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#21 fivetenguy

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

Oh, and when you put the front wheels on, make sure you turn it lock-to-lock and check clearances before you drive it. There's a 95% chance those tires will clip the front edge of the fender opening when you turn. You can gingerly pull them out a bit to keep it from happening, if you're set on that tire size.

Thanks for the info. I will keep this in mind. I would hate to damage the fenders. As far as the tire size, I had purchased them before I thought of asking or done research on the best tire size :(

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:41 PM

I can't tell you if I like the tires yet because i still have the car on jack stands. I'm currently working on the front suspension. I'm putting '80 210 control arms, strut rods and steering nuckles. I bought new outer tie rod ends and ball joints for a 210 and inner tie rod ends for a 1200. Also preparing the 280zx struts for better brakes and narrower track to help tuck in the wider tires.

 

Good on ya.  :thumbup:

 

 

i think DF nailed it with the comment of everything being cheaper and lighter on the 1200. In the sense of ride quality and driving experience, well I can't really say much about that yet. I only drove it about 130 miles home and started working on the car. I will say, how ever, that the car drove like a Cadillac compared to my 510s. The ride was smooth, comfortable and i was able to carry a conversation without raising my voice very much. 

 

They have a good bit more suspension travel stock than a 510. And much softer springs/shocks. They do ride very well.  B)

 

The vent windows in the front doors are something the 510 really needs, too...  


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


#23 datsunfreak

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for the info. I will keep this in mind. I would hate to damage the fenders. As far as the tire size, I had purchased them before I thought of asking or done research on the best tire size :(

 

Could always get a pair of 175/60-14s for the front, then save the unused front pair for when you burn off the rear tires.   ^_^


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 08:13 AM

The heater valve is available on eBay from Bprojects out of Japan. Just checked and they are still on there. Sorry I can't copy a link from the app it seems. NLA from the dealers I tried. It is expensive at $79.00, but is the correct part and requires no mods. You might be able to rig something else, but...

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#25 fivetenguy

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 12:52 PM

Thanks dozenhundred. A bit pricey but totally worth it.

 

There are a few parts that I'm interested in from Bprojects. I think I'll just order everything at once. Need to save some $$$.



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 12:59 PM

They have a good bit more suspension travel stock than a 510. And much softer springs/shocks. They do ride very well.  B)

 

The vent windows in the front doors are something the 510 really needs, too...  

 

I'm 100% with you on this one. I love those vent windows in the front doors. Works as A/C when you're going fast enough. ^_^

 

Could always get a pair of 175/60-14s for the front, then save the unused front pair for when you burn off the rear tires.   ^_^

 

I was thinking camber plates. Have you guys tried them on a 1200? Will the plates give me the bit of camber I need to clear the front fender?? I figure if I'm going to pay about $120 for a pair of tires plus $20 to mount and balance, I might as well put that money towards camber plates. What do you guys think?



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 06:47 PM

I was thinking camber plates. Have you guys tried them on a 1200? Will the plates give me the bit of camber I need to clear the front fender?? I figure if I'm going to pay about $120 for a pair of tires plus $20 to mount and balance, I might as well put that money towards camber plates. What do you guys think?

 

Camber plates won't fix the problem. It clips the fender down low, right behind the bumper. It has to do with the fender opening being too short front to back. 

 

There are only 3 fixes for it. Pull the lower corners of the fenders out 1/2" or so (done that, works great, fairly invisible to non-1200 guys), trim about 1/4" off the edge of the fender at the bottom (done that, only a good plan if you are going to repaint the car), or install some flares (what I did on my current 1200).  


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:49 AM

Thanks for that bit of info DF. Hopefully I'll be able to fit the front wheels pretty soon.

 

Installed all the front steering rod ends and ball joints. I've included the part numbers for future reference. You can really tell the difference on the parts made in Japan from the ones made in Korea.

 

The bottom of this car is caked in oil. I scraped most of it off when I was putting the steering components together. Added some boring ass pics. Nothing exciting happened this week. I'm hoping next week I can get more done.

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:56 AM

Guys, I have a question: Are the front 1200 wheel studs interchangeable with the ZX? The ones currently on the 1200 struts are much longer than stock.

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:56 AM

Looks good.  Don't forget to grease the components (like I did) :)

 

I would also recommend getting some new bushings for the radius arms and sway bar end links and the sway bar mounts.   Since you are down there already.

 

I did all of those and also bought bushings for the LCA's but couldn't figure out how to install them so I left them alone.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

The ones currently on the 1200 struts are much longer than stock.

 

Was it once owned by an enthusiast? Because those are definitely not the stock 1200 studs. Nissan Motorsports (aka Datsun Comp) used to sell some about that length?

 

But I will say this, stock 280ZX studs are hell of short...   :rofl:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 03:51 PM

And if you're asking if you can knock those out and put them in the 280ZX hubs, then yes. They are interchangeable.  :thumbup:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 05:19 PM

neat project!

 

this was my coupe. also og paint

(i sold it with panasports, but another owner put the jumbo rotas on it)

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 06:27 PM

God I loved that car...^^^^^^^^



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:05 AM

Looks good.  Don't forget to grease the components (like I did) :)

 

I would also recommend getting some new bushings for the radius arms and sway bar end links and the sway bar mounts.   Since you are down there already.

 

I did all of those and also bought bushings for the LCA's but couldn't figure out how to install them so I left them alone.

 

Thanks for the reminder. Earlier in the week I looked for my grease gun but could not find it. I think I might have let someone borrow it...but I can't remember who.

 

Was it once owned by an enthusiast? Because those are definitely not the stock 1200 studs. Nissan Motorsports (aka Datsun Comp) used to sell some about that length?

 

But I will say this, stock 280ZX studs are hell of short...   :rofl:

 

Not sure if the guy I bought the car from installed the longer studs or not. He's definitely a datsun enthusiast but I don't know if he would have taken the time to install the studs. He gave me some rear shocks and 3" lowering blocks. These were all thinks he was going to install but lost interest since he was too big for the car.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:07 AM

neat project!

 

this was my coupe. also og paint

(i sold it with panasports, but another owner put the jumbo rotas on it)

 

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Thanks Burabuda.

 

Your old car is beautiful. I've always loved it.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:48 PM

These were all thinks he was going to install but lost interest since he was too big for the car.

 

How big is he??   :blink:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 06:36 AM

He's probably around 6'3" and 275lbs. He told me that he had to hold his head down when he drove it home because his head was rubbing on the headliner. Maybe he made it up to give me an excuse why he was selling it :confused: .



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:18 PM

He's probably around 6'3" and 275lbs. 

 

So am I.   :rofl:

 

Only problem I have is bonking my head on the roof every third time I sit down in it...  

 

Too used to the 510 roof height maybe...   ^_^


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:00 PM

Only problem I have is bonking my head on the roof every third time I sit down in it... 

 

 

I'm only 5'7" so I don't think I'll ever have that problem and that's probably the only advantage to being under 6' :rofl: .

 

I'm going to check out some Civic seats today. I hope they are half as nice as the owner says they are. I'm hoping that they are not too big or tall for the car. I was thinking of getting the original seats reupholstered, but I'm not going to be able to afford what they are going to want for the job. I've got too many projects going on and I'm by no means a wealthy man.

 

I'll try to get some work tomorrow and post more pics of the progress.