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Old 02-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #26
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I'm with ya on changing the color....hope the umbrella's big enough for 2...
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #27
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....hope the umbrella's big enough for 2...
lol...come on in....we've got scotch ale...
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:39 PM   #28
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13 months is too long for updates.......

I got the wheels on!

Hub adapters....not to be confused with hub spacers. Thanks Kaplan for working with me on that project!



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Old 03-05-2014, 07:45 PM   #29
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and......like mold.....the color is growing on me. Maybe it's the super dwindling funds for which to facilitate said repainting project. I've got too many bugs to fix first anyway.

In other news...it's time for the ol' cbevis signature. Hardwired radar detector, YAY!!!!!

Done all proper like with heat shrink and genuine bonified Hong Kong knock off water proof 8 prong plug...


This time,however, I'm getting creative...

I'm putting the display in the rear view mirror


Not entirely sure the silver reflective window tint is going to do what I want it to though. I'll have to bench test it first, but the idea is to hide it from casual glance.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:25 PM   #30
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Where will the radar be hidden? Really digging the mirror display!
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:46 PM   #31
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Where will the radar be hidden? Really digging the mirror display!
I usually tuck it in behind the grill. works like a charm!
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:37 PM   #32
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Little bit of progress on this guy...


I know these things are pretty gimicky but I figured I'd try my hand at make this feature remotely "functional."



It's just a plastic prism that fits in a small opening. The prism supposedly directs laser light down to a secondary receiver behind the primary on the unit.



25' of fiber optic is super cheap...the laser picks up just fine


Drilled a small hole for the fiber optic jack to fit into in the center of the prism. IF the things worked at all in the first place, the prism should collect light at the fiber option thread same as it would have projected it to receiver on the unit.









After that, I just needed to fit the mirror with the prism.


might be tough to see...but i'm holding the other end of the fiber optic cable over the laser trigger with my index finger. The laser is on and aimed at the prism...seems to be working!



I'm using a little poster putty to keep the unit in place. It likes to pop off, but with the window i made in the silver backed mirror there's an edge to keep the display firmly in place. The silver reflective tint worked like a charm too! I'm mean...upon close inspection you can tell there's something there....but at a casual glance you can't really see anything.

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and the lights come through brilliantly!

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Old 03-16-2014, 08:43 PM   #33
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This is nutty. I've had thoughts about something like this, but I drive too slow to justify such an awesome project. Rad all the way!
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:55 AM   #34
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Wow, looks really good on those wheels! Love the tissue box option as well.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:15 AM   #35
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...but I drive too slow to justify such an awesome project.
neither do i...but 9 band radar detectors are cheap and it's nice to have winter projects, lol....
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:16 AM   #36
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Love the tissue box option as well.
lol...I get 5 more HP with that thing!
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #37
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:22 PM   #38
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Cool car. Color is unique. Nothing wrong with unique.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:21 PM   #39
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Wow, a bertone I like! Those tire rack crap wheels need to go though!
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:57 PM   #40
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Wow, a bertone I like! Those tire rack crap wheels need to go though!
Those wheels would be horrible on a 242 but on the 262 they dont actually look that out of place
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:51 AM   #41
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^ thanks!

and....could have been worse...I could have actually PAID for those wheels, lol!
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:07 PM   #43
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Yeah I think the wheels look alright. Needs some big brake rotors behind them though :D
QFT...they look comical sitting next to my S60R. I need to track down a set of caliper adapter brackets.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:18 PM   #44
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That mirror write up is awesome! Make me one and I'll buy it for my 245!
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:25 PM   #45
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lol...you know how long that stupid thing sat in pieces in my garage? It'd be 2017 before I ever finished one for you...
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:27 PM   #46
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Dang nabit!!!!

dusted the ol' Bert off this afternoon and drove it around the court, but immediately pulled back into the drive way when I recalled why I had put it away so early last fall.

Over heating and steam vents.

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I guess I have a really good excuse to finally tear the dash apart. In addition to replacing the blower motor, looks like I'll be checking out the heater core too. I really hope I don't have to do a new head gasket....
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:43 PM   #47
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ugh...I've never enjoyed taking 200 dashes apart....

wires? peh....who needs 'em...



fully assembled and bench tested blower motor assembly and new heater core...I wish I had checked to make sure the new blower motor resistor leads were long enough to get to the new blower motor speed selector switch....
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:21 AM   #48
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Just found this thread. Nice Bertone!

I am facing the same heater core issue and not looking forward to it at all. I have replaced the blower motor in a 240 and don't remember having any fun doing it. Cannot yet grasp what the heater core will be like.

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Old 05-09-2014, 08:57 AM   #49
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Just found this thread. Nice Bertone!

I am facing the same heater core issue and not looking forward to it at all. I have replaced the blower motor in a 240 and don't remember having any fun doing it. Cannot yet grasp what the heater core will be like.

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All I can tell you is to take a BUNCH of photographs of how things are assembled...and to verify the new blower motor wires are long enough to make it to the new switch. (such a dumbass)

The alternative it to bypass the heater core all together....I though about it but figured since I already had the dash apart (I'm getting rid of a bunch of useless wires)....why not?

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Old 05-09-2014, 09:45 AM   #50
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Minnesota . . . and you considered bypassing the heater . . . ?

I connected the heater hose together in the engine compartment until I get everything else done which be some time at the rate I work.
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