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  • Birthday 12/05/1991

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    Victoria, BC
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    '76 B210, '83 280ZX, '82 TE72, '94 Quest
  • Occupation
    Parts Specialist @ Lordco Auto Parts

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  1. If you really don't want to tackle it yourself, Contact Kurk Mckay from Mckay power products. He specializes in Z car wiring and is based out of Sooke, BC.
  2. Yes you will need 280zx struts up front, I ran 14x7 +8 Celica supra wheels on my 76 B210 with stock front struts and it required rolling both front and back. Run 195/50R15 tires, anything wider and you will have even more problems. The rears may fit with just a roll, may need a slight pull as well..... Make sure your Leaf spring bushings are in good shape and the axle is centered to the car. Spacers will only make things worse.
  3. Getting more info out there, 1. No you cannot put S13 rack spacers on a 280zx power rack, its maxxed out from the factory 2. 280zx Power rack Pinion is 11/16-36 spline, aftermarket U joints are available 3. De-powering the rack is ridiculously simple, unbolt the pinion housing, un-do the sleeve retainer, remove rack, remove seal with circlip pliers, grease, re-assemble, plug holes. 4. 1976 B210 steering shaft is also 11/16 - 36 spline once cut down, if a retaining sleeve is welded to the steering column, an SKF BR2 bearing is a perfect fit on the shaft. Pictures to follow.
  4. No, neither the front nor the rear are a direct bolt in. The rear needs a Crossmember mount fabricated and welded to the chassis, as well as a diff mount. The Front is close to bolting in, you need to either drill new holes into the crossmember and bolt it to the existing mounts, weld it in, or Drill into the chassis/reinforce/and weld captive nuts to attach it via the original 280zx holes. Ive found the 280ZX LCA's are WAY too long, and would cause -5 degrees of camber, so ive opted for S12 LCA's, S12 Steering knuckles, S12 struts, T3 S12 TC rods, S12 outer tie rods. All of these are bolt in once the crossmember has been mounted. S12 LCA's are 340mm long compared to S13 at 350, and S130 at ~380mm. The S12 and 280zx use the same TC rods, however in this application adjustable ones are Required. Using S12 LCA's you must use S12 Steering knuckles, OR swap the balljoints for S13 and use S13 knuckles/hubs/brakes, ect. and conversion tie rod ends. FYI, 83 280ZX Inner tie rods are the same as S12.
  5. 280zx Crossmember is now mounted, I just need to clean up the frame rails since I needed to open them to weld in some nuts and re-inforcement. I'll post up some pictures later this evening. Using the 280zx LCA's the overall track width will increase about 1.25" per side. The rack and pinion will require a custom steering column, which is the perfect time to install a steering quickener.
  6. New Oil pan/pickup is on the VG, test fit, NOPE! doesn't clear the already flipped crossmember. So now I'm 100% positive that I wont make the car show, so why not swap out the crossmember to a 280zx one? Ive pulled the L28E out of my parts ZX, Getting ready to pull the crossmember and rack. Ill be De-powering the Rack to run it as a manual rack&pinion. Now I have the choice of either 280zx struts and brakes, or S12 struts and brakes. The Brakes are close enough in size to make that negligible, so ive got to decide on hub offset. Also Attaching the R&P to the steering column will be an interesting job.
  7. final parts for my VG swap ordered, now we play the waiting game

  8. I'll have an update soon, I've finally ordered my VG oil pan and pickup. Just a few more things to tidy up and the engine can be installed. :) the rear end still needs to be finished up, but ill get on that now that the weather is looking better and im getting more time to do it on my days off
  9. I run T3 510 camber plates in my '76 B210, they are a direct fit. FWIW the T3 RCA's and NCRCA's also fit the 74-78 B210. For some reason my previous account Tsapala wont let me log in, nor did it use my correct E-mail address so I cant reset the password.
  10. Update...... Er, well sorta. I haven't had much time to work on the Sunny, i've been too busy with my new job and fixing my DD 280zx. Ive got the rear frame rails cut out for the rear cross-member and control arm clearance, Ive grabbed a set of S13 rear shocks to use as placeholders until i can afford rear coilovers (Just so happens that an S13 rear shock fully compressed is the same overall height as the Camaro rear shocks when they are half compressed (Ideal ride height)), Picked up a set of AGX shocks for my S12 front struts, decided to ditch the Volvo Calipers and run OEM S12 calipers for simplicity's sake. Since I haven't heard back from Experimental engineering about building me an oil pan for the VG ive decided to go a different route, I'll be using a Maxima front sump oil pan and pickup and flipping the cross-member, unfortunately this means removing my Addco sway bar so ill have to get a front sump compatible one in the future. I did recieve a new part for the car, it only took 2 years of searching and a couple hundred dollars later, but i know have a Sunny GL center tail section for my car :)
  11. Ive found 2 JDM B-210 front bumpers for sale in the last month, one used in good shape and one NOS, the used one was $700 shipped and the NOS was $900 shipped...... since i only paid $600 for my B-210 i found paying more for just a front bumper was ridiculous and didn't buy either one.
  12. They are very simple to make, 2x2 solid aluminum roughly 4-5/8" long (thats from memory and could be wrong), drill a hole straight through the center, tap it on one side and install a Socket head cap screw as a centering pin; Done. As for the U bolts, i took my stock ones down to a local 4x4 shop and asked them to make me a set of 4 with the same dimensions but 2" longer. All said and done i made my own 2" blocks for under $40 in one day. If you want exact measurements let me know and ill grab some pictures and measure them for you.
  13. Here's a quick picture of the Rear sub-frame mount, Built out of 3x3x3/16 Angle, Both the ends are capped and the custom mounting pins are centered. The whole piece is exactly 48" wide, which snugly fits into place under the car. Once the mount is tack welded into the car I can then trace the contour of the transmission tunnel on to the mount and cut it out, I've decided to keep it in one piece until its in the car, so i know that everything will be centered and straight. The original sheet metal will be Sandwiched between this sub-frame mount and the roll cage mounting plates to keep as much chassis rigidity as possible.
  14. 1981 280zx rear end, yes its too wide for the chassis by itself, the car is getting Wide ZG fender flares in the back, and regular ZG flares up front. Until I buy the flares I have some positive offset wheels that will fit under the stock bodywork with the wider rear end to roll the car around with.
  15. Test fitting and fabbing engine brackets for the VG Installed some ARP Extended lugs into my S12 struts ill be using with the new setup Making some Caliper brackets to mount the 4 piston Girling brake calipers onto the S12 struts and Rotors And how the car sits now The engine is out and back on the stand while i finish up the custom turbo manifolds and wait for an oil pan/pickup. Currently working on sorting out the wiring, brake line modifications needed to install my brake bias adjuster and new front and rear calipers. and making a rear subframe mount to mount the 280zx rear crossmember into the car. I'll post some more pictures as i make progress. Until then, Enjoy.
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