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  2. jwall54


  3. gwri8

    78 280 Re-Assembly

    Yes, I've been down that contortionist road before and I did give the water c oc k a once over and it looked ok. The hose's showed no cracks. Personally, I would replace them now but I think the owner is getting a little tired and hesitant about the usual old Z warnings I'm giving. I've mentioned the kaput fuel pump and a missing fuel neck but haven't gotten a response yet. I did get him to buy an RT mount, all new urethane bushings, weather strip, and rubber stuff though. All that stuff adds up quick and can be shocking to someone who hasn't seen it since it was stripped. I do clean and/or repair stuff as I go so the parts that I have are thoroughly checked out before they go back on. I've mentioned the kaput fuel pump and a missing fuel neck but haven't gotten a response yet. The engine bay is further along than this pic, but it's looking pretty good. One more question, since this is an automatic car, what goes in place of the clutch master cylinder hole next to the brake booster? Should I just plug the hole with a grommet or something?
  4. jalexquijano

    1972 Float Adjustment ...

    Just took a 20 min ride along the highway at 6pm and a couple of fast traffic lights. Parked the car and pulled out plugs number 5, 2 and 4. Plug 4 now looks a little darker than 5 and 2.
  5. fairladyz432

    Rear wheel bearing install issue

    Ahh glad I’m not the only one what a pain in the arse it was lol. Great close up pics definitely will help those in need out one day. The mechanic that worked on mine didn’t notice any damage in the slots where the bearing goes but I’m sure something close to that is what caused my issue. Possibly needed to go perfectly seated in order for it it to be tightened down on an old and worn hub.
  6. TheCrazySwede

    OER dripping fuel inside barrels

    Floats are within spec. Even tried lowering them - no cigar
  7. wil84911

    Misfiring while cruising

    Sorry hopefully fixed. 12/70 2.6 block E88 heads Mallory DCOE40 3/2 Twice pipes Tokico 1, 3/4 in sways, ext oil cooler
  8. Captain Obvious

    510 Su's

    Funky! I'm sure the old-time carb guys would recognize that in an instant, but that's the first time I've ever seen something like that. Makes me wonder what was going on and caused that phenomenon. It's so even that it almost seems a relic of the original construction method. Stress risers caused by the ring rolling process to form it into a cylinder? Gear driven, and the pitch of the gears has something to do with the distance between the cracks? Hermetically sealed container that has been flexing and changing shape with many years of temperature changes and finally gave out? Some sort of corrosion phenomenon? Funky!
  9. Captain Obvious

    Rear wheel bearing install issue

    I was recently involved in the replacement of rear wheel bearings for two Z's: https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/60026-friends-over-for-a-party-in-the-shop-yesterday/ One of the hubs had a similar issue to yours, and we (believe we) traced the problem to a bearing that was pressed in at an angle. It seemed that the bearing (mostly) eventually leveled out and went in, but not before it raised a huge burr inside the hub. And that burr prevented the bearing from seating in it's proper location. Sounds like you may have had a similar issue. Here's a pic of what happens when you try to press a bearing in at an angle. You can see the semi-circular mark on the far side where they gouged the cylinder wall that is supposed to locate the bearing. That raised bump was pushing the bearing to one side and not letting it seat square. I used a hand file to dress the high spots back level:
  10. Patcon

    OER dripping fuel inside barrels

    Maybe the float bowl level is too high? Then drips after shutoff until it reaches a certain level...
  11. Patcon

    Wheelbase predicament

    That's fabulous!
  12. Captain Obvious

    78 280 Re-Assembly

    Keep up the good work. Don't forget to hook up the condensate drain. (The black nipple to the left of the vacuum control switch). Also, (if you haven't already) would be a really good idea to make sure the heater core and temperature control water cokk are in good shape before you put the dash in. You can get to that stuff after the dash is in, but it sure is a lottttttttttt easier with it out.
  13. joe newsom

    Exhaust recommendations

    So no muffler on L28? Just a resonator? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. Elliott000

    Wheelbase predicament

    Sweet! My lower pinch welds match up at 51 1/4 front and rear. I'm going to go with that for my front and rear centre reference line Sent from my SM-N950W using Tapatalk
  15. gogriz91

    JDM 2+2 grill?

    Picked this up from a friend as a replacement for one i lost in an accident. Am trying to figure out where the 2/2 came from, I thought North American 2+2s had the same grill as the coupes. Am curious if someone just added it to this grill. Any help would be appreciated.
  16. Cheers dude, works still to be completed but another weak link eliminated I expect. Thanks for the tip, that's a great little tutorial and one that I'd never thought of!
  17. Yasuo


  18. gnosez

    S30 Frame Construction

    Factory replacement rails were sold as a one piece item, starting at the radiator support and ending behind the seat mounts. I have one side which was used to develop our 240 rails.
  19. Yesterday
  20. TheCrazySwede

    OER dripping fuel inside barrels

    Tried smaller pump nozzles - no change. I do notice that even with pump and motor off, there's still dripping from the nozzle into the barrels for a few minutes afterwards.
  21. Patcon

    510 Su's

    I heated them with a heat gun and they would shoot out a fine line of fuel, like a syringe. Heat and pee, heat and pee. I got one emptied out that way. I thought about soldering them up, but when I found the others were available, it was a no brainer. The new floats are solid and will never sink...
  22. zKars

    510 Su's

    I have to get a pair of those too! A fella in town here had the same problem. Same cracks. Craziest thing I've ever seen. Float full of fuel, shake rattle and roll and can't get a drop to come back out.
  23. Patcon

    rear wiper

    @rossiz A year or two ago you were talking about adding a rear wiper on you Z, did you ever do that? I found these and was wondering if they were the 280zx rear wiper that was needed... I found these the other day when I was cleaning up the shop.
  24. Patcon

    OER dripping fuel inside barrels

  25. Patcon

    Caswell Plating

    Fired up the plating bench again today. It's sort of hard to start and stop. Would probably be easier to just plate until everything is done. The starting and stopping can make it hard to get the setup working right again. I tried to plate this "grease catcher" today. It goes on the back side of the front hub, held on by the wheel studs. Got mixed results I had these dull spots. I ran the current up and down and couldn't get rid of it. I ran this all the way through yellow cad and dried it. The dull spots wouldn't take color. Then I bead blasted it again and replated it. I had to rotate it a good bit to get it all to plate. I still had a few dull areas that I polish with a scrubby pad before chromating. Here is the result I think part of the issue was my power supply was maxed out. I ran this basically at 10 amps and I think it could have been higher. I have found higher currents make my parts brighter. I plated some front grease caps at close to 6 amps and they fizzed the whole time, but they came out shiny and nice. You can see them in the earlier picture...
  26. Elliott000

    Wheelbase predicament

    My buddys car has the same 900mm as does mine and his hood fits beautiful. I would not sweat it . Sent from my SM-N950W using Tapatalk
  27. TheCrazySwede

    OER dripping fuel inside barrels

    Lowered it to 3psi - still drips. Could the size of the pump nozzle make a difference? I have one size smaller. I'll give that a shot and see if it does anything. My floats are all set at 29mm
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