I have been trying to replicate the interior light functions of some of the newer cars for some time now. I like how they stay on after the door is closed and then fade away. This is also called theater lighting.
This circuit is based around the ever usefull 555 timer, and an N channel MOSFET.
I changed the spark plugs in my truck today. I decided to try some E3 plugs I have heard so much about. I had to make two trips to the parts store because they shorted me two plugs, that will teach me to always check the bag.
After I got them installed, I took a little test drive. The truck did perform a little better, had better throttle response. Of course the other plugs were worn out, I will never put Bosch plugs in a Toyota again, they didn’t last even 30k miles.
Only time will tell if they actually make a difference in fuel economy.
I recently put some LED strobe lights on my truck. I made the strobes myself. Each strobe has 27 high intensity LEDs. Also each strobe costs about $16 dollars to make. The front strobes are hidden behind the grill and are sealed in a project box. I tied the strobes to the turn signal lights, which I replaced with LEDs.
I also replaced the gauge cluster with one that has a Tachometer. The new one has white faced gauges, and red LED lighting behind it.
Just bought a new to me Toyota Truck. It is a green 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Extra Cab. Specs as follows: 3.4 V6 engine, 5 speed manual trans, 4 wheel drive, manual locking hubs, and 31 inch tires.
Getting ready for Chevella~Bration 2006. I have to do some emergency repairs to my Chevelle, and get it road worthy again if I want to drive it all the way to Nashville. I have alot to do between now and June 6th. I am going to try to replace the trunk floor and all the rusted metal around that area before I go.
I got me a camper top for my truck, and it looks great. I also ordered me a class III reciever hitch and a new bumber to replace that rusty stock one.
If you wanna see more of my truck go to my CarDomain.com page.