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  1. If you haven't already done so, you can download the FSM for all years free at: http://www.xenonzcar.com/. HybridZ is my personal favorite, but there of plenty of other good forums for restoration and modification info; here's just a couple: http://www.atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/ https://www.classiczcars.com/ And there are obviously a bunch of S30 pages on FB, if you're a social media kind of person. Looks like you've got a nice platform to start with -- good luck with it.
  2. WRT the master cylinder rebuild kit from Zcardepot....I tried it and was not impressed with the fitment of the seals. Other people may have had success with that kit, but it didn't do it for me. To be fair to Zcardepot, I don't believe they produce it -- I think it's produced by another vendor in the U.K. A new MC from Cardone ended up only costing $10 more than the seal kit, so that's the route I eventually went. Also, for car seat cover kits, and upholstery needs in general, I've seen some vendors on FB that produce really nice stuff in genuine leather. Check the S30 pages like Datsun Parts and Needs and 240z 260z 280z Lovers.
  3. I don't know what your budget is, but Hung Vu has recently started selling the old-style low-profile JDM headlight covers with metal chrome trim. They look prettt nice, but are not cheap. He advertises on most of the S30 pages on FB.
  4. Are you having particular issues with a specific gauge(s), accessory, or connector block? Or just the entire dash harness in general?
  5. Ah, didn't realize you were running adjustable TC rods.....you will want to stay away from the aluminum/delrin camber bushings. They offer no flex at all, as Jon pointed out. Consider replacing the stock rubber bushings with monoball.
  6. Don't forget the biscuit-style camber plates that EMI used to make, and DP Racing still produces. They offer quite a bit of adjustability and are a bolt-on solution that requires no cutting of the strut tower. The negative camber bump steer spacers offered by T3 are another potential solution; but like adjustable LCAs, may require the use of adjustable outer tie rod ends (depending on whatever other mods you decide to make).
  7. Description Various interior pieces for sale. All pulled from a 1973 early-model 260 or a 1974 late-model 260. Most in decent physical and operating condition. All prices listed do not include shipping -- I will use the most economical USPS flat rate shipping available. Thanks for looking. - ashtray cover and mounting bracket, two available (note the different configuration on backside): $10 each - ashtrays, two available: SOLD - glovebox door, includes the side-mounted retaining bracket and screws: $15 - cigarette lighters, two available, both in working condition: SOLD - overhead dome lamp, includes bulb, working condition: SOLD - ammeter/fuel gauge, pulled several years ago when converted to voltmeter, unknown working condition: $10 - fresh air side vents, two available, one functions nicely/the other has a broken pull tab for opening/closing vents: $10 for both - center console armrest, spring and latching mechanism in good working condition, one mounting bracket was repaired years ago: SOLD - center air handler for center vents/defroster: free with any purchase - white plastic mounting bracket for dash harness: free with any purchase - small plastic coat hangers (that mount behind drivers and passengers seats), two available: free with any purchase FIRE SALE.....PACKAGE DEAL: $40 total for everything remaining, shipped anywhere in the U.S! $40 for everything, with free shipping!!
  8. Are you trying to avoid camber plates? There are several bolt-in options, that will probably give more neg camber than anything else (except for longer/adjustable front LCAs). Here is just one example of a bolt-in plate that's reasonably priced: https://www.silverminemotors.com/datsun/datsun-260z/suspension/240z-260z-280z-camber-plates-bolt-in-lowering-kit Redrilling the LCA holes in your front crossmember is not a small job, and I would hold off on that option until you have determined that you have roll center/bumpsteer issues that can not be solved any other way. I used offset bushings in my front LCAs for several years without issue, although they do result in more road noise and ride harshness than the stock rubber bushings. I have since switched to a monoball bushings in the LCAs and will eventually make them adjustable length. Plenty of adjustable front LCAs out there off the shelf, but you can make your own quite affordably using the stock LCAs and good quality heim joints. How much is your car currently lowered? As you probably are aware, lowering the front suspension results in additional neg camber as well.
  9. Yep. Good news is that you should be able to weld a new stud/bolt in place there without too much trouble.
  10. What year and model? Bumper mounting configurations varied quite a bit from year to year. A picture of the specific area you're grappling with will help as well. But the quick answer is yes, the bumpers often incorporated threaded studs as part of the mounting; and yes, those studs very often are rusted and/or broken.
  11. Appears that the final sale price was $124K. https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/news/240z-124240/
  12. Aerodynamic, when you say that the T3 gold blocks already have bearings on them; are you talking about the spherical mono ball bearing that's press-fit into the gold block? If so, that just controls the top of your strut shock shaft; but doesn't really do anything to enable smooth rotation between the spring and strut body. Needle bearings in the top hats and/or the lower spring perch will enable that smooth rotation.
  13. Does this happen on both sides, or just the left side? Are you using the T3 top hats, with integrated needle bearings? Or at least some sort of bearings in the coilover system? You can get them in any size and use at the top hat or the lower spring perch, or both. It sounds like your spring and front strut tube are not turning together; thereby 'catching' on the threaded sleeves, causing a hitch...and also damaging the sleeve as well.
  14. For rear toe adjustment, it appears possible since both the lower and upper control arms incorporate double adjusters at the mounting points to the frame structure.
  15. Actually, I've seen differences just between my '73 early-model 260 and my '74 late model 260. Maybe some of that is due to thicker metal, double-layering, or additional reinforcement; but the bottom line is that it results in a stronger/stiffer shell.
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