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  1. Thread: wiper refills

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    Thanks jfa. So either get generic blade and...

    Thanks jfa.

    So either get generic blade and strip out or buy a generic refill. I see that Trico and Anco offer many types of 18 inch refills with the small metal spring clip. For Trico and Anco,...
  2. Thread: wiper refills

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    Good idea. One question though. The Nissan rubber...

    Good idea. One question though. The Nissan rubber has rubber stops at both ends that prevent the rubber from sliding out.

    How would rubber from the generic replacement assembly be held in so that...
  3. Thread: wiper refills

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    Great idea. It looks like the OEM takes an 18...

    Great idea. It looks like the OEM takes an 18 inch/450mm long wiper refill with an 8mm base.

    Can anyone confirm those dimensions? (for 77 280z).
  4. Thread: wiper refills

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    Now many years later and OEM refills are NLA from...

    Now many years later and OEM refills are NLA from Courtesy or Motoersport. Is there some other supplier of wiper refills that work with the OEM wiper assembly (1977-78) e.g. Trico, Precision, Bosch?...
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    I second your choice of Whitehead. They have been...

    I second your choice of Whitehead. They have been servicing my 77 280z for 12 years. Great work whether major projects or minor ones.
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    Hi GraphiteZ Fall River is a pretty part of...

    Hi GraphiteZ

    Fall River is a pretty part of NE.

    Many thanks for your offer! I have found the part, so I better leave it with you for the next guy who is in need of this somewhat rare part.
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    Thanks for your insights. I've decided to go...

    Thanks for your insights.

    I've decided to go with the Potenza S-04s.

    I'll report in 2-3 weeks how they compare to the Toyo T1Rs.
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    75-78 FICD for A/C Wanted

    I need the Fuel Injection Compensation Device that advances the throttle linkage in 75-78 cars when the factory air conditioning is turned on.

    This vacuum actuated compensator is mounted on the...
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    New Tire Recommendations--16 inch

    I need to replace a set of 205/55/16 tires, currently Toyo T1R.

    The T1Rs were very good on the street and at the track but after 7 years they are deteriorating despite lots of remaining tread.
    ...
  10. Thread: Trip to Japan

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    Hatch Glass

    Availability of 2 seater hatch glass with defroster wires?
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    I'm 53. First Z was a new 1974, 260z...

    I'm 53.
    First Z was a new 1974, 260z (gold)--sold in 78
    Second Z was a new 1978, 280z (silver) (5spd)--sold in 86
    Third Z is a 1977, 280z (brown #301)(5spd)--bought in 2002 with 29k mi, currently...
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    Lexus 08 ES 350

    Lexus 08 ES 350
  13. Hi Here is a non lowered 77 280z on 205/55/16

    Hi
    Here is a non lowered 77 280z on 205/55/16
  14. Thread: Hesitation/Misfire

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    Sounds like bad (contaminated) gas from BP. Try...

    Sounds like bad (contaminated) gas from BP. Try checking fuel system filters for cheapest fix then escalate to pump/fuel pressure.
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    Call Greg Whitehead in Toronto. They do great...

    Call Greg Whitehead in Toronto. They do great work and have been Datsun performance and racing experts for 20+ years. He has a first class team of professional and honest mechanics.
    ...
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    Hi This company supplies original cut keys on...

    Hi
    This company supplies original cut keys on more modern blanks. Supplies from Australia. Quick, easy and cheap.

    http://keys4classics.com/
  17. Thread: mpg

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    Recently completed 275 mile highway trip using...

    Recently completed 275 mile highway trip using 41.8L which represents 29mpg Imperial or 25 mpg US. This is on a stock FI 77 280z coupe with an '83 5 speed and 3.90 differential. Except for a few...
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    Call Greg Whitehead at Whitehead Performance...

    Call Greg Whitehead at Whitehead Performance www.whiteheadperformance.com His team builds some of the best Z engines in North America, n/a and turbo, both for street and race applications. He has 30...
  19. Thread: yokohama AVS E100

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    Consider Dunlop Sport A2. Lots of sizes incl...

    Consider Dunlop Sport A2. Lots of sizes incl 195/70/14 which I run. Great traction, low noise, H rated. Good performance given 70 profile. Work well on 77 280z using 35 psi.
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    Probably water in the AFM unit. Blow/dry out any...

    Probably water in the AFM unit. Blow/dry out any moisture in there-- carefully.
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    Tire Pressure

    I'm using 34psi in a 77 280z with 195 70H14, Dunlop Sport A2 for street use.
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    For a 77 280z, it was 195 70H14

    For a 77 280z, it was 195 70H14
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    I Vote for Zed

    Either way, these are great cars.

    Nissan should have have stuck closer to updating the Series 1 design when reintroducing the Z.

    IMHO
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    77 280z

    Great daily driver.

    Check for rust!!!
    - floor pans inside and out
    - frame rails underneath
    - under battery area
    - hatch back latch area
    - rocker panels

    Make sure frame is straight
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    I use GM silicone on all the engine, door and...

    I use GM silicone on all the engine, door and hatch rubber seals.
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