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About Hodgimus-maximus

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    280z
  • About My Cars
    I got my Z after crashing my totaling my first car on a bad road. It needs a lot of work to become reliable but I have the bug now and don't think I'll shake it anytime soon.
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    Well I finally found time and the motivation to put my new parts on and I thought I would post a little review. Review BC racing Coilovers Well I Have my Big Brake kit and BC racing coilovers on the car and got to drive it around for about 40 or 50 miles before my fuel pump ore fuel pump relay when bad. I can say that the standard spring rates (I got the swift spring upgrade) you get from BC are a very nice ride not mushy and not to harsh/bone shattering. I find my favorite ride setting is Is half way between soft and hard. I can't comment on how it compares to stock since my car had lowering springs on it when I bought it. The adjustability is noticeable It can go stiff like a recreational track or road race car car as well as what I would imagine to be significantly softer than stock (80's Cadillac) but again I can't comment on that since I have never felt stock. Review TTT Big Brake Kit with parking brake. The kit comes with everything you need and is petty strait forward to install. The barking feels better than what I had before but I don't drive my car particularly hard and only did one emergency stop. I don't think I have them bleed well enough since the peddle still feels little mushy. It might be that I need a bigger master cylinder, from a 79 280zx, which I have but haven't installed yet. The parking break will keep your car in place on a slight incline but if its a steep hill don't count on it holding the car in place. That might be due to inadequate adjustment of my parking brake linkage.
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Hey Mark have you thought about triple DCOE ITBs? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    You can try calling Zspecialties to see if they have a used one that is in good condition. Zspecialties.com Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Accelerator Torsion Shaft

    Ok I was just confused cause I thought you also had the sk/oer manifold and they are made to hook up to the stock one. This might seem like a dumb question (forgive me if it is) but wouldn’t you have more room for your torsion shaft if you moved your throttle linkage to the other side of your carbs? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Accelerator Torsion Shaft

    Do you have an intake manifold that looks like this? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    That price is for both so it’s about what you would pay at any parts store, if you were only buying inner tie rod ends shipping would make them more expensive but if you are already getting other things from T3 then not a big deal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Oh Christmas Colors [emoji319][emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    No Problem, Merry Christmas Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    All of the weld on threaded tubes are notched. I don’t have any pics since I was trying to get it done as fast as I could but if you look at Hazmatt’s build thread he has pictures. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    Yep I bought them already and they are on the car. I haven’t driven with them yet because I have to redo my brake lines do to having to vice grip my the flairs nuts for my brake lines to install my big brake kit. Here is a pic of my dirty wheels with the big brakes behind them Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    Hmm seems like I need to invest in some those long needle nose pliers Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    So I’m almost done putting everything back on the car except I need to change the hand brake cable. Looking under the car it looks like the only way I’ll be able to replace it is if I remove the diff and drive shaft? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Might as well get the kinks worked out on a stockish motor than on a built one. All the wiring is exactly the same. But at that price I would go with an assembled MS3 or MS3X which can do fuel and ignition. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile Correcting a word corrected by auto correct
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    Thanks Will do Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Just ordered BC Racing coil overs and a big brake kit

    So I’m working on getting the old brake stuff off of the car, and my brake line flair nuts will have to be vice gripped off. I was thinking of going back with Nickel Copper lines. Does anybody have a suggestion on a supplier they like/trust? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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