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  1. Introduction

    Nice! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. More than a $600 parts car

    It's an N42 block. I have had a Craigslist notification set up for an 82-83 manual turbo for a couple years now. I've passed up some decent buys cause it would cost more to move than the cost of the car! I thought the body was hammered but it looks more like one dent and a horrible paint job. The top of this car looks like it has multiple layers of different paint colors, cracked, chipped, and covered. The duct tape will have to go! I'd put a fiberglass bumper on it, but I've have road debris hit my steel bumper and I was thankful it was steel. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. More than a $600 parts car

    The head stamp is N42, but the engine block (L28) has a high number 435691. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. More than a $600 parts car

    [quote Definitely an artifact, the crank angle sensor is not installed. It's using the distributor. Makes sense the PO likely used an engine transmission from a newer car. When I get back home I'll check the motor stamps again. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. More than a $600 parts car

    Bought this car for $600 for parts thinking the body was hammered. It sat as a yard ornament while I worked on another project. Pulled it into the garage yesterday and started fiddling. First, went to drain the tank and found it was empty (just a few drips). Then the fuel pump wouldn't turn. A whack with a rubber mallet solved that. Then, it turned over, but the injectors weren't triggering. Opened up the 280-Z Fuel Injection book and went though every circuit (why not, save the frustration for later). Traced it down to the distributor trigger and went through that circuit. Not sure which wire was the issue, just cleaned them all. Then it started! I assume the engine was replaced with a Japan import cause it has a crank trigger assembly (I already had one of those). This was a great find that will take some time to fix up. There's bizarre wiring bypasses. For instance the headlights and parking lamps are run by a toggle in the side of the console. PO also ran a wire from the battery, along side the hood cowling and under the dash to bypass a dead power wire. Otherwise, the car's in better condition than my daily driver. Very little rust, decent carpet, heck the AC works! Then there's the 79-83 five speed. My daughter is excited, that's where it's going. And, I get to keep my daily driver! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. Looking like a used car lot here. I'm pulling in the garage the parts car (white one) I bought for $600. Except for the dent above the rear wheel it's in much better condition than I originally thought. The original color was wine red metallic (at least that's what the engine bay and under carpets looks like) they painted over the paint sticker. I'm going to start with draining all fluids (gas is nasty), and spend some quality time in my service manual learning about California emissions. All three cars here are 1976, but my daily driver is a federal car: no EGR, catalytic converter, etc. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. 1978 280z will not start without ether

    Sweet! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. 1978 280z will not start without ether

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  9. 1978 280z will not start without ether

    The ECM needs to know the engine is turning to fire the injectors. You may have a loose connection at the distributor. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. It's supposed to be silver, but over the years whatever grey, silver, etc. paint I could find to cover bald spots was used. I get razed all the time, "when you going to paint that?" I used to say it's urban camouflage, but I'm starting to accept I'm cheap and lazy. The interior, where I spend most of my time, is very nice. Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. Installed TEX Classic door mirrors M68991 (left) and M68890 (right with concave). Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. To replace the circuit board in the 76 clock was tedious but worth it. I too have a working clock in the dash and one on the shelf. Did you look here? http://zclocks.com Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. Another Parts Car

    And, the driver's side window rolls up! Sent from my iPad using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Another Parts Car

    Me, "honey I need $800," wife, "what for?" Me, "there's a z I can use for parts." Wife, "sure." I love it when she understands my needs! So I tell the kid I wouldn't pay more than $600 for a parts car and he took it! 1976 California car (EGR, etc.), body is hammered, but it comes with six new injectors, a rebuilt air flow meter, and a five speed from a zx! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. 21st Century upgrades

    Good idea, perhaps electric door locks are next? Totally keyless? I rebuilt my seats with heaters. It makes a world of difference six months out of the year. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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