3428TM Build Log

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GTRene

17,148 posts

227 months

Monday 4th March
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Slow M said:
Brushed Aluminium with a coat of satin urethane spar varnish. Same as the dashboard.

I may do a band with a black and white checker pattern at the switches, that also creates boxes for labeling. Not at first, though. For now, it's just going to go together as is.
ah of course same as dash, forgot about that one :-)

what you also can do if not engrave that alu plate under every switch, is something like this? could also be handy, you can also get such in color for say important things, maybe something you can use? just thinking out loud.



colored like this example



I just came across those here

not that I know that site so can be? its just a example you ca get them in many sizes I just saw.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1393722822/brushed-al...


GAjon

3,755 posts

216 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Don’t label them Bernard, anti theft device?

I still sometimes look at my dash and think , what the hell does that do?

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Thursday 7th March
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If I don't label them, . . . international dash of mystery?

GTRene

17,148 posts

227 months

Thursday 7th March
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Slow M said:
If I don't label them, . . . international dash of mystery?

Slow M

Original Poster:

2,753 posts

209 months

Sunday 10th March
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The switch panel is done, more or less. Not the hoped for level of quality. Fought the beefy vinyl for all I'm worth, but I definitely had an easier time when I did this piece in suede, a couple of decades ago.

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Wednesday 13th March
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If I ever get to that point of refinement, there'll be labels. Probably also lights, to show whether circuits are on, while driving at night.

Thing is, labels aren't required to get this thing to move under its own steam.

Soooo, this bit is done, for the time being.


Oilchange

8,571 posts

263 months

Wednesday 13th March
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You could have had some fun with this, different placements, colours and a rotary thing just to mix it up...
Probably would have caused some to fit though.

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Like a master disconnect?
I hope to be able to fit this, centered, above the row of switches.

Oilchange

8,571 posts

263 months

Wednesday 13th March
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That sort of thing yes, I have a fuel pump switch like this.


Just a thought though...

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Thursday 14th March
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I've been thinking about red for fuel and ignition guards, but as the goal is substantial completion, that level of refinement is for later.

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Monday 8th April
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I added the starter button and some small scratches to the dash and then I added the master disconnect and a big, fking gouge to the switch panel. The signal I'm getting from my back is knocking refinishing those parts way down the priority list.

In all honesty, I botched the sequencing of the work on the switch panel. I should have countersunk the aluminum for the bolt head recesses first, and THEN made the hole for the key post. Doing it the other way around distorted the center hole.

GAjon

3,755 posts

216 months

Monday 8th April
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Looking good.

The problem we have with our isolator switch is, we went to a lot of effort fitting new interior cabin light and footwell lights, and of course, because we always isolate the car, when you open the door to get in none of them lovely lights come on!

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Monday 8th April
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Where did you mount it/them?

We installed one at the right side base of the windscreen.
Either one will shut everything off.
I prefer that to a pull string set-up.
Yes, I've seen that done, successfully, dozens of times but at the end of the day, it's a life-safety component.
Might as well do it the best way I know.

GAjon

3,755 posts

216 months

Tuesday 9th April
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On the M we have one located in the centre of the top dashboard face where the radio used to be.
We don’t need an exterior isolator because it’s only a road car.

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Even if you're only using it as a road car, and depending on how you wired your circuits, you may be better off relocating the master to the exterior.

Especially if your ignition key still turns off everything it did originally.

That way, you can power up, and get the lights operational before you get in, and you still have a means of turning all functions off from inside.

GAjon

3,755 posts

216 months

Wednesday 10th April
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Slow M said:
Even if you're only using it as a road car, and depending on how you wired your circuits, you may be better off relocating the master to the exterior.

Especially if your ignition key still turns off everything it did originally.

That way, you can power up, and get the lights operational before you get in, and you still have a means of turning all functions off from inside.
Yep, that would be a better idea, but , it’s all done now so it’ll have to go on the to do list for Christopher!


Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Friday 12th April
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What I really need, is recent video of that orange boned beastie in action.

I promise to turn up the volume.

GAjon

3,755 posts

216 months

Sunday 14th April
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Don’t know if this link will work, short video from a small sprint circuit called Curburough, very old mid nineties.



https://m.facebook.com/groups/593239004084705/perm...

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Friday 19th April
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Having problems using a desktop to post. Weird.

I remember that one, I think. Right hand downhill hairpin?

I just saw the all too brief vid Chris posted post bonnet re-wiring.
OH, THE SOUND!
THE FURY!
THE FLAMES!
JUST GLORIOUS!!!

Slow M

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2,753 posts

209 months

Monday 17th June
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PIPES!
Modeling this year's shade of BBQ black.
Had to do some grinding, because SOMEBODY left these outside for the better part of a decade.