A project log for OtBC

"Old-timer Board Computer" Mostly because cheap electronics are widely available.

Frédéric DruppelFrédéric Druppel 09/12/2019 at 20:230 Comments

The whole reason I'm doing this is because I want to participate to the 4LTrophy (wiki), in which each crew has to bring school supplies on board of a Renault 4 from Biarritz France to schools in Fez Morocco (and other schools along the road).

Thus, each crew has to have a Renault 4 :

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The variant of 4L I have is the 4L F6, which is the longer van model. It has a 1108cm³ 4-cylinder gasoline engine (with a power output of 47hp), and a manual 4+1 speeds transmission box with a Front Mid-engine, Front-wheel-drive layout. It has no power steering or power brakes, but it doesn't need to as the whole car only weighs 750 kg (1,653 lb).

I'm not going to cover the chassis restauration on mine in detail here, as the project is dedicated to the board computer I'm building for it (I may probably still make one project log dedicated to only that though).