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    Charles, I use the Mallory Promaster #29440. ...

    Charles,

    I use the Mallory Promaster #29440. The specs are as follows although I don't see any specific spec about spark strength. The max spark output is rated at 55kv.


    Coil Wire...
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    Great info especially about the tension on the...

    Great info especially about the tension on the adjust screw.

    Yes please keep me posted on what you find with the bronze bushings. My plan is to disassemble the remanufactured rack over time and...
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    Captain, I'm the original owner so I know this...

    Captain,

    I'm the original owner so I know this is the way it came from the factory. I do not have any record or recall any service to the rack that would have removed whatever might have been...
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    Doesn't seem like my pictures showed up so I've...

    Doesn't seem like my pictures showed up so I've posted them again here.

    Mike.

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    Captain, Really nice job of writing this up. ...

    Captain,

    Really nice job of writing this up. I only wish I had it about 6 months ago when I was planning my rebuild. It would have been very helpful. Hopefully I can add a few more bits of...
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    Chris, I really think you will like this and I...

    Chris,

    I really think you will like this and I look forward to sharing some of our tuning stories. The people at the company have been great to deal with as well. This is a new market for them...
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    Not much to see under the cap really. There are...

    Not much to see under the cap really. There are no weights, no springs, nothing but essentially the electronics. I've included a few pictures so you can see what I mean. I've also included a...
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    Grannyknot, The issue I see with the switched...

    Grannyknot,

    The issue I see with the switched version is that I do not know what curves will be pre-loaded. As I mentioned earlier, the Datsun version was created by the USA distributor and as...
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    I have read all of the posts that ZedHead...

    I have read all of the posts that ZedHead references and still decided to pull the trigger. I full agree that the folks on HybridZ were the ones that likely drove the development of this. Thanks...
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    Very Cool Ignition Upgrade

    So a little background on my ignition system before I get into this post.

    I changed my OEM ignition system about 2 years ago and decided to go with the Mallory Unilite distributor (mechanical...
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    Yes. You can still get these from Nissan. I...

    Yes. You can still get these from Nissan. I purchased a pair recently from Courtesy Nissan and they fit perfectly. They are a bit on the expensive side, but I guess you get what you pay for.

    If...
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    So before I ended up installing the Isis...

    So before I ended up installing the Isis Intelligent Multiplex System in my Z (perhaps one of 2/3 Z owners on earth who have done this), I utilized a fuse block that I purchased from...
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    Grannyknot, To answer your question. I only...

    Grannyknot,

    To answer your question. I only have the valve cover breather going to the catch can. For the block breather I use a large K&N breather that seems to work well. I don't seem to get any...
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    I used to use a medium size K&N breather that I...

    I used to use a medium size K&N breather that I attached directly to the right angle fitting on the valve cover, but I found over time that as they got "saturated" I would get an oily residue around...
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    Bob, The part is made by DB Link / Strandflex...

    Bob,

    The part is made by DB Link / Strandflex and the part number is SFANLFB12DA. It uses mini ANL fuses and is very well made. I am happy with the product as well as the upgrade. You can get...
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    Hypertek, I do not think that edit is correct...

    Hypertek,

    I do not think that edit is correct as the original fusible links were powered separately and each link protected a certain part of the electrical wiring system. At least that is how my...
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    I have done this on a 260Z, but also bear in mind...

    I have done this on a 260Z, but also bear in mind that mine is a very late version (typically known as 74 1/2) and so there may be some differences.

    Having said that, the wiring diagram I used...
  18. No way. Can't happen. Just look at the smile...

    No way. Can't happen.

    Just look at the smile the Z car brings to your face!!

    Not denying the need for an Alfa, but not at the expense of the Z.

    Mike.

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    I'm 95% sure that is a drain for the A/C system. ...

    I'm 95% sure that is a drain for the A/C system. On my car, there was a hose running through there, with a sealed grommet of course to keep out weather. My A/C was no longer functional so when I...
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    Jay, Welcome to the Z club and it certainly...

    Jay,

    Welcome to the Z club and it certainly looks like you scored a really nice ride. And I also thank you for your contribution to our nation's security.

    If you are up in Killeen / Fort Hood,...
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    I have tried numerous approaches to replacing the silver / chrome on the door strips and so will let everyone know what I have done which will hopefully save you some time and money.

    First, the...
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    Curtball, I'm in austin but my son actually...

    Curtball,

    I'm in austin but my son actually lives in Dallas and he has done a lot of work on the car with me.

    Would be cool to hook up by phone so I can give you all of the details on my...
  23. Thread: Cooling fans

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    So I've received a number of requests for some...

    So I've received a number of requests for some pictures, so here goes.

    First some from the phase 1 attempt. Pay particular attention to the welds as well as the small brackets down the passenger...
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    by Mike W
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    So I have been down a number of these paths WRT...

    So I have been down a number of these paths WRT aluminum radiators as well as electric fans. I'll share with you what I have experienced. Bear in mind that I live in Texas and so the cooling...
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    I have the same question as Grannyknot. What was...

    I have the same question as Grannyknot. What was the original purpose of this clamp with the small rubber bumper?

    This was attached to my original rack, but when I rebuilt it and reinstalled it,...
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