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My neighbour’s wife too once came out in tears complaining about the fumes when I was tuning mine on the driveway. She was desperately concerned about the environment. I said nothing about her old Land Rover defender with a tractor engine spewing black smoke in the mornings LOL

Sometimes you just have to tune on the side of the road for the sake of peace!

Following your progress with interest, you’re doing great. When I saw that butterfly, I was thinking you had to deal with that!

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8 hours ago, AK260 said:

My neighbour’s wife too once came out in tears complaining about the fumes when I was tuning mine on the driveway. She was desperately concerned about the environment. I said nothing about her old Land Rover defender with a tractor engine spewing black smoke in the mornings LOL

Sometimes you just have to tune on the side of the road for the sake of peace!

Following your progress with interest, you’re doing great. When I saw that butterfly, I was thinking you had to deal with that!

I live in Huntington Beach, California. We have a lot of that HOA here although my particular neighborhood isn't HOA, a lot of people think it is just because they either lived here their whole lives or because they paid big money to live here. We also have some weird laws like if you have a non operable car in your drive way and it "makes a smell" and the neighbors complain, the city can tow the car if you don't move it. It's fair in a way but annoying when your neighbors threatens you with it. I moved it in my parents garage (I'm 20) thankfully so now I can enjoy the exhaust smell all to myself! 

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I live in Huntington Beach, California. We have a lot of that HOA here although my particular neighborhood isn't HOA, a lot of people think it is just because they either lived here their whole lives or because they paid big money to live here. We also have some weird laws like if you have a non operable car in your drive way and it "makes a smell" and the neighbors complain, the city can tow the car if you don't move it. It's fair in a way but annoying when your neighbors threatens you with it. I moved it in my parents garage (I'm 20) thankfully so now I can enjoy the exhaust smell all to myself! 


Cant you leave it in the garage and duct the exhaust onto the driveway so that you are on the right side of the letter of the law? :p

You have a Z at 20!? Man you’re a cool dude! When I was 20 I had a gold (yes gold!!) 1.1L Ford Fiesta Popular Plus (the plus made it go 50% faster in your mind) with not much more than 54hp and 63lbft out of the factory! So really more like 45 real HP! And 0-60 in 14.8 secs with a tail wind!! Would have killed to be able to get insured on a Z at that time! Our car insurance for sub 25 year olds is criminally expensive in the UK.

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2 hours ago, AK260 said:

 


Cant you leave it in the garage and duct the exhaust onto the driveway so that you are on the right side of the letter of the law? 😛

You have a Z at 20!? Man you’re a cool dude! When I was 20 I had a gold (yes gold!!) 1.1L Ford Fiesta Popular Plus (the plus made it go 50% faster in your mind) with not much more than 54hp and 63lbft out of the factory! So really more like 45 real HP! And 0-60 in 14.8 secs with a tail wind!! Would have killed to be able to get insured on a Z at that time! Our car insurance for sub 25 year olds is criminally expensive in the UK.

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Hahah that car reminds me of my dad’s yugo. Broke down after 200 miles from the dealer! I consider myself very lucky. I’ve been saving for a while to get one although my dad wanted me to put the money into a new car. Comes at a surprise cause he bought one when he first came to this country (280z 2+2). Where I live these’s Z have become stupidly expensive. No offense to the s30’s but they aren’t worth the money that people are asking for in the condition they are. I know a lot of “clout chasers” (fame seekers) who want these cars because “they are cool.” It’s very typical what they do next: RB swap, wide body, fender mirrors, and etc etc. Not saying these builds aren’t cool (but jealous cause I don’t got daddy’s money) just never felt these guys actually care for the original car. At that point it doesn’t feel like a 240z to me anymore. I don’t know! Just my two cents. 

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Progress: nothing. Engine won’t start. Getting spark. Probably float bowl issue. Set them at 16mm but might need to go 2 higher? Have a feeling the hoses might be bad too from the float bowl to the jet. Got some off zcardepot but I might’ve not cut them long enough. Anyone know where I can get replacements?

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Progress: nothing. Engine won’t start.


When you say that, do you get petrol smells coming out of the back? Like a flooded engine?

Verified “Getting spark” on ALL 6?

Also with someone else cranking and you with a timing light, can you verify what it’s set to?

As for the Yugo, breaking down was a “design feature”! There was even a book written about them!

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The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0809098954/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_D1SHC3WCVCW8CX7HWZST
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6 hours ago, AK260 said:

 


When you say that, do you get petrol smells coming out of the back? Like a flooded engine?

Verified “Getting spark” on ALL 6?

Also with someone else cranking and you with a timing light, can you verify what it’s set to?

As for the Yugo, breaking down was a “design feature”! There was even a book written about them!

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The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0809098954/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_D1SHC3WCVCW8CX7HWZST

 

Haven't noticed a smell. Pretty sure its the engine running out of fuel. Plus I know I messed up setting the floats to 16mm and not 12/14mm. IT did run at 1500rpm for a bit. Then rpm went down and started to die. When I tried to start it back on it had little moments where the engine tried to start but didn't. I have a single point distributor and I put it at 10-12 degrees A. I've tested all 6 plugs and changed the spark plugs for all 6 cylinders. 

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6 hours ago, AK260 said:

 


When you say that, do you get petrol smells coming out of the back? Like a flooded engine?

Verified “Getting spark” on ALL 6?

Also with someone else cranking and you with a timing light, can you verify what it’s set to?

As for the Yugo, breaking down was a “design feature”! There was even a book written about them!

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The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0809098954/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_D1SHC3WCVCW8CX7HWZST

 

As for the Yugo, I saw one at one of the junk yards around my area. If they would take 100$ I would've bought it. 

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1st and 6th spark plug. Weird that I’m running rich but the engine won’t start unless I fully push down the pedal. I’m completely lost. In the mean time I’m going to get a new pair of plug cables 

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hello! Some "progress." So... I guess I wasn't getting spark on all engines. I was getting about 3/4 cylinders max. Which is great to know cause I drove the car like that. Sweet. In a way makes sense why the front carb was always running lean while the rear carb wasn't doing much because it was the front 3 cylinders that were getting sparked. I got myself a new set of spark plug cables and put them on. Haven't had the chance to actually try the car out because its final's week. Another thing I got done was putting the original needles back on (n27). I was running m43 needles I got off a kit because thats the only way the engine would run. They were a couple of mm shorter than a n27 needle. Then I tried a n54 needle that also came with the kit. Hopefully I've have better luck with the n27. Also I found a method to set the float with the jet is turned down 10 turns so I'll try that out. Wish me luck. 

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Well done you! That is great progress indeed!

I’ve spent an unholy amount of time playing with carb needles and springs. The strange thing is, I would have said that N27 may be too lean for your engine, but then someone here in the UK found they worked great on a 3.1L stroker! Go figure! Unless you have a wide-band AFR sensor / gauge fitted, you are forever guessing. But with a stock engine, the N27 set up richly or SM set up 2-2.5 turns down, should serve you well.


Good luck with the finals.

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