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  1. After further research (looking under the hood of my 79 810 Coupe) that bracket angles the oil filter upwards so that the power steering lines can pass through to the steering rack. I don't see a part number on it. I'll remove it and take a good look next oil change.


  2. If you are refering to the two hooks on either side beneath and behind the bumper, they are original equipment. They were used to tie the car down during shipping. They might have been removed from your car since they bolt on through the splash pan. On my 78 280Z there are three grade 12 bolts holding them on on each side. There are also two located in the front. If you look inside the fenderwell ahead of the tire, you will see them. I think all cars use some form of these. I have seen them used as a point to hook up a tow strap or chain. I personally wouldn't recommend that.


  3. I believe the mount you are refering to is a factory item. On my 79 810 (L24E) it appears that it is there to move the oil filter so that the air conditioning lines can pass through that area. I have also seen this on ZX's. My 78 Z does not have it but it has aftermarket a/c and I am not sure if the 240-280 with factory air would have this bracket. I can't see a part number on it and there is no refference to it in my 79 810 service manual.


  4. Odd, indeed! I wouldn't waste the time. If I wanted a Shelby, I'd buy a Shelby. (Asuming that I could afford it!) But to turn a Z into something that is neither a Shelby nor any longer a Z is an abomination! Just my $.02 worth.

    Stephen Blakeney

    1978 280Z coupe

    1979 810 2dr

    1964 L320 pickup


  5. 240z's didn't have electric fuel pumps. 260z's had a mechanical as well as a suplimentary electric fuel pump. 280z's have an electric fuel pump only since they are fuel injected. If you car has an electric fuel pump, someone added it on. If you also have a mechanical fuel pump check to see if eccentric that drives it is there in front of the camshaft gear. I say this because you say you have an L28 which would have been originally fuel injected and would not have the eccentric installed. Therefore, there would be nothing to drive the mechanical fuel pump. Anyway, there would be no relay unless the person who installed the electric fuel pump added one. An add on electric fuel pump is usually wired to the 'on' side of the ignition switch. The problem, like Victor said, is that fuel is being pumped whenever the ignition is on whether or not the engine is running so I would also put a cutoff swithch in that power line to the fuel pump.

    Stephen Blakeney

    1979 810 2dr

    1978 280Z coupe

    1964 L320 pickup


  6. Try Summit Racing. They have a good assortment of mufflers including their own brand which are very good for the price. I have one on my 64 L320 and one on my 79 810. They aren't loud but you can hear them when you get on it. If memory serves me correctly they are only $14.75 each for a 2 1/4" or 2 1/2" center/offset which is what a Z uses.

    Stephen Blakeney

    1979 810 2dr

    1978 280Z coupe

    1964 L320 pickup


  7. When I bought my 78 in 1997, it had the same problem. The previous owner thoght it had major problems since you basically lose that cylinder. He sold it to me for $275! I fixed the rocker, adjusted the valves and checked to find that it had full compression! It's paint was faded so i had it painted, 'iron cross' wheels which I had stacked in the garage, sheepskins, a stereo, and that's basically it to this day! Take a look at it in my gallery.

    Stephen Blakeney

    1978 280

    1979 810 2dr.

    1964 L320 Pickup


  8. After further research, I have verified that the 810 2dr was only available from 7/78 to 9/79. I went back and found the January 1979 Road and Track which has a road test on the 79 810 coupe. It was not avaialble as a 77 or 78. The were only available in 79 and early 80 although the 80's were actually late 79's. The 80 810/Maxima had a more rectangular design. I have done considerable research on these cars. I looked for one for over 6 years before buying the one I presently own. I have parts lists, manuals, magazine articles, ads, etc. I know pretty much what parts are available and what parts aren't. I had to order my outer window squeeges from Rare Spares in Australia! They were actually for a 200B coupe which is the Australian version of the 810. But, anyway, that 810 coupe that Victor speaks of that is listed as a 78 has to be a 79. I have attached a picture of my 79 810 2dr.

    Steve Blakeney

    1979 810 2dr

    1978 280Z coupe

    1964 L320 Pickup


  9. You can see a 79 810 2dr in my gallery on this site. It looks like the one Victor described. Mahogany metallic (#609), 5 spd, etc. Mine runs, quite well, however. It only has 80000 original miles. I paid $500 for it, had it painted, did the little bit of mechanical work it needed and it runs like a charm. The only real problem it had was cold start. That was easy because anything that could come up on this car I have already dealt with on my Z. This car is my daily driver. I don't like the bumpers either but the cost of purchasing the thinner bumpers and hardware from the U.K. or Australia might be somewhat prohibitive.

    Steve Blakeney

    1979 810 sport coupe

    1978 280Z coupe

    1964 L320 Pickup

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