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      29 Apr
    hawaii z

    i have a 04/1972 240z vin#hls3076649 i bought in hawaii in 1977 that has less yhan 6,500 original miles.how do i find out what day it was produced my b-day is 04/20/1958

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ZCON 2015 Attendees from this site

Open Chit Chat 16 Jun 2015
If you are not on the list just reply to post and I'll update then delete your reply. 240tom               Tom & Lorri Blue                    Philip & Janet Bpilati        ...
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Intermittent noise from front wheel

Wheels, Tires and Brakes 24 Jun 2015
Made a right turn, slowed down, went over a bump in the parking lot, and after about 50 feet a fairly loud, metallic ta-ta-ta-ta-ta noise started coming from the left front wheel (or maybe suspension). Was going slow and opened the door so I'm sure it's left front. The noise continued until...
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Sold on LEDs

Electrical 09 Dec 2010
I took the plunge and purchased LEDs to replace the exterior lights, except for the plate lights. So far I replaced all but the lights under the bumper. I'll probably get to those this weekend. I did check the current flow with the LEDs, and it is now 2.6A. I didn't measure the current be...
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Just Did The Kia Hatch Seal

Open S30 Z Discussions 26 Jan 2015
i've been dealing with a stinky cabin whenever i open the windows and knew that my rear hatch seal was in bad shape. i actually have a new oem seal, but since it's a glue-on part, i'm waiting until i do the bodywork and re-paint the car to install it. in the meantime, i decided to order the kia s...
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Air, Defrost, Heater Issues

Help Me !! Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Hello!   I am still going through my '77 280Z 2+2 and getting this thing and that thing working again. I've noticed that the vents on the car do not seem to be working correctly. I will see if I can explain what I am experiencing:   - When I run the vent and have the fan up all the way...
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EVENTS: Toyota Sports 800 50th Anniversary, Day 02

JNC Magazine Yesterday, 11:22 PM
When we last met, dear reader, I told you of my adventures traveling to Nagoya for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Toyota Sports 800, an adorable little car known to many of us as the Yotahachi. That day included … Continue reading → View the full article
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Project Boondoggle (or, so I went and bought a Z!)

Open S30 Z Discussions 22 Apr 2015
I've been lurking here and some of the other Z boards for a while, and after wanting a project car for basically my entire life, I finally pulled the trigger a couple weeks back so I guess it's time to join; hope y'all have room for one more!   So here it is, my new 1978 Z, as it looked when...
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L24 Rebuild -Again!

Engine and Drivetrain 12 Feb 2015
Yes this is the second time around for the little L.  And boy I have learned a lot and probably forgot a lot too! First time around the machinist/builder did most of the work. He dissembled and assembled the block and head and I put the two together. I degreed the cam and everything else to...
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A Different Headlight Relay Upgrade - 4 Relays

Electrical 25 May 2015
I recently completed a headlight relay upgrade, but I did it differently than the traditional approach. It's a little more complicated, but I think the results were worth the effort. Basically, I used four relays instead of two so that each filament has it's own set of contacts and high curr...
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Thinking about installing an BMW M6 engine in my Z

Engine Mods 18 Oct 2014
I have a 1987 M6 that I have dumped thousand$ into but there is no market for them at the moment so instead of selling it for 30 cents on the dollar I was thinking about keeping the freshly restored S38 (inline six 24 valve, dohc) engine an 5spd and part the rest the car out. I've done the m...
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To Buy or not to Buy. That is the Question! Series...

Open S30 Z Discussions 07 Jun 2015
All,   I looked at a late 1970 production car yesterday.  Other than being in 905 red the car looked great and for an East Coast car was remarkably in good shape.  it was very original, and even still had the 'D' hubcaps.  However, there is something that gives me pause:...
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1976 280Z Restoration Project

Open S30 Z Discussions 06 Feb 2015
Hi everyone! My name is Mark and I will be restoring my 1976 280Z coupe HLS30-271295 starting this year. I look forward to your feedback and help as I am sure most of you have a lot of experience with restoring your own cars! I am hoping you will all chip in and help me avoid some common pitfalls...
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240z Valve Train Tapping After Head Work - VIDEOS Inside

Engine and Drivetrain 27 Jun 2015
I got my repaired and re-worked E31 cylinder head back on.  The work was done by a very reputable local machine shop and have full confidence everything was done to the highest quality spec.  You can see what all was done here -> http://www.classiczc...r-thread/page-6   With ev...
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Points Trouble FYI!

Electrical 26 Jun 2015
Hey gang,  Wanted to share this story. It's a great FYI. And it's not mentioned anywhere to check as a possible failure.   We have been battling a crazy distributor problem for the past month.   First the 240z began to slowly run horrible to the point where it just wouldn't stay ru...
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Oil pressure uneven

Help Me !! 19 Jun 2015
Hi, i did change my engine lest fall. I had problems with my head one valve was not adjustable anymore so i bought that engine rebuilt from Datsunparts LLC think that was a mistake. The thing is burning oil and i got uneven oil pressure. It runs great pulls hard but burns oil and scarry uneven oi...
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