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  1. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Two Questions: 1) What is the best way to remove the tension rod mount without damaging it so it can later be welding on to the new frame rail? 2) I bought a new frame rail and floor support from zed findings but I don't see how the floor support will attach to the tension rod mount? It doesn't have the piece I circled in red. Is this something I need to fabricate myself? Does anyone have a good picture of how this should look when I am done?
  2. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Wanted to thank everyone here for helping me out. I am a true novice and I could never have gotten to the point I am at today without your help. I reached a big milestone today! Engine is out!!!
  3. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Awesome tip! Just wish I had a pick and pull near me
  4. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Thanks grannyknot! It is not a full tear down but my goal is to have the engine be as reliable as possible. I already know I need to rewire efi injector plugs as mine are brittle and falling apart. Will keep an eye out for other bad connectors or just worn parts in general. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    This weekend I am pulling the engine out of the car! Got a chain connected to the bell housing. Just ran out of time. Question - while the engine is out what are some of the "must-do's" that I should be thinking about. I am assuming now that I have unlimited access I should be swapping certain parts - i.e clutch
  6. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Thanks lordkarma88. I have never worked on cars before so this is all new to me. Have to say though I am learning a lot and having fun while doing it.
  7. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    thanks for the help. Looks like I will use the bell housing bolt for this. There is no sign of a bolt or threads on the manifold anymore.
  8. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Here are some better pictures
  9. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Hey guys, I am ready to pull the engine. it is fully detached. I have a lift bracket on the front passenger side but do not know where to connect the leveler to on the drivers side. I read a lot of post about a bolt hole towards the firewall but I don't see it. I see what looks like a hole where a bolt goes but it is not threaded and nothing can be attached there. See pic. So where can I attach the leveler to that will be string enough?
  10. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Tzagi1 - thanks for the help. I did use on blaster and heat and they still broke. As for the water that was the only place I found the water. But as you said it flows downhill. I guess I could get in the car while someone hoses it down to see where the water is coming in from Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Haven’t update this thread in awhile but I was able to get some work done. Started removing engine parts to pull the engine. Radiator, fan, canister, alternator and starter are all out. Along with other bits and pieces. Two things I am dealing with now. When trying to remove the exhaust pipe from the manifold two of the three bolts broke. Do you guys know of a what to fix this? Is it fixable? Second thing, when I am not working on the car I have to covered using a cover craft car cover. We have had some pretty heavy rains here the past week. When I removed the car cover and opened the passenger door there was about an inch of water sitting directly under where the seat would be. Any idea where that could be leaking from? I know the car covers are not water proof but that seems like a lot of water and has me kind of stumped Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. gotham22

    California 1978 Datsun 280z Restomod

    Love the color! Looks amazing Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    FInally good news!! I did a compression test this morning and all 6 cylinders read 160. Whew! time to start preparing for the engine to come out...
  14. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

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  15. gotham22

    Rust Advice 78 280z

    Anyone have a good site they buy their metal from? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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