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  1. Car kit or girl?

    Car kit or girl?
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    Way back when my Mom had a '78 Granada (5.0l V8)...

    Way back when my Mom had a '78 Granada (5.0l V8) that she purchased new. She drove that car until 1988 until the frame was so badly rusted that it could no longer be driven. The car had somewhere...
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    How much do you drive the car and how is it...

    How much do you drive the car and how is it stored?

    My Z get's about 1,000 miles per year. At that rate I change my oil by calendar time vs. miles. My car is in a dry garage and I change the oil...
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    You could simply run a wire from the connector to...

    You could simply run a wire from the connector to one of the many ground locations on the inner fender or the engine itself. It certainly can't hurt anything by connecting it.
  5. Now working for me

    Now working for me
  6. Links not working

    Links not working
  7. Thread: 390z???

    by Gary in NJ
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    Tell your brother it's time to get glasses. ...

    Tell your brother it's time to get glasses.

    It's possible that the crafty owner modified the 370Z plate to read 390Z to reflect the result of some engine work. Hell, I saw Mercedes badges on a...
  8. Love the interior. Hate the dash toupee.

    Love the interior. Hate the dash toupee.
  9. Did anyone mention that you should buy the...

    Did anyone mention that you should buy the Z-Therapy DVD? :) It's the best $35 you'll ever spend on your Z.
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    Good news! I hope you made the most of your 3...

    Good news! I hope you made the most of your 3 month "vacation".
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    Ditto. That, and I've used NGK wires with great...

    Ditto. That, and I've used NGK wires with great success since the early 80's.
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    I'd love to see more photos. Awesome signature...

    I'd love to see more photos.

    Awesome signature tag!
  13. Poll: If you have access to a Butterscotch interior,...

    If you have access to a Butterscotch interior, you can't do better then green (BRG).
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    This is the third thread on this subject. Can we...

    This is the third thread on this subject. Can we consolidate these?
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    I've been waiting for Nissan to "reintroduce" a...

    I've been waiting for Nissan to "reintroduce" a competent successor to the 240Z for 30 years. I wont get my hopes up. It just ain't gonna happen. I hear the BRZ song, and it sounds oh so familiar.
  16. I would start with a good baseline tune-up. That...

    I would start with a good baseline tune-up. That would include cap, rotor, wires, plugs, points, condenser, fuel filter, ignition timing, valve adjustment, carb sync and float bowl height...
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    Why let your dad have all the fun? Maintaining a...

    Why let your dad have all the fun? Maintaining a Z is half the fun of ownership.
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    Engine idle is called out in the FSM (factory...

    Engine idle is called out in the FSM (factory service manual). Do a search and you'll find a few spots do download the entire book. What do you have for carbs. If it's a '73 it's likely that the...
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    Photo?

    Photo?
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    In the title you say it's a misfire but in the...

    In the title you say it's a misfire but in the body of the message you say it's a no-fire. Which is it? In any event, you can track this down a few different ways:

    1) Compression test
    2) Vacuum...
  21. If you feel that you must have the winter air...

    If you feel that you must have the winter air (warm air) feature, you can put a heat muff from a VW Bug (the air cooled ones) on one pipe and run SCAT tubing to the manifold. Piston aircraft also use...
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    Tom, where in northern Jersey are you? I'm in...

    Tom, where in northern Jersey are you? I'm in Warren county and would be glad to help you sort out the car.
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    I had a 240Z when I was your age (30 years ago)....

    I had a 240Z when I was your age (30 years ago). I changed my relationship with cars forever. Your 240 looks great. I hope you get to enjoy it for many miles and many years.
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    Yes, a worn or scored valve guide. Either way,...

    Yes, a worn or scored valve guide. Either way, the head has to come off for the repair.

    Zed Head is 100% correct. Right now a leak-down test (differential compression test) is your friend.
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