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#1 Lurch ™

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:41 PM

Guys,
If anyone is in need of some precision/custom machining done for their Zed or whatever,
Rob Crichton (owner & proprietor) at Robco Engineering is THE man to see.
From custom suspension components to head & block facing, nothing is too hard.

I've recently picked up from him some rear adjustable toe bushes for my Zed.
He also built Craig's (ZZZ8) Super HD tailshaft.

While I was there he was building a set of adjustable LCA's for his own Zed, BMW harmonic balancer conversion for L series engines etc, amongst other interesting things...

Address is:
Robco Engineering.
Factory 2, 40 Titan Drive, Carrum Downs (just north of Frankston).
Melways map Ref: 100 D2
Phone: 03 9775 1413
Fax: 9775 1513
Robco at westnet.com.au (but don't expect a speedy reply via email)

HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:16 PM

Totally agree, i met Rob at he Nationals and was a very approachable. Great quality machining to boot.

Must go and have a look at his factory.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:38 PM

I just picked these up this arvo.
Alum. rear caliper brackets for mounting rear S1 280ZX calipers onto the rear of 240Z/260Z's.
Direct bolting up -  so no stuffing about getting offsets right, etc.
Call Rob for a Price (ask for a discount if you pay cash  ;) )

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:17 PM

Yep good honest bloke. Has his own Zed so you might meet him at some of our drives or meetings. I will be getting him to help me fabricate a number of custom parts for my Power Steering instalation.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:09 PM

Lurch
mind me asking how much $ for the schmick adapters ?  :-X
chris

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:11 PM

Tell him you found him through the website! :)

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:12 PM

OOoooohhh i want  :P

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:03 PM

I just picked these up this arvo.
Alum. rear caliper brackets for mounting rear 280ZX calipers onto the rear of 240Z/260Z's.
Direct bolting up -  so no stuffing about getting offsets right, etc.
Call Rob for a Price (ask for a discount if you pay cash  ;) )


Couple of questions mate, does the cable handbrake mechanism work ok?

Also why did you choose 280zx rear calipers over say R31?

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

Couple of questions mate, does the cable handbrake mechanism work ok?

Also why did you choose 280zx rear calipers over say R31?

Hey Gav,
Yes the cable mechanism will work. It looks like I'll just have to weld a small tab with a hole in it onto the puller mechanism as it's slightly different to the early Zed handbrake cable end.

The R31 setup looked to be be too awkward to get working correctly (for me anyway - Ash will disagree!).
The main problem being the handbrake lever on the caliper is in the wrong position,
& is completely different to the Zed. It needs to be heavily reworked.
I've seen the setup on Zed's before & it works well, but it was too much stuffing around for me - I'm much to lazy for all that Jazz...

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:40 PM

I just ordered some rear caliper brackets from Rob today, top bloke, I could of stayed there all day talking zeds with him ;D

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:13 PM

Hahaha - I have the same trouble with him ;D


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:35 PM

Lurch , any chance of getting a cad drawing of the brackets ? or dimensions ?

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:41 PM

Lurch I think might have to head to the island in march for the historics though, I gotta see that stroker in action!

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:48 PM

Yeah, the fact that the exhaust system was restricting it to (a little over) 300hp boggles the mind...  :o

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

How much were those bushed lurch
Im just starting work on my suspension now, still debating in my head if to change to an r200 diff now

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:37 PM

Best to give him a call for a price, mate; ;)

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:50 PM

yeah ok i will do tomorrow
I will be keen to see what else he has for the z car as well

I need to start making some decisons about my suspension setup


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Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:55 PM

Rob is a "Do it once and do it right" as a fabrication engineer I remember he was going to rebuild his diff so the 5th gear whine would not be there, he re kitted my carbies for me when I was living down his way befor I moved to Qld he also put me onto HydroBlast in George St Sandringham who are into metal component restoration and these 70's Carbies came up like new Lynton 8)

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:34 PM

I have known the robco guys from years ago when they used to be across the road to my work in dandenong, 8 years ago, he was good back then, he built a flywheel for a Aston Martin DB6 manual cinversion that I was helping a mate with, it fitted perfectly starter engaged properly, and a 4 piston conversion for a BMW I had back then, and ofcourse all fitted perfect, yes you could talk for a long time with him but that's part of the fun of owning and working on cars

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 07:15 PM

Hi guys,

Just thought I'd ad my input.

If your going to purchase the adaptor plates for the S1 280zx rear disk conversion.
Please bring along your caliper and check if the holes line up.

My S1 280zx calipers had about 0.5mm off on both bolts in comparison to the bracket.

Apparently there is a slight difference in bolt configurations for varying S1 280zx calipers.




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