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  1. Do a fuel pump cut off and put it somewhere inconspicuous. Real black pearl? Nice either way.
  2. As a side note, if you plan on doing any track racing, most sanctioning bodies require a well-marked, rear mounted cut off switch be installed. Run a line from the alternator feed to the switch to make it so the car shuts off when disconnected
  3. Short answer: yes, all 6-cyl mechanical rocker camshafts are interchangeable. Slight difference in lift/duration/profile across years, I believe. I recommend to ALWAYS keep rockers and camshafts together, or have your existing rocker arms resurfaced. If you've never taken a cam/head off of a tension-type OHC engine, find a who has. Trust me when I say some experienced hands to help you out will save you hours of frustration. If the timing chain slips you will be hating life for hours.
  4. If you read my other thread, you'd know that I can't get spark. What's happened since we pulled and put the engine back in: Car will only spark AFTER cranking. Getting +12V @ BOTH sides of the ignition coil. Car is a '73 240Z w/ ZX E12-80 dizzy. We can't take it to a shop because we don't have budget for it (http://sdgrandchallenge.com), but we will buy beer for any soul willing to come to the garage and help us figure this out
  5. Triple checked the plug wires. I tried wiring the E12-80 both ways; no dice. Tried the points dizzy I had, no spark. Did a couple tests with a multimeter, though. found that both sides of the ignition coil are receiving a (+) 12V to both wires that terminate at the coil (?), so I'm thinking there's a short somewhere, unless that's how it's supposed to be
  6. That looks to be a well-executed conversion. To my untrained eye it looks like the Alpha one kit
  7. We had the car running before we pulled the engine to replace a gasket and the cam. Today, after reinstalling, the car won't start. After cranking, it seems like it wants to start for a couple seconds. We pulled a plug and tried to get it to spark (after confirming we had fuel), but it didn't spark until AFTER we let off cranking. I plan on installing a spare points dizzy to see if somehow the ignition module was damaged, but we've done a lot of wire elimination earlier. Basically, the only wires to the interior go to the ignition switch and the tach. Again, the car started with the same setup previously; the only known change was a new gasket and cam. If anyone has any input or ideas, please let me know where to start looking, as electrical is not my forte.
  8. Ah yes, Jackie Chan and his partnership with Mitsu
  9. I have that as one of the 6 that I bookmarked while searching earlier The FSM is identical to the hard copy I have, but there were still some wires that I still wasn't sure about; although now I have some idea where the G & BY wires go to, i'm still not 100% If you wouldn't mind checking that would be AWESOME
  10. Well I'm currently elbows deep in a project with some ***** wiring and I was wondering if someone could help. I basically had to strip down the harness from where I connect to the ignition coil and where the temp sensor goes. I have been using my FSM for my '72 and am hoping that most of my tracing and guessing is correct. Here is what I have so far. The wiring abbreviations will be the same as the FSM standard: Long - Y - Temp sensor G - ? BY - ? B (becomes 2x - Neg coil - Neg dizzy (btw, swapped in an E12-80... I know how to wire that Short - BW - Pos coil from dizzy GW (becomes 2x BW when visible outside the harness) - Tach (?) - Pos coil (?) I'm not completely certain on ANY of these connections, but the ones without the question marks I'm FAIRLY certain of. If anyone knows these or is willing to chop open a wiring harness.... Thanks, Jason
  11. Welcome! I'm in Santee; I'm going to be working with AoK on the San Diego Grassroots Challenge, but I'll be down to help when I can!
  12. I doubt that this eBay ID will remain valid for long; doesn't seem like a long time eBayer. But still, I certainly hope that eBay is informed
  13. Someone got a killer deal! Although with this economy it's not surprising that not many bidders came out of the woodwork. I wonder if it was someone from this site?
  14. This may be a little bit of a 'tuner' magazine for most on this site, but I know I have gained much knowledge from the likes of Dave Coleman et al. Especially the "Rally Beater" 510 Source Interlink kills Sport Compact Car, laying off 115 employees Posted Nov 21st 2008 4:01PM by Damon Lavrinc Filed under: Etc. We just got off the phone with Joey Leh, former editor of Sport Compact Car, who informed us that the majority of the magazine's staff was laid off yesterday and that the February issue will be the last SCC you'll find on newsstands. The death of SCC follows Source Interlink's execution of Turbo earlier this year, and reports suggest that 115 employees have been given the boot and more titles could be axed in the future. Sport Compact Car was the go-to title for gearheads obsessed with small displacement engines, forced induction, number crunching and the black arts of ECU and suspension tuning, with a dedicated focus on down-and-dirty tech, unique reviews, stellar writing and going fast on a budget. Both the page count and circulation numbers have dropped over the last five years, although according to our sources, ad revenue was up and distribution was holding steady. On a personal note, SCC was the magazine that got this scribe hooked on driving and the finer points of air-to-fuel ratios, provided me with my first freelance gig and inspired me – primarily through the writings of Dave Coleman, Josh Jacquot, Mike Kojima, Andy Hope, James Tate, John Pearley Huffman and Jared Holstein, among many others – to pursue my dream of writing about cars. SCC will be sorely missed and the world is truly a worse place without it. Hit the jump to see a list of everyone who has made Sport Compact Car possible over the last two decades. UPDATE: We've gotten word that Truck Trend has also been canned. According to our commentators on the inside of Truck Trend, the mag hasn't been cancelled -- it's being "restructured." http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/21/source-...laying-off-115/
  15. Way too many pix to sit and upload But just imagine a showroom, automatic, silver 1973 and you'll get the picture
  16. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsun-Z-Series-240z-1973-72-71-70-240z-Survivor-5-786-miles-Time-capsule_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a543Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem330286878862QQitemZ330286878862QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks 5,786 original miles
  17. It's growing on me. I must say that the side shot made all the difference in the world to me. But then again, I have also learned to like the Z33. Still, I find this new design an improvement, hockey-stick lights and all.
  18. Well, I missed a can of worms while I was away! Welcome back, i guess?
  19. I plan on using some of that graphite wheel paint and then spraying it with a satin clear coat. A lot cheaper and it will still look decent.
  20. Man, I was just up in Riverside a few days ago at Castle Park
  21. Well, that was the first time staring it after 12 months of not running. I had relocated the batt to the back and did the IR alternator conversion. Messed up with the diode so it didn't shut off, hence the cutoff switch. I only ran it for a day without the full exhaust system (MSA 2.5" aluminized). The exhaust system through and through is the tits (6-1 w/ MSA 2.5")
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