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    The bottom tube of my 6/70 240Z Macpherson strut has a horizontal plate inside about 3/4” from the bottom opening. Recently purchased new ball joints with larger diameter stud and used later-model steering knuckles fit together well. My problem is that the new stud is about 1/4” longer than the original stud and won't fit inside the strut, interfering with the strut plate. I haven’t cut down the stud of the new ball joint yet because I feared it would be of hardened steel (difficult to cut) and the hole for the cotter pin/castellated nut would fall right in the middle of the cut. Alternatively, I wasn’t sure if drilling a whole through the strut plate would affect the structural integrity of the strut. Has anyone seen this problem and have a fix that’s worked? Thanks, Scott

  1. Blog gg30

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    Can anyone ID these rims? Aftermarket or dealer option? What year possibly? Thx

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  2. Blog Z4Her

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    Redoing my brake system for the first time. Got a rebuilt Master cylinder from Black Dragon & found that it:

    1) had a two hole flange mount vs the original which had 4 holes

    2) the collar which fits in the booster hole is ~1" deep vs 1/2" for the original, thus

    3) Master Cyl will not bolt flush to the booster.

    4) Dragon says that they have not had any customer issues with fit but are happy to take it back

    Has anyone else observed this and do I have any options besides rebuilding or mounting the new MC w/o any spacer?

    And what about the 4 vs 2 hole mounting flange?

    Have had this Z since new.

  3. Blog cycloid

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    cycloid
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    Really had to dig for this one: Engine Pull?

    Ignore the rest of the thread... ZC.com' date=' enough said.[/quote']

    Thanks for the link. I will probably take out the engine block and paint the car a different color then. The copper brown is okay but Id like something different.

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  4. Blog zdonka

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    1978 280z, do these chips really increase horsepower and milage on a car like this, 170 HP ?

  5. Blog lenponz

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    I've just scored 2 Z Cars for $600.

    75 280 & 73 240

    Both are junkers. Plan is to stripthe drive tran out of the 280.

    get some body parts from the 240

    :bulb:

    Any suggestion

  6. Blog jguler

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    Can anyone help with a suggestion?!!

    Zcar looses power when climbing hill to mtn passes!

    Almost seems like we've turned the key off!!!:bulb:

    Thanks for response!!!

    signed

    Stuck in Yreka CA

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    I bought the car recently and replaced the coil, plugs, wires, battery terminals. The car is getting spark and fuel. If i hold the key on the start position(where the starter is turning the motor) it will rev up and seem to run. But whenever i release the key and let it go to the run position, the car shuts off. I have no idea what it can be, mabye the ignition or something electrical. Anyones advice will be greatley appreciated.

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    any one no were to get a new spray bar for my datsun 260z thank's

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76440933@N08/sets/72157629637080227/

    Montage of pics from my 2011 refresh on my '73

  7. Got the car, starting to tinker around but would be cool to know others who appreciate our challenges and fun with a 240Z. My cursing goes unheard as I stare and stare at what I should do. In San Fernando Valley. I love my Z's. Knowledge is a plus!

  8. Blog RayF

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    I am new to this site, If I violated some of your rules, you have my apologies.

    I wanted to offer these hard to find parts to your members

    as I used to work on cars in my earlier days so I know that these cars use these parts and they have been discontinued for may be 10 years.

    I have this listing on ebay for these original parts, NEW in sealed original envelopes

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5039.m570.l1313&_nkw=aud9096gr&_sacat=See-All-Categories

    ray

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    Whats up everyone, I'm the new kid on the block and I need an engine wiring harness for my late edition 1977 280Z without going broke to purchase one. Why are 1977 parts so hard to come by? Can anyone help? Darn squirels chewed up wires and corrosion set in on the connectors.

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    So I have a possibly stupid question.... short and simple.. should I hear my fuel pump running while the key is simply in the run position while not running? Or does the pump only run while the car is running?

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    Where is a good source for the rubber fuel line hoses for a 1972 240Z ? They appear to be 2 different sizes in the engine compartment. Also, I am looking for a source for a 240Z front tag. Any suggestions?

  10. Blog bschaaf

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    I wonder if someone would be able to tell me why I am unable to put my car back on Datsun Classifieds.I had sold (thought I had but

    turned out to be a scam)so I deleted the add and now I'm unable to re-post.If anyone could tell me what I need to do I would certainly appreciate it.

  11. Blog z e r o

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    Geeze... what a basket case this car has turned into. Its a 1983 turbo, federal, 5 speed. I got the car, and it had a stumble/hesitation/loss of power at light or part throttle pressure while in the 2-3k rpm range. Manifold vacuum at idle is 20, so no major leaks. Fuel pressure numbers are good. Cleaned the under hood and ECU connections. Did a tune up, ngk spark plugs, cap and rotor, pcv valve, fuel filter, new oxygen sensor. Swapped in a spare TPS. ECU rebuilt. Nothing, no change and the problem is still there. Try to cruise in 2-3k rpm range and you get loss of power/stumble and backfire in the exhaust. Press the gas it picks up and acts normal. Let of the gas, it acts normal. Light pressure on the throttle is where the problem is. Went to the 81 turbo supplement and did the test for the AFM at the ECU plug. Should be 240-400 ohm. I get 199, a fail. Instructions then say test AFM. I get 199 again, fail. Bought one from the classifieds. It failed too with 201. Tried it anyway. Problem still there. I need some help and advice. I dont know what to do. Went to a shop for help and thats how the ECU got rebuilt. They are dumbfounded and told me not to drive in that rpm range. (Wow, great solution) I called the other z shop in my area and they told me they dont like working on turbo cars. (I am alone.) I have nowhere else to turn. My skill level is low middle area. Please, I want to know what my dream car is like to drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    hello i have tuns and tuns of questions so please if any of yall can help me out with some of them that would be great thank u

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    That's what I was looking for.

    Any chance of a few more picks' date=' different angles and the look from behind is possible?

    Cheers,

    Steve[/quote']

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    New to me 72 240z. Replaced all the tail light bulbs and replaced brake light switch. The older brake light switch had different connectors than the new correct one. Old brake light switch had one yellow wire from under the dash and one of two green wires connected to it. Headlights, running lights and reverse lights all work. Turn signals do not work and have not since car was purchase a few months ago. Here is what I have going on as far as I can tell. When I connect both green wires to the new brake light switch the parking lights come on and stay on with me stepping on the brake. One of the connecters gets really hot. When I connect either one of the green wires and the yellow wire that comes from under the dash (looks like the hazard switch) to the new rake light switch the brake light only come on when the hazard switch is turned on. The turn signals also only work when the hazards are on.

    I have searched a lot of threads but I have not found the help I need. Any help from all the collective great minds would be great. Thanks in advance.

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    I saw a link that was about an oil additive that prevents all wear of engine components. This oil additive lubricates the cylinder walls during cold startups. Never use synthetic oil again. This oil additive

    is amazing. It beats prolong and a multitude of other additives.

    I know a distributor that sells this product for $16.50 per bottle.

    sfrcorp.com/demonstration

    If you like what you see on this 11 minute demo, contact me @

    gleason_d@sbcglobal.net

    titaniumspine

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    Most experts now saw that the old 3,000 mile guideline for oil changes is over-kill. However, none will debate that normal oil changes are still of probably the most essential ways to keep your automobile running for as long as possible. However, many people think they have to take it to an expert. In reality, it's a fairly easy job, and could be done a lot more cheaply at home. Article source: Changing oil is not rocket science

    First step

    You are likely to have to make sure you've the right tools for the task. This includes having a replacement oil filter, wheel chocks, rags and a tub to catch the old oil. You will most likely need about four to five quarts of the new oil for those who have a typical automobile. You will need eight if you have a V8 or pickup truck. Make sure you do not forget your tools either. You will need a jack, a socket wrench, an oil filter wrench and a funnel for putting the oil in the automobile.

    Lift the car up

    Let your vehicle run for about five minutes before getting to work. Warm oil is much more cooperative than cold oil. Park on a flat surface and jack up your automobile. Make sure to block the elevated end of the vehicle and chock the back wheels. Or, for those who have them, elevate the automobile with ramps.

    Now pop the hood. Open the oil filler cap to obtain air flowing in the system.

    Drain the oil

    You will let out all the old oil now. The very best way to do this is to acquire under the automobile with your drain pan. You will find the drain plug by looking at your manual or by looking online for specific make and model. You will need to loosen the plug by using a socket wrench. Since the oil may be hot after having the car on, be careful not to acquire any on you, and make sure it all drains into the pan. The plug can get put back in after that with your fingers and then the wrench. Over tightening it can be an issue, so keep away from that.

    Next step is the filter

    One fact to remember before replacing the oil filter is that you need to put some brand new oil on the brand new gasket to make sure it will seal tightly. Don’t seal it too tight either; that could cause problems. First you need to look on the side of the motor, or someplace else dependent upon what your manual states, for the oil filter. By using the oil filter wrench, you can loosen the oil filter. Do this by turning it counterclockwise. You will remove the oil filter and put the brand new filter in. Screw in the brand new filter.

    The very last thing to do

    Next you will put in the funnel, poor the oil into the automobile and replace the filler cap. You will want to check the dipstick to see what the level is at. It will work best if you run the automobile for a minute after you are done to make sure everything looks good.

    It isn’t so bad to do yourself, unless you don’t have any extra time on your hands. Before you let yourself be done, make sure you take the old oil someplace where they can get rid of it in an environmentally friendly way. Call around and you should be able to find someplace to take it for free

    Sources

    AOL Autos

    Amazon

    Autoblog

    YouTube

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    I have a 72 240z and I really want it to look nice and low. I know that Ground Control Coilovers work real nice, but they aren't in my budget. What are any alternatives to making my car as low as possible? What lowering springs/kit would look best and would getting smaller rims/wheels and tire profile reduce the ride height as well? I will be putting on ZG fender flares on and I want the wheels to look tucked in. I also plan on getting Konig Rewinds. So what do you think would make them look best on my car?

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    i have a 78 280z that drove the last owner crazy trying to get it started and now i am too the book i have says its under the dash driver side by the controller behind the kick panel and the online truble shooting fuil inj it also says it is mounted to the facia and i have no clue what that is and i bought a new relay so i could match it up. i found 3 relays under the hood pas side under a bracket. 2 are single and one is a double but the double only has 5 conecter tabs and the one i got from the z store it has 10 tabs and i found some relays behind the pass side kick panel none of them look like the one i bought when u look at the photo in the hayes book i have it looks like the one i bought but cant find it in the car anywhare the id plate says it is a feb 78 280Z the double under the hood looks like one side is not working and the coil on that side looks darker than the other coil did i get the right one does any one know or can i identafy the relay by part # as all of them are factory parts



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