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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th September 2019, 19:09
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
For anyone interested in the custom rollover...

For anyone interested in the custom rollover hoops, I have included the dimensions I used below.

I had them made by Tom Wood, at Tube Bender.

Website: https://tube-bender.co.uk/
Email:...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th September 2019, 18:45
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Hi Dave, I could access via the top (with a...

Hi Dave,

I could access via the top (with a little difficulty) or through the end of the bar with a spanner.

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/IMG_20190624_191640.jpg

To be honest, I am...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 3rd August 2019, 18:21
Replies: 87
Views: 5,540
Posted By clinkadink
Great progress there, Gary. Well done. You must...

Great progress there, Gary. Well done. You must be chuffed.

Good to see the fuel filler pipe in. From the photo, it looks like it cuts through the boot space. Or is there still more to do?

The...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th July 2019, 10:05
Replies: 109
Views: 13,709
Posted By clinkadink
It is certainly the right time of year to be...

It is certainly the right time of year to be driving the car.

Your interior matches the car; modern, understated, chic. The paint job is first class, and the extra arch gap has improved the look...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th July 2019, 19:40
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
I have received 2 old Smiths speedometers, bought...

I have received 2 old Smiths speedometers, bought as 'parts' off ebay. I plan to use one for the speedo, and one for the tacho.

I stripped one down and fitted the BMW Z3 workings inside. I then...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th July 2019, 19:35
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
I damaged one of the 32 pin sockets in the...

I damaged one of the 32 pin sockets in the process, but managed to solder directly on to the track - so no real damage done. Locked in place with hot glue.
...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 27th July 2019, 19:31
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Today I extended the LCD, 32 wires x 400mm. The...

Today I extended the LCD, 32 wires x 400mm. The board is looking a little chaotic :eusa_whistle:

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/IMG_20190727_102339__01.jpg
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th July 2019, 19:59
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
I desoldered each of the 32 pins, and removed the...

I desoldered each of the 32 pins, and removed the LCD connector. Heads up to anyone else doing this, take care of the pins, they have a tendancy to pop off the white plastic mount and launch...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th July 2019, 19:51
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
The weather has cooled enough for me to get back...

The weather has cooled enough for me to get back in the garage. I decided to go ahead and remove the Z3 LCD display from the instrument cluster's PCB. Its a 32 pin connector, highlighted in red...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th July 2019, 12:41
Replies: 82
Views: 10,180
Posted By clinkadink
Awesome bit of work! How did you create the bezel...

Awesome bit of work! How did you create the bezel from straight pipe?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th July 2019, 17:33
Replies: 82
Views: 10,180
Posted By clinkadink
Looks really nice ... and I love the interior...

Looks really nice ... and I love the interior progress too.

Incidentally, what aftermarket gauges did you use for speedo and rev counter?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 24th July 2019, 17:24
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Thanks Joe. Good to know it can be done. I like...

Thanks Joe. Good to know it can be done. I like the idea of connecting the 2 bulbs at back to a switch, to display the LCD as and when required. Good tip!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd July 2019, 20:04
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Thanks Paul. Its been fun, and that's the main...

Thanks Paul. Its been fun, and that's the main thing. Although tonight I hit a snag. The GPS Speedo I purchased to replace the Z3 speedo, was meant to have adjustable mileage. It hasn't. There is a...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd July 2019, 19:21
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Hi Geoff, no, but the science stacks up. I will...

Hi Geoff, no, but the science stacks up. I will have a go and post back the results. Cheers, Chris.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd July 2019, 13:06
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Those veglia gauges look the business! Ingenious...

Those veglia gauges look the business! Ingenious putting the fuel gauge inside the speedo. Is that the original Z3 needle that i can see?

I believe you can change the direction of the stepper...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd July 2019, 09:01
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Ok, thanks, I will add that one too. That makes...

Ok, thanks, I will add that one too. That makes 12 lights in total.

I have been buying cheap 52mm gauges, but replacing the workings with BMW bits. They end up looking the same as the retro 52mm...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd July 2019, 08:51
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Hi Geoff, do you mean this one? I can add it if...

Hi Geoff, do you mean this one? I can add it if needed by MOT stations. Many thanks.

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/IMG_20190714_195037.jpg
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st July 2019, 20:25
Replies: 36
Views: 2,396
Posted By clinkadink
Some great tips there, thanks Paul.

Some great tips there, thanks Paul.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st July 2019, 20:11
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
I started marking up all the dimensions and...

I started marking up all the dimensions and cutouts. Also made the glovebox.

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/IMG_20190721_182748.jpg
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st July 2019, 20:09
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Cut the dash panel today using 6mm MDF. ...

Cut the dash panel today using 6mm MDF.

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/IMG_20190721_134948.jpg
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st July 2019, 06:57
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Early bird as well, Dave? I am just about to head...

Early bird as well, Dave? I am just about to head to the garage after my coffee :icon_biggrin:

The LCD is still available and fully functional. I did have a quick peak at seeing whether I could...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st July 2019, 06:49
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
It's a good point, I hadn't considered this....

It's a good point, I hadn't considered this. Thanks. I will later the faux leather in situe and test to see whether this may be a problem. Cheers :eusa_hand:
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st July 2019, 06:47
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
I have updated the photo to include names to each...

I have updated the photo to include names to each connection, as it may help in case someone wanted to have a go themselves ...

https://www.cata4data.com/img/cobra/IMG_20190720_111928__02.jpg
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st July 2019, 06:45
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Cheers Piguin. Hooking into the original...

Cheers Piguin.

Hooking into the original cluster is very easy, once I worked out a few things.


Figure out which lights actually work and their purpose, as they differ from model to model,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 20th July 2019, 21:55
Replies: 187
Views: 7,313
Posted By clinkadink
Cheer Dave. Hopefully the leccy prep will pay...

Cheer Dave. Hopefully the leccy prep will pay dividends, once the dash is in, suppose time will tell. Watch this space ;)
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