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    Hey y'all. I'm new to this forum so I wanted to stop here for a minute. I'll probably just be reading/researching for a while but I know I'll have many questions. Hopefully I can add something here once in a while. I am a mechanical engineer from the Nashville, TN, area. I design and develop motorcycle parts and race car parts for a cutting-edge technology R&D company. One of our biggest selling parts are our proprietary auto-tuning ECU's for Harley Davidson motorcycles. This ECU uses a narrow-band oxygen sensor and will automatically correct the air-fuel ratio and other settings as you ride. No more changing main jets for riding on the beach or changing back to ride in the mountains. Also, for American motorcycles, we maufacture data bus systems, ignition modules, LED tachometer and speedometer units, hall-effect trigger plates, wiring harness control modules and many hard parts like brake systems including master cylinders, shifting and braking levers, brake calipers and others. A few of our race car parts are fuel pumps, water pumps, oil pumps, hydraulic wing valves and steering gears allof which are for Outlaw Sprint cars and modified dirt cars.

    I have a daughter that lives with me full-time as we're widowed. We travel a lot. I am interested in Linux for my own personal projects. I refuse to spend $1,000+ for a stereo system that will always have to be updated or pay monthly for subscriptions. Besides, I like my Pioneer I already have. I want to build a computer for my SUV with only the parts I need. A component-based inexpensive, stripped-down bare-bones minimum sysem that will work. Linux is my operating system of choice.

    I want to build an inexpensive computer to:
    play/read all types of DVD's, CD's and all types of multimedia files
    dual monitor capabilities to view DVD on both monitors at the same time or run separate programs on each (DVD for my lil one in rear-seat monitor, GPS Navigation for me in-dash)
    ability to watch rear back-up camera
    WiFi hotspot compatible

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    Welcome jowayen! Let us know how we can help. You and rokytnji should have lots to talk about!
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    Howdy and Welcome.

    Tinker with scooters myself. Don't like the firmware drm though on ECU's though. So run carbs and points and harmon electronic ignition systems on my personal stuff.

    Let the customers pay for
    TTS - MasterTune EFI Programming Software

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    HARLEY SCREAMIN EAGLE PRO EFI SUPER TUNER 32109-08B | eBay

    which keeps you in a job.

    Bad enough I have to boot into windows to use it also. Good luck with the

    I want to build an inexpensive computer to:
    play/read all types of DVD's, CD's and all types of multimedia files
    dual monitor capabilities to view DVD on both monitors at the same time or run separate programs on each (DVD for my lil one in rear-seat monitor, GPS Navigation for me in-dash)
    ability to watch rear back-up camera
    WiFi hotspot compatible
    I use a old iBM M41 Desktop as a media center, wifi, etc.. in my shop piping through a 200 watt per channel amplifier with speakers on ceiling. I don't use cages (vans/cars) much when possible.
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