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Re: John Dragon Man's 4x4 Sisley

So anyway; what was that about John's 4x4..??
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If I remember correctly I monetized at about 15000 views, wish it was as simple as views though, it's the amount of valid clicks the ads in the videos get. Theoretically you could have any number of views but if noone clicks the ads you won't get a penny, and google can decide which clicks are valid or not
My understanding is views count even if without clicks (about £1 for every 1000-1500 views) and clicks then generate additional revenue, and it's this which is hit and miss. But then again I could be completely wrong as I'm sure it's witchcraft half of the time
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wish it was as simple as views though, it's the amount of valid clicks the ads in the videos get.
Are you not a verified partner with the option of TrueView no click needed

Google know how many clicks videos get as an average and anything that goes vastly over this gets investigated to check there is no shenanigans going on.

Also depends on the advertisers how much money your videos earn, type of video gets matched to advertiser to maximise coverage, when fiat had the 500L mum ad out I used to get a lot of clicks off that, then other times I won't see any adds at all. You can tell when a popular advert is being played as your earnings go up without any increase in hits
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My understanding is views count even if without clicks (about £1 for every 1000-1500 views) and clicks then generate additional revenue, and it's this which is hit and miss. But then again I could be completely wrong as I'm sure it's witchcraft half of the time
I think it is witchcraft, also I've heard loads of different variables, so not sure what to believe! I thought the payout was at 60 which is why I'm frustrated because I seem to have been at 51 for ages, and you can't email Google unless you are earning a lot per day continuously, otherwise you have to use the adsense forum which I posted my question on after reading through it and getting nowhere, and noone has replied. Bloody frustrated with it, if I didn't ever see any money it wouldn't really bother me, but google and the ad company are making money from my videos with the promise that I will get something in return, if I'm not going to for some reason I wish they would just tell me and also tell me why.
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Anyway back to motor cars Now that I have moved my computer nearer the wi fi I have had the pleasure of being able to view the thread properly and watch a lot of the videos I havn't seen before. Particularly enjoyed the dismantling of the gearbox, I have always treated them as magical devices never to be opened, you don't have this fear. Clearly you are resourceful and you should give yourself credit for that, it doesn't just apply to cars.

On the subject of your 175/70 tyres did they make the steering a lot heavier, affect the speedo accuracy at all?
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they did make the steering heavy, but nothing over the top... i just call it "Man Steering"

for the speedo, it now reads bang on! 1mph over at 30. but at 60 - 70 it is bang on.
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bit of an update. i have managed to get a pair of near new front shocks from off a 2x4 panda.
now i know that theres a 2cm difference between the 2x4 and 4x4 shocks.
sadly i didnt get any springs with them so i will be putting my 4x4 springs on them.
to try and compensate the -2cm i will have, i am going to try and make/buy some 2cm spacers i will put on top of the struts.

so all in all i will hopefully be able to maintain Talons original ride hight. im not fussed if talon has 2x4 stuff. cos i dont plan on doing any real heavy off roading with him.
i know i wont have as much suspension travel due to the dampeners being 2cm shorter than the 4x4 ones... but like i say. when do i ever "top out" (opposite of bottom out) the suspension.

anyhoo heres a video of them:
i kinda made one video of all recent events and cars.. so its started where start talking about the shocks.

http://youtu.be/zcfJPn8619I?t=11m24s

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well thinking of getting Talon (and my fat ass) back on the road. we have purchased some things that should come to be most profitable when we re-sell them.. (no one is after a few aircon/heatpump units brand new? )

so, i know i should be getting talon his MOT but i could not help myself when i saw this lovely little alternator on ebay.. rated at 90 amps.
i think with some playing about i can get it to fit Talons engine and if not i reckon i can take all the windings out and stick them in a 45 amp alternator case.

yeah.. get rid of that useless multi V belt pulley.. re-grease all the bearings and check the brushes / replace if necessary.. give it a good clean up and maybe.. being as i have it all in bits.. paint it a nice bright colour.. hmm what to go for.. i think red.. yeah red would look good.. add the fan and V belt pulley..

Mmmmmm all the power.

oh sorry daydreaming a bit there.. i tend to drift off a bit when i get on the subject of electronics.
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Yay good news! Have missed the regular Talon updates
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Great to hear
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Good to hear you have the driving bug again John, keep us updated - I am interested to hear how you get on with the alternator too as I would like to do similar in order to run a couple more spot lights
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yeah i know what you mean. i want it to do the same and run (what is left of) my radio gear

the battery in the back never does fully charge and now i think it has broke it a bit. its a shame cos good 100Ahr batteries dont come up very often. i really need to make a desulfator maybe that will get it living again.

the front battery does not hold a very good charge :/
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Have you tried just running a single larger battery from a diesel-engined vehicle rather than a pair of batteries? How have you managed to split the feed to and from the rear battery or do you just connect it up basically when you need to use it?

That's also the problem with batteries if they don't get fully charged then emptied or have a regular pull off them they tend to "forget" their capacity - tis a bummer
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All working...

Twin batteries and altinator. I have this set up with the batts in parallel. Was going to up my alt to 120amps. But having read a bit I'm not sure I need to...is it not true that an alt sticks out the same charging voltage no matter the size and the only reason to up the rate is if your running aircon, lights, radio, etc all at the same time as in big new cars??

I have just bought an 80w solar panel to run to both batteries via a controller. I will have to wire the batteries separate from each other or the panel will only see them as one if wired in parallel. My question is if I leave them in parallel and disconnect one of the batteries -ve to the cars chassis will the controller still think its one battery?? Sorry if it's a bit off topic but thought you may know...well it's not too off topic as you love this kind of thing...
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the battery to the controller will only put charge into the battery with both leads going to it. so it will only see that one.

i built a charge controller ages ago when i had the diesel corsa. (the one i never got on the road due to silly over priced insurance).
back then it was a simple thing that could be set so that it only pushes charge into the battery when the engine is running but can be selected so if the front or back battery is completely flat i can switch what battery i'd want to pull power from and/or charge to.
since then i modded it considerably adding microchips and bits from other chargers.

when the ignition was off the 2 batteries will be isolated from each other. when the ignition was on it was in standby mode. standby mode was.. if battery voltage in one of the batteries was under 10.8 volts and the other battery was higher volts it would automaticaly switch over to the battery with the most voltage (charge) to start the engine. if both batteries read the same voltage it would key in both batteries to start the engine. if battery voltage on both battries were very low it would beep and only key in both battries as soon as the starter solenoid wire became live so both batteries would not be trying to take charge from each other. another thing i added was that when starting from low batteries it would do a total black out mode where it would turn off everything electrical (dash, fuel sender, lights, alarm, wipers, fan, radio, radiator fan, even the charge controller its self) so absolute 100% power was going to the starter motor from one or both of the flat batteries. i even went thurther to run all of the engines electronics from the other battery (even though it was low too) so the voltage drop of having the starter motor on it would not effect the spark. it would cycle through getting the engine spinning on both batteries, then switch one over to run just engine electronics. given the batteries had enough juice to just get the engine over compression twice it would fire up.. not bad for a carbed engine.

when it detected the engine was running (with a little voltage sniffer circuit i built to read +14 volts as 14.4v is about standard alternator voltage) it would go into "charge" mode where it detects which battery has the least voltage then charge that one first. if the voltage of both batteries was within a tolerance of about 10% it would charge both batteries up together.

most of this was made from old chargers i spliced together i found at different scrap yards.
the relay system was a pain to make. on normal "ignition on" it puts everything through a 150 amp rated relay. not enough for starting the engine. for that i had to wire in a separate starter solenoid which could take the amps but only power up (from a battery of the controllers choice) when and only when the key was turned to the start position.

one of the things i want to add to this is a desulfate function, where it automatically disconnects the battery of choice from anything in the car then nukes the battery with about 15 volts for about 20 mins to half an hour (using a DC to DC voltage booster). this would be a manually activated option

sadly if both batteries were really flat and it was a rainy dark night, the batteries would never fully charge due to the alternator amps not being high enough. (it would charge them both eventually but would take ages)


this is the kind of things that i build when i am bored.

lately i have playing with tesla coils.. no.. really..

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