280zx brake swap

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280zx brake swap

Post by silvs » 04 Jan 2005 11:30

I will be doing the 280zx disc brake/suspension swap into my 72 datsun 510 and was wondering what i require to do the swap. I will be getting the struts, rotors and hub, and calipers. Should i also get the master cylinder?? I am forgeting anything??

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Post by lukeduke » 04 Jan 2005 17:52

I know the master cylinders are differnet sizes, I did grab the one off the car that I found, but I may be doing a 300zx conversion if it is possible for these cars.

You may not need it, but I have heard that it is better cause it pushes more fluid, the 280zx has bigger calipers, so you may need the extra fluid.
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Post by 5teN » 04 Jan 2005 19:46

It would probably be best to get a new MC or rebuild one at the least - I opted for a new 7/8" MC from a 240z as it was recommended by a few 510 guys that had 280zx fronts and stock drums in the rear. I think the pedal feel is great, however the brake balance is poor (but that isn't really related to the MC)...

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Post by silvs » 05 Jan 2005 10:06

i will get the MC just in case. Will the 280zx struts and hub bolt right up the factory front end components of the 510??

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Post by pokey » 07 Jan 2005 12:54

Yeah spencer, stop playing with colors and get the tech articles to work again!

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Post by RABIDAPACHE » 07 Jan 2005 13:02

search around on the web and you will find step by step instructions on this swap. this site has the info but i cant get it to work.
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