You can also run the wires in the tunnel from the engine bay all the way to the front and enter through the big grommet that is for the primary power wire for the passenger foot well fuse panel. The routing is easy and clean, but you have to take all the panels off the bottom of the car and the shroud around the radiator fans to have good access.Great. Could you please share how did you manage to have the cables connect from the back to the front? Where there any drilling needed?
Oh just the guts and DIN form factor (its also just as light as the 4c's OEM)... I have quite the design! I felt the "33 stradaleish" retro ethos of the 4c needed MORE push in the direction, so a classic style hvac face (think WW2 warbird) will replace the embarrassing 1990 alpine plastic. I'm going for timeless, but don't have the budget to make everything DeTomaso P72 haha, so the miata base is doing awesome. Total joy to work it in too! Also aftermarket is awash with fun options, while if it weren't for Koshi or Docron, Design by Beau, you're SOL if anything breaks on the OEM in 5 years, and they will quit making things for the 4c eventually. Since I am keeping the 4c for life in one form or another, something like a miata/etc replacement means freedom from worry, stockpiles, and encourages my minimalism. Plus it was $30 ebay, 4 day shipping, clean and perfect. Matched the 4c's Denso aircon push-pull cords like a miracle, and I swapped the rheostat with some dremel and superglue. The OEM 4c vertical controls dont fit the DIN space, and the form factor of three knobs was my first design iteration, with a CNC'd carbon fiber DIN delete ($20) with three gauge holes as the face, but eventually a mass production item will always win. The gun-bolt sound of the miata knobs (there's a specific alloy metal screwed to the top of the arms, that pop into greased (vaseline, seriously!) Valleys and "pang" the metal... It's a beautiful unit, so simple, yet so classic. Alfa's oem? Plastic clanks and knobs, zero options except glue a carbon mask on it and cut up the knobs and 3D print/glue something better. Lipstick on a pig if you ask me.Miata HVAC, interesting.
Ha! That's exactly who I'm having the custom plate done by... I'll let him know he's appreciated!I've had a bunch of Miatas so I recognized it immediately, nice choice and cool project. Sounds like you've got your custom HVAC faceplate in process but I can recommend Adam at revlimiter.net if that doesn't work out or you want other options. He's a great guy that makes nice stuff, he has done some custom work for me in the past.
Think he can make stuff for the Alfa's? Someone with the $8M stimulus "mistakes", buy Adam a few 4c's and a GTA! I feel premium stuff needs to happen to the 4c community. My koshi stuff came in solar flare proof mount of oily bubble wrap and a nondescript cardboard box. Maybe I'll make a joke unboxing video...Guess I should have realized that when you called him Revzilla. Wait til you see how your plate is packaged, Adam goes the extra mile like no other vendor I've come across in many years of modding cars.
You know, it autocorrected on my phone to RevZilla... Fixed it now but WTH(?) I've never done biz with a RevZilla haha, idk where the phone got it. Man, there def needs to be more businesses like Adam's...That turned out great! I told you Adam goes the extra mile but for the love of Pete you have to start getting his business name right - it's Revlimiter