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by Grunzter
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Some new springs today from CMI Springs in Mt Wellington, they have stock of some random sizes... One size replaced the heavy door hinges, as the new doors a light weight fibreglass, and I would have probably bent the doors on the original springs... http://i64.tinypic.com/2e572mf.jpg The other litt...
by Grunzter
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Thanks for that link! :) Last few days been a bit slow, but done a lot of cleaning, and spray bombing small repairs. Got the rear hatch lock from a Z club forum member! thanks. Got the lever and cable mounted. This will make my life much easier when fitting the rear hatch, as pins would have had to ...
by Grunzter
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: DJ's other 280ZX
Replies: 43
Views: 10347

Re: DJ's other 280ZX

Nice to see a 280 getting back on its feet.
Glad you removed the edging strip along the length of the car, looks much better without it.
...Nice Lambo!
by Grunzter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

for the crank pulley I have one of the last Nissan Motorsports USA dampers, same as used by the works racing cars of the period.
I ordered it off Nissan Motorsports in CA before they moved.
Part number as per the "how to modify your L series OHC engine..."...
by Grunzter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Ok thanks, I have a Motec M800 ECU, and will be changing to a Motec Dash. I found this shop in the US that sells Electromotive stuff, example their 3x2 coil pack. https://electromotive.com/our-products/6-cylinder-direct-fire-unit/ this place has the best prices... :) https://www.racetep.com/manufact...
by Grunzter
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Thanks Anthony, I'll go flexible at the moment on the rear since I'm half way there, and see how it goes. As for the brakes, decided to stay with the factory mount, as the hub has a machined face to help centre it. Though having it slip over the studs does kill two birds with one stone... Reg likes ...
by Grunzter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Ordered a new rear hatch inner seal and the front wind shield upper & lower moulding strips from Z Car Source in the USA today. https://zcarsource.com/weatherstrip-seals/weatherstrip-280zx I have the original rear seal, its not great but definitely not to bad as well. Will keep it as a spare. I did ...
by Grunzter
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Thanks Anthony, An Angle bracket at the back would definitely make it easier. I got a bit paranoid after reading some horror stories on the www of broken diff casings. Ps. What's your comments on Daniel's (DJZ) post about the location of mounting the front rotors? Today, I put the pedal box in and o...
by Grunzter
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Ok, sketched up a diff mount. Will use Nolathane bush around the stock mount, with a steel machined washer top and bottom. (40mm OD x 8mm thick for the top as I need a spacer on the top, and 4mm thick for the bottom). I will make the mount out of aluminium and if that fails, steel... One thing I did...
by Grunzter
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Done a test fit of the rear subframe today, mostly so I can measure up for the new rear diff mount. Rear wheels will push out another ~12mm when the rear brake hats are fitted. http://i66.tinypic.com/28vru43.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/qpkl4x.jpg And looking at the axle angle... the diff needs to go ...
by Grunzter
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

I was going to mount them to the original rotor bolt holes... Assumed that was ok, even though its a bit old school. However, if I put it between the hub and the wheel, it would save making the ~8mm spacer I need. But the hat step would be quite large, and similar to what I will need at the rear. ht...
by Grunzter
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240z resto on Duke tv
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: 240z resto on Duke tv

Watched this as well, thought some basic filters on the ITB's would have made sense. I wish restoring cars was this simple, but good to see some air time for the Z car! for those that missed it: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5souz3 and it must have been a repeat... https://zclub.nz/viewtopic.ph...
by Grunzter
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

I gave the insides of the strut towers a blast of white paint, so need to let that dry before I lift up the sub frame. I'm not allowed to work on it tomorrow, so will need to wait a few days. :( Today I measured up the front brake hats, will do the rear when I'm allowed in the garage again. :) Will ...
by Grunzter
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Greased the CV's up, and now fully assembled and tight. Next job is to move it into place. Still need to machine or make: - Bottom shock bushes (4 parts, 2 per side) - Rod end spacers (8 pcs, 2 per rod end) - New rear diff mount. - Resilient washers for OEM mounts. (2 pcs) http://i66.tinypic.com/5b8...
by Grunzter
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...
Replies: 177
Views: 75808

Re: Datsun 280ZX IMSA GTU replica race car build...

Made a start on the rear subframe today. I still need to measure up and machine the proper rod end spacers, but that will need to wait until the new year when businesses open again. Fitted the Wolf-Creek-Racing axles, only issue I had was the torque they specified, 50 ft-lbs for M8 seems a bit high ...