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    Default Brake restoration, thanks conedodger

    www.pmbperformance.com

    That was the site that conedodger told us about. I sent off my old painted brake calipers after the rally when they began to pull hard to the left each time I hit the pedal. Eric @ pmb performance took them apart and rebuilt, polished, and then restored them to factory new. He even put the brake pads I wanted in them (porterfields I believe), and the return service as outstanding, as was the communication. I had both pistons badly pitted and one was sticking in the bore. I am more than pleased with the results...

    here is what I sent him...



    Here is what came back...






    Standing ovation for this company as far as I an concerned. I can rebuild calipers, but this is worlds beyond what I can do...VERY nice job
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

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    Zowee! Looks like something more appropriate to a display case than putting back on the car.

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    Steve,

    I knew you were planning to do this based on the discussions we had during the rally, but those look just awesome. Congrats.

    Makes me want to take mine out yet again and have them restored. I do have a spare set of calipers......hmmmmm

    BTW I'm planning to attend the San Antonio coffee and rides tomorrow am and then hooking with the local Z club on a drive to Corpus to meet up with the Houston Z club folks. Meeting at hooters in corpus. Hope you can make it. It would be great to see you again.

    Mike.

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    Beautiful........almost as hot as some of conedodger's other pics......we all do know what I'm talking about!!
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    L28 - N42 Block w/Flat tops - N42 Rebello Head & Cam - Triple 40 PHH Mikuni's - Headers - Recaro Seats -
    R180 3.9 Diff - Close Ratio 5 Speed - Toyota Vented Brake Upgrade w/ Porterfield High Performance Pads & Shoes

    1972 Datsun 240z
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    Eric is the man when it comes to brakes, that's for sure! I see he did his usual job with yours Steve...

    I estimate that between my three sports cars, the 911, the 914, and the 240Z Eric has done probably six sets of brakes for me. He also rebuilt my control arms in the rear of my 914 and supplied a special type of bushings I wish we're available for the Z because they're AWESOME! He also supplies all my brake pads and I go through some brake pads!

    Mitchell and mike, you should give him a call...
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    That houston Z event is going to be a great one!

    I wish I could come, but my wife is in mandatory bed rest and is 2 cm dilated and we are expecting my 2nd baby boy any day now. I cannot travel far from the house, but believe me when I say my Z is shaking with anxiousness wanting to go blast around corpus. The weather is going to be STUNNINGLY good.

    I am not even sure when I will get a chance to install these beauties. But I better do it quickly as in before the little one comes.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
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    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

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    Stephen
    Congrats on the new addition - one of Gods best miracles ever!

    Rob -
    I bought a new daily driver for work - funding for the Z just moved to the X. Taking a break on mods this year (I did upgrade radiators to Koyo this winter) on the Z. Brakes are on the list for next year.
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

    Mitchell
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    R180 3.9 Diff - Close Ratio 5 Speed - Toyota Vented Brake Upgrade w/ Porterfield High Performance Pads & Shoes

    1972 Datsun 240z
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    agreed, thanks to conedodger Eric did mine too and the outcome is awesome. Top notch work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travel'n Man View Post
    Stephen
    Congrats on the new addition - one of Gods best miracles ever!

    Rob -
    I bought a new daily driver for work - funding for the Z just moved to the X. Taking a break on mods this year (I did upgrade radiators to Koyo this winter) on the Z. Brakes are on the list for next year.
    OMG! Mitchell what have you done! Well, enjoy it then... 8)
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    OK - so I could not help myself - even with the purchase of the BMW X6 the mods have to go on...........just ordered Porterfield fronts AP114/RS4 and rears 411/RS4, and stainless steel brake hoses. I just can not see the need for a big brake kit for a car that is not tracked. I'll run this for a couple of years with a damn good bleed job and see what kind of brakes I have with this modified engine.............I'm sure it will be more than enough. I've got an upgraded Master Cylinder if needed for a front upgrade if this does not do the trick.....................The Tail of the Dragon will let me know at ZDayZ 2013.

    Look here to see if your buddies are making the drive, almost 500 owners registered to drive one of the greatest roads in America:
    http://zdayz.com/
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    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    R180 3.9 Diff - Close Ratio 5 Speed - Toyota Vented Brake Upgrade w/ Porterfield High Performance Pads & Shoes

    1972 Datsun 240z
    HLS30-75040


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    Steve, how has the restore worked out for you?

    Rob - I just purchased a set of Sumitomo's from Eric as well. He will be doing my 911 brakes too!
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    His brakes have been awesome. They bled perfectly and have been working like a charm. I noticed a more immediate brake pedal when I installed them, and the brakes bite harder.

    I would not hesitate to do this again.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

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    Mine still look like jewelry after a few years...8)
    Rob
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    Great!! I'm excited. Got rid of my overkill Wilwoods (was never able to correct the bias). Trying to keep things simple, since it is a street car.
    '72 Fairlady 240Z-L - HS30-10052, Imported in 1973 from Yokota Airbase
    '70 240Z - HLS30-19927, History in SCCA CP & Trans-Am, ICSCC CIP, IMSA GTU
    '77 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera - Black on black
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    Can you send in a set of cores to be "restored" and pay just $279? I like the way they look and I really like what I am reading. For those who are doing factory original cars would he do them in a factory color?

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    Yes. Call him.
    Rob
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    1975 Porsche 914 stroker motor autoX car
    1973 Datsun 240Z Restoration project. New paint in original white. E31 head on 2.4 block. Nissan Motorsports header. R200 with Nissan motorsports LSD.

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