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  1. I just picked up 1975 280z. Body condition was amazingly good and minimum rust. Only small dent on the passenger's side of the door and fender. The goal for this project is phased project. 1. To run the engine 2. Fix minor rust 3. 240z bumper and tail light conversion 4. Fuel injection to Triple weber swap. 5. Paint the car Let's see how much progress I can make monthly...
  2. Thanks NewZed. I will double check once my helper comes back from school to check the rob travel length. I saw video on Facebook that 280z user posted video about Clutch Slave Cylinder. https://youtu.be/0lVqvzw3peE When I check before, my Clutch slave cylinder move much less than 35 mm.
  3. When I check current OEM slave cylinder, it’s about 6.5cm when i’m not pressing clutch pedal.
  4. Thanks NewZed for the info. Is this photo taken when you step on the clutch pedal or not?
  5. I have struggled with the Clutch Slave Cylinder. https://youtu.be/C-_NZFeVp1I It always almost fully extended. I replace the Clutch Slave Cylinder with cheap CENTRIC 139.42002 from Rockauto.com. It costs $6.32..... I replace Clutch Master Cylinder to 15/17 version from 280ZX too. Today, I purchased Genuine Clutch Slave Cylinder from Nissan Parts center. It still available to purchase. It costs $75.... I compare the size with aftermarket Clutch Slave Cylinder. The aftermarket cylinder has stronger and longer spring inside. The rod length is almost same. due to the spring, the default length is longer than OEM version. This could be the reason, the slave cylinder is pushing too much on the fork.
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    260z - Part Identification

    Was your car an automatic?
  7. My '75 280z engine looks like leaking oil from rear crankshaft oil seal. I'm about to order the oil seal part, http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsuns30/Datsun-Z-Index/Engine-280Z/Cylinder-Block Parts number is 12279-R4601 SEAL-OIL CRANKSHAFT It cost $40-$50 I saw someone is using 240SX part# 12279-5L310 It only cost around $10. http://www.pitroad-ts.com/tuning-page/tsuchiya240.htm I wonder those are interchangeable?
  8. Hi, I'm having issue on clutch. Even though replace to new Clutch slave cylinder, the cylinder pin push out clutch folk all the way to the end. Do I need to replace clutch pressure plate?
  9. Is there anywhere I can find information on how to find out correct length of the collar?
  10. Thanks for the feedback. I've been working with brake issue. Just realize I used wrong bleeder size cause the problem. I'm afraid of the clutch though away bearing size is the wrong size since I replace my tranny to FS5W71C(240SX tranny). Does anyone swap tranny to 71C and replace the though away bearing?
  11. Thanks Leon for quick reply. I'm still trying to figure out this and brake line. So, when engine start running, will this clutch folk push in the clutch slave cylinder? When I step on the clutch pedal I don't feel any traction at all.
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    Vacaville Velo Rossa

    nice progress!
  13. Yeah, it looks great.
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    Turn Signal Issues

    I don't know what trouble shooting you have done so far. Did you check/replace blinker relay? Did you check turn signal switch itself(combo switch)? Isn't it worn out connection point?
  15. Electric Mod is done. Install Moded Autometer Tachometer with shift change light Install Alpine stereo with power amp Install Power lock Install Power Window Install Viper Alarm with auto window roll up Remove shunt add relays add fusebox for constant add fusebox for IGN add relay and fuse for the starter add relay and fuse for head lights Remove transistor Swap ammeter to voltmeter Swap to 280zx dizzy Swap to GM CS-144 alternator Swap interior light bulb to blue LED
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    I put 280zx booster for 15/16 master cylinder onto my 280z.
  17. It gets softer. I wiped out Vaseline and put it on to the center console. The clips are so hard to put them on. Especially, leather is thicker than fake leather. But, the leather boots cover is too long, Shift nob will be hidden... I removed it and compare with the original one. It is way too long. I cut it sort. Now it looks better.
  18. I purchase cheap leather outer shift cover from ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shift-Boot-Real-Leather-For-Datsun-240z-260z-280z-Manual-Black/181378028504?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I was not soft, not flexible. I learned that putting Vaseline and leave it night will soften leather. So, I put it all over it and leave it night.
  19. I decided to use 240SX rubber parts. trace the frame and cut it out. It has two layers. Since mine is short shifter, it does not touch the frame at all. But it has some gap. I end up adding original shift boot on the top of 240sx boot cover.
  20. Thanks Nigel, that’s great solution and 10 years warrenty comes with!
  21. Now installing shifter. I swap with B&M short shifter. B&M shifter is so solid made. There is spring and retainer parts. I forgot the order to put them in. I found the thread about B&M shifter assembly. This is really helpful for me to put them back. http://zilvia.net/f/showthread.php?t=281601 The shifter has a white bushing and that is SO tight! I need to use hummer to tap it in. Once bushing is inserted, it's not hard to screw in. Looking good! Now I need to think about the cover.... Original rubber cover won't fit.
  22. No, I since mine is 280z with R200, I need to use shorten 280z drive shaft.
  23. I swap alternator to GM CS144 following this thread. However, it seems it's not charging the battery. https://youtu.be/PwZftua0j9I When it's idle or high RPM, battery stays around 12.20v. It supposed to go up to 13.x - 14v while charging. When I put multi-tester on Alternator Positive and connect to battery negative, it shows only 11.48v. What could be wrong?? Thanks for your help in advance. Tamo3
  24. Thanks seattlejester I combine the IGN line to Charge warning lamp and Voltmeter. Here is 77 280z schematic. '75 280z does not have IGN Relay.