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    Western North Carolina
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    280z
  • About my Cars
    Live in Western North Carolina. Asheville/Hendersonville area. Frame-up restoration restoration; 85%-90% original with tasteful, non-280Z year specific, OEparts upgrades: appearance and performance. Competition full-rebuilt 3.1 L28 with 5 speed tranny. Extremely attractive “chameleon-ish” paint with normal, very dark racing green...occasional hint of Jaguar light metallic blue tint in certain sunlight conditions and near black in some no-light garage settings. Owner since 1994.

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  1. Sorry...Z Store. I was just too excited!
  2. Y’all are absolutely correct, Motorsport/ZCarSource does have the KONI s and they are the complete strut! Ordered them from Anthony, today! They have about 30 fronts and rears for late-260s and all 280s. I must have contacted the wrong vendor... how??? thanks again to everyone have a Z day😉 Doug/ PackerZ
  3. Hi!  I am need of a performance strut for my 1977280Z. I was referred to you by EuroDat ClassicZcar site please respond with ANY help you can in finding new or good used units with my application. Thanks!!!

    Doug Parker. dbparker54@yahoo.com

  4. Hello EuroDat. I contacted Motorsports and they do not have any KONI struts for Z cars and do not know of any potential source for Tokico or KONI struts for a 280Z... Alas, my search continues with total frustration on finding any remedy to my problem. Help!!! Z community! Doug
  5. Are there any type of higher performance struts for 280Z available anymore? Need to replace an Illumina strut and they are nowhere to be found...same with KONI’s and Bilstein. KYBs are useless with my lowering springs... no suppliers have anything and “parts wanted” forum hasn’t produced any leads Please respond Classic Z contact link/directly at: dbparker54@yahoo.com. Thanks to any help!! Doug P.
  6. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Hello all, I have a blown rear Illumina strut on my 1977280. As we all know, I am unable to obtain warranty replacement or new stock. I would really appreciate if you have, or know of someone who might have,: 1-Illumina strut, or 4-wheel set of rear Illumina/KONI/high performance struts for lowered spring application. I will pay well. Please contact me directly at: dbparker54@yahoo.com or 727/ 804-8678 thank you! Doug Parker

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  7. View Advert 280Z performance struts Hello all, I have a blown rear Illumina strut on my 1977280. As we all know, I am unable to obtain warranty replacement or new stock. I would really appreciate if you have, or know of someone who might have,: 1-Illumina strut, or 4-wheel set of rear Illumina/KONI/high performance struts for lowered spring application. I will pay well. Please contact me directly at: dbparker54@yahoo.com or 727/ 804-8678 thank you! Doug Parker Advertiser Packerz Date 01/14/2021 Price Category Parts Wanted Year 1977 Model 280Z  
  8. Thank you Steve and Zed! I will ask tech to read this while testing distributor pickup coil This is probably what he was suggesting possible distributor/ignition module issues...without car to actually test. (Would need to drive 25+ miles of traffic to his shop) will have it towed; It happened twice and I got away with emergency shoulder pull off!...Not going to push my luck!!!! Thanks again guys. Will post results if you feel results would be helpful to others? Doug P.
  9. Steve, this is a stock OEM distributor with approx 80k miles on car. Are there any issues (heat related or sporadic in nature) with original distributors that could result in complete/near-instant engine shutdown during warmer weather drives (2 separate times)? Could wear/weakness in optical components or some other part of distributor be an issue?
  10. I have a 1977 280Z. I have a question to the forum: Are there any weak points of the electronic distributors in this car that would cause engine to stop/loss all power suddenly and then restart and run well after a few minutes and a few cranks. I have a new Accel coil, new ignition relay car runs excellent (until this event occurred two-times on short drives this year). mechanic said possible distributor (weak optical sensor?) issue during warm/hot weather heat under hood. Said this was not totally uncommon. Is there a common wear/weakness issue for this electronic-model distributor??
  11. Zed, I now have 5-wire relay and two-spade terminal OPS. Now ready to connect relay. four-wires (disregarding black (non-used ground?) What color wires go to which incoming signal Do They connect as: Red= to cool ballast? Blue=butt connect to existing oil pressure gauge wiring (yellow/ black or blue stripe wire coming from Horizontal OPS spaded terminal) through current bundle from firewall then to AFM and then connecting to AFM pin # 36? White= out from relay internal switching directly to pin #39 Now; “mystery yellow”... does this wire connect to Vertical spade connector of OPS with new/created wiring? If not, where to/from...where does Vertical spade go to? Trying to simplify by color to signal input to finish this posting. You guys are SO patient with my best efforts to understand all this for myself! Doug By vertical blade/wiring to “switch”- do you mean to relay then to AFM? I am puzzled by vertical spade “switch” circuit of OPS ..:which/what switch is on Oil Pressure Circuit? Are vertical and horizontal plug wires joined in any way? Trying NOT to make this complicated but trying to understand wire connections only! Please; Forgive my lack of knowledge. Doug
  12. By vertical blade/wiring to “switch”- do you mean to relay then to AFM? I am puzzled by vertical spade “switch” circuit of OPS ..:which/what switch is on Oil Pressure Circuit? Trying NOT to make this complicated but trying to understand wire connections only! Please; Forgive my lack of knowledge. Doug
  13. EuroDat, Some Confusion- current wire will be converted to OPS with spade attach. How ‘bout other spade terminal? Can either of the two spade terminals be used to connect either wire (Relay or gauge alert) or is there one specific terminal for a specific wire? Doesn’t OPS unit ground itself when screwed into block?
  14. Last question folks ?! If I sourced/used a 78-ZX Oil Pressure Sender (with two spade terminals)...altering the current (“bullet) connection to “spade” on one of the terminals. Could I then just run new wire from the other spade terminal to the new relay? Or would it be better to keep using existing (77 280) and “tap“ off of the single (“bullet”) wire to relay? Any pros or cons or just option/choice? I plan to run relay wire across front of engine to coil/relay area. This is last question! Sincerely thanks to all great input and appreciate y’all’s patience with me!!! Doug
  15. Would anyone have the recommended Bosch/Bosch style relay model number for this procedure. Or will just any 4 or 5post relay work? Is there a specific amperes requirement to open and close relay? 30/40 amp OK? shouldn’t I try to locate an all-weather relay and harness since I Think I understand this will be an under-hood location near coil/AFM? I think this is my last Question. Thanks all for patience and help!!! Doug P.
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