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  1. The purpose of the Shed was to keep bad information from appearing when searching Hybridz. Did somebody get their feelings hurt?
  2. What happened to the shed where junk posts went to avoid filling the site with garbage?
  3. Looks like that kit uses either a 240SX or Maxima calipers. You could use stock 240SX or Maxima parking brake cable brackets. But why go to that trouble. You paid for a turn-key kit. The person you talked to blew you off. Other companies sell this same kit: MSA, Silver mine etc. I have done the Maxima and 240SX caliper swaps and used the 240SX/Maxima hangers (cable brackets) with stock parking brake cable. The only issue was that the hole in the 240SX/Maxima bracket was a little bigger than the 240z cable end so the cable was loose in the hole. I have also made custom cable brackets. See picture. The end that the cable attaches to is off my 240z. I cut off the cable end of a 240SX bracket and welded the 240Z cable end onto it. So the 240Z cable end fit perfectly into the bracket. What ever you do don't try to modify the parts they sent you so you can return the kit. Send the kit back. If you really want one of these kits try MSA or Silver mine.
  4. Most of the so called brake upgrades are not upgrades at all. The popular upgrades tend to result in too much front brake bias creating an unbalanced brake system. Many people regret "upgrading" their brakes after discovering that their brake modifications did not improve braking. Stock brakes are designed as a system. Changing one braking component has an unplanned domino effect on the rest of the system. I recommend that you you spend a lot of time reading all of the "brake upgrade" posts before making a decision to modify your car. Look at the posts that deal with brake bias. Well maintained stock brakes are fine for most 240Z applications.
  5. Welcome. Useful information: Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM). http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30.html Download electrical schematics for your car. PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color. Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info. Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed. Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers. Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable. Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well. Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to answer informed questions Search the forums. Read all of the new member guidelines and FAQs Links: https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/ Recommend the headlight relay harness http://zhome.com/ https://www.zcar.com/ https://www.classiczcars.com/ http://www.zcarparts.com/ http://www.arizonazcar.com/ http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html http://www.xenonzcar.com/reference.html
  6. It doesn't hurt to check all of the variables, but ultimately it comes down to how efficient the radiator is.
  7. My stock 72 240z did the exact same thing. I did all of the usual checks for : fan clutch, timing, mixture, collapsing water hose at high RPM, thermostat ratings, no thermostat, flow restrictors (in place of thermostat) , water pump, Camaro radiator (marginal) etc. Had some marginal success, but the temps would still creep up. My brother's brand new 72 240Z over heated at cruise speed! My take is that the stock cooling system is just undersized. Your Z gets hot at high speed where air flow is high. The fan and shroud are necessary at low speed stop and go. At speeds above say 30 or 40 mph, air flow through the radiator is adequate to cool the engine. At some point the fan clutch releases and the fan just spins like a windmill. At 60 mph air is moving at 88ft/sec or 5,280 ft/min. Lots of air moving through the radiator. So the problem must be in the radiator, water flow, timing, mixture, belt slippage etc. Take away: You need a better, higher capacity, radiator, and if using a mechanical fan, make sure that the fan clutch is working. BTW: a mechanical fan is fine. You might want to try the direct-fit radiator from Arizona Z Car and add a shroud to it if stop and go cause the temps to creep up.. This radiator keeps my SBC 350 240z cool in traffic on 100 deg. days.
  8. I am following this post. Please update as things progress. I was working on this same approach.
  9. Welcome. Useful information: Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM). http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30.html Download electrical schematics for your car. PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color. Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info. Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed. Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers. For SU carbs, parts and instructions go to Ztherapy. Buy the "Just SUs" video. Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable. Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well. Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to answer informed questions Search the forums. Read all of the new member guidelines and FAQs Links: https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/ Recommend the headlight relay harness http://zhome.com/ https://www.zcar.com/ https://www.classiczcars.com/ http://www.zcarparts.com/ http://www.arizonazcar.com/ http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html http://www.ztherapy.com/ http://www.xenonzcar.com/reference.html
  10. Hello,

    I have an Auto Garage, since we receive a lot costumer for brake job, i'm planing to order big quantity of brake pads and discs. But the problem is that i don't have the brake part numbers (OEM Numbers) for all the makes. So, where can i find all the brake part number for all makes?

    Thx for your help.

  11. T3 is developing a new rear caliper kit that will allow fitting of 15 inch wheels. The kit is being designed to compliment their Micro Big Brake front kit and it will have an integral parking brake. The owner says the rear kit should be out in a month or so.
  12. Techno Toy Tuning (TTT) has developed a front brake kit that fits under 14inch and 15 inch wheels. No details about the calipers or rotors. https://technotoytuning.com/nissan/240z/240z-micro-big-brake-kit I talked to the owner of TTT and he said that they would soon have a similar rear caliper kit that includes an integral parking brake available that will fit under 14 inch and 15 inch wheels. A Classic Z car member has already installed the TTT front kit. https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/62973-new-micro-big-brake-kit/
  13. What do you mean by stub axle? The part that goes in the side of the differential or the part that goes in the bottom of the strut and connects the half shaft to the wheel flange?
  14. There is your clue. The oil pressure sending unit is just a variable resister. If I recall correctly, the sending unit basically grounds the oil pressure gauge (moving the needle) as oil pressure increases. So, if when the wire to the oil pressure gauge is connected, and the gauge needle goes all the way to full pressure, what does that imply: The wire going to the sending unit is shorted out? However, when you removed the wire from the sending unit, the needle did not move. So you can rule this out. Or the sending unit is bad. Another test: while watching the oil gauge, with power on, short the sending wire to ground. What happens? Does the needle move to full pressure? If the needle moves the gauge is ok.
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