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  1. Thread: New Hatch Glass?

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    New Hatch Glass?

    Can new hatch glass for 280z coupes (with horiz. defogger grid) still be acquired in North America?

    Any experience on this issue?
  2. Thread: engine flush

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    engine flush

    Has anyone had success with an engine flush to free up oil rings that are failing to control oil blowby above 4250 rpm? Otherwise compression and power are great on a 77 280z with 38,000 mi and a...
  3. Thread: traction question

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    Dunlop SPA2 195/70/14 H rated

    I have these on my 77 280z stock coupe. They are quiet, great traction, good cornering. Use 33-34 psi. See tirerack.com for prices and reviews. Look good too.
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    Backfire

    My 77 FI 280z was doing this when the anti-backfire mechanism was "dialed back" too much. This is the screw adjusted valve mechanism under the throttle body that limits the rate at which the engine...
  5. Thread: Burning oil

    by dga
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    Good Point!

    Lance,

    Your diagnostics are good.

    I forgot to mention that the head was professionally rebuilt last year with new valve guides and seals when the old head gasket failed and needed to be...
  6. Thread: Burning oil

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    Burning oil

    Recently changed to synthetic oil, Syntec 5W50 from Castrol 20W50. 77 280z has 37k original miles. Engine has good compression and works well. But, has started to show a little oil smoke when rpm >...
  7. Thread: Heater Valve

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    Your are correct. The factory a/c used a vacuum...

    Your are correct. The factory a/c used a vacuum controlled valve but the non a/c models used the simpler cable only control.

    My cable is working well, tight but moving smoothly.

    Any other...
  8. Thread: Heater Valve

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    Heater Valve

    The heater control valve on my 77 280z (non A/C type) was not working well (subject to vibration from circulating coolant at intermediate settings between hot and cold)

    I got a new replacement...
  9. Thread: Tail Light Bezels

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    Tail Light Bezels

    Are the left and right chrome bezels interchangeable ie. can you rotate one side 180 deg and install on the other side??

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for the offer, but I am looking for new...

    Thanks for the offer, but I am looking for new with horizontal wires. Can I buy it new in N. America??
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    New Hatch Glass

    Can you still buy new glass for the hatch for a 77-78 coupe? Does it come with the defroster electrical grid?
  12. Thread: Muffler Question

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    Mine does not have a cat, just the resonator that...

    Mine does not have a cat, just the resonator that came on the federal 77s.

    So do you think I would notice much difference by only replacing the rear muffler.

    Thanks for your help!
  13. Thread: Muffler Question

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    Muffler Question

    I am looking to improve performance on a stock 77 280z. I am told that the stock muffler is the #1 resistance point in the exhaust flow. I would like a more free flowing straight thru muffler BUT I...
  14. Thread: Toyo Proxes TPT

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    Toyo Proxes TPT

    Has anyone tried these new tires? Impressions? What size?
  15. Thread: Dunlop Sport A2

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    Dunlop Sport A2

    anyone tried this tire on a 240-280Z??

    what's it like??

    thanks!
  16. Thread: drip rail rubber

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    drip rail rubber

    does anyone know how to get replacements for the little rubber pieces that fit in the ends of the drip rails, or has someone figured out how to make them???

    thanks!
  17. Thread: Leaking Windshield

    by dga
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    Leaking Windshield

    Somewhere high on the pass side of the windshield, water is getting inside the seals and running down the side to pool on the inside bottom of the ws. From there it dribbles down the side of the dash...
  18. Thread: Tire Survey

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    Tire Survey

    What brand, type and size of tire are people using on their rides?

    How do they perform re handling, noise and wear? What would you purchase next time?
  19. Thread: Springs and Shocks

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    Springs and Shocks

    I am updating the suspension of my 77 Z.

    My goal is to have a comfortable, well mannered, reasonably quiet ride. Firm but not harsh. This car will go cruising on the highway and go to the grocery...
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    Dash Care and Vinyl Seat Care

    Recently bought a low mi 77 280Z with original, non cracked dash. It has a clean butterscotch interior with non split vinyl basketweave seats.

    What is the best way to care for these two sensitive...
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    Tires for 77 280Z??

    Recently purchased a low mileage 77 280Z. It has low mi Michelin X 195 70 HR 14 tires all season tires on it. They hold the road well but seem noisy above 65 mph and seem to transmit a lot of road...
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    Heavy Steering Effort 280Z ???

    I recently bought a 77 280Z in near mint condition. However, it will need new bushings and shocks. It has Michelin X 195 70 HR 14 tires (all season) with 3-4 K miles on them.

    On the highway, it...
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    thx very much m.b.anderson was a great help!!

    thx very much

    m.b.anderson was a great help!!
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    Portland OR Z-Car Service/Inspection ??

    I am looking at buying a 76-78 280z in the Portland area.

    What knowledgeable service garages are there to help inspect and do initial service on my prospective purchase???

    I really need a name...
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    77 280z passenger side mirror??

    it seems as though some 77 280z have pass side mirrors while all 78 280z have pass side mirrors.

    is this correct or is this a sign that the pass side door has been repaired without replacing the...
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