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10 years after hybernation - '75 280z

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My plan was to use Series 1 240Z drive shaft which is shorter and should fit 71c conversion.

However, I found out the pinion flange is different from R180 and R200.

Thus, I need to shorten driveshaft.

 

I brought 280Z drive shaft to SouthBay Driveline and they get it shorted $150 in a day!

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After battling wiring mess with power windows, power lock, Viper Security system, Alpine head set, finally, I figured out.

I made mistake for custom starter relay wiring.

I connect custom relay to Yellow/Black line to starter. That's causes breaking relay and frequently run starter even though after starting engine.

I had to connect Black/Yellow instead!

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Working on the Lancer Evo8 seat swap.

There is one bold I could not remove for long time.

 

Finally, I decided to weld it and take it off!

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Purchased 5mm thick flat bar at HomeDepot to cut to make a frame.

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And drilled M8 size hole.

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Installed the flat bar.

In order to mount original '75 280z seat rail, I need to drill a hole on itself to adjust.

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Now installing shifter.

I swap with B&M short shifter.

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B&M shifter is so solid made.

There is spring and retainer parts. I forgot the order to put them in.

 

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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.

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Once bushing is inserted, it's not hard to screw in.

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Looking good!

 

 

Now I need to think about the cover.... Original rubber cover won't fit.

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6 minutes ago, tamo3 said:

 

 

Now I need to think about the cover.... Original rubber cover won't fit.

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Check out my solution to this, starting with picture 37...

 

http://www.motortopia.com/cars/1973-datsun-240z-11118/car-pictures/240sx-transmission-swap-14041/DSC04484JPG_Thumbnail1.jpg-276268

 

It's held up for going on 10 years now.

 

Nigel

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I decided to use 240SX rubber parts.

trace the frame and cut it out.

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It has two layers.

 

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Since mine is short shifter, it does not touch the frame at all.

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But it has some gap.

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I end up adding original shift boot on the top of 240sx boot cover.

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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.

 

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I learned that putting Vaseline and leave it night will soften leather.

 

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So, I put it all over it and leave it night.

 

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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.5a51b24bb023d_Photo6-01-1855553PM.jpg.1df9ee57ca4799d0c95b721b746ead9e.jpg

 

 

But, the leather boots cover is too long,  Shift nob will be hidden...

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I removed it and compare with the original one.

 

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It is way too long.

 

I cut it sort.

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Now it looks better.

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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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