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Seattle Area Z Brunch Saturday

Open S30 Z Discussions 16 Mar 2015
Just wanted to toss out an invite to anyone in the area - Mark Maras, myself and Jim (S30Driver) will be meeting up for brunch in Enumclaw, WA at the Lee Hotel 10:00 am this coming Saturday.   Mark and I have been trying to get together to swap stories and carbs, and will be driving up...
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My Datsun 280Z "Rustoration"

Open S30 Z Discussions 07 May 2014
Hello, I wanted to post a build thread to document the process of my restoration. I have a 1975 280Z that I purchased off a local craigslist ad. Heres the ad. Ive wanted one of these cars since I was in high school and was looking for one that was in decent shape without too much rust and...
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Rocker Revival

Engine and Drivetrain 14 Apr 2015
Some pics of cleaning up a rocker.Here is what a "good" used rocker looks like.It has had a lot of quality time with the cam and polished to shine with smooth undulations in the surface.Not much surface for holding oil when so shiny like chrome. Here are the 3 best rockers out of a used set of 12...
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Triple Mikuni thread

Carburetor Central 17 Apr 2012
Well some of you that I am now proceeding with my Mikuni install.When I purchased these carbs I got lucky and recieved a very complete kit. These look new right out of the box-infact the carbs came in a Mikuni box:) I even recieved an original 1985 catalog and service manual. I decided to post...
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Fuel return line

Carburetor Central Today, 11:49 AM
I have a 280z that I am going to put triple webers on.  In the course of my restoration I had to completely redo the fuel lines.  The plumbing had been a real pain and bending 5/16" stainless precisely isn't easy.  I have bent the supply, return and vent lines, but I can see where...
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I Need Some Carb Jet Recomendations Please

Carburetor Central 14 Apr 2015
Triple SK/OER carbs and I'm about to pull the old style SK e-tubes with air corrector jet and main jet and install Weber style e-tubes and jets so I'm speaking the same language as everyone else.   Triple 40s 36mm main venturi 40 (.4mm) pump jet 70 (.7mm) starter jet 55F8 Idle jet   So...
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Weirdest Datsun Drive Ever

Open Chit Chat Today, 11:59 AM
For 160 km I tended to the fire....         Yup.  My good buddy Ross bought 'Tootsie" a 1979 Datsun  camper truck with L20.   We drove 180km to Springhill, Nova Scotia in my brother's Civic  who was going to be the sag wagon on the return leg.  Ross i...
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My New Z

Open S30 Z Discussions 15 Apr 2015
I've lurked here for a while, but, never posted since I didn't own a z. This morning, I got a delivery.     This car was purchased new by my uncle in 1976, bought by my father from him in the late 80's, and now it's mine.   Currently, it's not running. My dad parked it away one w...
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Intermittent Loss Of Power-1972 240Z Stock

Help Me !! 14 Apr 2015
1972 240Z all stock with a full engine rebuild 4 years ago.  I'm about to go crazy on this one.  Replaced points/plugs/condenser, have rebuilt carbs/new fuel filter (twice), new plug wires.  Plugs burning perfectly across all cylinders.  Checked wiring from coil to dizzy, recr...
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Tire size suggestion confusion

Wheels, Tires and Brakes 07 Oct 2010
Ive spent over an hr reading through various threads about wheel size and tire size on stock 240z. I am buying 0offset wheels 16x8, not sure on the design yet but I know thats the size. I want tires that will obviously not rub, but something that doesnt look goofy. The common size is 225/5...
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