Sorry, looks like I'm a little late here.....although my solution won't work for you anyway. I ended up leaving the outer housing of the steering column alone, cutting the inner sleeve back flush with the outer housing and re-using the factory bearing in the "new" end of the steering column.I finally put down the laptop and went into the garage.
I'm cleaning up some annoying issues that have been bothering me since buying
The telescopic steering has been removed - it's just not worth connecting for the minimal
movement in my setup. The remaining bug is the play between the inner shaft and outer
collar. When turning it feels very sloppy and will begin to bind when there is resistance
in the steering rack.
I'd like to cut the outer collar at the red line and find a flanged bearing with a 1 inch inner ring diameter and 1 5/8 inch outer ring diameter to insert.
If I'm not mistaken, someone on this forum has already done this mod.
If you're out there, please post the bearing PN#! If I find it, I'll post it first.
Lastly, the steering shaft is hitting my clutch pedal. I'd really hate to notch the pedal
or shaft. From what I can tell the pedal assembly cannot be easily moved and there's
no visible lateral adjustment in the pedals. Does anyone have experience with the
Wilwood product or have a similar interference issue as mine?
Think of the LCD screen in your car like your LCD TV. Your television takesTruthfully, I have always wondered how auto manufacturers did that. What I mean is have a system that is 100% reliable and ready in seconds with the turn of a switch. That is a pretty extraordinary concept in the electronics and software world.
Hey Mostafa,Hi Tino,
Great to see you are making progress on this build as mine is stuck in the mud, did you use PWM for the heater and AC control? What frequency worked best for you?
Are you still using processing for this stuff?
Is it possible to eliminate the display screen and gauges and just have one Red light that would come on if something is wrong?Looks like possible rain this weekend which means no alignment for me (my
car still doesn't have door windows installed). Hopefully the forecast will change.
Here's some teaser updates on the LCD gauges. I've been updating the other
forum quite a bit, but not this thread. A few changes since March:
- Adding a second remote screen with OBDII
- Electronic engine start/stop
- HVAC touchscreen controller to replace the Vintage Air knobs
- Still working on TPMS with internal tire sensors
The HVAC controller has an AUTO feature that will adjust fan speed
and temperature to maintain your desired temperature set point.
For a race car dash I completely agree. I have been planning what my dash will look like when I finally put one together. I will probably use something like the new Motec dashes that are completely user programmable, but this thread has got me thinking.Is it possible to eliminate the display screen and gauges and just have one Red light that would come on if something is wrong?
I personally hardly ever look at the dash let a lone a computer screen while driving so a simple light that would get my attention would be cool.
What do you think?
and have the ability to switch to street modes with a touch of aIn any event, my thoughts are to have a dash that is relatively a blank screen. Shift lights and gear position are helpful, along with lap times, elapsed time, and +/- track position to fastest lap, but other than that, the only time I should even see things like fuel level, water temp, oil pressure, etc. is when there is an issue of it operating outside set parameters. This also greatly reduces the size of the dash required. I don't need engine RPM or speed at all, just shift lights.