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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:23 am

The headlight wipers only come on when you activate the washer cycle, not every time the wipers are on
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby eggwich delfiero » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:43 am

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94Corolla5Speed wrote:Your fat boat of a car makes those wheels look laughably tiny.

:lol: http://www.metacars.com/scientists-were ... ook-small/ :lol:

In theory, I love black wheels, but they can make tires look like dirty gum erasers. Graphite wheels diminish this effect, and look really good. Niiiice!

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby comingbackdown » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:48 am

watkins wrote:The headlight wipers only come on when you activate the washer cycle, not every time the wipers are on


Still, one absent minded oops if they're frozen in place, and you have an awfully big oops to deal with.
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby theholycow » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:57 am

What's the worst that happens, they get frozen in place and tear?
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:05 am

Considering there is no Saab on the planet where the headlight wipers work correctly anyway, who cares?
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby LHOswald » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:28 pm

watkins wrote:Considering there is no Saab on the planet where the headlight wipers work correctly anyway, who cares?

my friend wes's white 9-3 has non-functional headlight wipers. they're pretty much the most pointless thing ever.
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby RITmusic2k » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:58 pm

eggwich delfiero wrote:
RITmusic2k wrote:
94Corolla5Speed wrote:Your fat boat of a car makes those wheels look laughably tiny.

Hehe, that's exactly the article that inspired me to find pics of that Lexus :)


watkins wrote:Considering there is one Saab on the planet where the headlight wipers work correctly anyway, and he lives in Southern California, who cares?

Fixed.

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:44 pm

That is unpossible. I bet your rear washer nozzle works too, doesnt it :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby RITmusic2k » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:15 pm

It would, except a rodent chewed through that hose and I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet. :-/

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:57 pm

My oil pressure gauge that caused me many headaches is finally permanently installed.

Its one of these GlowShift units: http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/black-7- ... gauge.aspx
For simplicity I have it hooked up to a sandwich plate I also purchased from GlowShift: http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/oilfilte ... nf-16.aspx
Pretty obvious install on that end. Screw in, wire it up, run the wires through the firewall......

Where it got interesting was the interior. The ultimate goal with this car is to keep everything looking as factory as humanly possible. This is why my boost gauge is where it is, why I bothered with a radio surround, and why the Scangauge is tucked away neatly.

Not having a second headlight switch hole to mount this in and hating pillar pods I had to come up with something more creative in the dash or console. You may or may not remember the pod I made for the convertible. It was grotesque. I wanted class in the Viggen. As a refresher, heres what the old one was:

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It would not do!

I ended up buying a second console both as a test dummy and for parts.

Using the pod surround from the gauge, some ingenuity, and the spare console, I came up with this:

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Its not perfect, but it works for me. Its actually very well aimed and I can see it perfectly from my driving position. The two buttons are not just there for filler. The one on the left is a shutoff for the gauge. Not having a lighting wire like the boost gauge (stupid Glowshift) means I had no way to dim it. The only solution is to shut it down. The right button is a kill switch for my radar detector. Heaven forbid I get pulled over the last thing I want is Phillip squawking away.

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While I had the ENTIRE lower dash apart I also installed this Bad Larry in the glovebox. 400 watt inverter hardwired directly to battery power.

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And a glory shot for fun:

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Postby theholycow » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:14 pm

I like the pod you made for the convertible better.

I love the inverter.
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:21 pm

theholycow wrote:I like the pod you made for the convertible better.

Its ghettoness is unacceptable in this car. It was also a lot more work for something that looked unpolished.
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Postby Chris H. » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:06 pm

watkins wrote:
theholycow wrote:I like the pod you made for the convertible better.

Its ghettoness is unacceptable in this car. It was also a lot more work for something that looked unpolished.


I want a car like yours.

:mrgreen:


I like the set up. So one kills the radar detector (like cuts off power to it from a power point?) and the other shuts off the gauge light?

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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby watkins » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:13 pm

Chris H. wrote:I want a car like yours.

You can have one for the low price of $8000 for one in good shape. Assuming you can find one


Chris H. wrote:I like the set up. So one kills the radar detector (like cuts off power to it from a power point?) and the other shuts off the gauge light?

Precisely.
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Re: Watkins' Viggen Pics and Projects

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:39 am

watkins wrote:Its ghettoness is unacceptable in this car. It was also a lot more work for something that looked unpolished

How would one make it look Polished? Display it in the town square of Warsaw for a year? Give it a cute, ethnic name tag that says "Spiggy"? Sit it on a plate of kapusta and kielbasa? Hang a red and white flag behind it? Put a German Luger on one side and a Russian AK47 on the other?
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