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Murciélago - Murci-Me ongoing build diary!

chase1 - Oct 02, 2011 - 07:34 AM
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Here we go!


chase1 - Oct 02, 2011 - 07:41 AM
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Heres a video of my paddle shif system. Its easy to make, and works great with ANY automatic transmission.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQgwH2viEVA
chase1 - Oct 02, 2011 - 07:49 AM
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These are my new door cards I made for my build.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV2DpzqQzqI
JB1 - Oct 02, 2011 - 08:31 PM
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I am very interested in info on computer and actuator used on paddle shift..
chase1 - Oct 02, 2011 - 08:44 PM
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The linear actuator I used I purchased on Ebay for $160. Its a 4" 12v actuator, and moves at 25mm/sec, with a force of 240lbs. There are cheaper ones available, but they are not as strong, and not rated to withstand the enviorment of an engine compartment (heat, moisture, vibrations). Its controlled by a feedback slide mounted above it, to tell the actuator where and when to stop. This information is fed to a circuit board which controls the actuator, and the circuit board is controlled by the paddles on the steering column. Its a vey simple, reliable system. I hve had it in my car for a few years now, and have never had a problem with it. I had to make the dot matrix display in the instrument cluster with LED"S, I couldnt find one the right size. I made a simple decoder box with diodes to control the display, and it gets a signal from the feedback slide to tell it what to display.

chase1 - Oct 03, 2011 - 12:42 AM
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My car with the front bumper cut off, getting it ready to mount the OEM bumper on

tallon - Oct 03, 2011 - 01:57 AM
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Oem bumper matches up? Or do you mean modded g28? I've wanted to do this with the LP670 bumper and to eventually turn it into that. Love the sv look.
chase1 - Oct 03, 2011 - 07:58 AM
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Yes, the OEM bumper fits, but you have to slightly modify the fenders to accept. Its not a big change, just within the last half inch of where the fender meets the bumper. That is why the car is masked off. After I prefit the bumper and made the change to the fenders, I had to re-spray the fenders again. The gray area on the bottom edge of the fender is the area that had to be changed. I first made a mould of the OEM bumper, then ran a fiberglass replica out out it. I had to give the original bumper back Sad
naoufel - Oct 04, 2011 - 04:42 AM
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Do you still have the mold? Are you selling or planning on selling bumpers?
chase1 - Oct 06, 2011 - 01:15 AM
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I have never made any mould for the reason of selling parts. I had to give the bumper back, thats why I made a mould of it, so I could have something to make replacement bumpers from. I could make a bumper to sell if somebody needs one for their build.
chase1 - Oct 06, 2011 - 01:51 AM
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Heres a pic of the controller board and the feedback slide for the paddle shift system



EvolutionsTattoo - Oct 06, 2011 - 05:01 AM
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your car is totally awesome!, is there anyway you can shed some light on the doors and window setup please,thanks
chase1 - Oct 06, 2011 - 05:46 AM
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Hey Evolutions! I remember you from MadMechanics Smile What do you need to know about the doors and windows? Assembly? What kit are you building
EvolutionsTattoo - Oct 06, 2011 - 04:35 PM
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Thanks for the quick response, the inner workings of the doors, the locks,framing,and window setup, Im using Inland exotics coupe body. Thanks
dratts - Oct 06, 2011 - 05:14 PM
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chase1 wrote:
Heres a pic of the controller board and the feedback slide for the paddle shift system


Do you still have a clutch pedal in your paddle shift setup? Do you have to use the clutch pedal? (if there is one)
tippyd - Oct 07, 2011 - 01:05 AM
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dratts wrote:
chase1 wrote:
Heres a pic of the controller board and the feedback slide for the paddle shift system


Do you still have a clutch pedal in your paddle shift setup? Do you have to use the clutch pedal? (if there is one)


There shouldn't be a clutch, it's a standard automatic transmission (not automated manual). It looks like he was just able to hook it up so that he could use the paddles to switch between park, drive, neutral, and reverse.
chase1 - Oct 07, 2011 - 07:15 AM
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No clutch, this is attached to the stock Fiero automatic transmission. It allows you to use the automatic like a manual trans, or let it run the gear shifts itself like an automatic.
dleach - Oct 07, 2011 - 10:05 AM
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Chase1,
Did you fabricate the shifter paddles? If so, that would makea n interesting presentation.

Don
Building a 6.0
tallon - Oct 07, 2011 - 12:51 PM
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Yes he did, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQgwH2viEVA
dleach - Oct 07, 2011 - 03:00 PM
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Thanks.

D
haveMurci - Oct 08, 2011 - 11:15 PM
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Thank you for sharing this with us, I was inspired by your build to start my own. Glad you are back on board.
Would you be willing to share details such as what relays and curciut board to use so that I could construct a shifter like this?
chase1 - Oct 10, 2011 - 05:36 AM
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The relays are 20 and 30 amp relays I got at the auto salvage yard (blue ones are 30 amp). They are simple SPST relays. You can use whatever relay you like, as long as the ratings are sufficent. I like to use automotive relays because they will handle more abuse, are built better, and made to handle long energized periods.
Since I designed the circuit for this, I had to make the circuit board myself. I used the blue heat transfer sheet to print the circuit traces to the board for etching. After it was etched, I drilled it out with a Dremel and soldered everything on. I got the connectors at an electronics store. There is about $40 material in each board, when you add the price of the board, the transfer film, the etchant, the relays and the connectors.
lambolover2 - Oct 15, 2011 - 07:36 PM
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Can you make a walk-around video of your Murci and even it being driven? I think we're all dying to see it in action, pictures can only do so much sometimes Confused. Thanks
greenmeansgo - Oct 16, 2011 - 04:12 AM
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What are the parts used for the orange light and led in the headlights
chase1 - Oct 17, 2011 - 09:48 PM
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The orange light is a lens that I have made to the size of the OEM lens. I dont know what LED's you are talking about, but here are no LED's in an OEM Murcielago headlight, and none in mine.
greenmeansgo - Oct 18, 2011 - 03:43 AM
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So the orange one is a light or a reflector?
what is the light in the top corner?
chase1 - Oct 18, 2011 - 06:07 AM
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The orange light that is basically rectangular with rounded corners is the running light. The other light that is in the tube shaped recessed hole is the turn signal. Most people just mount a bulb in there, and wire it to the turn signal. On the OEM light bucket, there is a lens there as well, and the buld come in from behind it. The lens is shaped like the end of a test-tube, and has small concentric rings moulded in as diffusers. That lens is easy to make, you could even use a 3/4"diameter plastic test-tube, and cut it to lenght.
tallon - Oct 25, 2011 - 11:50 PM
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Hi did you make the interior trim out of foam first or whats the best way?
onewickedcobra - May 21, 2012 - 09:20 PM
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Hello mike!

I want to say awesome work! I also hope you frequent the site here as I would love to get in contact ith you to get some interior pieces as well as tid bits like this for my ad640 build!

Awesome! I am very excited for this innovation!

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cikamile - Jul 05, 2012 - 04:27 AM
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Where did you get that body kit?
tallon - Aug 21, 2012 - 02:17 AM
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carkitinc sells them, it doesn't come that way
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