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My Datsun 280Z "Rustoration"

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You can soak the differential air breather in a clear glass of peroxide on a sunny day to whiten it.

Ahh good to know thanks!

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You can soak the differential air breather in a clear glass of peroxide on a sunny day to whiten it.

I was cleaning mine and it broke:(. Then I found out you can order them from Nissan for less than €1.50.:)

Also helps if you fit the breather before you mount the diff under the car. They can be a tight fit and not much roomto move.

BREATHER-C :: Nissan Parts, NISMO and Nissan Accessories - Courtesyparts.com

Chas

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I reached a milestone today. The car is officially a rolling chassis!

Rear drum brakes installed with all new parts.

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Back on the ground! Not sure why its sitting so high in the rear. Hopefully it will settle down once the motor is in.

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Also installed the wiper assembly today.

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Matt, Have you rolled the car forward or backwards yet? If not, the tires will grab the floor and keep it from settling.

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Yea I rolled it about a car length back and forth. Also the control arm bushings and spindle nuts are still loose. The only thing I can think of is that I tightened the sway bar while it was still up on jacks. Not sure if that would matter? ?

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i believe the sway bar should rotate freely in its bushings, so it wouldn't present any resistance to the car settling.

are you sure the springs are set correctly in the perches? also, are you sure you have the correct springs (front in front, rear in rear)?

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This is incredible. I am very, very jealous! Thanks for sharing your re-build. Looking forward to seeing how this goes :)

The car looks great.

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i believe the sway bar should rotate freely in its bushings, so it wouldn't present any resistance to the car settling.

are you sure the springs are set correctly in the perches? also, are you sure you have the correct springs (front in front, rear in rear)?

Yea I triple checked the placement of the springs. The longer ones are in the rear. I'll wait until the motor is in before I worry about it. :D

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This is incredible. I am very, very jealous! Thanks for sharing your re-build. Looking forward to seeing how this goes :)

The car looks great.

Thanks man!

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I wouldn't worry about the height yet.

No glass or seats or anything else in the interior for that matter. What about gas tank and differential? Spare tire?

I'm thinking you're going to be adding hundreds of pounds before your done, so I wouldn't worry until you have it loaded and then see where you're at.

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Yea I triple checked the placement of the springs. The longer ones are in the rear. I'll wait until the motor is in before I worry about it. :D

I've heard that once or ten times before! If they're Eibachs, look at the part numbers on the springs. The ones ending in .001 go in front and .002 in back.

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I'm running Eibachs and my car isn't sitting anywhere that high. Like others have said, check the part numbers, fully assemble the car, then see where you're sitting. I installed mine, then checked the part numbers and realized I had them in backwards.

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Yea the springs with the .01 # are up front. I'm sure once it's assembled and the motor is back in it will sit nice.

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Got some stuff installed in the engine bay.

Horns

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Inspection light

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Hood latch and misc..

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Pedal box and steering wheel painted and installed. (new steering wheel coming)

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New Muteki black wheel lugs

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Also just ordered:

Brake booster

Brake master cylinder

Clutch cylinder

Speedometer cable

New engine mounts

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Hazmatt, you are doing great work, don't worry about the height of the wheel arches. Once the engine/tranny are in things will even out more and you will be surprised how much the weight of the interior fittings affect the stance.

The detail is superb! But with that white engine bay I can see how your weekends are going to be spent once she is on the road.

Chris

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dash goes on then the bolts for the steering column holder... don't tighten too much now :)

Yes, thanks. I needed to temporarily mount it so I can wheel it around.

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Hazmatt, you are doing great work, don't worry about the height of the wheel arches. Once the engine/tranny are in things will even out more and you will be surprised how much the weight of the interior fittings affect the stance.

The detail is superb! But with that white engine bay I can see how your weekends are going to be spent once she is on the road.

Chris

Beats the hell outta cleaning the house LOL LOL LOL

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Been busy with family the last couple weeks so I havent had the time to work on the Z till now.

I covered the floor pans, headliner, door panels, and a few other inner panels with Dynamat. I used the 34 sq ft kit and worked out pretty well. Should be nice and quiet now.

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Also installed the door handles and hinge hardware.

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Hazmatt, love this resto thread, you are doing awesome work. I'm in the middle of my own restoration, and am actually putting in Fatmat Rattletrap these days. I've been wondering about how much coverage I should do, reading all the other posts about this I can find (this club is such a good resource!) but getting confused about how extensively I need to cover everything. Some posts show every square inch covered with this stuff, others not so much. It seems to me that this material really only serves its purpose on the "flimsier" panels, like the floorpans, left rear quarter panel, headliner, and door panels, since it is meant to reduce or deaden vibrations, and slapping it on every square inch isn't necessary. That said, I find myself nodding at your placement scheme. Are you also going to put it on your tranny tunnel and on the rear deck? What is your thinking on how much to use and where to put it? Finally, do you also plan on putting down any kind of padding or foam for sound reduction? Thanks for any advice!

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