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    Zed Head, I was hoping someone would say that. ...

    Zed Head, I was hoping someone would say that.

    zKars, doing the work isn't an issue. It's "what can I avoid having to do". The back isn't so nice to me these days. So the less I have to do the...
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    Haha....too funny! You guys made my day :laugh:

    Haha....too funny! You guys made my day :laugh:
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    :classic: C'mon Capt. share those secrets on...

    :classic: C'mon Capt. share those secrets on making a 280 faster. Inquiring minds need to know.
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    That is exactly how mine is set up. But yours...

    That is exactly how mine is set up. But yours looks much "cleaner" than mine Chas. You must have bought your Voltage regulator from Rockauto. Mine came with that same in line fuse.

    Not trying to...
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    BTW, can I get away with not removing the intake...

    BTW, can I get away with not removing the intake and exhaust header or will that hinder the re-torquing process?
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    Thats right Chas, you and I have the same...

    Thats right Chas, you and I have the same manufacture date. Yes things did change as of August 77. Hope that is the issue, would be an easy fix.
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    Maybe we can meet up some day and talk Z's. Mine...

    Maybe we can meet up some day and talk Z's. Mine is driven almost daily.
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    The "Z" will keep you young. Happy Birthday Mr...

    The "Z" will keep you young.

    Happy Birthday Mr "K" and thanks!
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    Which is probably why they corrode easily...makes...

    Which is probably why they corrode easily...makes sense. Thanks zKars, That would be the easiest and cheapest direction for sure as long as the head doesn't crack on me. For some reason I have this...
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    I would clean up that connector and re-install it...

    I would clean up that connector and re-install it and see what you get. I think the 78 will not run if there is no oil pressure, just not sure if it affects "starting". Hopefully someone will correct...
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    Yes, mine is a manual trans.

    Yes, mine is a manual trans.
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    Yeah Leon I agree the numbers aren't awful....

    Yeah Leon I agree the numbers aren't awful. Because I couldn't manipulate the numbers on those cylinders with some oil I'm assuming the valves are not sealing as good as they should be. So I will...
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    Capt, the only ones my 77 have are the voltage...

    Capt, the only ones my 77 have are the voltage regulator and a/c relay (compressor) and condenser of course.
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    Hey Joel, where abouts in so-cal are you located?...

    Hey Joel, where abouts in so-cal are you located? I'm in Oxnard. Not too many Z's this way or they just don't see the road.
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    ZedHead, I remembered something....I did use the...

    ZedHead, I remembered something....I did use the felpro gasket. Now I see they are "perma-torque". I don't remember that when I replaced the HG 97,000 miles ago.
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    Sticky: Bet you can guess where I'm going to get the HG...

    Bet you can guess where I'm going to get the HG from....yep Rockauto. Under $15 bucks for a perma torque. Have to list all the gaskets I need and then see if they have them all or see if they have a...
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    Sticky: Yeah I use the 5% all the time. Have been...

    Yeah I use the 5% all the time. Have been replacing parts on my wifes 05 altima that has 162,000 miles.
    I guess you had cores for the calipers? No noise from the ceramic pads? I'm thinking about...
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    Compression test results

    All plugs out (plugs look really good), throttle open all the way, remote starter in hand, compression gauge hooked up and the results are from 1-6:
    150-170-155-152-172-170. Took another reading of...
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    Sticky: Hey Cliff, did you get everything from Rockauto?

    Hey Cliff, did you get everything from Rockauto?
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    Channel Islands Harbor car show

    Here's what I did today. It was fun. Sat there talking with a buddy of mine catching up on lost time.740397404074041740427404374044Just a few of my favorites. My Z looked good sitting there. And just...
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    Good idea as well Leon. Going to run compression...

    Good idea as well Leon. Going to run compression test this week sometime and post results.
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    Yeah I thought about that sometime after my post....

    Yeah I thought about that sometime after my post. I did test mine (when it was rich) but I can't remember where it is in the FSM either. Don't feel like making another trek to the garage for the FSM...
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    I don't understand the "without California...

    I don't understand the "without California emissions" statement. I thought they were interchangeable..?
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    I bet Lenny could tell us. If he still visits...

    I bet Lenny could tell us. If he still visits this site.
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    Hmm.....I like that Mike. Guess what I'm doing...

    Hmm.....I like that Mike. Guess what I'm doing after I fix my leaky head gasket?.....
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