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#121 MaygZ

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:20 AM

My name is Simon, and I dream about becoming a sand-blasting addict!!!

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:32 PM

Don't worry you'll get over it fast, while the out come is a clean rust free finish
Every thing in between is very unpleasant,

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:15 PM

Not much to report at the moment due to my wife giving birth to our third little boy last week. I have a month off work now with a list of jobs I want to complete (mostly Zed stuff) but at this stage I can hardly make it to the shed :'(

Just a quick pic of some prezzies I've collected.

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A set of coil over sleeves and some R31 rear calipers and brackets. I still have to find out what rotors and mods are required to suit this set up and what not as I did a heap of research before I bought em now I forget.

Also looking at getting a weather strip kit from the states with the good AUD but they are out of stock atm. Hoping they get some soon. Then once she's all sealed up I can start putting the interior back in. Watching everyone elses builds coming along is keeping me inspired . . . . . . . . and wondering, how many hours is there in one of RevZed's days, 36-60hrs?? What will Lurch do when he sells that car, and what is next??
Cheers
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

Congrats on the new Pooping machine Tim :)

With the R31 setup, you just use the R31 rotors as well.
As for the bracket, here is how you have to modifiy them.
I made these as a left & a right pair, the hub has to be enlarged to suit the Z hub Dia. & the mounting holes have to be redrilled to a larger PCD.
Photo's speak a thousand words...

Oh & BTW, there's more Zed wrangling going on atm, than I care to mention...

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:28 PM

Ahh sweet, thanks mate. Lucky I haven't painted them yet ;D
Did you do the enlarging and redrilling yourself or get someone with some flash tools to do it for you. I suppose the remarking of the new hole pattern wouldn't be too hard to figure out, just time consuming.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:36 PM

I had a local machine shop Mill out the centre to to 86(?)mm Dia. for me, (you could possibly do this carefully with a plasma cutter or die grinder if your mad enough)
then I simply used the old drum brake backing plate as a template to get the mounting hole PCD correct.
I also drilled the holes out 0.5mm larger than needed, to give me room if the holes didn't go EXACTLY in the right spot.
I also had to cut back some of the 'lip' on the back of the bracket to clear the hub casting.

Just be patent & keep measuring/checking!

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:59 PM

Hey Lurch, I think you should put up a sticky tech thread on the R31 rear caliper conversion like your 280zx one. I'm guessing you've got more pictures and more info about it. What car did you perform this on? And I noticed you've drilled the holes to have the caliper in the twelve o'clock position. Any reason for this. I was thinking at the rear like the front brakes. Which way would best suit the suspension geometry?

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 08:29 PM

The strut tube is in the way if you want the caliper at the 3 o'clock position. You can either have it at the 12 or like mine, at the 9 (on the PS; 3 on the drivers side). I managed to get the handbrake cable hooked up and working but not the best. I just have to increase the length of the linkage of the hand brake bits in the transmission tunnel to get more travel for the fixed amount of travel of the handbrake lever. Hard to describe but when I get to it, I will take some pics. When we do make a sticky, I have some pics I can supply to help illustrate.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

Just some quick piccys of the fronts getting coil overs. I ended up just using my arc welder as both the tube and sleeve were quite thick and it was easy to get good penatration without heating them up too much.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:41 PM

Hope you didn't pinch that ruler from work  ::)

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:55 PM

Hope you didn't pinch that ruler from work  ::)


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You can't prove anything.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:39 PM

How much tube did you end up removing?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:23 PM

None, the sleeve slides over where the old spring perch was, measure down 100mm (thanks to Lurch) and weld. In the third photo, the sleeve is just sitting there slid over the tube.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:15 AM

Looking shiver hot.  Good work.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:14 PM

Just got my order through from Black Dragon. Extremely fast. I think it would have taken longer from Brisbane. One complete rubber kit, two turn signal lenses and a pair of dove tails for the rear hatch.

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Unfortunently it looks as though there's a bit of Zed wrangling going on atm, so which car will these go onto????

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:41 PM

Hey Tim, how much did the turn signal lenses cost you? I'm after a set of amber ones..




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