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    Default is there a painless kit that fits the 73' ,thats relatively painless?

    so, i had the z up for sale, mostly cause i cant even find a dist cap on the islands, but then, i started driving this white refridgerato on wheel commomly known as a villager and i decided it was time to appreciate my z again. so, my wiring is jacked! splices everywhere, nothing works, fuses blow, hazard switch broke into 7 million peices, head lights keep finding new reasons to dim. i need a new harness...i guess. all the links i found are not supported anymore. please forgive me if i dont navigate forums well, im used to having a more local support group. thanks for any help. i promise i wont sell her!

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    Try to get a used harness on line and use parts from yours as a donor. It is easier.

    What harness do you need? (Engine, dash, rear section of car, all).
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    Distributor cap: Rockauto - Don't they deliver to the Islands? If you don't have a CC, don't they take Paypal?

    Wiring Harness: Z Specialties. Give Oliver the build date (month/year) that you'll find on the door plate.
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    I'm with Steve, try to get a decent used harness from one of the established used vendors. As Steve noted, give them the month of production as well as the year to ensure compatibility with what you have. Note that the original wiring came in three major parts (dash, engine compartment and rear body) and several minor ones (notably the heater blower harness). The rear body harness is often not borked in your situation, the dash and engine harnesses are generally the ones you need.

    I see at least two '73 variations in the engine harnesses, and maybe three for the dash. This is why you want to give the month of production to the parts people. If you can't locate the ones to match the month of your car, you should be able to use a matched dash/engine pair from a different month '73 with few issues. All '73s - regardless of month and transmission - use the same rear body harness. Changing to a different year is more problematic. There are many changes beyond just the wiring between years. For example, the wiper wiring on a '73 (first year with intermittent wipers) is very different than earlier cars. Using a '72 harness would require a '72 wiper motor and combo switch as well.

    There are differences between manual and automatic. If your car is an automatic, you need the automatic harnesses for the dash and engine room. If you have a manual, you can use either. (Minor addition needed for auto harnesses w/manual.)

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    ok, thanks guys. ill try them tomorrow, and look for a good used one. i found a distributor cap and wires finally but im pretty sure i have the last. ive gotten a few parts delivered from black dragon, free shipping so far on suspension stuff. its just there are no extra parts cars here and really no parts on island so my frustratoin level is kinda high, im used to mainland, and im used to having the parts local, new and used. there are only 5 here that i know of, total, and nobody wants to part with "parts". pretty sure i need the whole harness, while everything works now in the back (except fuel gauge) i keep blowing brake light fuses when wired into combo switch, which is new. this car is mostly new parts, fuel tank and harness is all i can see that could continue to give me headaches, knock on wood, everything else is new. that and calipers. and weather stripping. and...
    Please just send all your extra parts to me.

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    found a super clean spark plug, replaced bad wires, again found super clean plug. checked spark...good. took off v cover...bad. spring looks fine, valve dosnt appear to be stuck open. never seen this before. explains why i couldnt get my rear carb to tune and why z car didnt like to climb hills...at all. rocker doesnt seem to be badly marred, adjusted all my valves which seemed to be to tight, even cold.
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    Please just send all your extra parts to me.

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