Kicker's 330 260C
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Author:  kicker [ Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:40 pm ]
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Hi Guys
Thought I'd post up my 260C, I know a couple of the NZ'ers on here and I quite like that there is a dedicated Cedric area filled with sweet Datsun land barges :)

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This was when I first got it, stock standard

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Then I lowered it a bit, replaced the auto with a 5 speed, put headers on, swapped the single carb for triple Weber 40's, put on some SSR rims, put in a hidden stereo, multispark ignition, 240Z steering wheel, fender mirrors etc etc

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It looks a lot tidier in photos, the paint is a bit worse for wear but they are such nice cars to drive and I love the swage line over the rear.
Next on the list for it, I have an H190 LSD to put in once I get it checked out and I'm working on a hybrid 71B/C gearbox to replace the current one which is a bit worn out. Also have an L28 which I'll rebuild at some point.

Also if anybody has any info on a vented disk swap/caliper upgrade for the front I'd be keen to know

Author:  Hezath [ Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:26 pm ]
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Mmmmmm... delicious taste.

Very nice work. Can't help you with the brake upgrade sorry.

Author:  Snoozin [ Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:51 pm ]
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Hey kicker I'm working on a brake upgrade at the mo, I'll let you know what works out... should end up similar to sheepers Crown if we can make a 14" wheel fit over it.

Author:  ozconnection [ Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:43 pm ]
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Freakin good job, love what you've done with it so far!!

"I soon realized that I needed better brakes for the coupe. I looked at what my hardware had to offer me but I felt that even with improved brake pads fitted (Bendix Ultimates which has the same part number as the early Zeds, DB86) wasn’t going to cut it for long with the few hundred kilos of extra weight the coupe has over the little Zed. I looked at the Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) website to see what alternate rotors could fit my car. Their website is excellent. They list the measurements of all of their disc rotors and I found that the rotors for the early Zeds had the same measurements as my coupe except for my five stud wheels verses the Zeds four.
I guessed whatever a Zed car owner used as a front brake upgrade, I could too. I visited the boys at Z-16 in Kings Park, Sydney to see what they do to a Zed’s front brakes. The boys were very helpful. They showed me a 260Z with an upgraded front brake setup that I later commissioned them to do for me. It consisted of reconditioned Sumitomo four piston callipers from a Toyota Hilux four wheel drive. The big advantage in using these callipers is they bolt onto the 240C stub axles without the need for adapter brackets, reducing costs, complexity and negating the need for an engineer’s certificate. The pads that fit these callipers are substantially larger than the originals and are available from Bendix. I specified that they fit the ‘extra heavy duty’ pads, part number DB288. They will tolerate higher operating temperatures without going “off”. By the way, Bendix has an excellent website for information on brake pad selection.
The rotors that Z-16 used for the upgrade were originally designed for a Mitsubishi Magna, DBA part number 425. These ventilated rotors can be bought upgraded with slotting and cross drilling. Excessive build up of heat is a brake system killer and I wanted the new setup to cope with anything, so I made sure these upgrades were included. The Magna rotors have an overall diameter slightly larger than the originals (276mm’s versus 271mm’s). These were the largest rotors that could be fitted without using a calliper adapter bracket. However some minor disc machining and drilling was required to get everything to work together and someone with the correct tools could attempt the job themselves. I chose to have the work done by Z-16 instead. The end product looks the goods and a big thank you goes out to Z-16."

Author:  Snoozin [ Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:42 pm ]
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^ We are also using LN106 Hilux calipers!

Author:  Hezath [ Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:13 pm ]
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What are they referring to with the 'disc machining and drilling'?

Author:  kicker [ Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:37 pm ]
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Cheers guys, I was wondering about the Hilux/Surf calipers. The 240Z I share a garage with has the S12+8 calipers on it now, they were just bolt on.
I had a quick look at the DBA catalogue, biggest hurdle is just finding something that will fit the 81mm hub with the least effort.
Looking at the Magna specs I'm guessing the machining is to open up the centre bore from 69mm.
Keep me posted Snoozin, going down hill 5-up at Marahau had the pedal going spongy and a whiff of cooking pads :)

In other news I'm currently installing a CB for future cruises/road trips

Author:  Reverend [ Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:36 pm ]
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Aarrgghhh your Cedric looks too good to be true!

Author:  kicker [ Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:02 pm ]
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Got my CB in, next job on the list is hooking up a wideband to see what AFR's I'm getting with the carbs

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Here's a vid of a bit of fun


Author:  mo2401 [ Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:30 am ]
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hi, New to this form. I have a 1979 Datsun 280c 330 Saloon, Based in the UK. I am looking for some spares if anyone can assist me would be wonders.

I really want a pair of rear tail lights, side repeaters etc.

Can anyone help.



PS. Will post pictures of my 280c 330 shortly.

Author:  kicker [ Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:21 am ]
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Haven't got any of those spares sorry but Brocky41 might have some, postage to the UK might be expensive but your dollar is better against ours anyway.

Author:  kicker [ Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:27 pm ]
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It's been a while since I posted here, I still have the 260C and have done a few more bits on it.
It now has an LSD, 15x9 and 15x8 Hayashi Streets, chrome fender mirrors, 100A internally regulated alternator, hardtop dash, electric fan, Pioneer TX-11 and TX-1 speakers, MSD ignition with a 280ZX electronic dizzy and a few other bit and pieces.

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Author:  kicker [ Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:53 pm ]
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One thing I only just got around to doing was the front caliper upgrade.
Looking at S30 upgrade info, the first port of call are Toyota Hilux calipers, 4 piston and vented.
I initially picked up a S12+8 caliper for a vented disc off a Landcruiser for a dollar to do some measurements.
Here it is side by side with the stock 260C caliper.
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Measurements looked good so I picked up some S12W ones to use.
Stock caliper mount bolt centre to centre is 3.5", so is the Toyota caliper.
Stock caliper mount boss is 19mm thick and the bottom mount slots in between the steering knuckle and the spindle, Toyota caliper is 19mm too so no problems there.

Then I had to find a disc that would work with minimal messing around.
After trawling through the DBA disc catalogue the vented 5 stud Z31 86-89 Turbo (DBA604) one looked promising.

Stock Z31
Disc OD 271mm 274mm
Disc ID 81mm 81mm
Thickness 12.5mm 22mm
Width 43.5mm 35.5mm

Only thing I wasn't sure of was the bolt pcd as the 260C one is around 103mm, so I ordered a set hoping that Nissan had kept it the same, thankfully they did.
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The PCD was a match
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I was trying to make the swap as simple as I could so replacing parts in future wouldn't requiring any work to fit them. All I needed was an 8mm spacer, no modifications to the discs were required but I did have to widen the disc slot in the calipers from 23.3mm to 26mm and shave down the ribs on the side in order to fit my wheels.
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Then I put in a new 15/16 master cylinder and 10 psi residual pressure valve on the rear circuit and made up a couple new lines.
They feel a lot better so far and I haven't had any fade.

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Author:  Hatchman [ Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm ]
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Damn that looks so nice mate

Author:  nebuchernezzer [ Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:12 pm ]
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I always liked these.
This one i like even more haha.

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