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  1. chiefmd

    Oil Sump OEM Gasket

    Thanks for the part number. Didn't think of looking by L28 for other models. Thanks again.
  2. chiefmd

    Oil Sump OEM Gasket

    Does anyone have the part number for an OEM oil pan gasket? I have check the parts Illustration and it only shows the complete engine gasket set. Thanks. (1977 280Z)
  3. chiefmd

    Cam Identification

    Mark - I too Googled RC Automotive and went to Google maps https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&client=firefox-b-1&q=rc+automotive++ALEXANDRIA+VA&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=38846955,-76900636,4853&tbm=lcl&ved=2ahUKEwi-6aH7yvPeAhWDylkKHbvBDUoQtgN6BAgAEAQ&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2&rldoc=1#rlfi=hd:;si:;mv:!1m2!1d38.872400899999995!2d-76.8469954!2m2!1d38.821509299999995!2d-76.9542771;tbs:lrf:!2m1!1e2!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2 and it showed a RC Automotive machine shop located NE of RC Automotive, turned out to be the one. He can supply the data on the cam as long as I can give him number that they etch onto the end of the cam. The numbers that I was able to get off the rear are not what he was looking for. He stated that they sometimes etched the number on the front of the cam (it is a arse #). He believes that it is most likely a "Super BL1" which he said was a mild street cam and the one he most commonly ground. Again, thank for helping out.
  4. chiefmd

    Cam Identification

    I contacted RC Automotive machine shop (301-350-8408) this morning and spoke to Roy. He verified that the cam was one that he had ground. They are still in business but they do not do new cams, he will regrind existing cams, but stated that he cannot compete with new grinds do to the low cost of the imports. Mark , just want to say thanks for your help.
  5. chiefmd

    Cam Identification

    Mark - I did read Jeff's post and it was what made me decide to look into the cam in my car. I think I''ll contact RC and send them the pictures to see if it was a cam that they might have fabricated. Thank you for pointing me into a direction which will hopefully have a positive outcome.
  6. chiefmd

    Cam Identification

    1977 280Z that I picked up this past summer. The PO had a cam installed by Eddie Radatz of e.radatz motorsports in Georgia. I called him and he remembered the car and what work he had done but didn't have anything on the cam specs. Just wondering if anyone can help to identify the cam. Thanks
  7. chiefmd

    S30 Suspension and Drivetrain pieces

    Do you still have the diff mount?
  8. chiefmd

    5 speed clutch question

    Great tip on the bushing. I ordered the EXEDY 06009 from Rock auto. Thanks for all the input.
  9. chiefmd

    5 speed clutch question

    Looking at this one, Rock Auto (EXEDY 06009. Has anyone by chance installed one. Thanks.
  10. chiefmd

    5 speed clutch question

    Zed Head - Thanks. Searched for "slave cylinder popping out" but couldn't find it. C could you post the link. Secondly, can you recommend a good Clutch kit that includes clutch, pressure plate, and bearing.
  11. I purchased a 1977 280z this past summer and doing a complete mechanical rebuild. I pulled the trans today to replace clutch and throw out bearing. I then remembered that the PO stated that he had the trans ungraded to a 5 speed (I believe from a ZX). My question is what clutch plate and bearing should I order? Or are all 280Z/280ZX 5 speed the same. Thanks for your help
  12. chiefmd

    1977 280Z intake exhaust gasket

    Zed Head - That's the one I've been looking for. Thank you
  13. chiefmd

    1977 280Z intake exhaust gasket

    I've read on this and other forums that MSA's gasket seems to fail more often so I was looking for an OEM with round exhaust ports but everything I found had square ports. I have a 77 with a P-79 head. I'll check and see if there is a part # on the MSA gasket.
  14. I've been looking for a good gasket to use with MSA header (round exhaust port). Not so sure about the MSA gasket that was included. After searching I came across this https://www.ebay.com/p/Engine-Block-Cover-Gasket-ITM-09-50527-fits-76-78-Nissan-280Z-2-8L-L6/74968871?iid=302786175086 and was wondering if anyone has used one. I like the metal around the exhaust port. I know a lot of people recommend Datsun OEM but it does not have the round exhaust port. Appreciate the input.
  15. chiefmd

    280ZX FPR Wows

    Me neither. I can't believe that all the aftermarket manufactures have stopped making it and the one's that are available are ridiculously priced. I did find a used one for $50 but I'm a little hesitant as it is 35 years old. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and pay up 😞

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