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  1. fairladyz432

    280z L28 setting engine timing

    thanks for the help. will report back
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    280z L28 setting engine timing

    so just to be absolutely sure, I should only be turning the crank when the head is on right? Or the other option is Leaving the head off makes it a bit easier to hold down the chain tension tool while cranking the engine to zero mark. As soon as the crank pulley is lined up to zero mark I can install the head on and then install the chain onto the cam sprocket and then remove chain tension tool. Does that sound right? Seems like the easier way, also the head is in correct position currently. I attached a pic of the head.
  3. fairladyz432

    280z L28 setting engine timing

    Yep got the sprocket installed on the cam as well. Here’s a pic of the damper pulley with notch mark close by the zero marker. Do I rotate crank to line up the notch from the pulley to the 0 mark and that’s it?
  4. fairladyz432

    280z L28 setting engine timing

    Sorry I meant to say do I leave in the chain block tool on right now as it sits to align the damper pulley to zero before I install the head?
  5. fairladyz432

    280z L28 setting engine timing

    THANK a lot for the help, looks like I’m not too far. Do I have to remove the chain blocking tool (keeps the tensioner from falling out ) before I can crank the engine?
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    280z L28 setting engine timing

    Im about to install my newly rebuilt head onto the block but before i removed the head prior to the rebuild i didn't set my timing to TDC with the cam lobes pointing upwards. The picture i attached is where it sits currently. I do know that the engine goes through tdc twice during the cycle so i think another turn will make it the correct TDC. Right now my head cam timing is in the correct position with the front lobes pointing upwards. Do i simply just install the head and then crank the engine slowly till it reaches the next tdc cycle? Any help would be great lol.
  7. fairladyz432

    Head gasket engine block surface prep

    yeah it make sense, dry should be more then adequate if done properly.
  8. fairladyz432

    Head gasket engine block surface prep

    Ok great responses, i did run a razor over the spots and did not catch so it looks like it is discoloration. I also used a thread chaser to clean out the threads and went in and out smoothly with out any issues (might run it through a second time just to be safe). I recently got my head rebuilt so it is for sure flat according to the machine shop. As for the engine block i didn't check for flatness since it ran pretty good prior to the head rebuild and i just cleaned off the old gunk with a 3m white bristle roloc disc lightly. Ill update this thread as i go but looks like a promising step forward to getting it all assembled back again. Is it recommended you spray copper gasket onto the oem headgasket before installing? some sources say its not necessary but i guess it wouldn't hurt to have extra sealing.
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    Head gasket engine block surface prep

    I need some help figuring out whether or not my engine block is cleaned enough for the head to be reinstalled back on the engine block. I tried pretty much what i can to prep the surface of the engine block and just need some help with those who already went through this install. So far i got most of the old gasket gunk off but there are some spots here and there that still remain. I have some acetone ready to use in hopes of removing some of the left over material. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
  10. fairladyz432

    Solex 44 rebuild kits?

    Thanks for the help gonna have to make sure they are direct fits.
  11. fairladyz432

    Solex 44 rebuild kits?

    Anyone know of a good place to purchase a rebuild kit for a triple solex 44phh (5 bolt)? My set is pretty clean just the gaskets and other usual seals need to be replaced.
  12. fairladyz432

    280z fuel tank hose sizes question

    checked lowes and dont have exact sizes but managed to squeeze 5/16 injection hose over a pre fuel pump filter so all i need to find is a reducer that will go from a 3/8 hose to 7/16 to the tank. THanks for help anyways.
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    280z fuel tank hose sizes question

    My 1975 280z fuel tank feed hose needed to be replaced and i think the size according to a number of sources say its a 7/16 fuel hose for the feed side that goes to the fuel pump. However, im trying to figure out how to go from a 7/16 size fuel hose to a 5/16 fuel hose that goes to my new electric nismo carburetor fuel pump. Any ideas on how to convert that or is there a reducer of some sort? Tried looking at some barbed reducer ones but haven't gotten an exact match.
  14. fairladyz432

    Cam upgrade?

    hmm interesting, i would of thought the opposite. How much of a rpm limit do the stage 3 increase? i heard for stage 1 its about 6500 or so.
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    Cam upgrade?

    I’m running a stage one cam and had to get new lash pads and made sure my valve seats were in spec which also ended up having to replace the oem valves to aftermarket ones that were more durable and to have everything in spec. It all depends if you want to shift all the power up top for a more race setup or street with a more low to mid range powerband. I’m installing triples as well but I’m running a l28. So I’d imagine a stage 3 cam on a l24 to be not so street friendly. That’s why I chose the stage 1 because since I have triples, power would be good up top but low to mid end would be good as well for a more balanced power band. I’ll have to see when I test out my new setup out. Maybe stage ii would be good too kind of a in between.
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