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More specifically, for the 1977 model. I know of a few differences between the 75-76 models and also the '78 model. Take a look in the download section...

 

The 'blurry' print is just a product of AutoCad printing to Adobe. When printed on paper, the true font and line weight come out as intended. To print, use the 'print current view' option in adobe and 'pan' across until you print the whole thing. I wouldn't suggest trying to scale down too much, but will tell you it looks beautiful hanging on my garage wall.

Special thanks goes out to Mike for hosting this for me!

Wayne

<edit = now in download section>

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I've gotten some e-mails regarding how to print this out...

There are several ways to do this....

  • try to do yourself.... in Adobe, you have the option of printing 'current view.'
    With letter size paper, you can do it with around 16 sheets... then have fun taping
    it together... family project!
  • source your circle of local friends.... any guys / gals you know work for an
    engineering office? one that has a plotter?
  • check your yellow pages for printing offices..
  • check the national firms... locally, we use both of these guys..
    American Reprographics and Ikon. They also may have local competitors in your area.

Wayne

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Carl-

Nice to know... I wasn't sure if all the Kinko's and the other self-serve type places actually had plotters.

Well, then again, all you would really have to do is to print it out in Adobe at 200% to get a 100" x 36" 'super poster".

BTW gang... when viewing it at around 300% (if you have eyes that have been mistreated, like mine are), the font and lines appear as they would on paper.

Some people with better vision may experience different results. :o

Wayne

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Wayne, you're going to have to talk us through printing that other than a single page because that's all I can get it to do. There is no 'print current view' option usless I'm missing something.

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I didn't know this existed till the other day, either...

  • When you click on the link, it opens Adobe, either in a seperate explorer window or Adobe itself opens up....
  • save to your hard drive
  • zoom into the upper left hand corner of the screen, to 100% (using the zoom control and the scroll bars...)
  • using the print setup, set up the printer you have to PORTRAIT print and color (by using the preferences)
  • in the adobe print setup window (picture attached), set up for no scaling, and current view

cont'd next post...

Edit = portrait print setting....

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  • scroll over until the last item you see printed on the paper is at the left top of your screen (see attached), repeat the above instructions..
  • continue until the 'upper half' is printed
  • repeat starting at the lower right hand corner

Wayne

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of Adobe are you using? I'm using Adobe Reader 6.0, you can upgrade here... Adobe Download.

Does the file open up in your internet window or does Adobe open up by itself? This is strange, I can't decipher what is wrong here...

Wayne

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while Mike is upgrading the site....

until that comes back, click on this link to access it directly...

'right-click, save target as'

>LINK REMOVED BY MODERATOR Sept 2012<

Wayne

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EDIT

NOTE: An error in the fuse box was noted and the corrected PDF is available below

E Scanlon

Moderator

Edited by EScanlon

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I picked up a color wiring diagram for 77 on the forum here somewhere... Is the owner of said document still around? I've found some mistakes.

I just spent two hours chasing my tail and I want to prevent anyone else from doing the same!

77titleblock.jpg

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Post the mistakes so it can be appended to the proper thread. It would also help if you could give the thread and/or the file name you originally downloaded from.

This is in case the original poster isn't around and / or we can't edit the original thread. Without changing the original file, the original -- and in error--- schematic will still be available.

E

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I picked up this diagram some time ago but unfortunately I don't remember the thread that originally turned me on to it. I'm pretty sure that it was on this forum though. I believe (especially because of the ClassicZ mention in the legend area) that the owner of the document hung out here. I was hoping that he would pop up...

As for the problem that I chased? It's in the fuse block:

77fuseblocka.jpg

For comparison, here's a snip from the 77 FSM:

77fuseblockb.jpg

Important to not also that the 78 color diagram is correct. It's just the 77 that has the problem.

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I think I have retraced my steps on where I first found copies of the color wiring diagrams...

I think I first heard about both 77 and 78 here:

http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/thread44992.html

But the 77 version appears to have originated earlier here:

http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/thread13131.html

So from the above two threads, it appears that wal280z did the 77 version back in 2004 and awolfe did the 78 version in early 2012.

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Excellent sleuthing!!

You get one Sherlock Holmes autographed miniature magnifiying glass which hopefully will help with whatever eye-strain you developed finding that.

I've been working on colorizing many of the early Z and Roadster diagrams, and can attest to the fact that even from Nissan there were "oopses" and omissions.

I've found Relays that supposedly work on 3 wires, others that don't have an actuating circuit and yet, like the above oversight but this time in the OEM drawing, multiple fuses from the same power source going to the same power output wire, even wires that end in the middle of the schematic with no explanation (and as yet no discernable use).

I'll see if I can get it updated with what you've found.

E

Edit:

I succeded in editing the file and I've attached it here.

F77ZCAR-WIRING[Edited].pdf

Edited by EScanlon

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Thanks to Captain Obvious, a couple of errors in the Fuse Box drawing in this diagram have been corrected.

Here is the corrected 77 wiring diagram, and I'll also be merging the thread discussing the errors to this one.

E Scanlon

Moderator

F77ZCAR-WIRING[Edited].pdf

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E - I will go ahead and make the corrections to the file and foward it to you later this week.

Captain Obvious - I apologize for making you chase your tail trying to diagnose your isssue - thanks for bringing it up so corrections can be made,

While I'm making corrections - any others that need tending to?

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Wayne, I don't think we need new files. I jumped on it to get it updated, but I guess I should have waited for you to post it (my goof).

I found the PDF from the links given above (in PDF) and I edited the copy I had.

Check it out and tell me if it didn't convert back and forth properly (it did increase in size).

But you may want to post the photoshop file, or at least, if you would send that to me (shoot me a PM for my e-mail if you don't already have it.)

E

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Captain Obvious - I apologize for making you chase your tail trying to diagnose your isssue - thanks for bringing it up so corrections can be made

No apologies necessary! None!! This document is fantastic, and even counting the tail chasing this time, this document adds so much value that I'm way ahead of the game!

I'm not aware of any other issues at this time.

Thank you!! I applaud all the efforts, and I'm just glad I could help make an already fantastic document a tiny bit better.

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You get one Sherlock Holmes autographed miniature magnifiying glass which hopefully will help with whatever eye-strain you developed finding that.

I've been working on colorizing many of the early Z and Roadster diagrams, and can attest to the fact that even from Nissan there were "oopses" and omissions.

I will wear my new mini-mag-glass with care.

Not sure what you consider "early" Z, but I've found a mistake on the factory diagrams for 74 (and maybe 73... don't remember) temp switch wiring. If you're doing anything with those docs, let me know and I'll provide details.

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