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    1978 auto B210 granny shifting very late

    UPDATE Datzenmike, I couldn't find any hardline by the brakebooster so I tried to find the hardline coming front the tranny. I ended up finding one and it led to the back of the intake just as you stated and it was disconnected! I found the rubber hose that was supposed to be connected to it and so connected it back and WALLAH! Took my car for a test drive and it shifts perfectly now! Thank you very much you have no idea the amount of money you saved me!
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    1978 auto B210 granny shifting very late

    Datzenmike, thank you for the very detailed info and picture. If I find the line, what could I do to adjust the vacuum pressure to something higher so it can shift on time? Also, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it or helps but I noticed a while ago Every time I hit the breaks, I hear a high-pitched sound almost like a leaky line probably because I have spongy breaks. Now though, it happens the entire time I drive the car and when I hit the brakes it gets louder. Do you think this has anything to do with the transmission as well? Probably not but I figure it doesn't hurt to mention it.
  3. Hey guys so I've encountered a problem with my datsun b210 just recently. Ever since my dad replaced the head on the car it's been running great except for one thing: the transmission shifts noticeably later. I've checked the transmission fluid and it's still bright red, I've also checked the kickdown switch by the gas pedal just in case and that was adjusted fine I think (it clicks when gas is completely floored). I don't think the transmission filter has been changed and I've read that it could possibly be the modulator as well but these are on general articles not datsun specific so I just need to be sure. Anyone know what the possible solution could be for this? And just as a side note and fyi, it's a 3 spd auto and it shifts from 2nd to 3rd gear around the 40 mph. The engine is screaming at that point I feel. I definitely don't want a new head to already go bad after all that money. Thanks guys
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Thank you ratsungt for that pic. And thank you flatcat for the info. Datsunfreak, that is good to know. My car is in fairly good condition I don't (shouldn't) have problems with the u joints. Also, I have the same exact style datsun as yours. It's a 2 door sedan I believe. But a simple google search gave me this: http://classicgarage.com/802139.html Would these shocks not work for my car?
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Well thanks for the input guys. Regardless of the differing opinions on some subjects, what I did want to ask dasunfreak was that when you lowered your b210, did you have any vibrating of your car due to the angle of the driveshaft u-joints? Are yours angled 180° from each other? Also, regarding shocks, flatcat, would the gas-a-justs be the best option? I'm also a member of another forum regarding a whole different platform and on there the koni shocks are supposed to be amazing and KYB's are terrible (oe replacements if not worse). Not sure if the same applies here.
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Wow! Datzenmike I didn't even see your post about the u-joint until now! Tons of good info in this thread! Thank you for the gif that helps a LOT! Is there anyway you can get pictures of the parts that you adjusted and picture of the driveshaft angle you have? Would I also need to take the driveshaft out to do the adjustments you made? Sounds like a lot of work thay I may not have the know-how to do because I may not be as mechanically inclined as you.
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Sorry guys I'm not sure how to multi-quote on the mobile version of this site. Datzenmike, why do you think the spring helpers aren't too great. It has awesome reviews on amazon.
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Thank you for the suggestion flatcat. But do you mean they're money as in expensive and but great or money as in that's the one to go for? Lol These are suggestions for the rear shock correct? Could you get me a link of specific ones you may be referring to?
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Wow that looks super convenient! Thank you so much for the link! Do you have a link to the lowering blocks you used?
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Thank you for the info! So adding a spring is fine it's just the options you stated right there are why springs fail.. Oh and sorry I didn't know you were referring to the shocks in the rear. Any suggestions or links on what shocks would be best?
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Datzenmike, I've read on another thread a user said it's not the best idea to mess with leaf springs. I want my car to handle a lot better and would love to track it for fun so is this info correct?: "Rear: I used lowering blocks only and have (but not yet installed) some KYB Excel-G to improve cornering. I'm too old for the bouncy gas shock ride, so no Gas-A-Just for me. I've also read that messing with the leafs is a crap shoot: harder ride, lack of control of drop amount, creeks and groans, blah blah blah. Note: the leafs are 2" wide and you'll have to search for 2" wide blocks. They tend to start at 2 1/2" wide (not tall, wide). I can try to find the source among my receipts if you're interested, PM me. You will also have to buy custom U-bolts, so get those measurements right. They'll add $30 or more to the job. You can find a source online."
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Datsunfreak, your car has got to be my favorite b210 on the forum! Thank you for a good example and details about your setup. Datzenmike, thank you for the input and pics! You say to get a leaf with slightly less arch in it. If I were to find an f-150 rear leaf spring, would they be slightly less ached? Also, say if I do get an extra leaf and also 280zx strut assembles, would this cause my rear to have a higher spring rate in the back? For the shocks, can I not remedy that by replacing the old oil with 20w motorcycle fork oil?
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    280zx struts and brakes for front & rear??

    Okay so the best bet here would be to do a 280zx swap for the brake and struts in the front and then lowering blocks with an extra leaf in the back?
  14. Hey guys, I have a 78 b210 2 dr sedan huch drives amazing but what it really needs is an upgrade on the brakes and ride height. I know of the 280zx mod for the struts. I hear with that, 280zx brakes are also a great uprade so that's a big money save when wanting to kill two birds with one stone. What my question is, is the 280zx mod for the brakes and struts only for the front of the car? I don't want to just lower the car for looks. I want it to handle significantly better along with providing a better ride. So will this mod complement that? Also, if I want to lower and upgrade the rear suspension, would this mod work here as well? I've read about running camaro springs, lowering blocks, re-arching the leaf springs, etc. What is the best option for handling, and ride quality? Lastly, is there a brake mod for the rear of the car? Thank you
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    Leaf springs.

    I see you added a spring though so I figure adding a fourth spring to my car without removing my stocks ones whether it's thicker than my stock or not should still stiffen my car because any addition of springs should stiffen my ride, correct,?
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