Hello from New Zealand

1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #194414 by AlistairMiller
Just picked up my second MGF. The first was a 1997 British Racing Green, but it was so bad the ragtop and doors were basically just for decoration so it turned into a swimming pool whenever it rained! It went to someone whose hobby is restoring classic cars, and I'm told it's now back to showroom condition.

The new one is a 2002 1.8i with both hard and soft tops. The red is a re-spray, but I'm pretty sure it's a re-spray of the original colour. It has 66,000 kms on the clock and it's the most fun I've ever had driving a car.

One thing I'm wondering ... my daughter is doing computer science at school, and is looking for a real-world application for her python skills. I've found a few carputer/reversing camera projects on the web, built on a raspberry pi platform. Has anyone ever done one of these in a F? If so, any pointers?

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1 month 2 weeks ago #194416 by BruceTF135
Nice looking car :-)

I've never tried a project like you are thinking of but it sounds like fun. I'd have thought that it would not be much different from fitting one into any other car. Cameras are cheaply available on eBay. I'm not sure what you would use for a monitor. An old mobile phone?

Let us know how you get on.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #194417 by Bertl
welcome aboard!

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1 month 2 weeks ago #194418 by AlistairMiller
Thank you, Bruce. If the project takes flight, I'll post pics and comments. My wife wants me to go the boring route and let the local auto electrician professionally fit one, but where's the fun in that?

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1 month 2 weeks ago #194419 by AlistairMiller
Thanks, Rob.

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1 month 1 week ago #194421 by David Aiketgate
:welcome2:

David
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1 month 1 week ago #194424 by AlistairMiller
Thank you, David.

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1 month 1 week ago #194425 by Bob
Hello and :welcome:
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1 month 1 week ago #194438 by SundanceUK
Welcome in, I fitted a reversing camera but it was directly connected to the head unit. I put it under the rear number plate in the grille.

Sundance
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1 month 1 week ago #194443 by talkingcars
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I will follow the project with interest.

James


Home to black MGZS180, yellow MGZS180, blue MGZR160, green MGF VVC and red MG Maestro T16.

MG - the friendly marque.
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1 month 4 days ago #194463 by sworkscooper
Hi and :welcome: to the forum from John in Yorkshire. .:wave:

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