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  1. I know you'll all be shocked to hear that saving money on the KYB's just cost me a small fortune in parts I wasn't there to buy ...
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  2. I believe the hose from your valve cover needs to be behind the throttle body vane.. Also, i cant see the ground connections from the EFI wiring harness. They should have just enough length coming out of the harness to be connected to the intake manifold.
    2 points
  3. Chambers 1 to 6 in order from left to right after very little ground away, only nearest the valve and to the fire ring: I put the entire head inside a plastic bag and taped off everything so I didn't get any grinding dust anywhere in the head or valves, etc. I will check valve to block clearances next. Before the head goes back on for good, I will address any sharp edges that remain.
    2 points
  4. All three of his cars had the Hitachi SU-HIF "Flattops". And notice all the trophy's! That was one of the reasons I went to see him as I was contemplating the restoration of my '73. (which I finally accomplished by finding Motorman7 in 2018. See the thread "We're bringin; back the Flat Tops! https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/60309-were-bringin-back-the-flat-tops/ ) Now thanks to Motorman7, my '73 looks as good or better than his.
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  5. Who rebuilt and installed the head? Is it the one the car came with? Your PCV hoses look right, I couldn't see that the one in front of the AFM was an elbow. I'm afraid you have the typical internet dilemma of assuring everyone out here that things like cam and ignition timing are "right" and don't need to be verified, yet you can't get the engine to run right. It's hard to get too involved when you don't have verification of those important things. No offense, but the thought that runs through your mind is "why should we believe this guy"? Anyway, two things that come to min
    1 point
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  7. All silver and body colour matching front air dam and rear spoiler will give the car a more refined even sedate look, front air dam and rear spoiler being black or charcoal will give it a sportier and more casual look (just my opinion). Two tone wheels to me always look "better", but nothing at all bad about a solid silver wheel. What a wonderful stage to be at, planning the final look of the car. I mixed it up a bit on my 72 with body colour on the front air dam and black rear spoiler, black mirrors, bronze wheels.
    1 point
  8. Wow, haven't heard Golden Earring in a long time. My favorite time was back in 94. Three years earlier I had leased a VW Corrado and my wife was driving a 300ZX Turbo. We had lots of fun racing each other over those years, er, I meant to say touring together. I actually call that spirited driving Bumper Tag. Anyway, I was returning the Corrado at the end of the lease, and my wife was in her car to bring me home. The inevitable who can get there first started. Shortly after the START, Radar Love came on the radio - my all-time favorite driving song. As I pulled into the dealership a
    1 point
  9. Exaclty, a big confusing onion, that makes your eyes water the further you peel away at it.😁 These are all great things, I'm definitely going to check into. I am going to make a dedicated post about this problem, and maybe you could help me out there!
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  10. My general thoughts on the big picture is that it's your typical fuel injected Z that has been sitting for 30 years. Vacuum leaks (small ones all over the place) Dry-rotted leaky intake air ducting Corroded dirty connectors Questionable previous repair workmanship Fuel pressure problems TPS adjustment issues Ignition timing issues AFM that has been adjusted by a PO Maybe even some common issues like having the temp sensor and thermotime swapped Add to that, a list of aftermarket things that have been put into the car over the course of it's history: Injectors of
    1 point
  11. Quick look at the internets: Moog Parts defines "steering ratio" as the ratio of how far the steering wheel turns to how much the wheels turn. For example, if a 360-degree turn of the steering wheel causes a car's wheels to turn 20 degrees, then that car's steering ratio is 18:1 (360 divided by 20). So you cannot determine steering ratio simply by measuring the distance the rack moves for one revolution of the wheel. However, If everything else in the system is the same (like the lengths of all the other steering members), then the rack that moves more per wheel rev will have a
    1 point
  12. When I get a free day (2025 at the rate I’m going) I’ll measure my vast array of steering racks and let you know! At the very least, I have a known 75 rack that I can measure and tell you about. I don’t understand rack and pinion ratio’s anyway. One turn of the wheel produces a certain amount of rack movement. No ratio of nothing.
    1 point
  13. @zKars, this where you step in, drawing from your vast collection and layout a steering rack from each series with definitive measurements, what say you? 😄
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  14. Hey Ryan, Nice to see you do things in mm it's more accurate (Only my opinion!! Haha before i get half of the people here all over me! ;-)) But.... Take a look at vid on 7:54 min. you made yourself a lot of work.. Take out just the small part that is bad.. you also cut into the corners to far and also in the plate that is behind the piece you tried to take out.. You should also stay away from the door opening, if not very necessary! (Later on it will get you into trouble with the heat of welding.. all unnecessery!) Also if you take out a rotten piece, make the corners round you'
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  15. Thanks, that's probably a good idea. I plan to install the 5-speed when I get back from deployment. I'm really not too excited about messing with that dash again. I'm still a little traumatized about pulling and reinstalling it for the heater core. Who would have guessed an engine swap would be easier than the dashboard😧 Thanks again everyone for the thoughts/advice. Cheers, Scot
    1 point
  16. Three drummers. WTF. Look at those guys...Shaver's Live Forever.
    1 point
  17. In the past I’ve gotten a wrench on, then shoved a screw driver between the flange that the ujoint connects to in order to apply torque to remove the nut. Might help you out.
    1 point
  18. I've always heard and seen it should be to the left just a hair, and found that to be true over the years. As for the the valve gap I'm saying true TDC is equal for the front two. I don't remember the numbers but once they were the same it was at tdc on my car. So for instance and I mean JUST for instance they would measure .10 exhaust and .10 intake with feeler gauges. That's one of the few ways I was of "measure 3 times, cut once" mindset. It was winter and I was overthinking big time but it worked. My motor is nice and tight, dead on all the marks. I'm sorry if I may have caused a
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  20. I'm constantly distorted whether I like it or not. Somedays are cheaper than others though.
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  21. This be me on an occasional Saturday.
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  22. Well, it's difficult to say what year my transmission is at this point. The 5th gear part is off a '82 worn out trany, most of the rest of the innards are out of a '78(?) 4 speed, and the shafts (except the input) are out of my 70 something transmission that a PO installed in the early 80's. Not sure how it's going to work once I get it together... kind of sounds like that old Johnny Cash song.
    1 point
  23. Glad to see you survived the tornados!
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  24. Good morning everyone, Zinta was finally painted over the weekend (mostly on Thursday) and... She is stunning ! Last wet sanding before entering the booth for cleaning and prep. Below picture is before the clear coat, I hesitated to ask them for the mat/frozen look with a specific clear coat, but I still wanted to have the same original DAT307 from when she left the factory in 1976, so I went with the regular shiny clear coat (pictures soon as there is a surprise coming with it). Air Dam before clear coat and bumpers with primer only (all the holes from the bumpers w
    1 point

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