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mixmasterlooney

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World's Hardest Car Quiz

17 August 2014 - 09:36 AM

Found this car quiz and to be a true enthusiast you need 60% I only got 44% clearly not man enough lol

Try it and post up your results

EDIT: http://www.carthrott...rdest-car-quiz/

Blind Spot Mirror

10 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

Right gents and girlies i'm after a good quality blind spot mirror, i purchased a cheapo set on ebay, it was awfully disappointing, some sort of chrome reflection, looked decent up close but from the drivers seat it was blurry and flat

 

Does anyone have any experience with blind spot mirrors and or can recommend or suggest any advice on what to look out for.

 

I always found the blind spot mirrors on learner cars to look rather smart and i saw a police BMW X5 today with something that looks like this

 

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Looks smart and professional, is it possible to purchase blind spot mirrors made of actual glass?

 

I must be getting old or something because i have an overwhelming need to do something about my car blind spot it's been bugging me ever since i had the focus where i found an entire lorry and it's trailer completely disappeared right beside me on a slip road, i looked over my shoulder with absolute shock

 

So i would really appreciate the input


Wheel Bolt Covers

31 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

Right ladies and gents i have two of my wheel bolt covers come loose after having a CV boot change, they were always a bit wobbly on the front whereas the rear are tight.

 

How can i reattach these bolt covers and is that even possible? what is the best solution here, new bolts? There are alot of bolt covers on ebay but how would i go about removing the other covers if i were to buy a new set of bolt covers that are of a different colour?

 

 


My New Mobius Dashcam

02 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

I have finally bought myself a dashcam and i am very pleased with my purchase.

 

The camera is called Mobius ActionCam and it's a multifunction action cam, one of those function is being a dashcam and it does this rather well, infact it does it better than that anything else for the price.

 

The camera cost £41 and it can be purchased here

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item232c961f6a

 

I highly recommend if anyone buying this camera purchase from the above link (Seller eletoponline365) The camera is made and sold by this specific seller from Hong Kong with the lowest price anywhere. (delivery takes 1 week)

 

Lets get down to what this camera is and some of it's features.

 

1080p full HD recording

720p HD recording 

H.264AVC1 .MOV files

Photo mode

SD card slot upto 32GB

Plug and play for windows

Live TV out whilst recording

Data transfer from camera

80mins real life recording on battery

 

And much more although i will only mention features relevant to car cams as this camera can be hooked upto remote control planes, motorbikes etc, it's an action cam!

 

and it looks like this

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This is what comes with the camera (Plus a multifunction USB, TV out adaptor cable not in photo)

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Here it what it looks like in person and how small it is, as you can see compared to my keyfob it is indeed a very small camera so is the mount. The Camera does not have a viewfinder like some of the other cameras others have chosen, i specifically went for a cam without a viewfinder for it's compact size and quality.

 

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Now i must admit at first i was worried setting up the camera would be difficult without a viewfinder although that is not a problem, the mobius actioncam can be used as a webcam therefore plugging it into your laptop will give you a view whilst setting up in the car but i am pleased to say that will not be necessary, the camera wide view is great any almost any position pointing straight will be perfect  every time.

 

I am truly impressed with the compact size of this unit! it's barely visible from outside of the car and wiring it up is simple, since the cam has no viewfinder, no settings can be changed via the camera itself, you have to connect it to your computer, download the software here http://www.mytempfil...bius/index.html  and change whatever you need, out the box it will work just fine although for a car settings must be made for the best quality videos and auto start recording, the software is simple and it works, there is no drama no errors no bs, just plug it in, and run the software.

 

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I must stress to anyone thinking about this camera, it does not come with any mounts suitable for a car, hence the price, the mounts, and there are several available, all sold separately, there is a suction cup mount and a sticky back mount, i bought the sticky back mount for permanently fixing it to myself windscreen +plus it is slightly smaller than a suction cup mount.

 

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Mounts cost under £3

 

Suction cup

http://www.ebay.com/...me=STRK:MESE:IT

 

Sticky back

http://www.ebay.com/...me=STRK:MESE:IT

 

 

Instructions on how to hard wire this dash cam can be found here http://www.fordowner...guides sections

 

Links to parts for hard wiring below (Thanks to Higgsy)

 

3Meter DC 12V-24V to 5V 3A Right Angled 90 Degree Mini USB Power Converter Cable http://www.ebay.com/itm/130978719862

 

Mini Blade Fuse Piggyback Kit http://www.ebay.co.u...8643401&afsrc=1

 

3A Mini Blade Fuse Set http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2c6eba4851


Mobile App Editing

25 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

Right gents and ladies I am unable to edit any of my post on foc mobile app.

It gets to the point of "processing" and stays like that forever. Any help?

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Ford OC mobile app