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  1. Car Talk Forum
    I just got my first car (just a daily) and I immediately wanted to start a project car. The 1981 Datsun 280zx has always been a dream project of mine. I want to do a complete rebuild piece by piece. What engines would fit in the engine bay? I want at least 400hp by the end of this build, however...
  2. Cars for Sale: 1970-83 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX
    Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum. I’ve started this project over 6 years ago but because of my recent life changes and health conditions I need to sell my RB25DET powered 1983 280ZX. Please only respond if you understand and appreciate the work that’s been put into this built. Only reasonable...
  3. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    So I just bought my 1983 280zx and I’m trying to diagnose my turn signal problem and I looked up under the dash where the timer flasher is and it’s missing a component directly beside it. It’s a little smaller in size and has 2 pins outs that connect to it. So my question is, what is it?
  4. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Having trouble starting a 1982 280zx I recently bought. I got it close to starting after getting a remanufactured starter & ignition coil, but as soon as the coil was thrown in & I tried starting it, the green relay behind the battery blew (I saw the smoke come from there so I assumed it was...
  5. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    My 280zx won't start and I'm going through everything. I decided to check out the distributor timing for the spark plugs. I checked the wires and it was not in the correct firing order. From looking it up the firing order is 1-5-3-6-2-4, but how do I set this up on the distributor. Do I set the...
  6. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    so i have been a 82 ZX owner for a bit now but got into a small crash and it killed a lot of original components so i’ve been replacing and upgrading a lot of things on it because after the crash it was more way more pricy to keep everything original at first. so i just wanted to say screw it...
  7. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I have a 1979 280zx that I bought not too long ago. Before I owned it the ignition needed to be replaced but the previous owner chose to hotwire it instead. Now I have replaced the ignition but the wires are obviously still there. They are actually located on the passenger side. I don't know how...
  8. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hey guys, I'm new to the Z scene and I really like the 280zx. I was wondering how much hp this block can handle without serious modification. While I do plan on using a forced induction system, I don't plan to use a lot of boost. I want to build the car to at least keep up with my buddy's 370z...
  9. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hey all, Jumping into my first ever project car with my son. a 1980-81 280zx NA 2 seater. He is 8 and it's going to be his someday and I am expecting some help but I know a lot of this is going to be on me. It is not going to be a quick path moving forward, but mechanically the car appears...
  10. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hi im considering buy a 280zx turbo from 1983 but it has a problem with the throttle this is what the description says "It seems to fuel cut when you go full throttle so I think it needs a new fuel pump but could definitely use some fuel cleaning additives" I just wondering if this is a deal...
  11. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hi everyone I recently bought a used 1983 280zx that doesn't start. the fuel pump was replaced and is not the issue, but still doesn't prime or run when the key is turned. we tested the spark plugs and we have spark. so we hotwired the pump and fuel started leaking from the intake manifold...
  12. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hello everyone, I am experiencing an unusual problem with my 1980 NA 280ZX. Sometimes when I'm driving, after the car heats up it will idle high ~2500 rpm then sometimes it goes back down to normal later. It happens about 80% of the times I drive it, and doesn't seem to be running rich, or lean...
  13. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    My son was replacing the Alternator on his 1983 280zx and hooked it up wrong. We have lost all interior power to the car now. We are told it might be a mega fuse. I am wondering if it is a mega fuse, where it would be located and what amps it should be. Or if it might be a different problem...
  14. 240, 280, and 280 ZX turbo parts, engines, transmissions,

    Contact me I’m in Jurupa Valley CA and have a lot of Z parts engines transmissions and some misc. body parts new hood rear hatch good glass a complete 73 240 needs paint and restoration I’m motivated to sell everything make offers need to relocate soon Thank you for this opportunity I will...
  15. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I have a 79' automatic non turbo 280zx, the car starts and idles fine but when you start driving it slowly starts getting more and more lethargic and has a hard time getting up to speed than eventually loses all power and the fuel pressure hits zero,Then when you go to start it up again it runs...
  16. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    The previous owner of my 1981 280ZX said that the heater was “disconnected” so it won’t work. I would like to reconnect the heater so it works, but can’t seem to find much help online with this. How would I go about reconnecting this? I have most dash panels off so I can see inside where the...
  17. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hello everybody, I´m looking for a five-gear manual gearbox for my 280ZX Targa. What I found is a gearbox for a 280ZX turbo and I´d like to know, if this one is equivalent to the one of the "normal" 280ZX. I would be very glad, if anybody can help me with this! Thank you and have a nice day...
  18. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Recently got a new project for the summer and am having trouble tracking down parts. I'm new to the Nissan community and am hoping that you guys might be able to point me in the right direction as far as sources for parts. If this is not the right place for this kind of post, please let me know...
  19. WTB: Cars
    Im looking for a 280ZX that needs an engine put into it i live in the PDX area but im willing to pick up from further than that the car just needs a straight chassis and most body panels as I am going to redo the entire car
  20. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Good morning friends, Just purchased a dream car that I have always wanted that has been sitting for 10 plus years and now I picked it up with the hoping of getting it running again. I have put in new Injectors, Fuel pump, had the Head resurfaced with new seals. To start it you have to hold a...
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