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    Little update to this project... One of the main reasons for this whole project.... Rev410's! Just picked them up. Now time to pull them apart for some modifications. More pics to come!


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    Got the modifications done to my Rev410's! Painted the grills black and rotated them 45 deg. (I'm not a big fan of the Maltese Cross look and the wifey came up with this idea which I think looks good), powder coated the mounts black, and installed Neutrik connectors like the Pro485 had because I can't use the though clamp wiring design. Now I just have to re-pull the wires in the tower (upgrading to 12 gauge wire) and mount the pods.

    The inside of the tape lines mark the inner ribs inside the pod. I used them as reference for drilling the hole for the Neutrik connectors. Got to say cutting holes in brand new $1200 speakers is almost more pressure than cutting holes in a boat!




    Connectors installed and wiring. I used some stainless 6x32 machine screws with nylock nuts, and sealed them up with some 3M 5200 sealant. I was going to make some aluminum plates to back-up the pod for strength, but these things are beefy. The pod thickness is about 1/4" so I didn't bother.



    I sealed up the factory wiring hole with some more 3M 5200...


    Powder coated mount brackets...




    Grills masked off, just need to scuff and paint them...


    Painted...


    Grills installed and ready to mount speaker pods. I need to get some black touchup paint to paint the stainless screw heads on the grills and clean up some fine areas on the grills as well.


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    Had to make a small change to my "house battery" setup as I realized a potential fatal flaw... No battery disconnect! I re-purposed one of the factory disconnects and cut down the factory mounting bracket, then re-bent the flange. Also here are a few pics of the Rev410s mounted on the tower.





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    boat looks sweet as !!! Just wondering, your starboard battery, where is the earth connected. Mine is not conected and cant work out whee it goes???, pic would be good if possible.

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    It's hard to see exactly where the ground leads too with the interior back in, but it should bolt onto the back of the engine, either at the cylinder head or more than likely one of the bell housing bolts where the transmission bolts to the engine.
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    How did you wire your HU so that it is powered from the distribution block, but still turns on and off with the key pad? Or do you just use your battery disconnect switch?

    Awesome work on your install!!
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    thanks core-rider, couldnt find any missing bolts missing so I did as you said. Connected it to the bell housing and its all good.Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnovstel View Post
    How did you wire your HU so that it is powered from the distribution block, but still turns on and off with the key pad? Or do you just use your battery disconnect switch?

    Awesome work on your install!!
    Thanks man! I was worried about that myself when I went to rewire it, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. I just cut the factory + & - wires before the disconnect harness and rewired them to my distribution block. I left the memory power wire in place though. I always turn the HU off via the remote after I'm done for the day. I just tried turning it on without punching in the code and it did nothing. I'm not really sure how it works, but it does!
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