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ZX Rear Brake Conversion - E-Brake interference


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#1 Guest_Zedhead_*

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 10:34 AM

I have a '72 that I am doing a coil over and '82 280ZX disc brake conversion on. I am using the Maxim bracket which places the caliper in the forward most position on the brake disk. While test fitting I found the E-brake cable will interfer with the brake line. There is a tab welded to the frame that supports the connection between the braided steel line and the brake line on the frame. The E-brake will crash into this when the strut is collapsed. I assume I need to move this tab.

Does anyone have a recommendation as to where to relocate this tab? Has anyone dealt with this issue before?

Thanks,

Zed

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#2 Cyind

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:48 PM

See if some of this post might help you!

http://forums.hybrid...e-brake problem
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#3 spotfitz

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 07:35 PM

Using almost the same setup I relocated the bracket to the bottom side of the rear frame rail, if you want to call it that, just in front of the strut.
The only difference in my set up is that I modified a '88 Maxima bracket to duplicate the '84 with a 15mm offset. PM me for pics.
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 09:00 PM

Spotfitz,
Yes, I would love to see some pics. You are saying you relocated the tab for the brake lines to the bottom side of the frame rail?

Where did your caliper end up? It looks like the caliper would like to ride in the 7:30 position. This is looking at the drivers side rear wheel with 12:00 straight up and 9:00 where the Maxim bracket looks like it wants to put the caliper.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

OK, here we go. I'll have to pull these down in acouple weeks due to the size and lack of time to down size them.
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Remove the old bracket from the body. Remove the hard line from the strut bracket to the stub axle bracket. Remove stub axle bracket and relocate it to the body. The flex line will now come from that relocated bracket on the body directly to the caliper. I ran like that for about a year before paint jail acouple years ago, with no problems or rubbing except for a slight clearancing I had to do where the emergency brake lever on the caliper came in contact with the body. See first pic.
'74 260Z, some assembly required(On Hold 2 years, ok maybe 4)
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Posted 09 July 2006 - 12:21 PM

Spotfitz,

Far out. I test fit with your tab location and it looks like the way to go. Thanks,

Did you weld the bracket back into place? I am afraid I'd burn a hole in my gas tank and burn the house down.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 02:41 PM

I just reused the bolts that held it to the stub axle housing. Drilled the holes for them and used a tap for the threads.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

I am having the same issue. Spotfitz, can you send the pics you loaded? the link no longer work. Thanks






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