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    I love updates on this build.

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    Dude, holy shit! I just read the entire thread and I absolutely applaud you!

    My only qualm is with the soldering on the wire harness. Soldering does not belong on a vehicle. Some may call me out for nitpicking but it could potentially lead to more issues that require a lot of time and digging to rectify.

    Quoting myself here from another thread:

    One word of recommendation though, solder does not belong in a car. Proper crimp and splice connections will out live and out perform solder in a vehicle. Use proper adhesive lined heat shrink butt crimps with a good crimping tool. Always give the wires the tug test before shrinking down the connectors. If it fails the tug test, then the connection must be redone. A proper crimp is stronger than the wire its self.

    Only place solder should be used is in PCB boards. Wires should be crimp only.

    The rigidity of a solder connection can fail and crack due to vibrations and heat cycles.
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    The craftsmanship and engineering and tools are just amazing... but it just seems so over the top excessive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proboner View Post
    ... but it just seems so over the top excessive.
    That's not a bad thing. If the car was built to handle 300whp and you used it at 300whp then you would be maxing out the capabilities and abilities of the engine, chassis, safety, etc. If the car was built to handle 600whp and used only at 300whp then you have a margin for safety and potential for future work. My numbers are purely for example but it helps show the concept.

    I'd much rather over build and be at 60-80% duty cycle on parts and chassis then be pushing 100% and straining everything all the time.
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    updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    Dude, holy shit! I just read the entire thread and I absolutely applaud you!

    My only qualm is with the soldering on the wire harness. Soldering does not belong on a vehicle. Some may call me out for nitpicking but it could potentially lead to more issues that require a lot of time and digging to rectify.

    Quoting myself here from another thread:

    This is great and correct advice which I concur.
    I work on large mining machines. Often under spec'ed wires fracture. Then they are soldered repaired. The solder, without exception, will again fracture in surprisingly short time. This failure manifests as bizarre and misleading electrical faults. We now don't solder anymore. We use straight crimps with heat shrink properties to seal it up after.


    Also waiting for updates on this amazing build...

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    What happened to this thread? Just read the whole thing and want MOAR

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    Firstly I am going to say I have not touched the Z in a hell of a long time

    DSC00969 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    I have many things I still want to do to this

    DSC01005 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    It does run currently, so that's a plus

    DSC00963 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    DSC00023 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Its not much but I decided to post some photos of the little bastard from over the last few months

    DSC01064 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    I have been busy with my other project, and this has been put on the back burner

    DSC00980 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    My M5 needed "maintenance", this has taken a bit longer than expected (I have started another build on here and I think you would enjoy it, http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...M5-revitalized)

    DSC00985 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    That is a wrap for now, hopefully soon I can get back to the Z and do the rest of the cool stuff

    DSC08543 by tom maloy, on Flickr

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    It just clicked that you are the same person that is building this Z as well as the M5 in the other thread. I frequently visit your threads and enjoy the attention to detail. Keep it up!

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    I was about to get so salty if this thread was bumped without a post from OP. Still love your attention to detail man.

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    Today's topic, hood pins



    Currently ditching the factory hood release


    As usual a nice chunk of aluminum to start with




    Dykem looks so cool with just a bit of wear




    Made a slot


    Drilling out the center




    Brass for great contrast


    Threaded the brass Hex




    Made a nice little clamp


    So everything you have just looked at forget it ever happened. I decided to ditch the whole brass clamp (I am sure I will find a use for it later)


    The new plan is to make more traditional type hood pins


    Using these little holes on the inner fender for a mounting point


    Need to make a couple backing plates to mount the pins to












    These aluminum bosses are going to be what sets the height of the pins




    Using some more threaded inserts to mount the backing plate to the inner fender




    The aluminum bosses will now be in position to attach the hood pins




    Cutting the pins to diameter


    That is all I got for now!

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    how i feel arriving in this thread


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    Hood pins part II




    Roll pins for days

    Made a slight taper on the pin head

    The thing with roll pins is never cut them flush until your 100% done, much easier to press out

    Longboi



    Peekin

    Oh how I love a cheap simple hole saw

    Aluminum hood 0 harbor freight hole saw 1

    I decided that I don't need this

    Next up is the back 2 pins

    Raw usefulness a.k.a aluminum angle

    Like it was meant to be



    Much the same as the front 2 mounts



    Needed a bit of clearance

    Yes I have a sticker problem, and yes its flat on both sides





    I am really hungry and out of photos

    Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsogiba View Post
    how i feel arriving in this thread

    This killed me , a million thanks dude!

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    so glad to see updates!

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    Part 3 of the hood pins

    A hole
    DSC02559 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Hand model, booked for the next year
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    Rear anchors, these are mounted to the old hood hinge mounts and will complete the set of four
    DSC02578 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    I used roll pins(double shear) here to attache the pins to the anchors
    DSC02582 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    DSC02589 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    DSC02611 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    Hood fits! first try!
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    Diglets is what I call them
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    A humble stainless tube
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    A bunch of holes
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    Cut into 4 smaller tubes
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    Machined I.D. to fit snugly over the hood pins
    DSC03989 by tom maloy, on Flickr

    All I got for today, hood pin part 4 will show it all coming together

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    This thread revival is the best thing 2020 has to offer.

    In for more updates, its been so long!

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    Loving your work as always! Really enjoying watching the creativity of making your own parts up.

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    Before I can continue with hood pins the hood needs some addressing

    I actually completely ruined my hood not that long ago in a spectacular fashion, while test driving it for one of the first times the hood decided it was no longer happy being held down with a cheap mostly broken bungee cord(stupid idea to drive it like this I am completely aware)

    Anyway you can see here its really mangled, and this was after lots of gentle persuasion


    I sure as hell was not going to buy another hood, so I decided to "repair" in the most unreasonable way I could think of


    If you have been following me for awhile I think you can see where this going. hint:rivets








    This is going to be a lot of rivets


    Radius/finishing edges




    Blue dye for spacing rivets


    These layout fans make creating equal spaces a breeze


    I think its 1" spacing if i remember correctly


    Feels good to be using the punch and cleco pliers again


    1st of many


    One side roughed in


    The good news is the hood was far from mint, it had tons of hail damage and other issues, but this is all I got for right now

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    So excited to see an update on this, sucks about the hood but cant wait to see what all you end up doing with those panels.
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    Hood project continues


    Overall rough look

    Making the rings for the hood pins

    Machining the thru holes one the hood pin rings















    Sketching out the exhaust dump surround



    Experimenting with some designs, rough sketching it all in

    Leaving it here for now

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    Coming back on this forum since ages and Im greeted with an update on this thread.

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    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    Updates a plenty

    Hood exit surround, rough cut of whats coming


    Kind just cutting away and playing with a few ideas




    Softening the edges






    Cutting some slots


    Shoved a light under the hood to illuminate the section that will be cut


    Not fully cut apart yet, needed to mark out where the hole in the hood was located relative to the hood exit surround






    Laying out the rivet holes for attaching to the hood


    Insert holes


    Cleco time for test fitting!


    Now to cut apart






    Coming along nicely


    This is one of my favorite types of projects, no real rule book to making a hood exit "shield" you can just run with it and make damn near anything you want

    I was kinda going for a gear shape look but its more in the sun flower spectrum I think not my original intention but I like it either way

    Going to leave it here, later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yezzz View Post
    Coming back on this forum since ages and Im greeted with an update on this thread.

    Nothing like logging on here and seeing your favorite build has an update, luckily there is tons of great builds on this forum

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