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Old 10-13-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Linux in a motor


VW Linux engine PC

Thought I might drop a link to my latest Debian PC I am building. It is a mini ATX style system built into a VW 1600c aluminum Vanagon motor block. The older VW engine blocks just seem to make sense for this type of project as the block is in two pieces like a snap together model engine.

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Old 10-14-2005, 04:09 PM   #2
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COOL

FAR OUT! Now THAT's a great way to waste time! I love it - motorheads and Linux, what a combination. I know its aluminum, but how much do you think your computer weighs? Think you could make one out of a GSXR engine block?
 
Old 10-14-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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Im guessing about 55 US lbs when its all done. If the block is aluminum I can make it.

Thanks
 
Old 10-15-2005, 03:08 AM   #4
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Do you plan on making that aluminum casing shiney? Giving that thing a polished aluminum look would be Sah-wheet.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 06:08 AM   #5
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Im thinking either chrome plating or metalic powder coating
 
Old 10-15-2005, 11:34 AM   #6
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Way cool!! And I thought that Linux-on-an-XBox was interesting..

-A
 
Old 10-24-2005, 08:06 PM   #7
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update

installed harddrive that swings out and up and head rods

pics
 
Old 10-27-2005, 02:18 PM   #8
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It's looking really good so far. Goodluck with the rest of your project!

btw, I'm curious as to how you are going to mount the power supply
 
Old 10-27-2005, 02:22 PM   #9
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Good question,

Inside one of the piston sleeves maybe?
 
Old 10-31-2005, 11:16 AM   #10
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ok, I have to post a reply on this one. H2O-linux, that is freakin' AWESOME. Using a motor block as a computer case???? I would have never thought of that!! PLEASE PLEASE post links to pictures of the final product, I have to see this...
 
Old 10-31-2005, 12:43 PM   #11
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yeah, really keep up the awesome work. also love to see more pics as you move along. this is a very unique idea. love it.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:24 PM   #12
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latest update

The latest update:

Painted engine block with epoxy fire engine red

http://linuxfueled.homelinux.com:808...ainted1sml.jpg

see full size image here

full image archive for paint application

Still looking for not so good junk heads and piston sleeves if anyone has some fora reasonable price
 
Old 11-20-2005, 09:38 PM   #13
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Re: latest update

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Originally posted by H2O-linux
The latest update:

Painted engine block with epoxy fire engine red

http://linuxfueled.homelinux.com:808...ainted1sml.jpg

see full size image here

full image archive for paint application

Still looking for not so good junk heads and piston sleeves if anyone has some fora reasonable price
Looking great! One thing about it, though... It looks like it'd be incredibly heavy. How easy is it to lift?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 09:41 PM   #14
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About 17 pounds,

This block is all aluminum
 
Old 11-21-2005, 03:58 AM   #15
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Being a gearhead and all, I'm almost suprised you did'nt use gentoo as your distro.
 
  


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