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    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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Timing advance confusion

Engine and Drivetrain Yesterday, 12:53 AM
Hi, so I'm a bit confused at what advance I should set my L24. My manual state 10° BTDC for engines with antipollution systems and 18° for engines without antipollution systems. My engine is a L24 wich initially was with antipollution but the previous owner removed all that crap. Engine has round...
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My 73 240Z

Open S30 Z Discussions Yesterday, 01:02 AM
So I decided to start a thread to keep track of my mild build and to share my experiences and such25th of august a longtime dream came true. I often wrote on my blog "one day I will...". I do fantasize about a S30 for at least 10 years now. And the 25th was the day, I got myself a...
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Help Me !! 11 Oct 2015
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1973 Rebuild

Open S30 Z Discussions 23 May 2015
Hi all, I've just received my 1973 240z! The previous owner towed it out from MO for me along with piles and piles of parts. We went over it together and it's in better shape than I expected (it was a Craigslist transaction over the phone between MO and NJ). I'm sure that I'll start finding nasty...
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Open S30 Z Discussions Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Bought this little gem because I thought the idea was good to see when things got dirty. It left me stranded on the road at 11pm on the way to work. Had to leave my Z in a church parking lot until towed to a buddies house.  I had previous issues with my engine acting like it ran out of fuel,...
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Thanksgiving Day - Canada

Open Chit Chat Yesterday, 05:52 AM
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Good clutch for aluminium flywheel?

Engine and Drivetrain 07 Oct 2015
I have a Tilton flywheel I want to use on my 240.  Street use only and I don't beat the 43 year old car.  Stock or maybe a Centerforce II?   Thanks for any replies. Cliff 
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Weird Wiper Issue

Electrical 23 Sep 2015
So I've been working like a madman on my 240z and replaced the wiper motor AND linkage (which I thought was the issue). The thing is this: Before installation, the motor works great and I can even turn the linkages freely by hand without issue. Once installed, the wipers won't move. This isn't th...
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What's old is new again. Alternator upgrade options

Electrical 07 Oct 2015
So you're on the road at night cruisin' in your Z. Slowly you notice that your headlights are getting dimmer and dimmer. You check your ammeter or voltmeter and see that your system is in discharge mode. Oh crap. Belt fall off? I hope so. Nope, still there and tight. oh oh oreo... Well you got th...
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My winter project: L28 swap into my 240z

Engine and Drivetrain Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Just thought I'd start a thread on my upcoming winter project.  I got my 240z in May of last year. The car was nicely restored in 2010. I've done a few things to it in the time that I've had it including, wheels/tires, headlight covers, lowered it, ST sway bar kit, pertonix ignition and the...
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Stainless steel headers, exhausts and JDM twin-pipe muffl...

Garage Businesses 09 Sep 2015
Sean Dézart, in and around Zs for 26 years now, current President of the French Datsun club (with nearly 1300 members - not all active of course), previous Dutch Z club member for 4 years and before that Chairman and events organiser of the UK Z club.   Around 4 years ago I discovered that n...
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What is this called ?

Carburetor Central 08 Oct 2015
It's the flapper for the inside of the carb. What's the real name for it ? I need to find one for my SU carb rebuild because this one is no good. Thx !
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Recommendation for new radiator and elctrical fan for 280Z

Engine and Drivetrain 31 Aug 2015
Hi All,   First off I apologize if this topic has been covered elsewhere. I though I've researched the forum good enough, but I have not been able to find good discussion that would cover this topic extensively. If there is a threat out there that you know of, please point me to it.   T...
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Does anyone make replacement EFI engine room harnesses fo...

Fuel Injection Yesterday, 12:15 PM
A friend of mine just finished restoring the body on a 280Z and when he was done, it wouldn't start. It appears the EFI harness has been hacked into and patched and we're thinking that if someone makes a replacement harness like they do in the Porsche world, it might be a best fix... Leads?
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Trip Down the "Mother Road" Route 66

Open S30 Z Discussions 11 Oct 2015
This past weekend, a group of friends who are car enthusiasts took a short Fall Cruise down a stretch of Historic Route 66 between Dwight and Pontiac, IL.  It was a gorgeous, sunny and blue sky October day.  We had 10 people in 9 cars.  I was the sole Z, and sole import for that ma...
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