- Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:44 pm
I was reading some where that they use clear text. so i can only hope its easier then i am preparing myself for.
The car is a 67 Ford Mustang Convertible.
The last time it was registered was 1973. (still has the sticker in the window)
Right now its at CJPony Parts in PA. Getting the body work that it needs done. I will have them do a lot of upgrades. Mustang II coil over front suspension. Coil over rear suspension, 5 lug disk breaks, Power windows and locks, And i am HIGHLY debating putting that new coyote engine in it, 412hp 25mpg (and thats for the new mustang, which weights about 800 pounds more then the 67) Would have to upgrade the tranny and rear end also. I will probably also go with the Dakota Digital gauges for it.
I will try to do the interior myself.
The arduino car starter will do a lot more then start the car.
It will be able to control the windows, door locks, convertible top. I will also be taking apart an aftermarket rain sensor and try to wire that in as an input, so if it detects anything that the arduino will text me saying, hey its raining and your left window is open, or your top is down. Do you want to roll them up?
I will be using the gsm/gps module so if my car god forbid is ever stolen i can just text it and ask the location.
(long term goal would be making an android app that will interpret the text commands and show them graphical in the app, so no one has too learn the commands directly )
I will try to make many versions, start out simple and just keep going with the ideas, a real never ending project.
I am debating putting in automatic lambo doors, i know the sounds of that go eww even in my head. The only reason i even considered it, is if i have them i could have the arduino control opening and closing the doors as well. With out that one main worry about hitting a car parked next to it. Which is actually what the lambo doors were designed for. The cars were so wide that you could never open a regular door in a regular size parking spot.
Thank you for your interest. The car itself probably wont be 100% completed for about 2 years. Based on my calculations. (which gives ford time to make more improvements to that sweet engine)