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    HLS30U01955 March of 1970 240z about to under go a complete resto mod.<br />
    1987 BMW M6<br />
    1974Triumph TR6<br />
    1966 Ford Mustang

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    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    I got the engine pulled today and a chance to pressure wash some of the crud out of the engine bay, lots of work to go. I found a place that will yellow zinc plate everything I can fit into a 5 gal bucket for a $100 so after I put everything from the 280z in there I started to go through my collection of spare Datsun bolts, then all stray metric hardware. I even went through an old box of engine bay work lights that I have p/u over the years at swap meets. Tomorrow is our local Zfest so gave the 240 a wash, clay bar and wax.
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    header trim and side rail vinyl are locked in on both sides so really don't require the glue strength that the headliner does, the standard 3m trim spray adhesive would more than enough or maybe just brush on contact cement.
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    Heater Core Alternative - Escort Core into 260/280

    I might be borrowing heavily from your design, looks great. The Four Seasons 74604 I guess is a vacuum unit for the A/C?
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    280z heater valve

    I'm not sure how they assembled it but the rubber seal on the plunger is too large to be able to push through the pipe.
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    280z heater valve

    So here's the money shot, not only is the valve not missing anything, it opens and closes 180 degrees opposite of what I assumed. When the plunger is up the valve is closed, down is open, however, the valve was leaking out of the top past the worn out rubber seal so it had to be replaced regardless.
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    280z heater valve

    Thanks, I'll do that. There is also the Four Seasons 74827 heater valve that @mikev88 is using here,
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    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    All the pics are kittens yelling at photosuckit.
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    280z heater valve

    Bingo, I can't see any other way that it could work. The seal on the bottom of the plunger must have been longer because there really is only about 3/16" travel on the plunger. OK, so off to the wreckers to look for a 2000 TL Acura heater valve. Now that I truly know that the valve is buggered I'll open it up and post some pics, part of my ongoing mission to show the world the inner workings of the Z... or just cut stuff up to see what's inside.
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    It just a before and after shot, same girl but 4 yrs apart.
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    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    I have posted further detail about the heater valve here,
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    280z heater valve

    77 280z The heater valve on this car has been in a permently open position, I thought it was corroded into that position but I have cleaned it, removed a bunch of silicone gasket pieces but still can't get it to close. When I look at it close up I'm thinking I might be missing a part that connects to the plunger valve or perhaps the rubber seal/diaphragm is so hard with age that it can't move. In the first 2 pics I have removed the switch that sits on top of the plunger, you can see that there is only about an 1/8" of movement and the valve is wide open in both positions. In the pics #3 and #4 I have removed the cotter pin and the brass cap, so the # 3 pic is in the same position as #1, #4 is the valve actually in the closed position. I guess the rubber is to hard to be flexible.
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    New 280z "Hawk" - wish me luck.

    I'm in the same boat, I did an ohms test and the float is working so I don't want to screw it up. I'm planning on taking a dental pick to it and scrape the worst off of the crud, just be very careful of that thin wire.
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    Just what the Doctor ordered. 1977 280z

    Well I don't why the last guy melted that square hole in the cover (with a soldering gun), heater core is stock and everything looks good except that missing flapper door. Bruce, could you point me in the direction of your engine bay heater valve thread, the valve on this car is corroded solid in the open position and since rubber parts for these are NLA I might as well bypass it completely and mount one in the engine bay where it belongs.
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    Clutch / Brake Pedal Pivot Bushing Repair Idea

    Now that I re read it you were very clear, that was me not thinking clearly.
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    Ignition circuit wires all smoking

    HAHA, I had forgotten all about Lucas magic smoke, years ago I owned a TR6.

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