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  1. Some of the places I was stationed were like prisons ?
  2. It was my honor to serve for 32 years. Now to start another life. Thanks
  3. Well after going thru every EFI check and confirming everything was within specs I was getting close to giving up. I kept thinking about what Zhead said about vacuum. SO I went in that direction but couldn't find and leaks. So I removed the EGR valve and started the car with the EGR port in the manifold open. The car idle at 800. So that led me to believe I wasn't getting enough air. I removed the hose that goes from the throttle body to the AAR and then removed the nozzle on the throttle body where the hose connects. Turned it over and the gasket on the bottom, WHICH I HAD MADE, was missing
  4. I have been following Jeff's videos. I will go review that video again. I do know that I have the washers installed and all was torqued to specs. Today I did take a vacuum reading from intake manifold and surprise surprise 3-5 lbs and 10 when reved. Not good
  5. Zed Head- I checked my old distributor against the rebuilt one and there is about 1 1/2 dash mark difference which would be about 6 degrees according to the picture you supplied. The new distributor is set on the second dash mark from the top (as shown in you picture) while the old one was about 3 1/2 marks. Should I go ahead a reset to were the old one was (3 1/2 marks)? Do you think that would be the difference of 10 btdc and 15 btdc?
  6. Well I placed it in the freezer for a few hours and then in hot water. Here are the results. When I took it out of the freezer is was about halfway open and after the hot water it was fully closed. So I guess it is functioning as it should. On to the next item.
  7. I started with Zed Head process and decided to work on the idle issue first. Checked the AAR thru ECU for 12V, all good. I pulled the AAR and looked inside and there is about a 1/16" opening, I thought should be open about halfway when cold, right or wrong? Situnseen - I do have a vacumm gauge and will perform the check. Thanks for the article on installing shaft.
  8. Zed Head - Thanks for the input. What I see with the timing light is correct and the mark on the damper is correct. Maybe I wasn't clear in my explanation but when the distributor is set at 10btdc it starts with no problem 1. Set at 10btdc it starts right up but won't maintain idle 2. Set at 20btdc it starts right up and maintains idle. 3. But at 20btdc I can no longer lock down the distributor as seen in the above picture. After removing the dizzy and looking at the shaft position (11:35) and what is stated in the FSM (11:25) I thought that by bringing the shaft ba
  9. Today I had some time so I went out and started the Z up. Started right up (10btdc) but won't stay running I have to keep it above 1000rpm. So I decided to, again, adjust the timing to see were it would run the best. So I removed the lock down bolt so I could advance it and it ran better at 15btdc- 20btdc. I started thinking that maybe the shaft is off one tooth. I set the distributor to #1 compression TDC and pulled the distributor. The shaft is at 11:35 not the 11:25 as stated in the FSM (see pictures. On one picture (this is at 15btdc) you can see that I can't install the bolt in the retain
  10. Well I was able to get the movement I needed to lock down the dizzy and it is set at 10 degrees but that is it. Zedhead I'll look into your suggestion. Thanks all.
  11. 1977 280Z, mild cam. I have been finishing up my winter project and everything worked out except one issue, timing. I didn't open up the engine just upgraded the fuel injection system and upgraded the alternator and the old fusible links. New clutch/pressure plate, brakes, bushes, etc so I don't believe the shaft is off. I replaced the distributor with an O'Riely remanufactured one. The only way I can get 10 btdc is (see picture) to locate it outside of the locating plate bolt hole. When I purchased the car it ran good just need some TLC. When I removed the old distributor it was located down
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  14. Thanks Z Head. I agree with with the poorly assembled". I 'll go thru all appropriate checks.
  15. Decided to replace the old worn out distributor on my 77 280z. Received the replacement and decided to check the air gap and its greater (about twice) than what the FSM recommends. So I thought maybe I should check the original dizzy and it to was well over max recommended setting. My question is should I go ahead and set the new distributor to the factory setting. Thanks PS Forgot to mention that the car did run before I pulled the distributor, but it was running rich.
  16. Thanks for the input. Did remove the frame and the 4 screws and just lifted the window out. Thanks again.
  17. Getting ready to install new door cards and mirrors on my 77 280z. Looks like I have to remove the door glass to fit the mirrors. I would like to just remove the glass but the FSM isn't overly clear as how to go about this. From what I can see there are four screws that hold the window to the mechanism. I'm hoping that I can remove the screws and lift the window out of the tracks, am I correct. If not, any assistance on how to remove just the window would be appreciated.
  18. I agree with not bundling wires together that why I would use wire separators
  19. Charles - Thanks. I agree about Taylor. Not to concerned with stock look. By the way I received the bumpers from VN and they are just what I wanted and they look really good. They have never asked for the other bumpers so I believe I'll wait a few months and if they don't send me a return shipping label I'll offer them up to someone for a really good price.
  20. Looking to replace spark plugs wires. I want to reroute them around the front of the valve cover so as to clean up the top of the engine. Anyone recommend a universal wire kit? I looked at these on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BDSVOM/?coliid=I1BQQ5EHLL1OOD&colid=1NGAP9N7LV0Z3&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it https://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Cable-73051-Spiro-Pro-Black/dp/B000CQ006Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&keywords=universal+spark+plug+wire+kit&link_code=qs&qid=1549672994&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-4&tag=mozilla-20
  21. Just to update you. The bumpers (without holes) were shipped thru Fedex and expected delivery is Jan 28th. I have been tracking them. They departed Viet Nam and went to Jakarta then to Singapore then onto to Japan. When I receive them I will give you an update as to fit and finish. Patcon looks like Bumperclassic is charging $120 more. I paid $666 ship to the east coast.
  22. I did some checking and the car that the 76 AFM came out of had a ECU labeled A11-600-000 which is the same as my current 77 280Z. So, I think there should be no compatibility issues. Maybe as RCB280z said " it will just be an adjustment on the "idle air screw"
  23. Really appreciate all the input. I think I'll just perform the basic pin/ohm checks and if all checks out install and see what happens. Again thanks
  24. Thanks Eurodat. I remember reading somewhere that 75 and 76 were interchangeable but they could be used on a 77 but would need to be recalibrated. If so are the any sites that might show you how to. Thanks
  25. I have a76 280Z refurbished AFM (from MSA) that has only been on the car for a couple of months. I'd like to put on my 77 280Z. It is a 7 pin 3 hole mount and looks exactly the same as my current AFM that's on the car. It has a tag with " FUEL INJECTION CORPORATION " and the #170348.
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