LS1 V8 280z

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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby SRCooper » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:14 pm

Well im stoked. cert went real well only a few things to do. the only issue is the brakes. i spent all weekend bleeding them, even replaced the master cylinder and they are still spongy. I think ill get the system vacuum bled. also i think its to do with the caliper pistons retracting too far as the calipers are brand new. otherwise its just a couple of bolts to swap out and a P-clip to hold the clutch line. so relieved.
You wouldn't have that problem with a V8!!!!

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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby Datto_610 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:34 pm

Has your booster been apart at all or reconned? Just another thing to look at.

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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby DJZ » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:05 pm

Good job on the short list. Your master cylinder might be too small as well, you're running 4 pots on the front now?
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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby SRCooper » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:55 pm

Thanks guys, the booster is leaking so ill get that rebuilt or replaced but that doesnt really explain why the brakes take so long to come on. The master is more than enough being 15/16" so that shouldnt be a problem. ill just keep working at it hopefully i crack the issue soon then ill be eyeing up a datsun cruise to meet up with you all again since its been so long!!!
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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby Datto_610 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:52 pm

Had a similar problem with mine which was booster got it reconned at safe r brakes which wasn't too expensive.

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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby 240znz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:12 pm

Give Shane a call at Power Stop Brakes in Middleton.

He used to be the general manager at Safe R Brakes and went out on his own. Bloody good bsstard and knows his stuff.

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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby SRCooper » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:05 pm

Sorted the brakes thanks guys. turned out to be the caliper pistons like i thought so i just took the pads out, pumped the brake peddle then moved the pistons back just enough to get the pads in and bingo its sorted, nice and firm just a little worried as the pads wear they might go spongy again at which point i might need to put some kind of different check valve in the system. Oh and Cheers to Vaughan for bringing his vacuum bleeder over even though i didnt need it. Ill ring Donn again tomorrow to book in for what will hopefully be the final time.
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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby Datto_610 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:15 am

Awesome man good to hear!

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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby classicdat » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:27 pm

Car is looking good Stewart, will be awesome to have on some cruises soon!
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Re: LS1 V8 280z

Postby SRCooper » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:20 pm

This is a couple of things ive had to do for cert. first was the brackets holding the clutch line rigid so it wont crack and then the flares which arnt much but i think they look good (Not too much of an eye sore)
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