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Posts posted by sblake01

  1. Or perhaps he's an electrical engineer with a long history of working on fuel injection systems (going back to Robert Bosch's ORIGINAL digital EFI based on the Motorola 6805 MCU...which he helped program) and you misread his original post.... really? REALLY!
    Apparently your quotation marks around the word "chipping" in the post that illicited that response weren't big enough??
  2. Did you check the front cover to make sure that there were no cracks, holes, etc. on the side that faces the engine? I once had a problem like that caused by the coiled wire stiffiner inside of the radiator hose getting caught on the water pump impeller and it scraped a hole in the back of the cover.

  3. Some people actually like the 5 mph bumpers and feel they make a 280 look like a 280.
    That's how I've always felt. When I had my 78 I also had 2 complete spare bumper sets including the rubber. I didn't pay a lot for them; they came from the junkyard and were in excellent condition. When I sold my car, I gave the spares to a friend who had a 77 and he put one set on his car and sold the other for $300 (or so he says).
  4. This wasn't available over 9 years ago when this thread began. Electronic power steering isn't really the same thing. I know that is has been sporadically problematic in some modern cars that were factory equipped with it. Vehicles such as the Chevy HHR and other vehicles on that platform have had issues with electronic power steering. We owned an HHR until recently and had to replace the power steering motor @ 38000 miles (just out of warranty). That being said, I'm not sure how reliable a realatively new add on kit would be.

  5. Yes, the subject can get complex. That is why I qualified it by saying - listed on the window sticker, should have said Monroney Window Sticker - just to rule out Dealer Added "Supplemental Stickers",

    But to your point - After the fact, when the Monroney Sticker was long lost, an owner had options himself. As you mention he could have had an After-market system like the ARA's put in - or he could have ordered one of the Nissan Supplied A/C Kits for the 280Z's. For that matter the Dealer could have installed the Nissan Kit at the Dealership before selling the car {but in that case it wouldn't have shown up on the Monroney Sticker as an extra cost option}

    It's been a long time - but as I recall the A/C that was actually installed at the factory had a 5spd. fan switch and the Nissan Supplied A/C Kit {27000-N4225 etc} either Port or Dealer Installed came with a 4spd. fan switch. So you could tell at a later point if the A/C was factory installed or changed in later. Either way the A/C units from Nissan for the 280Z were a big improvement over the earlier after-market units.


    Carl B.

    The port or dealer installed A/C also had a seperate temperature control knob mounted somewhere under the dash (location vaired by installer).
  6. In that sense, factory options on the 280Z like 5sd., A/T, A/C or Black Pearl Paint & SAP which were listed as extra cost options on the window stickers.
    Except for A/C. There was 'dealer installed' A/C such as the A.R.A. systems the would have been added later to a non A/C equipped car, and factory option A/C that would have been installed during assembly in Japan.
  7. You asked about one of the other Kent Moore analyzers in another thread a while back IIRC. I've been around the Datsun hobby since the 70s, even worked at a dealership for a while and I've never seen anyone that had or used on of the units, any model. Why are they popping up now some 30 years later? Are they 'new' or used? I can't think of anything that I rather hook up to my vehicle than an electronic machine that's been sitting somewhere for 30 years (sarcasm intended!). Especially when it is uncertain which vehicle(s) it's actually 'compatible' with. The 280Z/ZX efi isn't all that complicated to need a special machine to work on it. Use a DVOM.....

  8. I just like to use period-correct parts and such when I have to replace things. It always seems funny to see a digital CD-receiver in a model T. Sometimes you don't really have a choice when you have an out-of-production car that's not American-made.
    Sometimes you don't really have a choice when you have and out-of-production car that IS American-made, like my El Camino.
  9. I owned a 79 for about 6 months back in the late 90s. Got it fairly cheap, fixed it up and sold it. It was an automatic trans but was still somewhat fun to drive. As I recall it's gas mileage was pretty bad for an engine of that size.

  10. Tony ... I am in KL ... I have some Z parts to sell . Please contact me.... Thanks
    Didn't you see this post. It's even a year old.......
    Considering Tony5050 hasn't been on the board in almost 3 years, who knows if he even still has the car?

    Even the one that black gold man linked to shows no activity from tony5050 in about 5 months.

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