized portions of the background, and the highbeam will be the blue behind
    the RPM text. I will redo the g-meter at a later time; perhaps re-arrange the screen for a "sport mode" with more room for essentials :
    newGTMskin_RTurn_HBeam.pngnewGTMskin_service.png

    I finally got smart and installed a one-way fuel valve. Now I can use the system to prime the fuel rail and shut off the pump
    with the pressure reads 55 PSI. It will make starting the engine a bit easier I suppose!
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    That looks great!
    I don't remember if you mentioned it - are you running navigation and audio through your system?
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    Thanks! Yes, it will have NAV/GPS and a media player with FM radio as well.
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    Mid June and this car will not see the finish line again this year. The dash work that started in April still isn't complete - you just can't pay enough for speedy
    work it seems. :/

    I can't say I'm disappointed in the progress however, the new interior is going to look great. I'm planning to redo the console and skin the waterfall, as well as the passenger cover in Carbon Fiber.

    7 years and counting. I've torn out the inside for the 3rd time. I'm ripping out most of the electrical that was installed when I purchased the used kit. Ideally, I want to
    lift the body and start over, but there's no time for that! Maybe over the Winter months if the schedule allows. Anything goes before the body is completed for
    paint I guess?

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    The new contour of the dash pod is going to look great with the LCD. The added glare-shield looks a bit more OEM I suppose.
    Hopefully it does the job.
    pod2.jpgpod3.jpgpod4.jpg

    Last but not least, the gauge skin is still getting tweaked. I'm always messing with it! It will probably go through
    another major change before I'm happy with it.

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    I've got some exciting news for the LCD Systems as well - I've contacted a few magazines, and have redone my
    website. More to come in their own dedicated thread.
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