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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2012, 03:59:12 AM »
It'll be the wrong one.

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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #91 on: May 14, 2012, 04:21:07 AM »
Or postage will be $300

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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #92 on: May 14, 2012, 04:04:44 PM »
Hope it wasn't "used but with a couple of track days left in it!"
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« Reply #93 on: May 14, 2012, 07:05:10 PM »
I love you guys.  So supportive.

Postage was $39 from NT.

Brand new still in box.

Hope it fits.  Said in the ad 240/260/280Z.   So I'm sure it will fit or when we do Sirpent's run to the centre, I'll squirt up the road to Darwin and use it as a suppository on the seller!
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #94 on: May 25, 2012, 09:47:21 PM »
Well work is under way on the brakes.  Cleaning brakes sux.  I spend nearly 2 hours wire brushing these R31 calipers and was getting nowhere fast.  So I put my short arms into my deep pockets and went and bought a sand-blasting cabinet.

The first photo is after 2 hours; the 2nd is after about 15 minutes of sand blasting.

I got the cabinet from Supercheap and they have a sale on this w/end (I think) and the garnet I got from BJ Bearings.  Very happy with both.  Dare I say it was a BLAST!!  I crack myself up sometimes.  I'm so witty!
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #95 on: May 25, 2012, 09:49:44 PM »
By the way, the clutch arrived.  It cost the fellow $43 to post it down.  So it cost the fellow $3 to sell it to me :-(

Still a way off fitting it though.
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #96 on: August 18, 2012, 09:53:48 AM »
It's been a while since an update.

The front and rear brakes are just about finished, but before they get fitted to anything the struts need to be done.

I've started with the fronts.  Pretty easy going until I came to the gland nut!  That was a sharp thing to get out and in the end took the struts down to the local Nissan dealer.  They looked at the struts and couldn't even imagine what sort of Nissan they were from - and some of the mechanics were older than me!

Anyway, these things take two people to get out - unless you have the special tool and we all know no-one does!  So once they were off, the struts got a good clean up and blast.

I will be getting Ben's (Otomoto) coilovers and I will be sectioning the struts to maintain some suspension travel.  I am looking for shocker inserts that will fit in the 240 (51mm) struts that can effectively rebound a 6kg/mm spring.  Obviously I want to get them before I section the struts.  Anyone got any laying about?   ::)

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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #97 on: August 18, 2012, 10:19:14 AM »
The Toyota MR2 rear strut insert is a good and well documented option for sectioned 240Z/early 260Z front struts.  That's what I am using with Tokico Illuminas on my fronts and on the number 1 setting with King Springs.  If you dialed it higher I am certain it will control a stiffer spring like a 6kg/mm spring.  Otherwise does BenZed still do the complete system with the shock included?
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #98 on: August 18, 2012, 10:31:32 AM »
Is that MR2 rears for the front and rear of the Zed?  ie 4 x rears?  or do the rears take a different insert?

While I'm asking Q's, the bump stop that sits inside the spring at the top; where can I source these and what is the preferred material?
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #99 on: August 18, 2012, 10:35:10 AM »
Z31 300ZX is the shorter insert that is used front & rear on early Zedd. It's about 25mm shorter.
If you get new Koni's they (normally) supply you with a set of their progressive rate bump stops as well.

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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2012, 11:15:35 AM »
Is that MR2 rears for the front and rear of the Zed?  ie 4 x rears?  or do the rears take a different insert?
While I'm asking Q's, the bump stop that sits inside the spring at the top; where can I source these and what is the preferred material?

The MR2 rears and only for the 240Z sectioned fronts.  For the sectioned rears you can either use 240Z front inserts or as I did 240Z rear inserts and cut 25mm off the aluminium spacer at the bottom of the Tokico strut insert.  I don't think other brands of 240Z rear inserts have a spacer, so you just use fronts. 

As for the bump stops, you can use rubber or PU.  I used PU from the energy kit.
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #101 on: August 18, 2012, 02:18:36 PM »
Im running a mix of yellows, 300zx and corollas.
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #102 on: August 21, 2012, 03:38:22 PM »
Well had a day off today so thought I would strip and prepare the rear struts.  The best laid plans, eh?

Spent nearly all day just getting the spindle pins out.  The first one came out reasonably easily - the second however .....

Finally got it out, but it's now another drift!!  I'll get some new ones.

Tomorrow I'll get into cleaning up the rears.

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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2012, 04:57:00 PM »
Hehe. I feel your pain, damn spindle pins can be one of the nastiest jobs on a Z. Good thing is you shouldnt have to do them ever again!

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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2012, 04:58:55 PM »
Make sure you lube the new ones well..mine came out with minimal force (and some cursing)
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Re: A Zed is Reborn - MaygZ Folly
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2012, 04:58:55 PM »