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    I own a 1977 Datsun 280z coupe. It is factory #307 blue with an off-white interior. 88k original miles and I am in the process of restoring it. Picked it up in July of 2020 and the last tags are from 1992. Sat in Redlands, California under a shed. Family sold it after the original owner had passed. Surprisingly, the body and frame have little to no rust (I'm sure I will find some hidden demons). A 280z has been my dream car since I was little, and with prices surging I was lucky to snag a good one for cheap!

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  1. Thanks, guys! I took both of your advice and contacted some local glass shops. I should be all set now. Unfortunately, I am clumsy and dropped one which broke, but shouldn't be a big deal. I am going to make a separate post in the future overgoing the rebuild for anyone else who may run into the same questions I had.
  2. Think they can replace the glass? I removed it from the housing by boiling the panel in water melting the glue. Thanks for the advice!
  3. Hey Guys! I have some sport mirrors for a 280z where the glass/lense is is pretty rough condition. Do you know if glass this bad around the edges is able to be cleaned up? If not do you know where to get replacement glass? I feel like buying original new sport mirrors is a little on the unnecessary side due to cost, and that I already have good bodies. The aftermarket plastic ones don't interest me that much either. Just trying to find a way to clean these guys up! Thanks in advance Here is a photo
  4. View Advert 240z Style Bumpers Looking for 240z style bumpers in at least restorable condition. If it has the bumperettes that would be preferred, but not necessary. Looking to install on a 1977 280z. Advertiser ckurtz2 Date 11/22/2021 Price Category Parts Wanted Year 1973 Model 240z  
  5. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    Looking for 240z style bumpers in at least restorable condition. If it has the bumperettes that would be preferred, but not necessary. Looking to install on a 1977 280z.

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  6. Thanks guys, I'll take a peek at those threads👍
  7. There you have it! Thanks Chuck for the kind words, didn't realize you were on this forum🙂 You all have been a great deal of help. Can't wait to rip the Z around town!
  8. Honestly, I don't know, I will have to ask. However, I think their final conclusion was that the injectors were undersized for the car.
  9. Time to settle this thread Forever! After about a year of tinkering with a very sick motor, and doing everything per the FSM manual to no luck, I gave up and sent my Z to a doctor to be fixed. The shop I took it to was Sakura Garage in Phoenix, Arizona and I highly recommend their work, as they are some of the most knowledgeable Z car enthusiasts I have ever met. Anyways, they decided something was up and hooked up the car with an AFR Gauge. With the car idling I think they said it was running somewhere along the lines of 24:1 being on the extreme lean side. So they turned my little potentiometer to control the fuel to full rich and could only bring it down to 20:1 (should be around 13-14:1 I believe). So they went through the entire EFI FSM and found absolutely nothing wrong with the car. They wondered if it was the injectors so they did full spray tests into graduated cylinders for fuel flow, consistency, and volume, and it looked totally fine. Swapped in a different ECU, still no luck! With fuel pressure solid, and literally every other option exhausted, they decided on a whim to just toss on a new set of injectors anyways and....... my motor purred like a kitten. Now they still don't know what exactly is wrong with the old injectors as they are what came with the car, OEM, and I had them rebuilt as one of the first things I did to the car when I bought the car. However, when I bought the car, (completely original) I remember the only thing disconnected were the fuel injectors. So my guess is that these injectors were the culprit to why the car was parked back in 1991. Anyways, glad its settled, figured I'd share this with the community in case anyone ever has a problem like I did. thanks @siteunseen, @Zed Head, @Captain Obvious, and anyone else for helping me a while back when I started this thread!
  10. Hey guys! Just a theoretical question here. I can't find really anything online about z owners who are running the 260s comp cam on their L28e or Z for the matter. So I figured I'd ask if anyone has, or knows anyone who has, used this cam on their Z. Does it make any noticeable difference in hp or torque? Is it able to be used with a stock 280z EFI system? Would you recommend it for someone trying to find just a slight bump in power? Really just trying to start a conversation of what your thoughts are about this cam. Here is a link to the cam I am talking about. https://zcardepot.com/products/performance-camshaft-comp-racing-cam-240z-260z-280z
  11. View Advert L28 .160 lash pads Hey guys, looking for .160 lash pads to go on an L28 motor. The ones that have ears to keep the rocker arm in place. I am also interested in used parts Advertiser ckurtz2 Date 11/02/2021 Price Category Parts Wanted Year 1977 Model 280z  
  12. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    Hey guys, looking for .160 lash pads to go on an L28 motor. The ones that have ears to keep the rocker arm in place. I am also interested in used parts

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  13. View Advert 280z Uncracked Dash Hey guys, If you have a good condition uncracked dash let me know! I am looking to replace my destroyed dash on my 1977 280z. Advertiser ckurtz2 Date 09/03/2021 Price Category Parts Wanted Year 1977 Model 280z  
  14. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    Hey guys, If you have a good condition uncracked dash let me know! I am looking to replace my destroyed dash on my 1977 280z.

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  15. This intrigued me, as an issue I wasn't aware of, so I did some digging and came across this link. https://www.atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/plugs/index.html Inside the ink I found this: Historical Z Plugs so, I believe I am running the wrong plugs. Which is weird, because AutoZone recommended the NGK-BPR5EGP which is a hotter plug. Do you think it would be worth it to switch to the B6ES-11? I wonder if for some odd reason these plugs make the car unhappy. @dutchzcarguy thank you for the great catch. @AK260 Interesting, I will take a look at those resistance tests when I get home. The miss Is rhythmical at times in the sense that I can watch the RPM gauge bounce. However, when the gauge isn't bouncing and the engine is still missing, it seems random, as there are just distinct muffled gurgles out the exhaust with constant engine bucking. Regarding vacuum, it reads perfect, as I did all the tests and corrected issues in a previous forum post. Lots of new rubber everywhere.
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