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2014 Fiesta ST named TAZ.



This is the second vehicle I have ever named TAZ.
Here is the first.


I have finally gotten around to posting a build thread.
I know that this may sound funny as my car is mostly completed.
Here you will be able to discuss projects I have done and/or am doing.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
I am not going to proliferate this thread with photos and comments that are already posted else where on this forum.
I will however post photos and information as needed when questions arise.

I did not modify this car to be the fastest in the world.
I have already found out, as long and hard as you chase a dyno, you will never win.
I built this car to have the best handling and braking as I can afford.
In addition I have personalized the looks and creature comforts.

Please click this link to see my current My MOD List with Photos.



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D1JL's TAZ-ST MOD List
Underlined items below are linked to photos.
Just click on an item to see the photo.

If you wish to ask questions or discuss my build or projects.

Please click here to go to my Build Thread.

Engine and Performance

Suspension and Chassis

Wheels and Brakes

Exterior and Lighting

Interior and Electronics
 

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Great list. What about adding a few of your how to threads as links to your OP? I the NAV TV is the one i'm thinking of as you had great details last I read it.
 
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I'm really curious about the custom badges myself. Have a set I picked up from DMB a while back, however they don't seem to adhere very well. Any suggestions on an adhesive that stands up to heat, washing, and the elements, that's also fairly minimal? Really dig the site layout and pictures of everything, looking great!
 
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I'm really curious about the custom badges myself. Have a set I picked up from DMB a while back, however they don't seem to adhere very well. Any suggestions on an adhesive that stands up to heat, washing, and the elements, that's also fairly minimal? Really dig the site layout and pictures of everything, looking great!
I have always cut my own.
It is sign grade vinyl that should last 7-9 years.
But with the thin lines in the Ford logo, any hard rubbing can cause problems.



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Awesome photo's. I like all the angles you took so you can see how the spoiler really looks!
 

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Digging the RS spoiler. Some fender flares would really complete the look imo
 
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Love the bike!

And your car of course:)
That bike was built in 1972 in Japan with the help of Pop Yoshimura.
Most of the parts came from HRC that were made for the CB750 factory racer that won Daytona in 1970 driven by Dick Mann.
It was built to 812 cc and had a one off custom cam designed and ground by Pop.
It also had the very first 4 into one header ever put on a bike, also custom hand built by Pop.
I remember very clearly watching Pop's wife sitting in the shop lapping the valves on it's custom ported head.

Here is another old photo.
This was taken in the day of paper photos.





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I'm curious about your big brake setup.
Front I've found the lapp racing thing still don't know where to buy it. And I haven't found anything for the rear. :-(
 
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I'm curious about your big brake setup.
Front I've found the lapp racing thing still don't know where to buy it. And I haven't found anything for the rear. :-(
Yes, they are from Lapp Racing.
The best thing to do is email them.




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Ok. Will do but how or where can I get the rotors? Without having to redrill them. Are they factory from another car? Or is my only option from stop tech?
All the parts I am using for the brakes were supplied by Lapp Racing.
I did not build the parts, I have only tested them.
Lapp Racing's plan was to offer the rotors in any style you want.
I am also absolutely sure that you can get the hardware kits without the rotors.
You can then obtain and use rotors from any rotor manufacturer you choose.




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That bike was built in 1972 in Japan with the help of Pop Yoshimura.
Most of the parts came from HRC that were made for the CB750 factory racer that won Daytona in 1970 driven by Dick Mann.
It was built to 812 cc and had a one off custom cam designed and ground by Pop.
It also had the very first 4 into one header ever put on a bike, also custom hand built by Pop.
I remember very clearly watching Pop's wife sitting in the shop lapping the valves on it's custom ported head.

Here is another old photo.
This was taken in the day of paper photos.







Dave
Dave, I am beyond words on how cool your CB is! Very awesome!
 

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