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by FD-510
29 Sep 2005 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rear hub removal, I've got the nut off.
Replies: 6
Views: 848

rear hub removal, I've got the nut off.

I've got the drive axle out of the way, and the large 27mm nut off of teh back side. Should the hub now pull out, or is it pressed in?
by FD-510
22 Sep 2005 09:52
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: 280ZX vs 300ZX vs 200SX strut options
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

Brakes aren't a consideration for this strut decision. I agree with drop-a-dime, I've also heard that the 200SX is preferable, for some reason. I'm hoping that this thread will shead some more light on the 280ZX vs 200SX issue. I'f I get a chance to return to the salvage yard, I'll photograph and me...
by FD-510
22 Sep 2005 07:51
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: 280ZX vs 300ZX vs 200SX strut options
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

OK, I'll go with 280, but for more clarification, should the struts I buy have a large-diameter spring perch (similar to 510) or smaller diameter? When I was there I noticed that the ZX struts all had large-diameter springs, and the 280Z had a small-diameter spring (I have photos). I understand that...
by FD-510
21 Sep 2005 12:35
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: 280ZX vs 300ZX vs 200SX strut options
Replies: 16
Views: 5225

280ZX vs 300ZX vs 200SX strut options

I’ve used the search function to read all about the various front suspension options, but there are plusses and minuses for each option. I have available to me, and to other 510 fans, a salvage yard with a good collection of 280ZX, 200SX, and 300ZX front struts. From what I’ve been able to gather, t...
by FD-510
21 Sep 2005 09:56
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Wideband O2 for carb. tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Wideband O2 for carb. tuning

Is there any reason that I shouldn't use a wideband O2 sensor to aid with carb tuning? I mean, regardless of the induction method, the same a/f ratios apply, right? Wideband drivers are getting pretty affordable, so I just thought it might be a good idea.
by FD-510
12 Sep 2005 13:17
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: wheel clearance / front suspension
Replies: 1
Views: 255

wheel clearance / front suspension

My suspension question is mainly concerning wheel clearance on the front. With the stock large-diameter front spring, what is the widest wheel/tire combo that will fit between the fender and spring, with a reasonably lowered ride height? My car is a ’69, and I understand that my strut tubes are shor...
by FD-510
09 Sep 2004 13:40
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: FD subframe installation
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Thanks for the links. Both of those cars are using arms from a "FC" RX-7, but they're basically the same.

I like the engine shot in the first link, showing the missing strut towers.
by FD-510
09 Sep 2004 12:33
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: FD subframe installation
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Maxda defines their chassis by alpha codes. The RX-7's are usually refered to by their generation codes. The first generation cars, the smaller pointy ones, 1979-1985 were FB, the 2nd gen cars were the Porsche 944-looking 1986-1991 were FC's, and the latest version, the 3rd gen with the beautiful ro...
by FD-510
09 Sep 2004 10:02
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: FD subframe installation
Replies: 5
Views: 484

FD subframe installation

One of the more difficult parts of my project is looming ever closer and I am lookig for advice. I am mounting the front and rear subframes from a FD RX-7 (3rd gen) onto my '69 510 body. From these subframes will hang all of the forged aluminum FD control arms, FD steering components, hubs, brakes, ...
by FD-510
10 Jun 2004 10:39
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fibreglass fenders and other stuff (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 947

510gtr, I am needing a passenger-side fender, also for a '69. If you find a set, we can split it.