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  1. grannyknot

    ANOTHER Datsun Z/LS3/T56 Swap Thread

    Sweet, and you still have room behind it for one of those small Braille batteries if you want.
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    Ross' Sleeper Z

    What did Zfever have to say? I hope they gave you some money back, that's just incompetence.
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    ANOTHER Datsun Z/LS3/T56 Swap Thread

    Those OEM exhaust manifolds look pretty tight and streamlined, everything but the connecting flange. I guess there is no way to cut off the flange and extend it down, cast iron is pretty weird stuff to weld.
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    WTB: Driver side Roller Window Guide

    Everyone wishes that someone would reproduce them again, they are a difficult to find.
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    ANOTHER Datsun Z/LS3/T56 Swap Thread

    Sure, there is all kinds of room under the battery/wheel well.
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    ANOTHER Datsun Z/LS3/T56 Swap Thread

    Very sweet, where are you going to find room for the oil reservoir?
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    Am I crazy?

    At least everyone loves the driveline.
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    Luxury Daily restomod 280z Questions, Help?!

    Honestly man, it doesn't sound like you want a 280z at all, you like the way it looks but you want to change absolutely everything else on the car. It can be done with enough time, money and expertise but I think your budget will start at $40,000 and go up. I don't think this engine exists, you can have 2-3 of those 7 wants but not all, you can also get the whole brake and suspension from TTT or Arizona Zcar and the car will handle great but it still won't feel modern, it certainly won't feel like your 5 series. I don't mean to stamp on your enthusiasm but I think you will have to be a bit more realistic, I have resto-moded two 240z and like you I wanted quieter, more comfortable, more power, handling ... the last Z was the more successful of the two. I did all the work myself to keep the costs down and I stopped counting the dollars flying out of my wallet after $35k. After all that work it still drives just like a Z, much better than a stock Z but still the same, which is okay by me. It might be good idea to start with a list of all the mods you want to do and then price them out.
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    Help with brakes needed

    What does the TUV have to say about motorcycle brakes? Dust covers disappeared motorcycle calipers at least 15 yrs ago, maybe more.
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    280SR-Z from Germany

    Beautiful! Really nice work.
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    Z Car weights

    Less than 10%, man that's impressive, you're already down to fighting weight.
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    Help with brakes needed

    Max, I did not say it is a bad combination, I said they work okay. None of the popular low dollar brake swaps are balanced as well as the stock brakes but that doesn't mean they are bad combinations, just not as good as they could be. Because so many of us are, how shall I say.. thrifty.. with our spending is why the junk yard brake swaps are so popular. I recommened either stock or Wilwood, neither of those seem like a posibility for you so it looks like you will have to go with one of the combos. What's the old saying, You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Good brakes aren't cheap.
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    Help with brakes needed

    Miles, I currently have this exact setup on my Z but also have a Wilwood proportioning valve, are you saying if I remove it the braking should improve? Are you still running the stock proportioning valve or is your system wide open?
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    Help with brakes needed

    @NewZed, exactly! Oh yeah, the TUV really is the master that must be served. Germany has so many cool things going for it but the bureaucrats aren't one of them.
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    Help with brakes needed

    Have you read these yet? https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/38592-brake-balance-faq/ https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/38499-brake-upgrade-faq/ Well from personal experience I have done this set up and the front and rear brakes can not be balanced even with an adjustable proportioning valve. They work okay but this system is overly front biased resulting in the car pitching forward because the front brakes are overloaded and the rears aren't doing enough work. A braking system has to be engineered for the car, I think if you put the stock brakes back into perfect working order and get a set of sticky tires you would be surprised well the car stops. That or go all the way and install one of the Wilwood brake kits offered by TTT, ArizonaZcar or Silvermine.
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