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  1. saturday night music thread

    Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. saturday night music thread

    [/url] Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile I guess I don't know how to post the actual videos..prob the phones fault. Couldn't be me, or the Guinness.
  3. 280zx 1979 2+2 slick roof restauration

    Have you messed with any of the suspension bushings yet? Perhaps yours are not in need or replacement. My next big project for my running Restoration '80 ZX is to replace all of the suspension bushings and steering parts. I haven't quite decided whether or not to go with the poly bushing/ rubber bushing combo, or just stick to rubber as its not a track car. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. '79-81 Inner Lap Belt wanted.

    I'm looking for the passenger side inner lap belt for a federal model 1980 ZX. I believe '79-81 will work. Color is irrelevant. I have an '82 parts car with different shaped buckle(end that snaps in). I can remove the entire seat belt system from it and replace the existing belt in the'80 car with it, but I thought I'd see if anyone has the right lap belt first. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. [2017] What Did You Do To/with Your Z Today?

    Went on a little drive with the Mrs..got to hangout with a Corvette owner for a bit, and annoy both our girlfriends at the same time. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. Flywheel removal.

    Replaced clutch/pilot/throwout with standard OEM spec Exedy kit, resurfaced flywheel, installed new OEM rear main oil seal/side seals/oil pan gasket along with transmission mount and engine mounts. I forgot to order some Redline MT-90, and put some dinosaur 80W90 GL4 because I just couldn't wait any longer to go test drive the work. I forgot what a difference that stuff makes. It'll be going back in it soon. Thanks for all the tips,pointers, and advice. That knowledge is worth more than any shop manual. Of course, manuals help. Now its on to eating more $3 per gallon fuel. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. rotella t4 oil

    Very informative. I've been using O'Reillys house dinosaur 10W30 for the past few oil changes in the Z, Volvo, and Camry I have. Looks like they get their base oils from major manufacturers, but its finished by something called Omni packaging solutions. I've just replaced my rear main, side seals and oil pan gasket, and haven't put oil back in it yet, as I'm waiting on a new clutch to arrive and haven't gotten to it yet. I'm going to do some more research with some links listed in this thread, but will probably switch up to one of the mentioned oils. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. Flywheel removal.

    Its good to know for next time for sure. I appreciate all tips and shortcuts. It never occurred to me to leave it in place. It did need to be cleaned up a bit though. I discovered that the car had frequent canine passengers at one point in its life. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. Flywheel removal.

    I already pulled the console off. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. Flywheel removal.

    I pulled the spark plugs, and was able to turn the engine(in the proper direction). It turned just as it did when I adjusted the valve lash about 2 months ago. It seems probable that the last person that was in there didn't follow the correct sequence/torque specs and they loosened up over time, causing me to get spooked when the engine didn't turn as I broke them free. New seals are on the way, and I decided to replace the transmission mount and engine mounts while its up too. Thanks to all for the sound advice and getting it back on track. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. Flywheel removal.

    Thanks for all the good information. I will most certainly be following the bolt tightening pattern and torque specification prescribed in the FSM. The rear main seal does not appear to be leaking, but I will take the advice and replace it anyway. From research, it seems I'll have to pay close attention to ensure it seats properly. From the looks of it, now would be a good time to replace the oil pan gasket as well. I will most likely end up replacing all of the suggested seals. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. Flywheel removal.

    I got turned around, laying on my back, looking up at the rear of the engine. Should've thought it through before posting. Anyhow, I haven't spun the engine in any direction, I rotated the engine about 1/2 inch or so when the flywheel was still on..this would have been the wrong direction. When I get home, I will turn the engine in the direction of operation from the crank pulley and see how it feels. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile Edit: To clarify, the primary question I'm asking is: why was I able to hand ratchet the flywheel bolts out without anything keeping the engine from turning. Now that I have the orientation of proper direction, I should be able to turn the engine by hand with a breaker bar using the crank pulley.
  13. Flywheel removal.

    As of now, the transmission and flywheel are out of the car, awaiting clutch parts/flywheel resurfacing. Its the 1st time I have pulled the trans/flywheel out. I did not notice any loctite or any other residue on the flywheel bolts. They weren't so loose that they required zero effort to back out, but the amount of force required to back them out is concurrent with the theory that they weren't torqued to the proper spec..at least from my relatively inexperienced perspective with that part of the car. The transmission removal process went quite smoothly. I took my time, used a floor transmission jack and made sure not to jolt/force anything on removal. I was trying to think of how I might have,even though I thought I was being careful, damaged an internal engine component. But, as I said before, it does turn normal in the proper direction of operation. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Flywheel removal.

    When removing the flywheel bolts, I put a breaker bar in the flywheel teeth to keep the engine from turning. The bar slipped, but I noticed the engine would still not turn as I ratcheted the flywheel bolts out. Apologies, I should've been more specific in the original post. It will spin in the normal direction of operation. Of course, I'm not going to try and spin it backwards to see. I guess I'm a bit worried at how easy the flywheel bolts came out. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. Flywheel removal.

    Has anyone experienced a situation in which removing flywheel bolts without using air tools does NOT spin then engine without being held? Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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