few questions, found a 1980 280zx at wrecking yard.

Suspension, including wheel, tire and brake.
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few questions, found a 1980 280zx at wrecking yard.

Postby shivic » 20 Jul 2014 14:31

ok, i bought a stripped out 510. i wanted to pull some parts, off this car.

im planning on pulling all 4 wheel knuckles for the struts and brake upgrade. i was going to pull the master cylinder too. will the brake booster work. i was also thinking of pulling the throttle cable.

can you think of any other parts that may help me complete the car.

thanks for your help.
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Re: few questions, found a 1980 280zx at wrecking yard.

Postby okayfine » 20 Jul 2014 15:00

datzenmike wrote:Besides the struts the...

'79 5 speed is a mid ratio while the '80 and on (non turbo)
have a close ratio transmission with a 'monster' overdrive.

'80 and on 5 speeds (4 speeds were dropped) had R200 and 3.90 ratios. Autos were R200 and 3.545

Rear discs from Sept. '81 on were more desirable looking than earlier.

The master cylinder up to Sept '81 is 15/16" and should stay with the larger front calipers. It has vertical mount holes and will fit the earlier Datsuns. After Sept the mounting holes are horizontal.

All ZX turbo automatics have a high volume oil pump and an oil cooler.

Turbo head bolts are stronger that non turbo bolts.

The zx starter will work on any L 4 cylinder.

The alternator is internally regulated and at least 60 amp output.

Non turbo flywheels are 6 bolt and 225mm and will fit the L20B. 21 pounds.

Non turbo engines with P79 heads ('81-83) have flat-top 86mm pistons.

All non turbo zx distributors are EI. The 4 cylinder stator and reluctor can be bought for about $30 from Nissan or sold 'as is' to 240/260/280Z owners. (get the matching EI coil that goes with it)

(edited) The zx Turbo had Snowflake 15 " and 'Swastika' 15" and the non turbo cars have, Iron Cross ,and six spokes both in 14 " (they fit and cleared the struts and calipers)
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Re: few questions, found a 1980 280zx at wrecking yard.

Postby shivic » 20 Jul 2014 15:58

Thanks for the info. Do you know If the brake booster will fit.

If I'm going to run a r160 diff, should I get the 280zx stub hubs or axles.
I'm thinking the parts coming off mine are going to be rust rotted.

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Re: few questions, found a 1980 280zx at wrecking yard.

Postby okayfine » 20 Jul 2014 16:31

ZX axles will be the right length of the R180 in the ZX rear, which has a wider track. So they won't bolt up. Don't know about the brake booster - photos of it make it look pretty large diameter, which could be a problem.
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