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  1. i could be wrong, but I think you will find that...

    i could be wrong, but I think you will find that they are slightly different - besides after 40 odd years, won't they be worn as well ?
  2. Factory AC started with the 260Z - I personally...

    Factory AC started with the 260Z - I personally believe these are a good compromise between the 240 & 280..Forget the Carb issues - majority have now been replaced by early 240 items. Body condition...
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    goal is ~ 200hp at the flywheel - what's that ~...

    goal is ~ 200hp at the flywheel - what's that ~ 185 at the wheels ? what are you doing about the rest of the drivetrain ? the 280zx close ratio 5-spd & the R200 3.9 rear diff really wakes up these...
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    thanks for your reply's. LeonV - that 2400lbs...

    thanks for your reply's.

    LeonV - that 2400lbs # is for a stock 260z with factory A/C ?
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    My Z needs to go on a diet :-)

    GVWR for my early 260z (with Factory a/c is listed at 3010lbs - figure ~ 2700lbs curb). I would like to get her a little lighter.
    I will start with the low hanging fruit - a/c is in-effective so...
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    grannyknot - I'm assuming the higher octane...

    grannyknot - I'm assuming the higher octane (octane boost ?) allowed you to advance your timing ? I'm in a similar place to you, but still debating in my mind the thicker head gasket solution. For me...
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    not sure I would agree with your definitions, but...

    not sure I would agree with your definitions, but that's fine. The claim from the manufacturer is that
    'hot spots' in the engine are reduced in the manner you state. Is this something you have...
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    in theory this stuff should help with pinging -...

    in theory this stuff should help with pinging - correct ?
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    HermanM, Nice Job. The 260Z seems to get a bad...

    HermanM,

    Nice Job. The 260Z seems to get a bad rap in the US, mostly due to the well documented Carb issues, but they are easily sorted with earlier 240 items. I have a few...
  10. Thread: lowering the Z

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    gnosez make some interesting points about exhaust...

    gnosez make some interesting points about exhaust height & ride quality. I have an MSA 2.5" s/s item & it's ok, but could have been better regarding clearance (was originally bumbing against the...
  11. Thread: lowering the Z

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    How much do you want to lower the Car & for what...

    How much do you want to lower the Car & for what reason ?. Replaced my original tired springs & shocks for Toliko blue's & Eibach Progressive Springs & the Car dropped at least 2". Front end lift was...
  12. Interesting as I have heard the opposite..would...

    Interesting as I have heard the opposite..would be nice to get some sort of consensus from those that have done the conversion. Intuition was telling me that a ~ 40yr old mech device will have less...
  13. thinking of doing a similar swop with my early...

    thinking of doing a similar swop with my early 260z, although I may go for the 280ZXT Alternator as I think MSA has it for only ~ $20 more than the 280ZX item(has more idle current). My motivation is...
  14. Thread: 240Z vs. 280Z

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    78zcar-blue - great job on the car (love the...

    78zcar-blue - great job on the car (love the color), just wondering what shocks and springs you are using ..she seems to be sitting quite high.
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    steve - have a similar problem & mine are z...

    steve - have a similar problem & mine are z therapy items < yr old. Need to see if they have rubber on both sides like Blue. What did you end up doing with yours ?
    wonder whether BruceP of ZT fame...
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    thanks for your responses. Much to my suprise I...

    thanks for your responses. Much to my suprise I have managed to source new ignition barrel & switch from NAPA so I will have to see how that goes once I fit it.
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    Thanks Guy's - have tried the usual Amazon/Ebay...

    Thanks Guy's - have tried the usual Amazon/Ebay path I can't find much for a '74 260. The locksmith rebuild is an option but as ajm states, finding someone to do the job has been a pain.
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    worn ignition barrel !

    Guy's - I'm now at the point where I'm thinking twice about taking the Z out in fear that I may not be able to get it started again
    once I reach my destination. The problem is a a worn ignition...
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    thanks for your inputs guy's. I do have the rear...

    thanks for your inputs guy's. I do have the rear light & headlight harness upgrades which bypasses some of the car's potentially 'resistive' wiring.
    The more I think about this the more i wonder...
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    1. Replace the timing chain. 2. Replace the 74...

    1. Replace the timing chain.
    2. Replace the 74 e-88 head with a 72 E-88.
    3. Rebuild SU carbs or send them to Z therapy.
    4 Purchase a stage II cam.
    5 Purchase a header and 2.5" exhaust.
    6 Add 5...
  21. Thread: 74 a/c parts

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    I'm debating removing my A/C & if I do you can...

    I'm debating removing my A/C & if I do you can have the switch !. I'm wondering whether you may be dissapointed with the A/C once you get
    it up & running. I live in the NE & only had need for it on...
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    Alternator upgrade ?

    Guy's

    Running 260z with MSD 6AL. Notice that when I turn the main headlights on idle rpm drops noticeably(300~ 400rpm). Running a stock alternator. Any one had a similar experience ?
    ...
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    thanks, but is David Irwin still in business...

    thanks, but is David Irwin still in business making the harness ? read somewhare else on this site that he was not ?
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    Guy's - I'm a little confused...I'm hearng both...

    Guy's - I'm a little confused...I'm hearng both 'Dave Irwin' & 'Daniel Stern' are they one of the same or are we talking of 2 seperate entities.... in which case what's the consensus on whose...
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    RE: Harness Upgrade. ok anything 'plug and play'...

    RE: Harness Upgrade. ok anything 'plug and play' for a 260z upgrade ..as opposed to .."can make it work...maybe."
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