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1976 280Z Restoration Project

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Sorted out my Clutch Slave Cylinder. zKars had provided me one with the Stroker, but I had not noticed it was designed for the clutch fork with the hole through it! My 280 fork is solid...

So after careful perusing of the forum and referencing the info from Eurodat, I was able to mount the new CSS with the push rod out of my old rusted CSS.

It’s all in the small details...

Adjustable pushrod (assembled backwards to show needed length)

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Adjustable and old solid pushrod:

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Properly assembled and adjusted for 110mm static length and 126mm stroke length from bell housing.

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Thanks to zKars for the wealth of info and Eurodat for the reference.

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Awesome!! You're killing me. Like the tortoise and the hare!! I hate this hard shell!!! :blush:

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Umm. I believe it’s been over 4 years for me so far...

 

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The great news is that the driveline is done. Engine and transmission bolted in, rear end bolted in and driveshaft installed. So much relief and satisfaction today.
Now on to all the fun and not so fun stuff. I will button up some of the plumbing for the AC and the heater lines, route some lines for the speedo cable etc. I will leave the wiring of the motor for a while.
Once I’m done playing with the engine bay I will get going hardcore on the final body work and metal repairs.
Time to get serious!

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Good clearance for the exhaust! I’m liking this...
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2 hours ago, wheee! said:

Umm. I believe it’s been over 4 years for me so far...

 

Ten years for me...

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Ten years for me...

Great... now I have six more to go...
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Started work on the throttle cable linkage now that the engine is in. Hope to have a solution and pics soon.

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This ought to be a fun panel gap to fix too. Roughly bolted in place but obviously wayyyy out of spec. Looks like a job for the MIG welder.
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Fender. The factory restamp on the other side is near perfect.

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Now is a good time to check headlight assembly fit too.  My buddy's aftermarket fender had a very tight fit and the chrome ring touched bucket because of fender mounting position.

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That opens up the question of mounting headlamps etc...

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My buddy did that to his car above. The headlights still mount the same way as stock. He just welded the scoops on. No other changes required.

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Should have just bought the fenders off of  @zkars .... his we’re already done.

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Be sure and mount the hood before working on the buckets or fenders. Would hate to see you fix it and then have to redo it.

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For sure. This was just a quick mount and check. I have to get the doors stripped still too. The hood looks pretty good with it just sitting on the car.

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I just noticed, but no heat shield for the intake manifold?

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It’s in progress. I am modifying the lower shield to adapt to the throttle cable linkage

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I love the look.

My guess is the only reason they made the headlight scoops a separate piece is they just couldn't form one sheet into the shape they wanted. Either geometrically impossible, or too much stretching for the metal to handle. I suspect if they could have successfully made the fender / scoop one piece, they would have.

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