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TomoHawk last won the day on March 13 2016

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About TomoHawk

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    1978 280Z (stock)


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    NorthCoast, Ohio
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    scientist/chemist/computer prog/ I.T. Instructor

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    Mostly stock and original.<br />
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    1972 Ford Escort RS 2000 (sold to collector)<br />
    1976 Mustang II fastback ( V-6, gave to cousin)

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  1. Personally, I'm happy that there is still enthusiasm for these cars. Most people I know have ditched their S30 for a Nissan or infinity, or some other new model, because you just putin newq parts if something fails.
  2. Sorry, I don't smoke. 😉 He offered to do for free, which is why I let him try it. So it wasn't a good deal, even for free.
  3. I'd expect an 'expert' to know the difference, especially since kept mention 'idle air motor' and he also called the ECU a 'computer.'
  4. OH- Sorry mate. I had my car in a shop to have the "datsun expert" check for vacuum leaks, and the first thing the guy told me when I went back was that the ECU w3as not original (It was) and the "idle air motor" was missing. The L28 does not have an idle air motor, whatever that is, nor would it be connected to the ECU.
  5. Right, the ECU does not controll the Aux air valve. It's connected to the thermotime switch and coolant system.
  6. I woulden't let that crazy guy stand in my driveway.
  7. I use aftermarket (JY) seats that are recovered, and have foam added for bolstering, but it's not enough when you go to autocross or any other performance-type event. That's the problem. to attach something to the back of a cloth seat that doesn't ruin the custom work, looks like it belongs, or won't fall off if you accidentally tug on it, and has a slot to put the strap through or in. BTW - this is also called a Torso Strap. G-Force sells them, and it's just a strap made from Nylon webbing with a big plastic pinch clip. They just sell them, and don't tell you how it's used or installed.
  8. The duct tape would be fine if tyou had vinyl seats, but my seats are cloth, so I would need something that will not tear or mar the fabric or fall off.
  9. Thanks a lot. I just haven't seen one under there, and I've been under there a lot. In section EF (Engine Fuel) it connects to pins 9 & 12. The sensors don't use a common +12V, so the ECU is supplying the 12V on one pin.
  10. There are several vacuum hoses; one to the brake booster, one to the heater controls, and one to the distributor.
  11. Is there a photo of the altitude switch? Searching only turns up wiring diagrams, and there wasn't one on eBum, but I think it has a cylindrical body...
  12. So one terminal will have power, and the other goes to ground or the ECU?
  13. If I did that, I'm pretty sure the engine would stall. Would you please explain what "any vacuum line unplugged" means?
  14. I keep forgetting, I have the Federal ECU... Oh well. I can just set the heater to 'floor' which means I get a vacuum leak from the brittle dashpot hose (heater guy just cuts & splices the hose instead of replacing it!) and that will throw the AFM off to cause a lean condition. Or... I could add an electric valve to add air to the intake, post-AFM...
  15. I suppose that is what the altitude detector does: it leans the mix. it's a switch connected to a small bellows. But I forget: should you use your regular fuel, or change octane for higher elevations? I was also thinking that you could substitute a switch to get extra MPG on the interstate. Just don't forget to go back to the correct mix ratio for passing or city streets!
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