Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
JPJ

Is the Z Badge/Vent behind quarterlight needed?

Recommended Posts

I have heard several people say that this chrome badge is a necessary vent to the fuel system, is this really true? I just bought a 1973 240Z that a previous owner has had it shaved and filled. Just wondering if anyone has done this and if so what did you do to vent? I like the clean look of it but don't want any fire hazard. Thanks JJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The vents were part of the flow-thru ventilation, not the fuel system. No hazard at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is good because I don't have any badges!

My previous 240Z had a lot of exhaust smell in the car and it had the badges behind the small window and the two vents on the hatch, it was an 8/71. Whenever I would start it up it would really stink up the area. Once I fired it up and a poor nearby pedestrian started waving their hands around to dispel the stench, I kid you not. I still feel bad for the guy but laugh anyway when I think of it. The 240Z I have now is a 1970 and has no badges behind the small window and none on the hatch as they were filled in too. I don't usually smell the exhaust in this car but that makes no sense to me except that I don't get the stench with this one upon starting up. Does it make any sense that some cars have much smellier exhaust than others?

Maybe beano would help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.