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    A Class act to the end.

    A Class act to the end.
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    Agree with rossiz. I fitted Eibach's & Car stance...

    Agree with rossiz. I fitted Eibach's & Car stance now much more to my liking. Can't comment on the ride though - PU bushings fitted by PO seem to dominate the ride - it's harsh. How did your 280 end...
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    does it have factory A/C ? I thought these Car's...

    does it have factory A/C ? I thought these Car's were closer to 2600lbs.
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    Can anyone describe/post (.jpg ?) a typical oem Z...

    Can anyone describe/post (.jpg ?) a typical oem Z vacuum advance curve. I have heard that high compression L6 engines typically run better with lower initial mech advance with much higher (than...
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    "I'm still debating if that's cutting it too...

    "I'm still debating if that's cutting it too close, running on Cali's pump gas. Would I have to run octane boosters? Do those things even work? ..."

    From my experience w/o question Octane Boosters...
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    am ready !

    am ready !
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    zKars - thanks for the feedback. I got lucky &...

    zKars - thanks for the feedback. I got lucky & did not have any fit issues with the Dizzy. However...since installing the 123 my motor has been plagued by a really annoying 'miss' issue. The 'miss'...
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    I plan to install my 123dizzy sometime next week....

    I plan to install my 123dizzy sometime next week. Have already loaded the mech curve ..something similar to the whitehead curve (above), but plan to run vacuum advance also as from experience this...
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    Grannyknot, Thanks for supplying this data....

    Grannyknot,

    Thanks for supplying this data. That advanced curve looks very similar to what I am currently running (am going to confirm today). Any reason why you zero'd out the stock 123 vacuum...
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    Ed - to try & help you some more with your...

    Ed - to try & help you some more with your question. The typical upgraded Z (such as mine) with the L28 Carb fed engine, mild cam/compression (~10:1) manifold, 2.5" exhaust etc can suffer from...
  11. jon, I was using this fairly well known...

    jon,

    I was using this fairly well known internet article Octane Boosters | Fuel Tech Experts as a point of reference for my OB selection. FWIW both the AMSOIL & NOS brands are purported to up...
  12. Gnosez is right. If you look at the bottle of...

    Gnosez is right. If you look at the bottle of octane boost, it will tell you what is in it. Usually xylene or tolulene or some combo of the two. It's been some years since I messed with this stuff,...
  13. Not so sure abot those earlier comments regarding...

    Not so sure abot those earlier comments regarding octane boost. I do believe the Industry gets a bad rap & a lot of it is self inflicted, but do your research pick a reputable brand that has been...
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    Purchased the same Mallory Unilite on...

    Purchased the same Mallory Unilite on recommendation & module went bad In < 6 Mo driving. My understanding is that a significant portion of these distributers are now Manufactured in China & after...
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    multi-spark discharge (msd) systems

    for a 2.8L SU / Mallory Unilite combo. Is this a worthwhile upgrade ? ...some say 'driveability' improves, others less enthusiastic. Have orig 260Z alternator (50A I think) will this need upgrading...
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    can you tell me what clutch you ended up going...

    can you tell me what clutch you ended up going with ?
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    Interesting. Can you tell me the Unilite p/n for...

    Interesting. Can you tell me the Unilite p/n for your distributer - 4563901 perhaps ?
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    My budget ~ $3k

    My budget ~ $3k
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    260z performance improvements

    Ok I am aware of the popular L28/L28ET swop, but if I want to keep the orig L26 engine is there any proven ways (not to cost prohibitive) that can noticeably increase performance (say hp & torque up...
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    Z Car Specialist in MA or NH ???

    New to this web site - looking for a Z Car specialist who can service a 260Z in Massachsettes (preferably) or NH area. Engine re-build possible in the future.

    Thnaks !
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