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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby 2 doors » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:53 am

Looking good man , I think your single handedly keeping the forum going lol.

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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:07 pm

Spent heaps of today sorting out the exhaust, I ran out of time to look at redoing some of it in stainless so will look at it next time. It took a lot longer than I thought it was going to but it's sorted for now.

Put the bonnet back on and found out it was hitting on the radiator outlet so ground out part of the bonnnet, then found it was hitting on the radiator mount bolts and also the oil cooler mounts so changed the bolts to button head screws and redrilled the oil cooler to lay it back a bit and cut off the front of the original mounts.

Mounted the bonnet pins on both sides and with Zac and James' help we marked and drilled the bonnet for the clips. I don't have a way of holding them to the bonnet yet, but they work and they look pretty good. I think I'm going to have to add a stopper in the middle to stop it bouncing/moving.

So after all that I drove it an hour and a half home with James riding shotgun, it was a slightly dodgy drive with no boosted brakes and no power steering, it went pretty well apart from a new leak from the windscreen right on to the steering wheel and a few odd noises from the right rear which need a bit more investigation. Need to sort out a couple of bits and pieces then it'll be ready for a warrant.
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:33 pm

Ordered the bits to redo the power steering high pressure line, I got proper Speedflow stuff, was pretty spendy but probably about the same as getting a new rubber line crimped. Should be here tomorrow.

I've been trying to think of a good place to mount the air fuel ratio gauge and haven't really come up with anywhere decent. There is room if I move the radio over but I'd have to make a cup kind of arrangement to put it on an angle where I could actually see it, will think about it.
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 pm

Made the power steering line the other day, was a bit of a pain but I got there in the end. Accidentally left the power steering pump adjuster and belt at work so I haven't tested that it actually works, but I'll do that later on today.

Just have to sort out the brake booster line which I'll try and do this weekend then it should be all good to go for a warrant.
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:48 pm

Sorted out the brake booster hosing on the weekend, it's a bit ugly but it works, I'll tidy it up when I put the idle control on. Took it out for a test drive and to put some petrol on it, the power steering works well and the brakes work fine.

The only problem was that I lost one of the bonnet catches somewhere down Lineside Road, I bought two sets so I had spares. Decided to take it out to work yesterday and managed to lose two more catches on the way there, ended up having to bolt it down to get home. I'm pretty sure it was an installation error as I removed the stoppers to put the pins in, so there was nothing to stop the bonnet going down (the catches weren't attached to the bonnet yet). I didn't think they'd be able to pop off but turns out they can.

Tonight I removed one of the guard bolts and put the stoppers there, I've only got one latch at the moment but it seems to work heaps better. The bonnet seems to move around a lot which is a little strange.

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Took it for a couple more laps around what we call stages 2 and 3 at work, the shocks are a bit soft I think, will wind them up next time. It gets a little bit loose around some corners.

I definitely need to put some heat shielding on the bonnet, it's starting to change colour underneath right above the turbo. I'm thinking about some of the gold stuff but it might look a bit tacky.

One of the guys at work had a good idea about mounting my air fuel ratio gauge using one of the spare Vbox camera mounts, it's only temporary as I don't really want to mount it in there permanently.

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