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  1. Av8ferg

    resurrecting a 1977 280Z

    I looked everywhere for a new sending unit on my 77...no dice. I soaked mine in a acid bath and it cleaned up nicely. It then passed the resistance test but is not working in the car. Could be a actual gauge problem. The tanks are a lot different in the 240z and the sending unit arm is a different length. I imagine it would work but likely not accurate. What did your pay to have yours refurbished? I remember it being pretty costly. The cheapest I found was a mom and pop place that specializes in old sending units in NY that wanted to charge $150 plus shipping. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    I’m jealous, I was in the salt mines working while you guys were playing and racing to ZCon. Next year maybe I’ll get a kitchen pass from my wife and call in sick for work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cliff, Thanks it was an honor to serve a grateful nation. Someone said it earlier but I wanted to say it again. The families carry much of the burden of the ones who serve. Deployments are hard on the ones left behind. The experiment we call America is fragile and most are unaware how special it is. Freedom is lost in miles and regained in inches and usually at the end of a sword. No one can serve without out the support of our citizenry. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    It’s on my list. The car sat for almost 18 yrs, I was happy I was able to get it to run (thanks to the people on this forum). Rome wasn’t built overnight 🤫
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    I’ve arrived safely. Here’s her new home for the time being. She’ll be in the barn. Thanks for all the support. 0614717B-3788-48B1-8AFC-1CA4BF3E299D.MOV
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    The Z is going to Fayetteville tonight (parents farm), there is a big barn there with other of my late Dad’s cars. It will be there for a few months until my house we are building is complete. My in-laws live in the Raleigh area. I live in Emerald Isle and building a house there. New house has a big garage.
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    4 more hours. Tow going well.
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    It’s upside down so when the cargo door is open it can be viewed from the outside right side up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    Bruce, there are some things I leave to the professionals and welding is in that list. Be careful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    That’s funny one of my roommates in my crash pad had his F150 truck shipped from Anchorage Alaska to Memphis and the company paid for it because it was part of the moving allowance. It was stuffed in the back of an MD-11. I’m not so lucky Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    Cliff, I needed to avoid those mountains. They would have smoked my tranny. Already hit 183 degrees on the small hills near Talladega.
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    Probably averaging 15.5. That’s an instant snap shot. These 4runners are bullet proof. In my humble opinion the best SUV on the market. I’ve had it 10 yrs and have only changed the battery and normal servicing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    So in preparation of this trip and I installed an external transmission cooler on my 4runner and then I downloaded an app called OBD Fusion and bought an ODB2 reader and seems to be working great. I was worried about my transmission temperature because my load is just at my limit of 5000 pounds. Check out my readings.
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    Bringing a 1977 Z back life

    Well gents it’s finally time to move the Z from Memphis to North Carolina. I’ll now have more access to it so I can really start getting this restoration going. Again I appreciate all the help up to this point it was great to be able to drive it up onto the car transport. I’ll be on the road all day today headed through Birmingham, Atlanta, Florence and then North Carolina
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    New Member - 77 280Z 3-Speed Automatic

    People have a lot of options on this topic. From my research 10W-30 was the recommended oil with some caveats. https://zcarguide.com/datsun-280z-oil-change-guide/ Lots of discussions about Zinc Additives and many recommend Valvoline with ZDDP. Here is another link. https://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/5765-l-series-preferred-oil-brand-and-grade/

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