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Av8ferg last won the day on September 9

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  1. That’s awesome, never seen that. Amazing we have so much knowledge available at any time from anywhere. Oops…not everyone, we can’t include the likes of Captain Obvious here. He’s still using a fax machine and western union. I will say it’s easier to ask “The forum Librarian”, Siteunseen than to do your own search he’s got all the forum topics categorized like the Dewey Decimal System?
  2. You are probably on a forum with the most gracious, kind and helpful people you will ever encounter on a car forum. The regulars on here are highly experienced but also very forthcoming with advice tips and a myriad of other virtues. In life you get what you give. When you have concerns about advice given or published in the Nissan manual its fine to ask why but it’s really not a good idea to try and respond with a underhanded or sarcastic comment. I think is is a good idea to search the forum, read the details of your area of concern. If the answers don’t satisfy you or you have questi
  3. OBTW...I think the instructions supplied with Koni’s are beyond terrible. I get what they’re trying to do. Have instructions that don’t required 15 different languages but it’s not a lot of work to make instructions for the 4-5 major languages in the world. When you get on forums all of the internet for people putting Koni’s in other cars the SAME Questions come up over and over again so obviously the instructions are terrible. So how about they fix them so they make sure the customers are happy with their product and confident they did it right. Just an idea? Sent from my iPhone usi
  4. Joe, thanks for the post. Im overseas for work but can partly answer some of your questions. You are correct the gland nut I used wasn’t stock but the ones that I removed when replacing the old shock inserts. They were almost identical to the Koni’s except the number of threads. The Koni’s have about 1/2 the amount of threads that the ones I removed. The thread pitch was correct because I tested fitted the Koni gland nut prior to installing the shocks. When I put them on with the shocks, they would thread on fine but when I began hitting high torque values >50 they would pop and be lo
  5. So happy for you Cliff. I made this realization 4 years ago when I retired from the USMC. I was moving up the leadership ladder and was the likely candidate to be the Commander of8 squadrons. The price to my family and time was unacceptable to me and I realized time was the most precious and valuable asset I had. I no longer was willing to trade this precious time for money and my ego. I’m happy you took this step. When we were 25 we had time and no money but things change as we get older and wis, at some point you realize your time is limited so you can’t waste it doing something tha
  6. Thanks, I’ve been putting in about 4 hrs a day to get here. I got Covid at some point too in the process (yes I’m vaccinated), had to wait for parts, had to wait for powder coating. Tomorrow I’m going to install the flywheel, and clutch on new engine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Car is back on the ground. Everything is on but not torqued down yet until I get the engine in and a couple buddies to sit in front seat. I wouldn’t say this was an easy job to do as a one man band. Lots of challenges and work stoppages but finally we are ready for an engine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve been battling the proper way to install these Koni’s. I read the long thread on the forum about them and it helped a lot. I decided to make a short video and wrap it all up and see if everyone agrees that I didn’t this correct. I also posted this video over on the Koni thread for future members looking for instructions. Gland nuts were an issue that I didn’t mention in the video but did over in the Koni thread. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. This was a interesting read. Lots of issues people have had. I just installed mine and made a video to see if you all think I did this correct based on the posts here and to help future members. FYI I used the stock gland nuts because the ones supplied with my shocks didn’t work. Everytime I attempted to toque them down they’d slip. The threads were clean and no cross threads. The stock ones worked fine but I only torqued to 70lbs because I was getting nervous about breaking something with any more force.
  10. Gotcha, I was wondering what that was about, makes sense now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’m confused, I have no idea what you guys are referring to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Had a run in with a heavy hammer a a few months ago driving in a stake with my son. Lost an index finger nail two years ago removing the PCV from under the intake of the Z after the wrench slipped. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks again Bruce. Eibach springs arrived and they’re the right ones for the 280z. 6303-001 Fronts 63003-002 Backs Starting putting them on and ran into a small problem with the bellows I bought from zcardepot. I can figure out which way they go. The ends of the bellows have places to put clamps. One side is wide the other thinner and the diameter is larger on the wide side. If I put the wide side towards the bottom of the strut the bellow clamp area is too large (diameter) to cinch down on the strut, it ends up folding on itself. The other way around you cannot fit it over/around t
  14. Thanks Bruce. I don’t see another wire (the blue one you’re referring too) going into the voltage regulator. There is only one bundle coming out of the VR and it seems intact? I forgot that Nissan went with the combined alternator/voltage regulator in 78’. Is that the preferred setup or is this fine. I only ask because I had my Hitachi alternator rebuilt at a shop in Memphis that does this kind of work. (Alternator, starters, etc). If I need to replace this alternator is it easiest to bypass this and go with the combined unit. Also I found a condenser at zcardept but they only have t
  15. Question for you guys. In my final prep of the engine bay ( waiting on my springs that are scheduled to arrive Monday) I pulled off the metal bracket that the fuse link mount too, so I could get it powder coated (guy did it for $10). While pulling it out I was looking at the items attached to is and I was wondering if you guys can identify these things. One looks like some sort of relay possibly a capacitor off to the side which has a wire broken off. There is another box below those. In both pics you can see the wire missing on item 2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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