4 Seat Chenowth Repair

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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat May 06, 2017 6:21 pm

Is that a set of gauges or is that casting to a phone? tell me more that is cool as heck.
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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by TimS » Sat May 06, 2017 6:33 pm

Sure would be cool if it would automatically mute your music and give you customizable alarms through the intercom... Oh wait, it should do that now! It is definitely badass.
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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by Leatherneck » Sat May 06, 2017 9:17 pm

That is pretty cool with the gauge app.

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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by n8ball » Tue May 09, 2017 7:33 pm

I am using a Foseal Wifi OBD 2 adaptor that plugs into the standard OBD 2 port. It was about $20 on amazon. That is coupled to a compatible ODB 2 app on my phone, or a tablet. I bought Dash Command for for my iphone at about $10. It monitors anything the original vehicle had sensors for. If i add a tone ring to the transaxle, i could get all kinds of gas mileage statistics too. The network delay is not noticeable at all, as it is 30-40 milliseconds max. It can read and clear codes. It is the best way i could figure out to manage the data coming out of the computer.

I took the car out last night for a couple hours and put about 50 miles on her out at Delle. As far as shake downs go it was pretty good. It did get a little hot at one point, but i realized the fan was unplugged.

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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by TimS » Tue May 09, 2017 7:56 pm

I'm glad your car escaped the concrete jungle for a day!

Congrats on the shake down.
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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by Leatherneck » Tue May 09, 2017 8:37 pm

Outstanding! Congrats on the run and thanks for the info.

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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by CentralWAbaja » Tue May 09, 2017 9:38 pm

Super cool man!
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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by Leatherneck » Wed May 10, 2017 7:10 pm

CentralWAbaja wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 9:38 pm
Super cool man!
Man that is, see if I keep on procrastinating on my project they will have new stuff every couple weeks.

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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by n8ball » Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 pm

After the shakedown I have a couple things I want to fiddle with, but my priorities are somewhere else. Here are the parts of the trophies I have to get built for the Vernal race. These are all laser cut 1/8" steel. They stand up on their own without welding, but for a trophy I had to make them solid. Tonight I TIG welded them together.

The big T. rex is about 24" long. I doubt he will be a trophy, but I figured I'd assemble it too while I was welding.

I still have wood blanks to glue up and cut on the lathe, and plaques to make.
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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by n8ball » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:23 am

I guess I haven't posted up lately because I haven't done too much to the car. I have taken it out to Vernal and the Jackpot Races, just to run around in. It has driven onto the trailer after both outings, so that is nice. I hope to attend the EUA and keep it together for the whole ride this time. I'll have to get a radio setup for sure if I go.

I am playing in my shop today, but I am moving a kiln and electrical outlets.

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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by TimS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:39 am

I must say that while riding around with you last weekend, i noticed that you have found a nice balance between a cruising and a fun pace.

And your dogs looked like they were having fun riding in the back.
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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by n8ball » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:03 pm

I double booked myself this weekend. Between planning a race course recon mission more than a month in advance, and a very vocal fishing buddy, I had too much on my plate. Luckily Kyle had plenty of help on the BOR Knolls mission, and I took the buggy up to Skyline drive in Sanpete County. We parked the trucks in Mt. Pleasant. Then drove Up and over the mountain. About 50 miles total.
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Here you can see the dust of my buddy's rzr and the sparkle of our first fishing spot
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Re: 4 Seat Chenowth Repair

Post by TimS » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:35 am

I just had a Google Earth tour and that looks like a cool area. It's good to see you out enjoying the fruits of your labor.
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