I supposed if the full swing is seen and it still sees 0/100%, it shouldn't matter. Just one of those values that stuck in my head over the years and was staring me in the face.
Updated the first post in this built thread, to reflect more part numbers, updates, tweaks, things I had forgotten to add, etc etc.
Hood is now R52 red and may get the nod for a plastidip rising sun motif. A thougt for another day, but the hood came with the shell I stripped and must remain installed due to the radiator no being able to sit lower (north south bar fitment) and rad cap sitting in where I excised the support structure on the underside of the hood. For now the hood is polished and looking good minus some old fluid stain damage that runs DEEP. My rags were red, very "red" when I finished my hand held cut and polish routine back in august.
Yesterday, I washed the car in the driveway. Rims holding up well, wheel torque stayed at 80 ft/lbs on all but the LF wheel. Slight movement on the flat washer style lugs as I passed over them. This is why paint build up in certain areas, should be prevented/avoided or dealt with shortly after painting occurs with high solid count/build paint. I anticipated this partly because of paint and the lug nuts that I had to tap. Yes, every single lug nut was rusty/no really tapped deep enough to fit my longer studs (even taking into account the spacers/rim lug seat depth), and nearly rounded off a bunch of stud threads at the front hubs. I saved everything, but the aftermarket black flat washer lugs should have gotten more attention from me as I critiqued them just after purchase. No harm done, but for the cost, I can't complain and they are staying "black" until the sun fades them or sockets inevitably cause some flaking of the coating. For now, they should do well, and I love the look of black lugs. Pics to follow now that the car is clean and "together" in final road going mode. I have nearly 800 km's on the car, with all the new parts installed. Re-tightened the serpentine/V-Belts as I was getting some chirping when the car was falling back down below idle speed/hiccupping like these idle speed circuits like to induce with cold motors.