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    Maybe post a picture of the water hoses, so we'll...

    Maybe post a picture of the water hoses, so we'll know exactly how it's hooked up. At least it ran 30 miles, wow.
  2. Tried a few little experiments today. Got a 2 ft....

    Tried a few little experiments today. Got a 2 ft. piece of 5/16" hose and a 2 ft. piece of 1/4" Tygon clear tubing. Hooked the hose from the metal fuel line to the clear filter, and hooked the Tygon...
  3. Fuel filter & check valve location for carbs

    My new in-line fuel filters got here today. There's a 100 micron pre-filter going near the tank outlet, and a 40 micron filter that will be in the engine bay before the mechanical fuel pump. For now,...
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    Sticky: Nissan Jam 2014

    Drove the Datsun down to Costa Mesa, got there a little late, missed the awards so don't know which cars won. Saw plenty anyway. Best part for me was when two Datsun Roadsters with turbo'd twin cam...
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    Thanks for the links about the Shift kits. I'm...

    Thanks for the links about the Shift kits. I'm interested, of course, especially since it doesn't sound very expensive.
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    Car and Driver ran a favorable review of the Z...

    Car and Driver ran a favorable review of the Z with AT. It's not gutless if you shift it like a stick. You can also downshift, but it's not recommended over 70mph or so according to the owner's...
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    Here's a few shots from last year's Nissan Jam....

    Here's a few shots from last year's Nissan Jam. Might check it out again next weekend. The white one took Z-car division.

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  8. I can't believe very much fumes are going to make...

    I can't believe very much fumes are going to make it out of the evap tank, down the long 1/4" tube, and out into the engine bay, especially since air is supposed to be going the other way when you're...
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    SU banjo bolts - using the wrong washers?

    After setting floats, removed the rear banjo bolt to get the hose barb at a better angle. Afterward it leaked. Leaned on the wrench until it was only a tiny leak, it didn't drip but it felt slightly...
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    According to fig. EF-40 in the engine manual, at...

    According to fig. EF-40 in the engine manual, at 4500 ft. baseline setting at 86F is about 1.5 turns down. 68F: 2 turns, 50F: 2.5, 32F: 2.75. Depending on float setting, condition of needles and...
  11. [QUOTE=Blue;457791]The fuel flows through the...

    [QUOTE=Blue;457791]The fuel flows through the rail and there is a slight venturi-like scavenging force that draws up on the branches to the bowls. This unloads when the engine is shut off and the...
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    Euro D606-52 mechanical advance comes on quicker...

    Euro D606-52 mechanical advance comes on quicker and has less vacuum advance. US type D612-53 is for emissions. A lot more detail is on this site.

    The timing procedure for dual point is omitted...
  13. Concerned about running the bowls dry at WOT, and...

    Concerned about running the bowls dry at WOT, and on advice from members, I've been trying to raise the fuel levels without much success until yesterday. I've heard the 19mm down from bottom of...
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    Regarding switching the dual point AT...

    Regarding switching the dual point AT distributor, you can also drop in a new (if available) or rebuilt stock single point distributor, preferably Euro/JDM type. I did, quick fix for poor starting...
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    Factory competition cross-flow head re-emerging...

    Factory competition cross-flow head re-emerging after all these years? Or something else?
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    See John Coffey's response to the thread Blue...

    See John Coffey's response to the thread Blue posted today for an overheating issue on cylinders 5 & 6. This was also discussed previously. Other than using the now-rare competition head, hooking the...
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    My take-away from the threads mentioned is that...

    My take-away from the threads mentioned is that recycling hot water from the head back to the water inlet raises engine temperature. The stock system recycles water through the heater as stated and...
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    The short hose from the thermostat to the intake...

    The short hose from the thermostat to the intake manifold heater tube takes a tight bend, so it might be better to buy the special hose (or get a 1/4" BSPT plug for the thermostat).

    The PCV hose...
  19. What happened to the Z's restored in the 90's? - news article

    What Happened To All The Datsun 240Zs Nissan Restored In The 1990s?
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    Helps to keep a notebook in the car, write down...

    Helps to keep a notebook in the car, write down float setting, mix settings, idle speed, timing at idle and 3000 rpm, dwell, plug condition etc. with the date.
    Also vacuum, fuel pressure, and...
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    JB Weld can work if the leak is accessible. Got a...

    JB Weld can work if the leak is accessible. Got a leak (Chevy truck) on a July trip to a remote desert area near Tucson about 12 years ago. Drained and saved the coolant, put some JB Weld on the...
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    My win 7 laptop went blue-screen Saturday after...

    My win 7 laptop went blue-screen Saturday after restarting for win update. Took it back to Best Buy, Geek Squad, they got me for $200, called me yesterday and said they can't fix it, maybe the...
  23. I'd just go to a local independent muffler shop,...

    I'd just go to a local independent muffler shop, have them install a pipe and muffler. Just explain you want it quiet, and as much ground clearance as possible.

    Stock pipe reduces performance....
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    The week before the dyno I Checked the floats,...

    The week before the dyno I Checked the floats, front one low so I adjusted it up to stock height, rear was OK. Have a pair of sightglasses to check fuel ht. (at no-load). Should have hooked them up...
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    71018 This shows the effect of lowering the...

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    This shows the effect of lowering the mix nuts after each run. First run red, then green, dark blue, violet, light blue, and last brown. About 5 1/2 turns down on the last run, still...
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