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Old 07-28-2007, 10:04 AM   #21
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... and we didn't hit any deer. Double bonus.
or radar. triple bonus.
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I call it the CamClamp :gay: Obviously not track-approved, BUT it does the job. Clamp to the package shelf brace and action! Clamp was .99 at BigLots and .23 for the spacer and bolt at the hardware store.


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Old 08-19-2007, 11:11 PM   #23
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Default phase 2: .04 upgrade

Upgraded for better view point.
Added an "L" bracket with hole for cam "screw" and two rivets thru the L to the clip.




and a video with extra wind noise (seriously I put tape over the mic )
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:24 PM   #24
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Nice. Looks a bit cheaper than what I engineered for Year One at road atlanta.



It worked great in test runs. The camera was taking full video, sound wasn't too bad. First turn of the autox and the camera mount broke - I had stripped the damn plastic bolt in the bottom the camera. :(

Luckily the camera stayed in the car, too bad it shut itself off.

better picture of it's construction at http://picasaweb.google.com/iscariot...02064940042338
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:41 PM   #25
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Cheap mount is fine for street, but will surely launch photo equipment on track.
Below is what I've used for years in race cars - couple of steel pieces and an exhaust clamp... cheap too.
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Rob,

Do you have actual pictures of your exhaust clamp mount?
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:17 AM   #27
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M2...kinda random...but what gauges do you have...those are sweet!

nice mounting point though, I gotta figure out something for my camera...
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ya know I've made three of them (if I get to race somebody's car, I leave them in the car as a "thankyou) and never took a pic of one That steel piece is C channel, just wide/deep enough to fit on the exhaust clamp flange between the bolt holes. The C makes a good pedestal for mounting the camera "seat" too. Adjustability is thru the exhaust clamp and elbow at the midsection. I wrap a slit hose around the roll cage bar and it does a good job of isolating vibration. (I have some video from the last race but photobucket is dead right now).

Gauges are autometer... can't remember the model, but they're about the most popular and cheapest: boost on the A pillar, EGT, AF and Oil Temp.

I just noticed the ricer steering wheel grip in the vid.
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doh, sorry, I meant your actually tach/speedo stuff...its red right?
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Faces and rings are IL Motorsport. The faces were "throw aways" that IL gave me because they're hard to read during the day. Don't bother me... tho white would probably work better with the other gauges. Doubt I could find red for them.
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I just wanted to say that Harbor freight is amazing. I kinda want to buy that 30$ radio control plane. Haha
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Faces and rings are IL Motorsport. The faces were "throw aways" that IL gave me because they're hard to read during the day. Don't bother me... tho white would probably work better with the other gauges. Doubt I could find red for them.
I like them though. very nice
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:02 AM   #33
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Default rock-solid dirt cheap in-car camera mount

Here's some pics. Scrap steel and one exhaust clamp = <$3. I usually wrap hose around the bar, but the hose around the ubolt works too.

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I made this so I could post a follow up vid of the eBay BOV... finally. The real problem is the height- but that can be fixed with a C bracket. Got the job done.
Did anyone else see that crazy toupee chasing him down the road in the rear veiw??
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that toupee won't come off w/o lots of blood tonto
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chasecam.com the roll bar mount is quite good, 50 bucks can be expensive but its worth it to me since my $500 camera wont fall off
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Never had any cameras fall off. Ever.
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So have any of you used these mounts with a hard drive cam corder ? I was able to take video on my camera but HD Cam shuts down from vibration (but the mount I made is ghetto built off of windblocker - gonna make one similar to the ones posted here w/steel and mig and mount to the bar - thx for the idea).
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No. I wouldn't dare use a hard drive cam in a car for fear of beating it to death. I've lost two tape based camcorders in race cars so far. My last minidv last only two until it started having tracking issues. My sony handicam hi8 went 6 years before shaking some audio solder joints loose. Then another two years after that before having tape tracking issues. The best solution I've seen so far are the solid state card-based cams. They don't weigh anything and appear to take the abuse quite well. And if you can live with 640*480 @ 30fps (which is double ntsc) - they're cheap at under $150.

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Not to bring the thread up again but.. built a solution based off several of the detailed picts here using a sony mini DV (yes I got the Best Buy warranty lol - they'll be replacing this a few times..). Will post picts / sample vid when I've umm figured out how to copy this to PC (there is software..). No vibration at all - somehow with top down there is no wind noise ? So it's worked out really well - I ended up building a bar to cross the rear section of the laterals on the hard dog (hardcore w/dbl diags, I don't have a harness bar but this worked out well and it's rediculous strong - also dampened via heater and radiator hose and no it's not ghetto). Then found a mount that will clamp to this (I was all for the weld / fab it all yourself solution however the wife didn't want to spend the day at her folks - where my mig is - no garage at this house... so we came up with an alternate no welding method). Thx for the pointers, should have some amusing video soon :-P

FYI: I did consider going the archos or alternate mini DVR/ bullet cam route however after adding up all the components this became very $$. I believe the route I went came out under $500 total (including the cam, ext warranty,clamp mount, some 1" 1/8th" thick box steel, 2x 3" exhaust clamps (didn't need the bottom half of the clamps, just the loops,1" radiator hose and some heater hose,misc hardware). All of the DVR solutions (which I really liked where really in the $800+ range to get the same quality video.. I did consider SD card based cams too however I like the ability to buy cheap tapes and reuse them - and when the miniDV breaks it's covered for the next 4 yrs (I also couldn't find a good selection of SD cams). Again thx for the pointers.

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