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Mikey's 240z - Golly gosh

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I've been working away but it's not very interesting stuff. 

 

I've cleaned up all my wiring and mounted the fuse box and rebuilt all the heater stuffs.

 

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Dash is back in. The tacho is being a total vag so I'm ditching that stupid circuit and replacing it with a stepper motor at some point when I care enough.

 

 

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Replaced the rubber bits on the quarter windows.

 

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If things go really well I might be driving this on the weekend. There's still lots of things to do; some upholstery, put all the windows back in, door lock actuators, all the interior panels, indicators, seats & belts. Mostly a million little thingys. 

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My tacho is working ZOMG!

 

ProZac sent me a spare stepper motor and I happened to be off sick yesterday when the courier arrived so I spent the next three hours stripping the guts out of the tacho and replacing it with the stepper and the worlds simplest circuit board. I wrote a simple little program and she's a good un. 

 

Finally!

 

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I've been researching a new axle conversion, and have been collecting some parts. I've heard of people using these axles but not this combination before. This is where I'm at:

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On the right is the stock 240z axle with the twisted Wolf Creek R180 side axles. And on the left is the 4 cylinder D21 axle with factory inner CV and a VX Holden Commodore outer CV. The side axle is from an S14 I think and plugs straight into my R180 diff. 
 
If I measure the length from the side axle circlip groove to the outer face of the CV/UJ flange the stock axle is 489mm and the Terrano one is 458mm which means I have 31mm to play with without being any worse off. I had no binding issues in the past - i think, guys running R200 diffs might struggle thou.

The Commodore CV is a knock off of a 108mm Porsche 930 CV, and they use it on the big heavy V8s so it must be solid.

So now all I need to do is mate the Commodore CV to the 240z companion flange. There're two options:

These adapters which are a measly $92USD 

 

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Or these replacement companion flanges which are a whopping $700USD

 

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I'm trying to do this on the cheap so I'm going to order the adapters. I have the 240z 25-spline stub axles anyhow so the companion flange wont work, but if in future I upgrade to the 280z stub axles then it's an option.

 

If this works out I've managed to convert to CVs for really cheaps:

D21 Axles: $200

Commodore CVs: $60

Adapters: $200-ish

YAY

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