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    Injector issues....

    The injectors have O-rings. Also, the plastic pieces that fit over each injector might be broken. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    '80 Brake M/C vs. '82 N/A Brake M/C

    The Zcardepot part says it's for the entire S30 production range, but stops at the '78. Perhaps I'll find out if the same master cylinder was used in the 79/80 ZX and get that one. Otherwise I can take the O'Reilly's challenge. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
  3. The brake master cylinder on my otherwise perfectly running/stopping '80 ZX has failed. Currently installed is what i believe to be the OEM Nabco master cylinder from the factory, with the 2 separate reservoirs, rearmost working the front , and the most forward reservoir working the rear. I have an "82 N/A parts car(of which some parts are not interchangeable), with a master cylinder that has 1 reservoir for both front and rear. This one is most likely from the factory as well. Will the single reservoir master cylinder from the '82 car work in the '80 car? About a week ago RockAuto had a brake master cylinder from Raybestos, rebuilt, i imagine, with Nabco stamped on the side. It's no longer available. Of course.
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    Any Idea What Might Have Caused This?

    I have been keeping a space open for the possibly of finding a decent condition MK 1 or even MK 2 Supra. The Toyota JZ engines are built well and put out a pretty good amount of power. It might be another wild goose chase scenario. The things were thrashed pretty hard just like the Z's typically were. I have the rust spots in the lower part of the windshield area in my '80 ZX. A temporary solution was to caulk it to prevent water intrusion, but it needs to be replaced. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Motorsport rebuilt brake calipers

    I've spent the past few weeks replacing suspension parts on my '80ZX(bushings/shocks/front wheel bearings/brake pads&rotors/ball joints and tie rod ends). Before I put the car on the jackstands, I noticed more heat than usual being generated by the passenger front hub(hotter than it should be when touching the wheel after driving) I have discovered after putting it all back together(bled the brake system) that I have a sticky caliper. No big, they are pretty much plug and play. I tried replacing the original ones with the ones from my '82 parts car, but they are pretty crusty and generally in poor shape, so I need to get some new ones. I've bought an ignition control module and the master bushing kit from Motorsport, and the parts are perfectly good. Great service too. I have no doubt that their rebuilt calipers are of the same quality as the other stuff I've gotten from them. I'm just curious if anyone else has these calipers and are satisfied with them. Of course, family comes first, and cars 2nd, but I'm 2 calipers away from having the car back on the road after missing out on a this summer driving weather. Probably pulling the trigger when I get back home from a trip visiting the in laws in high desert Idaho. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
  6. I don't have experience with the S30, but its pretty important all across the S30/S130 line to check the structural integrity of the frame rails. In poor condition, a floor jack can bend and tear them. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    5 speed swap

    A trick that@siteunseen taught me was to cover the input, output, gear selector areas with plumbing pipe end caps, clamped with hose style clamps. Then cover it with oven cleaner for an hour or so. Once its soaked in spray it down with high pressure water. It works great. You can then easily detail the remaining gunk with a wire brush. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    5 speed swap

    I'm sure you already know, but just to be safe, the Fel-Pro rear main requires a bit of oil on the outer rim before installation.
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    rear transmission mount

    Here is the one on my spare trans. Taken straight out of the car and never removed. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    New head install question

    Thanks for the update. I'll be getting a hold of those guys as well for sure. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    New head install question

    My local Nissan dealer quoted me something like $120 for the head bolts and told me that Nissan head gaskets for "those old cars" aren't available. I haven't tried Nissan of Bellevue yet. They host local Z club events and might be a bit more informative. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Pick N Pull Lynnwood WA. 81 280ZXT

    Went to the pick n pull today with a friend to find parts for his Honda, and paid a visit to this car. Its stripped, except the differential, shafts and hub assys are still there. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    More living room furniture

    Spent some time cleaning the oil pan up. It was dirtier than shown, I guess I deleted the picture of when it first came off the car. Under a layer of grime was a bit of surface rust. Its mostly off now. Time for some paint tomorrow-ish. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Meet Looey - 73 Fairlady Z

    That exhaust looks like it'll wake the neighbors when you get it fired up. Beautiful car. Congrats. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Once again $8000 for a 73 in North WA

    Stanwood isn't too far from me. I could go check it out and match numbers and hear it run if anyone is terribly interested. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile

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