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#41 Hunterdane

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 02:33 PM

so i got these a couple months ago from a guy in vancouver with a beautiful 510. only $200 for both. 

 

 

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this happened, 280zx brakes are awesome. Ground kontrol decided that i should have 340lb springs though. They are really stiff. probably helping with the lack of front sway bar though. 

 

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A bunch of shitty pics of the exhaust, the light in my dads shop wasn't helping. 

 

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this is the ISIS trans mount (really stupid design) definitely stiffens things up and no longer isolates vibrations. crossmember probably needs some gussets. did that under the car pre-lift. 

 

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My dad got a lift a few weeks ago. Makes everything so easy : )

 

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My dog loves to lay in the sparcos, little mud prints all over

 

 

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I will take more pictures tonight. Ill give some info on the fuel system for anyone interested. 

 

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I also got an OBD2 plug wired in and am using a code reader as a dash right now. Plan on running a 8" tablet over bluetooth running the torque app. 

 

 

more updates on the way. 

 

Hopefully some donut videos as well. 



#42 Hunterdane

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 09:33 PM

Optima yellow top in the trunk

 

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for fuel im running a small piston pump to pull from the tank to the surge tank, and then a walbro 255 from the surge tank to the fuel rail. 

 

The surgetank plus braided line and fittings all came in a kit on ebay for $100

 

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simple radiator brackets

 

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#43 Hunterdane

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 09:35 AM

So im having a problem with the brakes. All four brakes are sticking. All components are new on all four corners and the master cylinder and booster. ive adjusted the brake pedal so the master cylinder returns all the way. i cant figure it out. while im driving the brakes feel great, there is always some resistance though. they never completely release. 



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 10:40 AM

Very cool build... On the brakes- Are you running an adjustable proportioning valve? With the SX master and ZX fronts, not sure if that piston sizes are compatible... Or if that would cause residual pressure. My first thought was that the pedal rod is too long, but you said you adjusted it. It should have slack when disengaged (I'm sure you know this.. Just thinking out loud).
I hope you get to the bottom of it soon. Love the car and engine choice!

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#45 Hunterdane

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 10:56 AM

I had a new 13/16ths master but i couldn't get any pedal pressure so i bought a 15/16ths (280zx), also the rear calipers were on the wrong side. but after fixing that the pedal feels great, its stiff but awesome braking power, and it doesn't pull to one side, they just never release all the way. I adjusted the pedal so it has 1/16 - 1/8th of play before engaging the rod but that didn't fix it. 

 

I'm running a 280zx master

new stock booster

280zx front brakes

200sx rear brakes 

 

the only thing i reused was the stock distribution block/ proportioning valve

 

Could that be the problem?



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 09:16 PM

I'd post in the tech section about the proportioning valve. My car modding experience is largely with air cooled VW, I'm new to the Datsun scene, but I know The wrong or mis-adjusted prop valve can cause residual pressure issues in those cars.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 01:35 PM

yeah i fixed the brakes. The rod connected to the pedal was adjusted correctly, but the rod between the booster and master cylinder was too long. i added a shim and fixed it. brakes feel great. There is a clunky rattely noise coming from the drivers side front though. Think it might be the ball joint. hopefully that is a quick fix. 

 

Also the steering is feeling pretty loose. i replaced tie rods, idler arm, and centerlink. i also adjust the steering box. I guess its probably just worn out. 



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 01:37 PM

Also, im starting to think at wheels and tires. 

 

im thinking 195/50 r15's in the front with +4 offset. I have 280zx struts so I think those will fit. 

 

And im curious if 205/50 r15's with +12 offset will fit in the back? I have the H165 rear axle so the rear track was increased like 12mm total I think. 



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:30 PM

Update.
Cant believe its been a year since ive looked at this.

Wheels and tires : 15x7 konig rewinds 0 offset front and rear

195/45r15 federal 595's, super cheap on tireseasy.com

Im living in malaysia for work right now so naturally ive been looking for jdm parts.

I just bought a front bumper with light. On the lookout for reae bumper and maybe an airdamn or flares or fender mirrors.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:27 AM

If anyone is interested, This car is for sale. It runs perfect, all the drivetrain is dialed. just needs someone who wants to work on interior. 

 

PM me if interested, looking for 3.5K

 

Thanks,

Hunter



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:05 PM

PM Sent.

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:31 AM

Thanks for contacting me, i'm checking on shipping cost...if any Ratsun members can help with a shipping company, it would be greatly appreciated!!

 

Thanks.