280zx master cylinder and pedal box into a 260z
Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:44 PM
I currently have a 280zx master cylinder and pedal box and a few associated parts and will be getting my mechanic to drop them into my car this weekend.
I have been informed that he will have to drill a couple extra holes into the firewall as the screws for the master cylinder and pedal box are slightly off centre in one place. I have also been informed that the pedal box will have to be lenghthened in one part as it is missing some bolt holes that hold the steering column in place.
the gearbox is a reco'd 260z gearbox with 0 kms on it.
Any serious problems I haven't accounted for?
Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:42 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:23 AM
Well anyway, I take it that from the 40 views and no one saying anything that there is no reason I shouldn't go ahead and try it. I'll see if I can visit my mechanic and take some photos while he works.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:39 AM
Why may I ask are you putting a 280 pedal box into it?
Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:50 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:53 PM
I just wouldnt be doing anything that wasnt bolt on unless you really dont care, i used to do it all the time, now my car is covered in small holes from drilling all over the place etc
But i hope it works out for ya
Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:06 PM
ive just spoken to him and its 150 for the master cylinder, pedal box, slave cylinder and linkage which sounds fair
Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:15 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:16 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:35 PM
Secondly, if you've read that, you should realise you should only need the pedals, and not the pedal box itself - especially since your car is the same body style as mine was (later car). If you stick your head up under the dash, and look at the pedal box you should see a spot where you could hang another pedal next to the brake pedal. Its possible that Nissan had one or two different ones, but I got a manual pedal box with my auto car when I bought it, and compared the two - they were identical, so I just swapped the pedals themselves - much easier (Or cheaper if you are paying someone to do it)
Thirdly, I bought my 260 clutch master cylinder from the Z shop in Melbourne for about $60 when I did mine 2 or 3 years ago, and postage would be bugger all. I also suspect they are available from Nissan still....
Further to that.... Do it yourself! So much more fun, and it really is a bolt in conversion when you have the right bits.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:02 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:58 AM
"I have just discovered that I do not in fact need to purchase a new pedal box after all, as I can use the manual pedals from my old 280zx box and bolt them into my current box without any kind of modification. In fact I don't even need to remove the box."
Zbitz reply to me:
"The 280zx pedal box will not fit in your 260z"
Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:06 AM
Though I will say i was told a R33 diff centre wont fit in a longnose or work, well mine does They dont know absolutely everything, but they usually do know what they are on about.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:58 PM
nat0, (wasnt ranting but please be mindful of other findings.)
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:00 PM
Anyways, Nat0, you have mail. Sorry to hijack thread.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:28 PM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:16 PM
The bad news is that this fully reco'd gearbox with 0kms on it could end up being a dud box. My mechanic and I are very worried about the way the gearstick to return to the centre of its range of motion every time we put it into gear.
For example, if we put it into first we would push it left and up. Upon letting go the stick moves to the right, back to the centre position, but stays forwards. Has anyone ever experienced this?
My mechanic has also pointed out that the gearbox has had a hole cut into the bell housing for reasons unknown. He thinks this is not a serious problem but it doesn't say a lot for the seller who did not mention it to me. My mate recommended that I take it and get a strip and quote as the integrity of the box is in question.
To get this 'fully reco'd' box from perth I paid 600 for the box and 300 for shipping.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:31 PM
I am going to purchase another gearbox, a cheap one, and use this part from it. Does anyone have any lying around? I don't care if its a shit noisy box as generally the parts I need will still be ok.
Current manual conversion costs:
1300 + Labor + Cost of crap gearbox
This has been a pretty crap experience, I have learned that I must inspect before I buy just about anything... :'(
Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:50 AM
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