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Thought I should say hello

Discussion in 'New to the website!' started by Jamesk350, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Jamesk350

    Z Club Member

    After years of wanting a Z and working on a few when I was an apprentice mechanic I have finally got my act together and purchased a 280z it was a bit of an impulse buy on my part and due to the usual weather I’ve only driven it about 35miles and I’ve already got a small list of items to fix.
    I really can’t wait for summer to get it out and enjoy a drivers car again

  2. yellowz

    Z Club Member

    Welcome! Why wait for Summer?

    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Hi James big welcome to the club
    If you want to meet a host of fellow owners The Donnington Historic date is not that far away so why not come along and drool over some of the Zs that will be there
    Details can be found here
  4. Jamesk350

    Z Club Member

    I’ve got some bits to fit to the Z first and fix the non charging alternator too. Hope to have it done this month.
    I was looking at Donnington as it’s always good fun as I used to do Japfest with my old GTi-R

  5. Peter 300zx

    Peter 300zx New Forum User

    Hi, I joined this evening, I have a Z31 300ZX and was looking for any suggestions where I could get a rear brake overhaul kit from? Also if anyone knew of a good place for spares as I need a speedo for it.

  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Hi Peter, I suggest you start a new Thread to introduce yourself and also 'post-up' a Classified for an parts wanted. Otherwise you are going to get 'lost' in James' Thread.
  7. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Welcome....both of you.
  8. Jamesk350

    Z Club Member

    I have spent the whole day working on the 280, firstly had a look at the alternator not charging and found the two fuse able links mounted on the right inner wing all corroded up and the links in very poor state was at 12.7 volts when started but a bit of cleaning and I went up to 13.6 volt charge rate. It’s amazing how much crisper the injection system works with a good charge rate. During the road test I felt the car grabbing when slowing down so I put it back on the ramp and found front brakes locked on due to both calipers sticking on when hot. Have to get some new calipers I’d guess as they look Original to me.
    While it was in the air I noticed the rear halfshafts looked loose and to my shock one of the 14mm bolts was missing and all the others where loose on both sides, but scary as if that fell out the car would have a big accident!!
    I checked all the bolts I could find and found a few more loose ones here and there. Not best pleased with the guy who put her together.
    Lastly I’ve fitted an new radiator as the old one was badly damaged,after speaking to FourWays engineering I fitted a Misimoto radiator,thermostat and silicone hoses really impressed with the quality of this and only need a small mod to fit.
    Once brakes are fixed it’s off for a long drive, can’t wait.

  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Good work James - always expect a few problems with these car because of their age. I have a Misimoto rad on my Samuri installed by the previous owner JK240.
  10. Tom

    Tom New Forum User

    You can find caliper kits on Ebay if it helps.I just overhauled front and rear ones.

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