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    280z
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    1977 5 speed

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  1. Thought you all might appreciate this 240z Buyer’s Guide video Hagerty’s put out 2 days ago. I think he misses a few finer points but overall he makes a good case for why one should buy and own on of these beauties.
  2. Well since this is a phonetic alphabet there is no telling what it means. I bet it has something to do with the production process for some identification purpose and no actual meaning. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I was a Japanese minor in college. They have 3 different writings Hiragana Katakana Kanji This is clearly Katakana which are not words in the traditional Japanese language (typically western words like “baseball”). This is translates to “Switzerland” like stated above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Yes, you will have to adjust the timing once you get the new chain on. Did you get a sprocket with the kit (should have). Some kits have the timing notch on the back of the sprocket and some do not. Guys on this forum have recently figured out which company’s do and do not. It’s not a big deal but it helps if later you want to adjust timing as the engine chain stretches. There are 3 different positions to put the new sprocket on. Assuming your head has never been shaved, position 1 with a new chain is the starting point. I’s make sure the engine is a TDC before you remove anything and
  5. I agree with Captain Obvious. That chain tensioner looks extended too far. You might have some serious chain stretch going on. Another possibility is when you rotate the engine (clockwise -looking at chain) and then back it off going CCW you might see some chain slack build up on the left but it still looks like you have too much. Here a pic of my tensioner and chain following my rebuild. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks Cliff, mine came with chrome lug nuts. They look pretty good. We’ll see once I mount them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hey, I’m going through my parts collection today and thought I find stuff I want to sell and move out of here. I picked this rear 240z light metal valance with license plate light at one of my junk yard scores. I had at one point considering putting this on my car but after thinking it though I want to keep the stuff original on my car and preserve it for was it was in 77 minus a few items. (Wheels, bumpers, tranny, diff) So I was
  8. Tires and wheels came in and I just got them mounted and balanced. These tires look pretty nice. Overall I’m happy when you consider the total cost for everything including shipping and mounting was $901. That’s hard to beat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. It’s just stuff. Nothing replaces the value of family, friends and health. My mother-in-law went into hospice today, We’d trade it all to get her back. The grass is only greener where you can be with the people you love and care about otherwise it’s all brown no matter how big the house is or how any toys you have. I’ll trade the Viper for the 240 🤫
  10. ‘Cliff, interesting idea. I bought mine through Walmart.com as they were $12 less per tire than Tire Rack. I really like the Rewinds too but the Rotas were a very close second. Price and availability made the choice pretty easy, I got home on Wednesday night so the credit card will be in an official cooling off period. I’ve been working like a dog since Covid became the underlining global issue and I’m finally getting some good time off. Looks like about 30 days. The garage is ready for the Z. Bought the lift installed it in between trips and now I just need to rent a car hauler
  11. Thanks for the feedback guys, So after finishing up my research on tires I went with one not on the above list. After reading many reviews and looking at the spec/value ratio I came up with the General G Max RS. This tire hasn’t been on the market long (2018) and is outperforming it’s completion in almost all areas. Tire Rack has so much information and research available that it’s really a one stop shop for tire information. This tire either beat or was on par with the Yokohama, BGFs, Falkens and Dunlop’s at an unbelievable price. I paid out the door for 4 tires $370 shipped to my doo
  12. I’m on a work trip, presently sitting in a hotel in Nottingham, England. The country is on a extreme lockdown. Nothing is open and can’t dine in or out. So being trapped in my hotel room during the day my credit card burning in my pocket as I shop for stuff for the Z online. In the days of COVID it seems supplies are limited in many things, especially wheels and tires. Was looking at Konig Rewinds and Rota Rbr but it’s seems the wheel world is on back order in most places including MSA. Now I’m looking at tires,. Same problem on many tires I’m interested in, I wanted to see wh
  13. Where on the car is it mounted. I frequent 280z’s in salvage yards all the time and next time I can take a look for you . It might be a 6-8 weeks before I go back. I’ll put it on my list but let me know if you buy one somewhere else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Concur with the above ^^ comments. Here is a pic of the seal I replaced during my rebuild. I think it’s supposed to be flush like this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I bought a 1/2 Craftsman impact wrench that plugs in. Took my crank bolt off like it was nothing. https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-7-5-Amp-1-2-in-Variable-Speed-Corded-Impact-Wrench/1000751798.
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