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    1980 280ZX GL 80K miles

    Here is a posting for a nice (nearly) original ZX for sale...

    1980 280ZX GL
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    Garage View???

    I was just wondering if anyone else was having trouble "viewing" their garage when they click the "My Garage" button. I can get to my garage from the garage list of all the vehicles on here, but...
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    Hey dillbill... I have an 83 NA, so I'm not sure...

    Hey dillbill... I have an 83 NA, so I'm not sure if it's even remotely the same setup, but the one under the driver's seat is the rear defogger control and on the right, I have 3 separate units. ...
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    Cold Start Woes! 83 N/A

    Well, it never ceases to amaze me, but here's another prime example of how one thing can lead to another. RE: 83 N/A.

    About 2 or 3 weeks ago, I noticed that my car was "running rich", so while I...
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    If you have a volt/ohm meter, simply pull the...

    If you have a volt/ohm meter, simply pull the fusible links from the box located on the passenger wheel well. BE SURE TO DISCONNECT BATTERY FIRST! Put your meter on "ohms" and test from end to end....
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    UPDATE: Everything sounds great and for all...

    UPDATE: Everything sounds great and for all purposes, I'm very pleased with the performance. It did take me a while to adjust all the EQ on the radio and the amp to get the sound I was wanting. ...
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    Just an "Old Hippie"...lol

    Guess it's the teenager in me coming out, but I had to upgrade the sound in "Cris". As with most of these cars, the stereo is pretty "roached" and the tape deck quit working last century, so right...
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    New Exhaust System...

    Hey guys. Just had this system installed on my car. My buddy (who does exhaust for a living) advised me to use this system instead of the cheaper one, so this is the one I bought:

    Motorsport!...
  9. Looking for: Rear Inner & Outer CV Boots...

    I have searched high and low to find replacement boots for the axles on my ZX. I can find the outer boot on "Dragon", but can't locate the inner ones. Those are actually the ones I need to...
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    I have never seen a fan clutch that doesn't spin...

    I have never seen a fan clutch that doesn't spin (at least to some degree) whether it's working properly or not. My experience in the past has been: 1) It locks up and makes one hell of a noise...
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    Glad you found that... I know it's been bugging...

    Glad you found that... I know it's been bugging the hell out of you.

    Just installed my "cat-back" exhaust today. Blew the seam at the muffler, so I found one here:
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    I know what you mean. I can't understand why it...

    I know what you mean. I can't understand why it would appear that "NO ONE" wants to make them. Looks like a great business opportunity there. It was quite time consuming to find all the seals for...
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    You are absolutely correct, my 83 doesn't have an...

    You are absolutely correct, my 83 doesn't have an Idler Arm. I believe this is only relevant to 79-81 ZX. Again, I'm not a mechanic, so I'm limited in my knowledge. Just trying to help a fellow...
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    Un-Believeable Front End Shake!

    Took my '80 out for a drive a couple of weeks ago and when I hit around 40-45 mph, the steering wheel nearly shook out of my hands! My initial thought was "What the hell???!!!". I immediately...
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    I just did an update on "My '83 tale"... Bottom...

    I just did an update on "My '83 tale"... Bottom line, a mechanic friend of mine who works on anything ("but your damn Datsun"...lol), told me when he pulls a motor out of the junk yard to put into a...
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    Hey Gentlemen (and Ladies)... Well, the "running...

    Hey Gentlemen (and Ladies)... Well, the "running like crap" issue finally came down to the injectors. I had replaced them shortly before I sent it to the shop. Guess in my haste to get it back on...
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    I appreciate your input... All I know is, right...

    I appreciate your input... All I know is, right after I first got the car (back in '05), I was driving one night and I could see the side of my tennis shoe lighting up periodically. "WHAT THE...
  18. Thread: My 83 tale...

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    Oh, you mentioned fuel pressure. While...

    Oh, you mentioned fuel pressure. While technically I haven't checked the pressure, I did put a NEW OEM fuel pump on the car back in Sept of last year while I was putting it back together after the...
  19. Thread: My 83 tale...

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    I think I located the "rebuild" site here or on...

    I think I located the "rebuild" site here or on ZDriver site... can't remember. Anyway, thought it was a good page for future reference. My initial question is/was concerning the "purpose" of the...
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    Hey Zed... here's the link to the rebuild site......

    Hey Zed... here's the link to the rebuild site...

    AFMrebuild

    Any ideas on the blinking light on the ECU question???
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    Pulled the supply line between the filter and the...

    Pulled the supply line between the filter and the rail... some gas (maybe a bit of pressure), but definitely not any psi to speak of... So I pulled it into the shop and started taking the rail...
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    My 83 tale...

    I just got my 83 back from the shop and put together and cranked it for the first time in 4.5 years back in Oct '12. Didn't run great, but I was so excited to have it back that I really didn't care...
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    I saw your post, but since all I've had to do to...

    I saw your post, but since all I've had to do to mine is replace the boots, I didn't respond. Guess I should have written something, but I honestly couldn't answer your initial question, so I...
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    Your Fuel Mileage???

    Just thought I'd run this and see what kind of mileage other owner's are getting. Also, if you'd like to give a brief history of any "modifications" you might have found to be useful at increasing...
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    I have the analog dash in my 83 and I know it...

    I have the analog dash in my 83 and I know it fluctuates similar to that - not sure of the exact amt - but, I've got a problem with a "miss" I've been trying to find since I got it back together and...
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