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    Thank you all for the good advice. One of my big...

    Thank you all for the good advice. One of my big fears is opening it up and finding a mess. This isn't a problem in the long-run, but I don't want to have to move with the engine half torn down. Even...
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    Time Required for Engine Work

    I'm thinking about digging into my engine, but I will be moving soon and don't want to get into a sticky situation. Can anyone chime in on the time it takes to do the jobs listed below? I know times...
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    Is there an easy way to do that without...

    Is there an easy way to do that without connecting the starter up to the regular wiring? For instance, could I just connect the starter up to a 12V battery?
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    Yep, put a break bar on that big bolt and cranked...

    Yep, put a break bar on that big bolt and cranked her until pressure stopped building. I've looked up her skirt and down her shirt (oil pan and valve cover) and the internals look great for an engine...
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    Deciphering Compression Readings

    Finally got around to compression testing my engine. Did the compression test manually (engine is out of car on stand). Squirted some gear oil in the spark plugs holes a few days ago. Here are the...
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    Maximizing The Value of a Z

    What are the best ways to maximize the value of a Z car?

    I feel like the most valuable Z cars are those in concours condition, or extremely clean, unmodified cars. So in restoring my own Z, I've...
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    Well, it appears that site does have them, but...

    Well, it appears that site does have them, but they are pretty much the same price as MSA. Good to know about another Z suspension supplier though.
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    I agree, don't sticky this thread, but make a...

    I agree, don't sticky this thread, but make a thread with some frequently asked/highly valuable information stickied.
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    Thank you very much John and you as well Zed....

    Thank you very much John and you as well Zed. Saved me a good deal of money, bringing the Z back to life quicker!
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    Well this all makes perfect sense, I mean it's...

    Well this all makes perfect sense, I mean it's just a cartridge. The images for both the 3013 and 3012 are identical everywhere I can find them, and the 3038 is about the same as well. I ended up...
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    The spacer is the metal tube on the bottom (side...

    The spacer is the metal tube on the bottom (side without the screw)? And, you're saying I can just get two more rears and knock the spacers off and have fronts?
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    Where to buy Tokico Blues?

    Hey fellas,

    Does anyone know where to find Tokico HP/Blues other than MSA (and cheaper)? I scored the rears on Amazon for quite a bit cheaper than MSA, but I can't find the fronts anywhere. Thanks!
  13. Thanks for the great idea, that definitely seems...

    Thanks for the great idea, that definitely seems like the best way to do it!
  14. Bushing, Springs, and Struts Before or After Re-assembly?

    Engine is out, bay is pretty naked, fenders off, and I'm pre-repaint. I have the urethane bushing kit and plan on getting Eibach lowering springs and Tokico Blues.

    What bushings should I install...
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    So I should be disconnecting the engine harness...

    So I should be disconnecting the engine harness from the driver side then? I'll go check it out, thanks!
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    Wiring Harness Pull Issue

    So I'm pulling my wiring harness before I respray the engine bay, and on the passenger's side where I'm disconnecting everything, I've run into a small problem. The passenger's side of the dash has...
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    r134a full kit, 941$ new ...

    r134a full kit, 941$ new

    http://www.zcarsource.com/air-conditioning-kit-74-78-r-134-new_8_52904_197295.html

    R-12 full kit, 650$ new
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    Wade, I know that refilling an R-12 system...

    Wade,

    I know that refilling an R-12 system with r134a will work, but it is not a proper solution. The main problems being you will have greatly reduced efficiency, and eventually the system will...
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    Air Conditioning Coversion

    Hello!

    It is summer, as we know best down here in Tucson. Temperature has already exceeded 110 degrees and AC becomes pretty important to most people. My '77 280Z appears to have come with a...
  20. Thread: Dash Cap

    by Threehz
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    Well that is good to know. Is there any special...

    Well that is good to know. Is there any special way to install the cap so that the glovebox/tach/speedo are not hindered or is it pretty common sense?
  21. Thread: Dash Cap

    by Threehz
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    Dash Cap

    So I did a bit of searching and found quite a lot of good information, and quite a few unanswered questions.

    The background story - I did the classic self dash repair process and it turned out...
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    Requested to join! Under the name Kai Lepley

    Requested to join! Under the name Kai Lepley
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    Is his name on HybridZ just Dan? It definitely...

    Is his name on HybridZ just Dan?

    It definitely looks like a track car and has had a lot of care and hard work put into it. If nothing else It would be awesome to check it out in person.
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    Z Spotted In Tucson, AZ

    Sorry if there is a spotted thread I couldn't find it, but I just woke up and haven't had any coffee so...

    Anyways, two days ago driving up Oracle spotted a beautiful super clean, solid Z. Looked...
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    Forgot about carpartsmanual website! So it says...

    Forgot about carpartsmanual website! So it says #5 is the actual heater core, so in that box down there, guess I'll find a way to dig in and get the sucker!
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