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gvincent last won the day on March 9 2013

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  1. Need 8mm wheel spacers

    Looking for 8mm wheel spacers for the front of my 280Z, Don't want cheap slotted lug nut holes want the correct 4x114.3/4x4.5 holes. I will take 6mm, 7mm, 9mm but prefer 8mm. 10mm might get me some fender rubbing but will do as a last resort. Looked online and almost anything that had the right hole spacing was for the Nissan 66.1 bore, the Datsun was a 73mm bore. OH need longer studs also Please PM me or email me Thanks, Greg
  2. R200 CLSD Disc repair kit or OBX

    I made a tool to measure the break-away torque using the old R-200 diff stub axles a piece of Uni-strut and a large nut welded to the uni-strut. I elongated the holes in the Uni-strut to bolt up the stub axles. Actually the hole spacing works out so I can test again later at the wheel studs later once it is all installed. The test of just the CLSD assembly as shown in the pictures was 62Lbs. I then used my torque wrench and started at 25Lbs and increased it in 5 pound increments until I reached the point where it turned the axle then backed off a pound at a time to the point where it no longer turned the axle.
  3. R200 CLSD Disc repair kit or OBX

    Thought the upload froze as the last two pictures would not load so please delete the first two, the third one has all the pictures.
  4. R200 CLSD Disc repair kit or OBX

    Here s a series of pictures of the removal and rebuild, first the teardown I reloaded the diff in the order I posted earlier, here is how much the last spring plate stuck out over the housing. I oiled up the plates, clutches, and spring plates and attempted to put the cover on, it took me three times to get it on, i used bolts through the ring gear holes to SLOWLY and GENTLY compress the cover on. When I felt the cover giving resistance that seemed like pinching the tabs I stopped and started over again. Finally on the third try it compressed all the way without the spring plate tabs getting out of alignment. Picture of bolts used, Half turn of each bolt until it closed
  5. R200 CLSD Disc repair kit or OBX

    Here s a series of pictures of the removal and rebuild, first the teardown I reloaded the diff in the order I posted earlier, here is how much the last spring plate stuck out over the housing. I oiled up the plates, clutches, and spring plates and attempted to put the cover on, it took me three times to get it on, i used bolts through the ring gear holes to SLOWLY and GENTLY compress the cover on. When I felt the cover giving resistance that seemed like pinching the tabs I stopped and started over again. Finally on the third try it compressed all the way without the spring plate tabs getting out of alignment.
  6. R200 CLSD Disc repair kit or OBX

    Here s a series of pictures of the removal and rebuild, first the teardown I reloaded the diff in the order I posted earlier, here is how much the last spring plate stuck out over the housing. I oiled up the plates, clutches, and spring plates and attempted to put the cover on, it took me three times to get it on, i used bolts through the ring gear holes to SLOWLY and GENTLY compress the cover on. When I felt the cover giving resistance that seemed like pinching the tabs I stopped and started over again. Finally on the third try it compressed all the way without the spring plate tabs getting out of alignment.
  7. R200 CLSD Disc repair kit or OBX

    Thanks Jon, I'll try and get it together tonight, it is the last spring disc that will need to stay put over the tang slots as I squeeze the cover down slowly and pray it stays aligned. Not sure what you mean by flipping the housing, I flip it to get the first set of plates in then flip it back put the center section in and then the stack of plates and the cover? I'll post some pictures.
  8. R200 CLSD Disc repair kit or OBX

    Finally getting around to rebuilding the differential and encountered something weird the diff had NO Spacers???? I am going to try and put the cover back on and it seems like there is not enough room for everything to fit. I have only the old clutch plate left over if I follow the sequence of : spring disk spring disc new clutch plate new clutch plate new clutch center section new clutch plate new clutch plate new clutch spring disc spring disc I did a trial assembly and the last spring plate is not in the tab slot, I am guessing that I am going to have to use 3 bolts in the ring gear holes to squeeze the cover on and hope I can compress the spring plates enough for the last spring plate to go in the tab? this seems awfully difficult to do without that last spring plate moving around but I guess with enough attempts it will go together. Having no spacers to remove sound normal to you? I looked up the factory manual and they do show a spacer. It might be possible the previous owner had it apart some time and removed the spacers? what for and why did my diff seem fine until it developed a clunk?
  9. Well I haven't had any luck finding Axxis/PBR Ultimate pads so now I am looking at Porterfield R4S pads. searched and a thread said AP272-R4S But I can't find that pad for sale anywhere. Searched Porterfield site and downloaded a 2010-2011 catalog and the list a AP230-R4S for all 240SX rear applications been able to find a few online but nothing on Ebay? Can someone confirm I have the right pads before I order them? Thanks, Greg
  10. Any other pads to suggest in the same price range as the Axxis ones, everybody is out of stock or say discontinued or no date for back orders From importers.com Unfortunately we found out that we're out of stock on the Rear Axxis/PBR Ultimate Brake Pad Set you ordered and the manufacturer is backordered with no ETA. From FRsport.com Hello, Unfortunately that is discontinued and no longer available at this time. Going to run stock front for now then S12+8 later do maybe 1 or 2 track days a season rest is shows and street cruising. any suggestions in the 40-60 dollar range? the AXXIS were $50
  11. Received the MM brackets today from Joe, nice cast and machined pieces, I'll prime and paint this weekend and get some bolts at the local hardware store. are any washers/lock used? Rotors are on the way. Are these the same pads? I will call them in the morning http://www.frsport.com/PBR-D-341-RU-Ultimate-Rear-Brake-Pad-Set-Nissan-240SX_p_14038.html They are only $50 with shipping, IRP is $15 more with shipping Thanks for the links on fittings/hoses I'll hold off on ordering until i have everything mocked up and measured I have had real good luck with this company and generally get items overnight to my local speed shop because they are local to me and they seem to have some unusual fittings that I needed when doing my Aeromotive fuel pump system. http://fragolaperformancesystems.com/catalog/fragola-performance-catalog.pdf
  12. MM brackets have shipped from Joe, ordered the 84-85 300ZX solid rotors from Rock Auto. Going to order some pads tomorrow, don't think I can afford the Carbotech pads right now though so the Axis Pads will probably be ordered. Now to search for the Brake hoses so 14" length worked on the passenger side, Longer or same length for drivers side? What size banjo fitting? -3AN hose and M10 X 1.0 fittings I'll have it on the lift this weekend so I am sure I'll be able to answer a lot of my own questions once I can see everything.
  13. Thanks Miles I have been following your write ups on all these conversions and your List, main reason I decided to go with the 240SX a few years ago was your write ups and your current set up at the time was the Toyota solids up front and the 240SX MM setup in the rear. I need to source the rest of the parts, the brake line hoses, e-brake clips/hardware, caliper bolts.You recommend the Axix Ultimates Pads do you have a part number? Is there anything else I need besides the 84-85 300ZX 4 lug NA rotors? Do I need to have them turned down a bit? I thought I read this somewhere in the 22 page FAQ Thanks again, Greg
  14. OK,i'm a little slow, 3 years ago I bought the 240SX rear calipers to eventually do the Ross/MM 240SX rear disc upgrade. Yes I know MM does not exist and that Ross passed away, may he rest in peace. Well I am in the middle of a complete rear overhaul, rebuilding my CLSD, finally installing my 300ZX CV axles, and companion flanges, doing GC coilovers and am doing the rear disc conversion at the same time while I have it all apart. Where can I source the MM 240SX caliper brackets that Ross made, is there anybody still making these? I searched Zcardepot and silvermine and they are all supplying brackets for the Maxima calipers. If they are no longer being made are there any drawings available so I can get them made? Also I have searched all the Brake upgrade FAQ's and have a simple question I couldn't find an answer for: I have seen the Toyota Caliper upgrade discussed hundred of time but could not find one single actual part number that can be used for ordering. I should probably post this as a separate question but what are the part numbers for an S12 or s12+8 solid caliper? I might do the front also while doing the coilovers Thanks, Greg
  15. Any update on these steel braces? I'm still interested Greg Vincent
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