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  1. Thread: Tuning Puzzle

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    I was able to give the Z a stress run yesterday. ...

    I was able to give the Z a stress run yesterday. Pulled nicely, if a bit sluggishly, w/o pinging up a stiff foothill grade in 4th from 2800 rpm. A new problem, went from slight to worse upon my...
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    Dan, welcome to the club! I doubt there is a...

    Dan, welcome to the club!

    I doubt there is a standard list of kinks to work out. 40+- year old cars have developed their own personalities, or to be more precise, have their own usage and repair...
  3. Thread: Tuning Puzzle

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    Ahhhh, crap! When I set the needle flush I set...

    Ahhhh, crap! When I set the needle flush I set it with the trough, not the base. So, it was right before. Dang it!

    If I didn't want to pull the needle again, would the following do as a...
  4. Thread: Tuning Puzzle

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    I checked the rear carb fuel level and it was as...

    I checked the rear carb fuel level and it was as I remember setting it, 21 mm below the outside top of the float chamber. I'm not entirely sure if measuring from the top outside is what the...
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    Another straight 20 weight, no additives or...

    Another straight 20 weight, no additives or detergent oil is "3 In One" _Motor Oil_. Not the stuff in the white and black cans, er, bottles found in every home in America, but an oil for larger...
  6. Thread: Tuning Puzzle

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    Thanks, Blue. I returned the old distributor...

    Thanks, Blue.

    I returned the old distributor for the core charge (between the wobbly shaft and my GM HEI conversion I didn't figure to have much use for it) so I can't do a comparison. I do...
  7. Thread: Tuning Puzzle

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    Tuning Puzzle

    The car: 1972 240Z w/ a 280ZX electronic distributor.

    I had, perhaps still have, an odd problem with the rear carb. The car would be running fine but our of the blue would lose the ability to...
  8. Thread: Drat!

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    Damn. I got sick to my stomach just reading...

    Damn. I got sick to my stomach just reading about your unhappy day. My condolences for your loss.

    Chris
  9. The redline on my 240Z is 7000, I assume the same...

    The redline on my 240Z is 7000, I assume the same is true for a 280Z. Out of deference for its mileage (200,000+) I use 6000 as the high shift point. But don't sweat bullets if I overrun it in...
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    Ahhh. It was what I had called the "tiny" vacuum...

    Ahhh. It was what I had called the "tiny" vacuum tap on the carb. The walls of it were thicker than I remembered and I had no trouble hooking up an ordinary vacuum distributor hose to it.
    ...
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    Vacuum Advance Hose Hook Up

    Hi, all.

    A quick and basic question. Several years ago the vacuum advance on my 240Z got wonky and so I disconnected it. Recently the distributor itself has gotten wobbly, so I bought a...
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    It is done. Being a tad bit nervous about the...

    It is done.

    Being a tad bit nervous about the process, I grabbed a friend of mine, "The World's Best Mechanic" -- my title, not his -- for consultation. Good thing too, because while I had the...
  13. Jacco, The cars have so many interchangeable...

    Jacco,

    The cars have so many interchangeable parts that many of the advantages of the latter 280Zs can be easily transferred to a 240Z. My 240Z has a 5-speed (not sure from what), electronic...
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    This is a good thing to know. Thanks! Chris

    This is a good thing to know. Thanks!

    Chris
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    Prophecy. While it is true that I didn't ask...

    Prophecy. While it is true that I didn't ask specifically about how to tell if the chain needed replacement, I probably would have on a follow-up.;)

    I asked about it because if adjusting the...
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    Checking Timing Chain Stretch

    A couple of probably obvious questions for many, but not for me.

    I've looked in Autocar, Chilton's, the FSM, and other assorted manuals but cannot determine the answer to what seems to be a simple...
  17. Could be separate issues. In your first post you...

    Could be separate issues. In your first post you said you heard the pinging while going up a slight hill in high gear coming back from a show but didn't the next day in similar weather conditions. ...
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    I did a test patch on part of the rear bumper...

    I did a test patch on part of the rear bumper rubber strip six months ago. Looked better when I put it on, hasn't seemed to age in any way, so I'm going to go ahead and do all of them. True, this...
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    I myself have a few of those little darlings...

    I myself have a few of those little darlings hanging about (literally) and hadn't thought about using plasti-dip as a coating on them. Looks like an add to the spring to do list.

    Chris
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    Plasti-Dip Longevity Report

    Just thought I'd do a follow up on a post I made a little over two years ago. I wrote about Nevr-Dull and Plasti-Dip:
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  21. No real help here redzedsled, but I am curious if...

    No real help here redzedsled, but I am curious if you tried the 6024LHs. Plugging them in wouldn't hurt the electrical system, but you shouldn't get much light out of them. I calculated down and...
  22. Actually finished up on the job a couple of weeks...

    Actually finished up on the job a couple of weeks ago, but only had time for extensive driving in the last week. It took me awhile, probably longer than it should have because I have a tendency to...
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    I'm thinking that B/Y goes to the ignition switch...

    I'm thinking that B/Y goes to the ignition switch for the start position. There's a Y wire (71 schematic) from the voltage regulator to the alternator, but why it run to the other side of the...
  24. Nope, always a manual. Could be the flasher and...

    Nope, always a manual. Could be the flasher and I'll check it out, but I have my doubts. First, the insulation on the wiper wire was heavily damaged, crispy even, while the flasher wire insulation...
  25. HAHAHAHA! Thank you, but first my brothers and...

    HAHAHAHA!

    Thank you, but first my brothers and sisters, join me in laughter to dry away my tears.

    HAHAHHAAA!

    Deciding that this was a better time than most to go through and clean up or out...
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