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  1. While we're talking about battery posts, if...

    While we're talking about battery posts, if you're not married to originality a GM sidepost battery pretty much eliminates your chances of welding your battery to your fender. Previous owner of my...
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    I've got a 3 row OEM radiator of unknown year in...

    I've got a 3 row OEM radiator of unknown year in my car, no auto trans cooler on mine. Also I heartily suggest replacing the drain cock with a low profile plug of some kind, I munched the plastic...
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    Same kit, same issue. I was able to compress the...

    Same kit, same issue. I was able to compress the suspension enough to get them on through some creative jack use.
  4. I had the same issue. They're for the key in...

    I had the same issue. They're for the key in ignition buzzer and I just left them detached (the originals were also disconnected when I got it, guess a previous owner didn't like buzzers either). ...
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    I've more good things than bad things about 280zx...

    I've more good things than bad things about 280zx distributors with e12-80 modules. Still pretty readily available.
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    I'm having flashbacks at all this talk of the...

    I'm having flashbacks at all this talk of the thrust bearing....... when I went through my Z's suspension one of mine was straight up missing..... only one too.
    I'm surprised the steering wasn't...
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    What about having some speed-holes in the hood? ...

    What about having some speed-holes in the hood?

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  8. Both of those things are controlled by the same...

    Both of those things are controlled by the same set of switches.
    I'd check there FIRST.
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    I used Sachs KF536-01 sourced from O'Reilly's...

    I used Sachs KF536-01 sourced from O'Reilly's when I did my clutch a year and a half ago which cost me about $95. It has been adequate so far in my relatively stock Z, but then again just about...
  10. Thread: Woohoo!

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    Congrats! I'll just be over here resisting my...

    Congrats!
    I'll just be over here resisting my urges to make fun of california ;)
  11. Not the same model, but just for posterity's sake...

    Not the same model, but just for posterity's sake here is what my 1973 KM-1520ZC radio looks like, with the gray/black wire soldered straight to the case like your white/black
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  12. Awesome Z! 71667 71668 As a fellow '73...

    Awesome Z!

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    As a fellow '73 240Z owner, have a book on flattop carbs and a book on common dealer '73 fuel system changes that aren't well documented in the service manual!
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    I personally use 3-in-1 branded straight 20w...

    I personally use 3-in-1 branded straight 20w motor oil, comes in a convenient little squeeze bottle like the normal 3 in 1 and has a picture of an electric motor on it.
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    Also don't forget and leave your rag in there...

    Also don't forget and leave your rag in there when you go to turn the engine over :stupid:...
  15. And there was much rejoicing!

    And there was much rejoicing!
  16. 7156671567 7156871569 Speaking of replacing...

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    Speaking of replacing the plastic layer with some kind of bushing, this is what I did to bring my 280zx distributor back to life, a couple hardware store oil impregnated...
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    My 240z was parked for a decade when I got it,...

    My 240z was parked for a decade when I got it, and the shoes were thoroughly seized. The only thing that worked for me was lots of hammering and swearing.
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    If it'll run off starting fluid then it's a fuel...

    If it'll run off starting fluid then it's a fuel issue.
    If the fuel pump can provide enough flow, than the problem downstream of the fuel pump.
    Time to look at the carbs, sounds like.

    What carbs...
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    Awesome, glad to hear it! I guess I know who in...

    Awesome, glad to hear it! I guess I know who in the Seattle area I need to bother if I need a pair of ears or whats between them!
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    Sounds like you're on the right track. Get those...

    Sounds like you're on the right track. Get those leaks sorted out and you'll probably have brakes.
    When I got my Z it had been parked for a decade and one by one I ended up having to replace...
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    I forget the length of that particular line off...

    I forget the length of that particular line off hand, but you want m10x1.0 inverted flare fittings on a 3/16" line.
    Here are some links to pre flared 8", 12", and 20" lines:
    American Grease Stick...
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    I don't know about the 280Z, but on my 240Z the...

    I don't know about the 280Z, but on my 240Z the hatch support welds broke off the body, but it was pretty easy to see where the broken welds were, I just lined up the broken welds and drilled and...
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    Have you gone through the front brakes too? If...

    Have you gone through the front brakes too? If the MC and rear cylinders were shot I can about guarantee the fronts were too. Also make sure all the rubber lines are replaced too.

    If you pulled...
  24. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but don't SUs get...

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but don't SUs get richer as float bowl fuel levels drop? As fuel levels drop, the surface of fuel in the jet moves downwards to a narrower portion of the needle and...
  25. I put in another 2 cents for "check the fuel...

    I put in another 2 cents for "check the fuel system"
    On my '73 the culprit was a pile of crap that got caught in the electric fuel pump's filter, and it had very similar symptoms of stomping on the...
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