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  1. Aydin, thanks for the comment. Yes I am aware of this and have made these adjustments before. I did end up determining that I didn't have the rack perfectly centered. Once I made the adjustment, I think I am OK now.
  2. I put a new steering rack in my car that has right hand inner tie rods on both sides. I bought 2 MOOG ES2109R right side tie rods and they do fit but on the driver's side it's a bit too long and I don't have much adjustment ability. Also its pointed slightly forward as opposed to the passenger side where it points sightly rearward. What is everyone using for drivers side outer tie rod with right hand thread?
  3. I'll check into other s30s in my area but given the fact that I tried fitting the hub onto 3 different shafts already I'm really thinking that something is wrong with the hub itself.
  4. Cal, what you see in the splines is grease and I used it both for lubrication and also to show how far down the shaft the hub traveled.
  5. Hello, I have a 76 280z. I am putting a momo 3503 hub adapter onto my steering shaft. Every video I've watched of people putting hub adapters on their s30 it seems they slide right on. Mine goes on very snug, but I can get it to go on about 6mm or so before it gets really hard. Maybe I could pound it on, but doesn't seem right and I don't know how I'd ever get it off. I have checked the splines on both the hub and shaft and they look OK. I even bought another hub and tried that with no success. I have 2 other steering shafts laying around and it's always the same thing. Is it possible both the hubs are bad? Bought both from Amazon (not 3rd party either, from Amazon directly). The splines on the Momo look cast (not machined) and perhaps that's the problem? Not sure where to go from here. I like the collapsible design of the Momo but may have to consider another brand. Thanks for any advice.
  6. Thanks man. I had read that Nissan did use sealant from the factory, but it wasn't super clear. Also the sealant never hardens up, it remains soft, or at least it's supposed to.
  7. I'm installing a new gasket and windshield into my 280z. I've read conflicting information on using sealant or installing dry. I'm leaning towards using the sealant to ensure no leaks. This is the sealant I purchased: https://www.crlaurence.com/All-Products/Automotive-Windows-%26-Supplies/Automotive-Glass-Supplies/Glazing-Adhesives/Epoxies%2C-Sealers%2C-Urethanes%2C-%26-Adhesives/CRL-Black-Windshield-and-Body-Sealant/p/CRL7708 What's the best way to install with sealant? If I install into the pinch weld groove on the gasket, I'm afraid it will be extremely messy when the rope is coming out of the groove during install. I also wonder how the lube (soapy water or Windex) will affect it. If I apply it to the pinch weld, I'm worried that it will smear all over the gasket flap when the rope pulls it over the pinch weld. Maybe the best method is to install dry and backfill sealant under the gasket flap where it meets the body? I've gone to great lengths to get the car extremely nice and don't want to have a disaster on my hands during the install. Any thoughts appreciated.
  8. Which snaps did you use for the carpet side ebrake ? And how did they attach? I'm needing to do the same thing soon.
  9. I will definitely check, I had just figured this must have come up before for someone and they figured it out
  10. This is not my car. The extreme widebody isn't my cup of tea but pretty badass build and engineering. https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-swaps/1970336-datsun-260z-ss-all-wheel-drive-build.html
  11. I am putting carpet in my 280z. It never had any when I bought it. The brake boot has snaps that apparently attach to the carpet. My carpet doesn't have any and need to add some. I would like to buy some snaps that will work with the brake boot snaps. Preferably ones that rivet in. Has anyone identified any? Thanks
  12. Thanks man. It was actually cheaper to buy a whole new MC, which is ridiculous
  13. Wanted the clevis and pin for 280z clutch. This is the part that threads onto the master cylinder rod and attaches to the clutch pedal. I believe that the brake and clutch clevises are the same, but not 100% . Let me know if you have one
  14. I don't believe you can have the damper behind the steering rack. I have a Corvette damper which is the tightest to the block and mine sits directly over the rack. This is with the engine as tight to the firewall as I was willing to go. Clearance to the hood is fairly good. I don't think you'll have a problem there.
  15. You didn't even remove the side mirrors, door handles or locks? Yikes
  16. I need one of these bushings. Has anyone found a source or perhaps made a CAD file for 3D printing?
  17. Is anyone selling these or does anyone have the CAD file? Zcardepot has been out of stock for months
  18. I ran wires through as well. I'm pleased with it
  19. The plan is either for 1 piece that covers the entire floor and tunnel, or 3 total pieces: one for drivers floor, one for passenger floor, and one for transmission tunnel. I'd prefer 1 piece so there are no seams, but I don't know if I can get it to conform, especially in the area where the tunnel, floor, and firewall meet.
  20. What is that gold ring around your ignition? Is that factory? My car doesn't have one but I like it, makes for a cleaner look.
  21. I am finishing up a full restomod on a 280z. I modified the floor pans and tunnel in several areas and also removed the seat braces so I can't use a standard carpet kit. I'm planning to get a roll of carpet and install myself. The hatch piece I can use a pre-cut standard product from a vendor. Since the carpet won't be molded, it will be a little tricky. I'll likely have to use heat and water to get it to conform. I much prefer the look of carpet on the transmission tunnel vs vinyl. My current plan is to have 3 separate pieces: 2 for each floor, and one for the transmission tunnel. Since the pieces will be separate, there will be 2 edges touching where each floor pan piece meets the transmission tunnel piece. One piece will have to sit behind the other. My current plan is serging/banding the edges of the transmission tunnel piece and have it sit over the top of the floor pan piece. Everything will be glued down. Although I'm not sure how that will affect the wire bundle I have running along the outside edge of the passenger floor pan. Any advice or comments? Has anyone else done this? Has anyone successfully used a single piece of carpet to do this? Has anyone paid a shop to do it? Thanks
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