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  1. 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?
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    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.
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    Head gasket engine block surface prep

    yeah it make sense, dry should be more then adequate if done properly.
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    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.
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    Solex 44 rebuild kits?

    Thanks for the help gonna have to make sure they are direct fits.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Rear wheel bearing install issue

    Ahh glad I’m not the only one what a pain in the arse it was lol. Great close up pics definitely will help those in need out one day. The mechanic that worked on mine didn’t notice any damage in the slots where the bearing goes but I’m sure something close to that is what caused my issue. Possibly needed to go perfectly seated in order for it it to be tightened down on an old and worn hub.
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    Rear wheel bearing install issue

    Just an update so might help some ppl out . I ended up taking it to a local shop and what they found was the seal was one of the issues when I installed it. It wasn’t sitting right and the actual inner bearing for some reason was not seated correctly. Not sure what I did wrong , possibly didn’t punch the inner bearing all the way in before I put the seal on not sure. But all is good now, thanks for all the help.
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    Rear wheel bearing install issue

    The way I removed the old bearing was by using a slide hammer to yank out the stub axle and nothing was forced so pretty unlikely I damaged something by using a proper tool. As for the inner I just tapped it out with a pipe till it popped out nothing out of the ordinary. I’ll be posting pictures soon as I kind of took a breather on that particular job so I can i get the things I can finish quickly first as I’m really close to getting the whole project finished. This bearing was the last thing I thought I’d be having issues with. Thanks for help I’ll update soon
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