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    Time to refocus on my Zs

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    73 240Z<br /><br />
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  1. SteveJ

    240z cranks but won’t start

    Maybe 11:27:16. That gets the hands less than .05 degrees out from 180...
  2. SteveJ

    240z cranks but won’t start

    I need to remember to archive that photo. Of course, I was hoping you'd see this thread and post that photo.
  3. SteveJ

    240z cranks but won’t start

    The distributor is WAY out of wack here. Please note in the attached photo where the vacuum advance is on my distributor (ZX distributor). You need to take a few steps back. Make sure you're at TDC on the compression stroke, align the oil pump properly and re-install the distributor. Did your car always have the ZX distributor, or did you do the conversion? Was a ZX distributor mounting block used?
  4. SteveJ

    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    Mark, as someone who drives on Georgia 400 every day, I can assure you that Georgians believe those are the speed limit signs. You should see how crazy it gets on I-675.
  5. I wish I had known you wanted to change springs & shocks. We could have done that at my place.
  6. SteveJ

    50th Anniversary Edition Thread

    The images you see on this thread are merely plucked from the sphincters of random people with no affiliation to Nissan. Any resemblance to future Nissan designs is merely coincidence.
  7. SteveJ

    50th Anniversary Edition Thread

    From a brief conversation I had with Tamura san at ZCON, I can tell you not to pin your hopes on a straight 6 in a future Z. He was kind enough to explain to me that there was too much flex possible in the crankshaft in a high revving application as opposed to using a V6 block. I would speculate that the 3 liter V6 with turbocharging will play a role future Z cars. It was an interesting exchange. Nissan has been very supportive of the Z. They had a significant presence at the Mitty, Monterey and ZCON. The American market conditions don't support the Z car. You hardly see any front engine/rear drive vehicles in the American new car market that aren't SUVs or trucks. How much is Nissan willing to spend on a platform that essentially a one-off? I would expect some kind of mild evolution of the 370Z platform for the new Z car with sheet metal that goes with that platform. I would not be surprised if there are people in Nissan that might favor the retro appearance, but I'm not sure if it would work on the current platform. I think the proportions would look squished.
  8. SteveJ

    1972 Z door handle reinstall

    Post photos of what you have.
  9. SteveJ

    Cody's Goon

    Is there some way you could construct a tube-shaped tank and dip the shafts while attached in evaporust?
  10. SteveJ

    71 240...lost fuel out of the blue

    Make sure the hoses between the tank and fuel pump are in good shape. If there are small cracks, it may pull air in without leaking fuel out.
  11. SteveJ

    Sold on LEDs

    If you don't understand much about electrical issues and LEDs, rely on a website like Superbrightleds.com. The exterior bulbs will be 1156, 1157 and type 67 (marker lights and license plate lights). Match the color of the LEDs to the color of the lens. For interior, most will be BA9 bulbs. You may have to remove the lens from the gauges to get the LED bulbs to fit, though. I can't remember the festoon bulb size for the dome off the top of my head, and the map light will differ between the 240Z and the 260Z/280Z. Some of the interior lights in the 260Z & 280Z will be BA7 (hazard, seat belt, etc.).
  12. SteveJ

    Power of Z article - GQ Style

    I would think he was misquoted. Chris is the executive director of the ZCCA and knows 240Zs fairly well.
  13. SteveJ

    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    I know it will be in July. I don't have the postcard with me that they passed out at the closing ceremony. They should be getting their pages set up soon on the ZCON.org website, too. I believe the judged car show will be indoors.
  14. SteveJ

    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    Branson with Nashville in 2020.
  15. SteveJ

    ZCON 2018 Roll Call

    By the way, if any of the cars in your collection have working air conditioning, you may want to bring that one. ZCON 2020 will probably be in the summer, and Nashville is VERY humid in the summer.
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