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    Drove around, got my engine hot and adjusted to...

    Drove around, got my engine hot and adjusted to specs.

    Should've asked this earlier but how tight am I supposed to adjust?
    For instance, on an intake clearance, should -

    (1) .010 go in...
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    On a side note, I somehow snapped off one of my...

    On a side note, I somehow snapped off one of my front upper strut mount studs when I was tightening it back on. Had to take off the upper strut brace so I could remove the rocker cover. On a scale of...
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    Update: Did a cold valve adjustment 0.008 for...

    Update:

    Did a cold valve adjustment 0.008 for my intake and 0.010 for my exhaust. Most of my intake clearance were good, only had to adjust 2 of them. All of my exhaust valves were tight and...
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    Checked the distributor mechanical vacuum advance...

    Checked the distributor mechanical vacuum advance and seems to be working properly. I unhooked the vacuum line from the throttle chamber,hooked up my pump, added 10hg and rpm rose about 2000rpm.
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    I am a bit out of the way from Ventura. I am in...

    I am a bit out of the way from Ventura. I am in San Jose
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    Valve lash is something I've been meaning to...

    Valve lash is something I've been meaning to check. I guess that's my mission for this week.

    As for timing, I don't have a timing gun but When they checked it for the last smog check, they read at...
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    Running rich on idle and WOT

    I apologize cause i know this subject has been touched on so many times but i'm really stuck here.

    I get nasty smells (guessing it's a rich condition) from my 1977 280z at idle and WOT, smells...
  8. Installing Aftermarket Stereo Receiver - Wiring Question

    Can someone tell me which wire they used for the constant power?

    Before I tap a wire not in the general area in where the stereo sits, I was wondering which wire other Z owners were using.
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    Just to update, had to buy the one from eBay,...

    Just to update, had to buy the one from eBay, couldn't find any elsewhere. Installed it, seems to be a little smoother at lower RPM acceleration. Still running rich though, went from 12-13mpg to...
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    The RainX wipers wrap the windshield pretty nice.

    The RainX wipers wrap the windshield pretty nice.
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    Okay. I will try that. Thanks for the advice.

    Okay. I will try that.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    I'm not quite savvy enough for vacuum and timing...

    I'm not quite savvy enough for vacuum and timing adjustments. My engine is basically stock. As of now I've just been replacing worn out parts here and there. Been trying to figure out why I've been...
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    Thank you Blue. Definitely looks like an easy...

    Thank you Blue. Definitely looks like an easy task.
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    Thanks. Just called them but they don't have any...

    Thanks. Just called them but they don't have any left either. Prices on their website are much better than that eBay listing too.
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    Thanks, I'll give them a try tomorrow. This...

    Thanks, I'll give them a try tomorrow.

    This them?

    1777 North Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080
    (972) 231-2600
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    RockAuto it is! Tease...

    RockAuto it is!



    Tease...
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    Thanks. For some reason that vacuum advance lists...

    Thanks. For some reason that vacuum advance lists for a "200zx" but if you scroll down it details that it's for a 280Z.




    I would rather get it from Nissan but none of the local dealerships...
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    Replacing the Vacuum Advance

    I was wondering if replacing the vacuum advance was a relatively easy task and also how it's done (do I need to remove the distributor, disassemble the distributor, etc.)?

    I think mine is busted...
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    I drove my 77 280 for a relatively long time with...

    I drove my 77 280 for a relatively long time with a dash with only the speedometer hooked up.
  20. Thread: My idle drops

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    I'm not positively sure but it's N/A so I'm...

    I'm not positively sure but it's N/A so I'm guessing the pistons are flat top.
  21. Thread: My idle drops

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    Paying it forward... Bought some carb cleaner,...

    Paying it forward...

    Bought some carb cleaner, spray it thoroughly through the vacuum inlet. Seemed to have helped a little but didn't solve the issue. However my vacuum is now at 18Hg when before...
  22. Thread: My idle drops

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    I just went out to check the BCDD. Bullet...

    I just went out to check the BCDD.

    Bullet connector was free of corrosion and Vacuum line is new.

    I'll get some carb cleaner and see if that works. Thanks for the advice.

    It's been quite a...
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    I had my AFM adjusted by a Z mechanic in my area....

    I had my AFM adjusted by a Z mechanic in my area. He does excellent work, so I'm guessing/hoping my AFM is set correctly. I have seen a couple of times, mainly for emergency problems otherwise I...
  24. Thread: My idle drops

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    I have replaced all the vacuum hoses and fuel...

    I have replaced all the vacuum hoses and fuel hoses.

    How can I clean it internally? Spray directly into vacuum inlet?

    Can brake cleaner be used as carb cleaner?
  25. Thread: My idle drops

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    Ahhh the BCDD (Boost Controlled Deceleration...

    Ahhh the BCDD (Boost Controlled Deceleration Device) is the anti stall dash pot right?
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