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  2. heyitsrama

    Ignition circuit wires all smoking

    Okay you see all those terminal ends that are connecting with spade connectors. You should replace all the exposed ones with shielded ones. When these connectors have oxidization on them they are gonna have increased resistance and increased heat through the wire. You’re goal on anything electrical you touch is to clean it, and prevent it from getting oxidized. There is a common modification that people do to ensure that the starter is getting enough power to the stator which is to wire a relay into the system, so that there is direct power present. I’ve used ZX coils on old mini coopers for testing purposes, it was running fine, I believe Lucas coils are designed to run with no ballast resistor, it might say on the coil itself. There is no need for reverse polarity on the coil, typically for British reverse polarity cars they can be changed to standard ground on chassis. There’s a 9pin connection mod that you can do that would help reduce the load to the combo switch, I would need to find more information about this. If you need protected space connectors / round connectors, vintageconnections.com has some high quality stuff. That and super 33 tape + heat shrink should be helpful too. :) I think you might want to try that relay mod, research a bit, http://www.biopatent.com/solenoid.html If you do the relay mod, try to secure it somewhere. Chances are if your ignition system is changed to a points style, there’s a transistorized ignition board inside the passenger kick spaces which has been bypassed, I used this space for relays in my 260z, I made a bracket to add more relays, ended up with headlights, fuel pump, eletrical fans, all having relays down there. 260z are interesting cars, unfortunately they were also guinea pigs. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. How long has the car been sittting? Could be rusty tank issues too clogging fuel line. And by under load you mean driving or when you simply press the gas pedal?
  4. From one of the other threads - "Stalling under load. First thing we chsnged the fuel ilter. Put low octain gas in it. Had it checked out, fuel and air pressure ok. Has new plugs an wires. Any suggestions ? We thinking fuel injection sincere issues? Any imput or knowledge of same problem is greatly appreciated. Tks"
  5. Zed Head

    1979 280 zx

    Stop starting new threads. Stick with the first one you started.
  6. Somebody on the forum probably has a solution but you'll need to provide better information. Does it die completely or just hesitate when it "stalls"? How much load? What did the shop say when they looked at it? Did they change the filter or did you? Did it run well before or is the car new to you? Not really enough to go on. Checking fuel pressure is always a good idea though.
  7. check your fuel pressure regulator. This is a very common problem. mine would fail after coming down off a fwy cruising, then I go to take off at a traffic light and it would stall. I was able to confirm it was the regulator because it failed in my driveway once, I got out and felt the fuel line and it was very soft compared to normal.
  8. max280zx1979

    1979 280 zx

    Stalling under load. First thing we chsnged the fuel ilter. Put low octain gas in it. Had it checked out, fuel and air pressure ok. Has new plugs an wires. Any suggestions ? We thinking fuel injection sincere issues? Any imput or knowledge of same problem is greatly appreciated. Tks Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. Appreciate your imput. Tks Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. max280zx1979

    ignition wire red/blue

    Need help, our 1979 280zx is stalling under load. HELP. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. Geoff's 240z

    240z full seats and rails

    Hi guys, Just purchased a 73 240z and am looking for both seats and all equipment. I'm in Orange County, CA, only looking for southern California sellers. Thanks!
  12. Geoff's 240z

    Geoff's 240z

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  14. Home Built by Jeff

    Home Built Z 'Full video build'

    Yep. I briefly mentioned it, but I am following the book 'how to rebuild your L series engine' so hopefully it all goes together the way it should 😉
  15. Patcon

    vin 181

    The car sold for $9,200 That's a good number for that car. This gives some perspective on the 3 cars in the field which are likely not much rustier but a little higher VIN numbers
  16. When I suggested slotting the tops I had in mind that one would weld in the plates once one had enough money to do so. You would need some form of camber bushings (front and rear) to make that work but those are cheap as opposed to a full suspension upgrade. We ran -3 degrees using this method before welding in TTT plates and adjustable control arms. Granted this was a race car and overall looks were not important. Those done by Mark are very, very pretty. Nice work.
  17. Patcon

    Home Built Z 'Full video build'

    Jeff, Did you put some sealant at the main rear cap parting lines? those side seals can leak if you don't add a little sealant in a couple of places. I may have missed it in the video
  18. wheee!

    Home Built Z 'Full video build'

    Looking good Jeff! Looking forward to this one turning over.
  19. Ha! I used a drill and a rotary tool with steel cutting head to do that. Granted I started with raw metal them primed and painted afterwards..., but still done by hand.
  20. Home Built by Jeff

    Home Built Z 'Full video build'

    This week I finally get to rebuild the bottom end of my L28 for my Z.
  21. Zed Head

    Stalling issue(under throttle)

    Here's another good SU link. http://sucarb.co.uk/technical-su-carburetters
  22. Patcon

    Z cars for sale in the southeast

    What she really needs is the ends and the center rubber. I think she has a good bar
  23. Chickenman

    Lowering + Negative Camber Suggestions

    ^ Must be nice to have a portable laser cutter 👍 Seriously. How did you cut those out so nicely. Will you do mine?
  24. Among the many examples of 80s and 90s Japanese cars that populated Radwood NorCal this year, there were a few that really stood out to us. We hesitate to call them the best; except for the actual “Best Of” voted … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  25. zcardepot.com

    NEW Round Top SU Carburetor System 240Z

    They are better able to withstand vaporlock due to the internal float mechanism and thermal compensation mechanism. This was one of the characteristics I discussed with the engineering staff at SU, and it was agreed that it was better than the old external design.
  26. black gold man

    Let's show vintage racing pictures. I'll start.

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