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    My wife will probably drive up in her own car....

    My wife will probably drive up in her own car. She is picky about having AC.
  2. Thread: Z Nationals

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    If they have track day at AMP next year, I'll be...

    If they have track day at AMP next year, I'll be better prepared. I have a telephoto lens to help get the shots on track.
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    It's all the same circuit. Download the manual...

    It's all the same circuit. Download the manual supplement from XenonS30.

    Inspect the side markers and front markers. Sometimes corrosion can build up and short the lights. Inspect the connector...
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    How about the side markers and dash lights? Are...

    How about the side markers and dash lights? Are they coming on?
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    While this circuit is specifically for a 72, it...

    While this circuit is specifically for a 72, it should work for your car: Hazard Switch ? Brake Light ? Turn Signal Circuit Analysis | Fiddling With Z Cars

    As you can see from the diagram in the...
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    Stock 240Z - No. Nismo Voltage Stabilizer on...

    Stock 240Z - No.
    Nismo Voltage Stabilizer on ebay - Nissan : Datsun ZCar forum :Nissan Z Forum: 240Z to 370Z
  7. I have seen an alternator pass at a parts store,...

    I have seen an alternator pass at a parts store, yet I pushed my friend to replace it anyway. Sure enough, his charging problems disappeared.

    I agree with the good Captain. Inspecting the links is...
  8. This has been covered many times. Do you have a...

    This has been covered many times. Do you have a stock ignition, or does your car have a ZX distributor?
    1. Get a can of dusting air.
    2. Drive the car until it stalls.
    3. Hold the can upside down...
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    You can get thinner rolls of the dry wiring loom...

    You can get thinner rolls of the dry wiring loom tape on ebay. I have a bunch in my garage.
  10. I know that Mark maintained the Fuel Injection. I...

    I know that Mark maintained the Fuel Injection. I don't recall hearing if he maintained stock ignition, too.
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    I think you'd have more success with vinegar than...

    I think you'd have more success with vinegar than baking soda. The latter requires scrubbing. Actually, a baking soda solution is good for rinsing after using the vinegar.

    Also, if you need new...
  12. Thread: SU Carbs.com

    by SteveJ
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    I got to see 5 Panteras together last weekend...

    I got to see 5 Panteras together last weekend when I went to a car show at the BMW plant in SC.
  13. The 74 is still externally regulated. He'd have...

    The 74 is still externally regulated. He'd have to dig the one out of the 73, and that one is surrounded by hazards that scare me. It's dodgy at best to attempt that strategy.
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    Yep, I thing post #12 might work. ;)

    Yep, I thing post #12 might work. ;)
  15. Thread: Garage find

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    Yeah, that's probably a steal.

    Yeah, that's probably a steal.
  16. I should be home over the weekend if you need...

    I should be home over the weekend if you need some help. Send me a PM.
  17. Pull the alternator and take it to a shop to be...

    Pull the alternator and take it to a shop to be tested. Sometimes their testing equipment will reveal a bad VR.
  18. Another possibility is the failure of the...

    Another possibility is the failure of the internal voltage regulator in your alternator. If you are mechanically inclined, I believe replacements are available. Check the T plug first.
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    Also, quality tools are usually purchased once...

    Also, quality tools are usually purchased once and used for a long time. For instance I have a Fluke multimeter that has held up well for close to 15 years. My brother still has my dad's old Simpson...
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    It worked fine for me.

    It worked fine for me.
  21. This is Mark's car. He did not end up selling it....

    This is Mark's car. He did not end up selling it.

    Update: I sent a message to Mark via FB. He should be making an appearance here.
  22. I don't think Mark is on this forum. He may be on...

    I don't think Mark is on this forum. He may be on Hybridz, though I don't know his screen name.
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    Sticky: I took the Z out for a drive up to the BMW plant...

    I took the Z out for a drive up to the BMW plant in South Carolina today to enjoy the Eurofest auto show. As I drove on I-85 in South Carolina, I had a red 911 convertible shadowing me, and later a...
  24. Mark Blasko put a BMW engine & transmission into...

    Mark Blasko put a BMW engine & transmission into a 240Z. I don't remember what engine he put in. Track me down via the Classic Z Cars FB page & friend me, and I'll put you in touch with Mark if you...
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    Corrosion at a connector increases resistance....

    Corrosion at a connector increases resistance. Corrosion that bridges between the positive and negative terminals in a socket provides a lower resistance path than the bulb does.
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