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  1. Did it. Not a bolt on deal, but easier than a LS1 swap! Nobody here should be scared. rear parking hat brakes
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    240z Dashes

    About &950 with shipping, series one available next month. No mention of free shipping when I contacted them. Just glad to finally have an option over the $2000 legendary dashes wants to redo one. Anybody need a new dash cap? Greg
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    L28 - 350Z 6 Speed Transmission Adapters

    just to go on record I am in for one of the kits, but have not heard back how to confirm. I don't have a running car, but am ready to install engine and trans if that helps. Waiting on this trans kit has been one of the many reasons I have procrastinated. I have a series 1 so the trans mount will be different anyway. I did email you direct, but as busy as you are I don't expect quick answers. Does the custom flywheel use the 225 mm regular or the 250 mm turbo and 2+2 larger clutch diameter? Thanks, Greg
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    WTB: Hoke z32 adaptor

    I have one, but can't remember what I paid for it years ago. Still holding out for the 6 speed adapter.
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    L28 - 350Z 6 Speed Transmission Adapters

    I messaged you on Facebook. Was wanting to try your adapter with the VQ37 6 speeds. I happen to have a couple good ones already. Lots of shifter, hydraulic clutch, and throwout bearing kits and spacers out there for the IS300 and supra conversions. Would love to mix and match on the Z car. The hydraulic clutch spacers makeup for the adapter, just need the starter addressed. Greg
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    T56 behind an L-series

    Tim, did you get your bellhousing yet?
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    Silver Mine Electric PS kit

    very impressive. Everything that company does has been top notch and priced reasonable.
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    T56 behind an L-series

    I would be in on one. I was toying with the same idea as you. So would the RB26 work if holes were slotted? I don't care about SFI rating. I also thought it was pretty close and willing to try one out. If I had a T56 ready I would have tried it out. I actually had one of the RB26 bellhousings in the shopping cart of Summit and backed out at the last minute. I keep holding out for Hokes conversion kit. I am parts manager of the largest Infiniti dealership in the nation so I can get ahold of the CD009 easily. I'd rather use a GM 6 speed as more stuff is available including mechanical speedo.
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    silvermine brake adapter

    bump. Make an offer, I won't be using them. Greg
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    Stronger motor mounts

    I just ordered a set as well. Little pricey, but very cool. I also think I can modify them easier to move the engine back an inch. Every little bit will help with fan clearance!
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    silvermine brake adapter

    I bought these big brake mounting brackets from silvermine when trying to work up my front brakes and ended up not using them. Been mounted, but never used. Cost me about $210 delivered, letting go for $170 shipping included. Info at http://www.silverminemotors.com/datsun/datsun-240z/brake-kit-individual-parts/front-wilwood-custom-bracket-for-s30-brake-upgrade-147
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    DIYAutoTune Black Friday 10% off coupon

    just ordered a pro unit, thanks..
  13. close. That kit is for the 2.36 offset brakes. Our cars have short offsets, closer to 1.9 inches. You need to use the parking brake kit from the 2 inch offset bronco kit. http://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitsProdRear.aspx?itemno=140-13733-DR You can only use the parking brake kit portion, unless you have 5 lug hubs. The rotors that come in the kit are multiple pattern 5 lug ones. No room to redrill for 4 lug. I used the wilwood "blanks" instead. http://www.wilwood.com/Rotors/RotorProd.aspx?itemno=160-6868 You can also get drilled and slotted versions. I was wanting just slotted, but couldn't find it. Definitely not a bolt on kit, but totally doable.
  14. Been working on this for awhile. I previously had 81 280zx discs which worked fine, but were plain, ugly, nonvented, and the parking brake cable routing was poor. I have looked at all the popular conversions. while they all work fine, they floating caliper style definitely aren't sexy. All the fixed calipers either have no parking brake (unsafe and inconvenient) or have a separate spot caliper that is not my preference. There is the one "rally style" modified wilwood out there, but I have no idea if it actually works well. I wanted to go with the internal parking brake inside the rotor hat. Very clean and effective. I started with a Wilwood parking brake kit originally designed for the old Ford Broncos. They have a very similar backing plate to hub offset as our Z cars and the bore diameter and bolt pattern is close to bolt to the rear spindle. I could not use the whole kit as the rotor bolt patterns are wrong and the caliper piston sizes are wrong as well for the lighter Z car. Clearances worked out really well. I actually mounted them upside down so the parking brake lever is on the bottom. This places it almost exactly in the same spot as the factory ones for the old drum brakes so the routing is perfect. Have to make a new bracket to mount the cables, but I can use the same mounting holes as factory. I ended up ordering wilwood "blank" rotors so I could drill the correct bolt pattern. I also had to order their blank centering rings as they don't offer those already cut for the nissan hub diameter. Luckily my father in law has an awesome lathe and knocked that out quickly. This allows the rotors to stay hubcentric like they need to. A 5 lug conversion would have made it able to order off the shelf rotors, but I am not ready for new rims yet. 12 inch rotors .81 thick, vented of course. Nice fixed caliper that will match my 6 pistons front ones pretty well. Backside view. Had to do a lug mount as I couldn't find a radial mount for anything smaller than a 13 inch rotor. Radial mount does open up more caliper choices, but I just see no reason for the extra work at this time. You can also see I am still running the old ZX CV shafts. Did this 20 years ago before all the modern motorsports and stuff came about. Still working good. Next step is to start finish up the front. I have a set of JSK rotor adapters so that made life easier. Picked 12 inch 1.25 thick slotted rotors. Later on I can always go to a 13 inch, but it would be way overkill (as if this isn't already?) Already fitted 6 piston wilwoods by using C5 corvette radial caliper mounts. Still need to redrill and add a small spacer to make it perfect.
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    Ed Pink Racing Engines

    Ed Pink has been doing some of the work on the newman racecars owned by Adam Carolla. Definitely well known in the domestic world.