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D1JL's Build Thread

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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.

About the name Taz

It all started many years ago.
The Tasmanian Devil has always been my favorite cartoon character.
I guess it was because he always left waist and destruction in his wake.
In the early seventies I was in Japan and built a motorcycle (photo above) with the sole purpose to beat another racer.
It was orange and I named it Taz.
When I bought my FiST, I was reminded of that bike.
I named the FiST, Taz as well.
Then because of the Fiesta name I adopted the party theme.
I found the picture of Taz on the internet then I added the bottle, hat, and maracas.
The ultimate “Party animal”
It didn’t hurt that the FiST was built in Mexico but there was no ethnicity intended here.


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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Wow. The list you've made with corresponding pictures is great. Thanks.

I will have many questions in the near future.
 


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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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Rear Wing

Before trading in my '11 Fiesta SES for the FiST, I removed the Euro style rear wing that I had previously modified with the Mountune Winglets.
I took this wing to my paint shop and had it color matched to my new FiST.



Later I decided to replace this wing with a newley released Maxton Design RS style wing for the FiST.

The first step was to order the RS style wing and this is what I got.



The next step was to mate this part to an OEM non-ST Fiesta wing.
The main thing I must say is that it is not Plug-N-Play.
This was a little time consuming as the instructions were very vague.

They do not provide the exact measured locations to drill the holes to mate the two parts but only a picture showing approximate locations.
I believe this is too complex to explain in a post and you would need to be shown.
All I could really say is to just set the RS section on top of the OEM Fiesta wing.
Then you will need to draw reference lines to locate where the mounting holes are.
After the wing combination is assembled, all of the mounting locations to the car are the same as the originally installed wing.



Then off to the paint shop again to have this all color matched the my FiST once more.

 


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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.



Unfortunately I spun a bearing racing it so it was then salvaged into other projects.

The special racing parts of the engine were removed, the engine was then rebuilt and placed into my street bike.
The Frame and all other racing parts were sold to another racing enthusiast for a Honda ST90 (Mighty Dax) and a lot of cash.

I guess this was my first ST.

ST90s.jpg
I have four frames and tons of parts to build more of these.
Anyone wanting a project, please contact me.
 


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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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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?
 


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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.




Dave
 


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