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  1. caperix

    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Looking good, I like the options this opens up. One question, did you look into putting sn97 cobra bearings & hubs into the factory Datsun struts? They are very close in outside diameter & it may be easier than making a whole new upright.
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    Pedal return spring bushings

    I am in need of replacement bushings for the brake & couch pedal return springs, the white plastic pieces that fit in the notch of the pedal box. Nissan lists them as being discontinued, I was wondering if any one knows of a replacement. 240sx & Lexus is use a similar looking bushing but the only way to know would be to buy & try.
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    Metal vs nylon fuel lines

    I am going to have to redo the entire fuel system on my z & am thinking of using a camaro tank when I do. I will have to run new fuel lines & I'm wondering what material is suggested. Nylon seams to be the OEM line on most vehicles now, it sounds easy to work with & will not have many compatibility issues with modern fuel. I don't know if it holds its shape as well though, and in the factory location may be damaged.
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    Wanted, late 260z manual transmission pedal box

    No longer looking, thank you z240
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    Wanted, late 260z manual transmission pedal box

    Any hints on visually identifying when the are out of the car? I know the pedals changed at the same time so are curved pedals correct or do you have to measure & compair?
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    Wanted, late 260z manual transmission pedal box

    Thank you for the link that is some good info with the brake down by month
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    Wanted, late 260z manual transmission pedal box

    I think it is. I know the early cars changed every few years, but I think the late 260 & 280 did not change
  8. I am swapping my late 74 260z from auto to manual & am having trouble finding pedals or a complete box. Does anyone have one available?
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    240z LT1 T56 Comfortable Performance Build

    From the pictures it looks like you used a 7/8" tilton clutch master cylinder, is that correct? I am putting a lt1 t56 behind a gen 1 small block in my 260z and want to make sure I get the correct one, I have heard both 3/4 and 7/8.
  10. I was just wondering what clutch master is preferred for this setup? Jtr recommends the .750 for t5's and most seam to use the .875 with the ls1 t56 but I have found very little information on the lt1 setup.
  11. I am getting my engine finished up and ready to install in my late 74 260Z. I have the JTR engine mounts, but I really did not like their transmission mount, the floor board are very thin. I have been looking at different options, it looks like there are some out there for the LS1 engine, but not the older engines. I like the design of the CXracing trans mount http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CXR&Product_Code=TM-T56-240Z&Category_Code=240Z but I;m not sure it the LS engine is mounted lower than JTR mounts the Gen 1 engine. This looks like it should work with the mount in my later car as long as engine position is similar. Has anyone tried a different trans mount with the JRT kit?
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    5L V10 (S85) Conversion

    The core was $500 so if you are near Savannah GA you are more then welcome to purchase it for that price. I am holding on to hope that as it is a none rebuildable core it will not get sent back, but my parts manager wants to ship it out & worry about get the money when BMW gets the core.
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    5L V10 (S85) Conversion

    This sounds like a very interesting project if you get it done. The S85 is a very cool motor, though there a much cheaper ways to make power if that is what you are after. I have an E60 M5 in the shop now that went through water & is getting an engine for putting the #3 rod through the block. The engine from BMW is $22000, none were able to be located in salvage yards. There will also be some electronic issues you will run into, like the scavange oil pumps require a latteral accelleration sensor signal to activate.
  14. The engine going in my Z car does not have a engine wiring harness. I am having trouble finding a good one at a salvage yard, most I find are over price & of questionable quality as they are 20 years old. The painless harnesses for the TPI motor are very reasonably priced & I am leaning towards using one for the engine. Has anyone used one of these, I know the JTR book recomends using only the GM harness, I have not tried to source a new one at my local dealer yet, may not even be available. My only issue with the painless harness is that they are set up for a 700r4. Is it easy to change them over to a manaul transmission?
  15. Are the ball joints worn allowing extra play? That setup should reqire spacers between the hub & the rotor to properly space them, were incorrect spacers used?
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