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#21 invalidusername

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:50 AM

Well, I started working on the brakes yesterday by replacing the booster and master cylinder. The master was leaking and the booster looked llike complete garbage, it may not be bad but I figured replacing it couldn't hurt anything (wallet aside). I found a freaking old acorn in the vacuum line going to the booster.....how in the hell? 

 

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All in all a fairly easy endeavor. I did bleed everything using the install directions from rockauto and going off past experience, there probably is still air in the lines. I'm a little concerned though, pushing the pedal completely to the floor still doesn't seem to engage the brakes. I didn't see any leaks, I'll be doing the pads today, hopefully bleeding from the brakes themselves will help.  The reservoirs on the old master had mud inside them, Im sure some of that made it to the lines. 



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:03 AM

I'm considering getting this brake line "kit" from ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...738.m2548.l4275

 

Unless someone knows a better place to get lines from.  I doubt these are preformed, but if they already have the ends and are at least the right length, I can handle that part. I'm on the fence about it, I guess I'll just see how the rest of this brake job goes. Opinions welcome, in the mean time I'll continue to use the search button. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:57 PM

Been a very busy last few weeks, now I'm working shift work, so very little progress. So, none of those "kits" supposedly will work with the 610. Though I'm sure they probably would, I'd rather not waste my money in case. Anyone have any recommendations for where to get replacement brake lines, rotors and/or remanufactured front calipers? It got too dark before I could finish, but I wasn't able to compress the front caliper enough so that it will fit back over the rotor, even with the bleeder screw removed. I PB blasted the hell out of it, I guess we shall see. If I can't find anything for the brake lines I'll just buy the tools and learn how to make new lines, something I should learn anyway. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:43 PM

if you really read what the kit it giving you it's just a bunch of random straight lines and fittings.
You'll still have to bend everything and it's seem like you will end up with a bunch of union joints...
The long coils aren't to bad to uncoil if you wanna learn how to flare..
I used that to connect my master to rear on my 521 in one piece an just bought some smaller straight pieces like that kit for the connections between the tees and calipers...
I would measure your vehicle and see what you actually need..
The kit could be good but you can get flared lengths at the local autoparts store so why buy the extra..
Also do you have all metric or sae fittings?
I did a disk upgrade so some of mine now are metric and some still sae...

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:11 AM

I had no idea you could get flared lines at auto stores, thanks for that. I'll be checking that out, I've gotten in the habit of not bothering with Autozone or Advanced since most times they don't have the part or charge too much. I only need the two rears. I replaced the single flexible line in the rear and the fronts are flex too. So far everything has been metric. I'll be getting back to it this weekend, earlier if it doesn't rain Thursday and Friday. I might as well get all the tools for running these lines anyway since I'm completely redoing my ZX. Having done conduit and swage-lock, I don't mind bending tubing, I just didn't want the first flared lines I ever made to be the brake lines on my wife's car....well, not while we are happily married. 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:29 AM

If you just need the 2 rear hard line just measure and get the closest length... i try not to do the flares unless i have too... I just bought a few lines the other day, Not to bad on the price, but I tried to get the better quality ones....
They even had bulk line available too ...

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:22 PM

nice find! looks to be in great condition!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:53 AM

I had no idea you could get flared lines at auto stores, thanks for that. I'll be checking that out, I've gotten in the habit of not bothering with Autozone or Advanced since most times they don't have the part or charge too much. I only need the two rears. I replaced the single flexible line in the rear and the fronts are flex too. So far everything has been metric. I'll be getting back to it this weekend, earlier if it doesn't rain Thursday and Friday. I might as well get all the tools for running these lines anyway since I'm completely redoing my ZX. Having done conduit and swage-lock, I don't mind bending tubing, I just didn't want the first flared lines I ever made to be the brake lines on my wife's car....well, not while we are happily married.

Yeah I miss my employee discount at Autozone...
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:07 AM

Thank you! Yeah, I got the lines, waaay cheaper than buying a "kit". I'm still having issues with the calipers. I rebuilt my 280zx calipers a while back, which wasn't too difficult, but these are being a pita, no movement at all. I've soaked them in pb blaster for a few days, used some heat as well, nothing. Well, not nothing, some pitch black fluid worked it's way out when I heated the caliper, so something came loose. I just need to find a set that are worth rebuilding or have been rebuilt. Sad thing is these don't look terrible, they just seem to be stuck. I'm pissed that this is the only hold up to having this girl on the road, working shift work leaves me little time to work on it during my on weeks. 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

Well, I got the brakes redone, just need to do vacuum hoses then work on the AC.  I have a few small issues here and there: Driver window fell down into the door when I was driving it, passenger seatbelt wont engage, turn signals stopped working (emergency flashers work so I think it may be the contacts in the stalk), ignition switch needs to be replaced and some surface rust needs to be addressed before getting too bad. Overall not too bad for it's age.  We're having a "car show" for work next month and I plan to bring the goon and my wife's Scion. 



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:13 PM

Found a local guy that does automotive paint. Quoted 1200 + price of paint to fix all the rust and repair any dents.....seems damn reasonable to me, I sure as hell don't have the time or space to do it. I just bought a cheap LVLP gun and will be doing the engine bay of the ZX so that will take most of my "project" time. That and the shed I'm building...and the loft I'm redoing..and the book shelf I'm building...it doesn't stop. 



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:24 PM

Since I've made so many posts with no pics, here are a few of my Z before I started working on it. Headlights are completely different now:

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:55 PM

Sweet. The wife is figuring out what color she wants, she is leaning towards metallic green...if someone has a metallic green wagon and wants to post a few pics, please do. Meanwhile I've purchased a Redline 32/36 weber carb with electric choke that will hopefully be here in a few days. I'll spend one good solid day on the car, get the brakes where they need to be, slap on the carb and hopefully my wife can finally go get some groceries in it like she's wanted to....she has some pretty damn achievable life goals. 



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

Well, bled the brakes, still need a little adjusting. The wife was pretty happy driving it around for the first time ever. 

 

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It tries to keep running after cutting it off though, also it overheated (doesn't help it was around 98F outside). I'll be installing the Weber soon and probably flushing the coolant system and replacing the thermostat. So much for this not being a project. 



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

The way it usually works for me......

 

Hey, I just bought a Datsun......really translates into....Hey, I just bought a project.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:31 PM

The way it usually works for me......

 

Hey, I just bought a Datsun......really translates into....Hey, I just bought a project.

Haha, yeah, I should have known better. It's cool though. I'm glad it runs, and runs well at that.

 

I replaced the filler hose and started the weber install today but got rained out. I hope to have the weber installed and adjusted before I go back into work this week. I'll probably make her a center console with cup holders and arm rest in the next couple weeks.