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Another 240z RHD conversion project

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by johnymd, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    The car has moved on a little. Sealed the underside a week or so ago. Painted the engine bay and started putting the powder coated suspension on. Spent a couple of hours today at the workshop and managed to cut down a set of struts and weld on the new BC’s.
     

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  2. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    And a bit more progress. It’s been slow due to other commitments but getting there. Suspension is all finished and the car is back on its wheels. The 15x9’s that I intended to use are very close the the struts on the front and needed 8mm spacers for the backs to clear. They were fine with the standard struts but with the coil overs the wheel interferes with the lower adjustment section. I have heard people say that you have more clearance with coil overs but in practice you actually have less. Also fitted the pedal box, steering column and rack.

    Next job is brakes.
     

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  3. Ian

    Ian
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    Coming on nicely. :thumbs:


    For me I gained more room with coilovers, my wheels would not fit the front with the stock setup but has plenty of clearance with the coilovers.
     
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  4. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    It may be a combination of using 15” wheels and the position of the height adjuster on the BC’s. I’ll take some pictures when at the workshop today.
     
  5. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Pushed on a little with the car. Brakes are now all done with new lines. Also run new fuel lines. Played around with the doors and wings to get the panel fit where I want it. Fitted the diff to day and was planning on getting the 2.8 engine and s14 box in but didn't quite go to plan. I'm now trying to source an early gearbox mount to modify.
     

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  6. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    L28 engine, s14 gearbox, prop, R180 3.54 diff and driveshafts now fitted. As I didn't have a suitable early zed gearbox crossmember to modify I used the crossmember and mount from the s14 gearbox. It was already the correct shape and just needed shortening 10mm and a bit of tweaking. It's nice to get a bit of weight in the car so I can get a feel for its final height.
     

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  7. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Been cleaning fuel tanks today but when I got bored with that I thought I'd test fit the manifolds which then led to the exhaust.
     

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  8. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    So where is that system from John?
     
  9. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    It’s Sean’s zstory system.
     
  10. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Thanks. Hope to get one myself next year. Looks very clean-looking.
     
  11. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Wiring it’s nearly finished and so is the RHD wiper and heater install. Here’s some pictures of the progress.
     

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  12. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Good work John. So jealous of your facilities but no doubt they cost 'a bit'.

    Where's the maroon bit with flames on going to be fitted?

    Could you post a pic of the two wiper mechs RHD and LHD please?
     
  13. franky

    franky
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    I’d guess his head?
     
  14. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    That’s my welding mask Rob.

    Here is a picture of the 2 mechanisms. Not sure which is RHD though. I’ve taken it all apart again as it parks higher on the screen than when wiping!!
     

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  15. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    So things are rotating in the wrong direction.
     

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