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Discussion in 'Station & Mobile Pics' started by groundwire, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Just some pics of the dx machine. The cobra is going in for alignment. Got a new rci 2950cd on the way. 20200531_075924.jpg 20200531_075327.jpg 20200517_093910.jpg


     
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  2. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    The more detail of the install, the better. (If you’re of a mind to do so)

    Looks VERY sharp.

    What’s the model year & drivetrain? Alternator amps originally, and now? Replace the entire primary electrical system? Ignition RFI cures?

    One can search almost in vain for the detail of radio install on par with some car restoration threads.

    Whatever you’d like to say will have plenty of readers.

    Why (then) THIS . . . and not something more ordinary?

    (Ignore me if that’s the feeling about the questions asked).

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  3. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Wow that amp looks big, how many pills and how much PEP? What kind of electrical upgrades are necessary? Two hot or bounce back?

    Need more input. Haha! Looks great!
     
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  4. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Nice. Got the new alternator all installed?
     
  5. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Its a 12 pill box, pep about 2800, running 320a alternator now, have a 400a on its way. Antennas are bounceback setup. Have a 16 pill on order, gonna run that instead
     
  6. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Not yet, waiting for it to get here
     
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    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    How did I miss thread??? Groundwire...any updates??
     
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  8. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    20210221_130504.jpg 20201003_121109.jpg 20200907_094607.jpg 20200907_094614.jpg 20210509_081431.jpg 20210207_085706.jpg
    Shure. Went a completely different route. Here it is almost done. Waiting for the radio console to come in. Put the three 400a alternators in, Switched out 16pill and 2pill with a 32 and a 6. Replaced the single line section on the 6pill driver with a dual section. New dual line on the 32pill as well. Replaced the volt meter with another bird for reflect, and put in lmr600uf jumper. Tossed the predator 10k antennas and put on r55's.
     
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    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Wholly moly!! That’s some big stuff!!

    I like everything about it! A well planned system. An overload of the senses.

    That on/off plate for the different amps is dope. What kind of switches are they? I mean to handle the power that’s going through them. I want to do something like that because you can only fit an amp so big under the seat.
     
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  10. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Sure putting some fire in the wire, looks nice! You'll find yourself seldom getting walked on that's for sure!
     
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  11. Slowmover

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    Ever toaster in town is talkin’ him up.

    Yeah . . . Rod of God awesome (love that name, the hell with whether that antenna actually performs).

    A rig fit for an E.G. Marshall voice.
    Don LaFontaine.
    Alexander Scoursby

    “In the beginning was The Word, . . .

    .
     
  12. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Are you talking about the switches on the meters or the remote under the radio?
     
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    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    The switches under the radio.
     
  14. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Its just a standard 12vdc remote to control the power to the amps. It plugs into the back of the boxes
     
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  15. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    You'll be meltin' windshields at red lights. ........:eek:
     

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