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Hello! I've had my 240 for 6 months now and am just now getting around to posting. First, the car. A '71 Series I that was originally silver and is now blue. All it needed was an alternator and rear shocks.(no, I didn't pull the pins. I don't wanna pull the pins.) It's been reliable ever since. It has dealer AC that I've not bothered to put a belt on; its got the fried parking light circuit fuse which has been temporarily fixed (yes, it's fused and even relayed, but there's still a toggle dangling out the side of the console); and it doesn't idle. The choke must be used to manually control the idle. This doesn't cause any issues. Drives great, to me at least; I don't know any better. The pics. So, the VIN oddity. The B-pillar plate, the firewall stamping and this Texas VIN reassignment plate all read 16512. The dash VIN reads 134962. More pics. So the dash VIN is from a Series IV car. What's up with that? The Texas plate thing is from it being stolen and recovered in Texas in the 70's. Maybe the thieves changed the dash VIN and didn't bother with the others? Anyway, when we went to get it titled, the gal at the courthouse titled it with the VIN she saw through the windshield and did no further inspection. It bugs me a bit, but I wasn't about to bring up this kind of discrepancy and have the Z impounded or something crazy they might do. Also, of all things, it's numbers matching. (besides that VIN of course ) Thanks!
I have a '73 240z, stock. I finally got it to spark (see http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41386), and now I'm trying to get fuel to it. After a month of trying to get it to spark, I may have run all of the fuel through it. I put 5 gallons in the tank and cranked the engine for a good 2 minutes with no success. The fuel filter is dry. I looked in my Haynes and Chilton manuals. Each suggest that the '73 didn't have an electrical pump - only the mechanical pump up front. I crawled under and couldn't find an electrical pump, either. At least not an external one. I took a couple of pictures of what I did see, and I'm a little confused. There are two wires coming out of a module on the tank. I assume these are the fuel-level indicator wires. There are 2 more wires in the bundle that look like they've never been hooked up. (see pictures). Either way, I'm not getting gas to my motor. There hasn't ever been ANY debris in the fuel filter - I don't think its a clogged line. Assuming my fuel lines are dry and I only have the mechanical pump, do I have to prime it somehow? Thanks for the help - I'm really a noob when it comes to this, but I'm really enjoying the education. (My wife is trying to talk me into selling it, she doesn't really believe that I enjoy working on it. Would be an easier sell if it was ACTUALLY RUNNING:angry:).
is it possible for a garage hack with very little trans experience and ALOT of spare time to rebuild my gearbox myself?? i installed my 82zx engine and trans into my 71 240 and now want to fix my 2nd gear synchro problem. seems on 1-2 upshift there is a very brief grind with the clutch, impossible without. i have replaced slave cylinder (was leaking in the zx) and properly bled the system. grind is/was present in both cars, don't believe it's the clutch master cylinder. sorry if i'm in the wrong forum, but most racers i know do or have done their own mechanical work. if you think i could fix/rebuild my gearbox, where do i get the technical books and parts for a good performance-autocross build. thanks in advance for any positive feedback. my first post EVER!:stupid:
Hey all, Just thought i'd give alil shout out. I think i'm the newest member I bought a 280zx last weekend and I'm just fixing it up/getting it ready to drive. Not bad for a first car ay. Mines a 280zx auto in white. Up until the failed roadworthy i thought my car was in awesome condition, i still think it is XD. So yea thats about it. Awesome to be a member, and im already joined through facebook aswell Thanx all ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just found out its got some major rust... unfixable stuff underneath, my father+his panel beater mate told me to sell it. i dont know what to do, Fell in love with it and already gotta go.. Cheers all