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Malcolm Eales

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PostSubject: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:40 pm

Every time I look at Petal's useless eyeball vents it reminds me that I was expecting a 'proper' heating and ventilating system when I bought her but now I've put them to good use. I've also been disappointed with the amount of extra volume I have to use on the motorway, up from 16 to 20 on the display so I've added some tweeters to the door mounted fron speakers.
This is the Boss tweeter kit I bought for £20 on ebay:-

The tweeters can be surface or flush mounted by using the appropriate plastic eyeball mount and piggy backed on the door speaker wires via an L-C high pass filter.

The vents just pull out:-


The flap and the control lever are one piece that just pop out, the louvres are very flexible and cut easily with stout scissors:-


Make it tight and the springy remains of the louvres will hold the tweeter mount firmly without resorting to glue:-


Connect to the filter and pop it all into the hole in the dashboard, connect up in parallel to to door speaker wires which will run close behind the vents and enjoy:-


In stereo of course:-
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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:45 pm

Do like the window sticker, might have to get one for ginger to remind me as well. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:45 pm

That's a good idea; I've been wondering what to use the non-functioning vents for too. I was thinking of a clip-on vase, but I see you've found another way to do that!
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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:56 pm

An interesting idea malcolm, i'm still hopefull at reincarnating the original airflow at some future time.

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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:39 pm

Just out of curiosity are customer made aware of the fact that the ventilation system is non functional when the RHD conversion is done.

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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:02 pm

@jboa wrote:
Just out of curiosity are customer made aware of the fact that the ventilation system is non functional when the RHD conversion is done.

I wasn't!
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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:08 pm

@kiteman wrote:
Do like the window sticker, might have to get one for ginger to remind me as well. Laughing

This one is better, its a poor photo but has the same speed warning - about the cooker !! Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:10 pm

Remember how I used one of my air vents?

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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:23 pm

That must affect your air con.
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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:50 pm

@poddy wrote:
That must affect your air con.

No it doesnt, the window winder is on the door ha ha Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Use your eyeballs to hear better!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:01 pm

Great conversion. Luckily, I have LHD and mine do cough out a few cc of air now and then.

The sticker is really helpful. Last time I did 140mph, my windows rattled quite a bit!

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