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    Orange 77 280z Coupe 3rd owner original paint<br /><br />
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    Silver 1971 240z<br />
    Blue 83 280zx Turbo Coupe (sold)

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  1. A cool narration of Donald Osborne driving a 1970 240z in Rhode Island.
  2. What about a T3 rebuild kit Dave? After the 5 speed rebuild you did, the turbo should be a piece of cake.. Make certain the oil feed line is in good shape or replace it.. One of the big causes of turbo failure. https://www.amazon.com/Turbo-Charger-Repair-Rebuild-Garrett/dp/B07SCGSTS4?th=1
  3. Was going to recommend you call Turbo City in CA for a stock garrett T3. But it looks like they are no longer in business. Maybe look on HybridZ for a source. Don't be tempted to buy a cheap chinese knockoff from ebay.
  4. Received new fuel tank from S30World to replace the tank in a friends 77. Impressive quality, identical to original. Comes with what looks like a primer coat, you need to do the final finish. Slight damage in shipping to one vent and corner of flange area. Installed & car runs great, owner happy except for the cost to fill it... Joined our local club and will be going on our drive to Eureka Springs Sunday to meet up with the Ozark club. Corrected a number of other issues with exhaust manifold, egr, fuel rail, locks, etc. Back down to six S30's in garage again..
  5. This is likely what will fix your brake lights on constantly. Zcar Depot
  6. I saw on the 6 o'clock news the the Captain & his buddy Gary were there on Saturday...
  7. Back in the day, when the 280z was sold, there was a recall for the injectors due to problems caused by the new ethanol fuel. I don't remember the dates that recall was in effect. My take on the current industry situation, everyone wants a clean environment, clean air, but the push for green stuff is not ready for prime time yet. as Av8ferg has eluded to with his Tesla experience. Maybe in ten or fifteen years technology will be ready, but until that time, you can't destroy the economic engine of this country which is the oil industry. Common sense in my book. I now return to regularly scheduled programming ...
  8. A few more. Zap Z plus Scarabs.
  9. Zspert .. are those cromodora wheels? Looks great on that car.
  10. Thought I would share a few pix that Mike W sent me from the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals this week. Nissan has a special presence there this week with the new Z's release approaching & Mike and his gold cup 260z were invited as part of a special display. Looks like he joins the ranks of @jfa.series1 with special provenance for their cars ... a very good club to be in! Great shots of the old & the new.. Thanks Mike!!
  11. Been helping a friend with his 280z, redoing the fuel system, correcting a number issues contributing to the heat soak common problem. Waiting on a new fuel tank from S30 World, decided to quit early today and ran out of table space in my shop for beverages. Found a new use for those big crash bumpers and went All Cliff on it. A tribute to him, I know he likes those ice cold dogs... @siteunseen
  12. A Z car club meeting with a 70's something MGB.. Is the Georgia Z Club expanding its membership Steve? lol Personally, I like the multi color 280 with the hood delete... 😉
  13. Terrapin ... You can also test the movement of the shutter just by heating the bottom of the AAR. It sits on a heating plate on the manifold, the coolant circulates thru and as it warms, moves the bi-metallic spring which moves the shutter. Just use a heat gun or your stove if you want.
  14. What I would do is drive the car. Maybe it is just me, but the functionality of the AAR would in no way ever prevent me from driving a 280z, especially at this time of year temps. If you remove and bypass it, the car will idle low for 3 or 4 minutes until it gets some heat in it. Do you actually drive the car in the dead of winter in Pennsylvania, or is it primarily a nice weather garage queen car? In very cold weather, yes, you would have to keep your foot on the accelerator pedal for a few minutes to prevent the motor from stalling. I understand trying to keep the car factory correct with all of its original parts functional, but the AAR would not be a deal breaker for me. Just my opinion, your car, your choices....
  15. As Steve said, it is connected to the watercock, as the slider is moved, it opens or closes the flow thru the heater core.
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