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  1. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I've recently installed my 123ignition distributor into my 81 280zx, while doing so, I believe I shorted the entirety of the ignition harness from the coil back to the switch. When turning the key, nothing activates, no relays can be heard, the fuel pump does not prime, the engine does not...
  2. Cars for Sale: 1970-83 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX
    Looking for one 280zx piston, flat top, standard size, from an 81-83 ZX. Stamped P79 on top.
  3. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I'm getting quite close to (hopefully) running my '81 ZX for the first time, but I'm having concerns about how I've run my fuel lines to the fuel rail. Since the fuel rail I mounted needs to have the fuel pressure regulator mounted elsewhere, and I can't find a location for that, I stuck the...
  4. WTB: Parts & Accessories
    Looking for the fuel tank sending unit for 1979 to 1983 280zx. Condition is not the main concern, but would prefer if it was in working order. I am restoring a 1980 280zx and it does not currently have one. I am searching scrap yards ad well, but hoping this might be faster.
  5. WTB: Parts & Accessories
    I was able to find a 1980 280zx with no major body damage or rust. All original interior, and even a louver. Sadly it is missing a dash pad. I am quickly realizing these are going to be very hard to replace. I have found a shop that can fab one, but they need one to create a mold, which as we...
  6. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I just bought my 83' 280ZX and it has the normal 40y/o car issues with the engine and I'm looking to restore it to it's old glory. To start I find a couple problems off the bat, the coolant recovery reservoir/tank has a pretty bad crack in it and so does the wiper fluid tank and all the OEM ones...
  7. Car Talk Forum
    I Have a 1983 280zx . I’ve put in a new alternator a new starter and new battery and it still won’t ?? I what else should I change or check ?? Need help
  8. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I recently inherited an 83' 280zx from my grandfather, it runs and drives but I am going to start restoring it. I have decent mechanical skills (though not on anything this old) and the factory service manual. I don't know a whole about these cars and need help knowing where to start, especially...
  9. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hello ZCAR community, We just inherited a 1983 Datsun 280zx non turbo from our grandfather. There's a lot of memories attached to this vehicle so we want to do right by our grandfather and get this car running again. I know we have to replace the fuel rail as well as the injectors, they both...
  10. Cars for Sale: 1970-83 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX
    Datsun 280ZX 2 seater with t-tops Year 1983 Engine 2.8 L straight 6 (non-turbo) 5 speed manual transmission Color Maroon Interior Red Mileage 62,000 Contact: Jeff Weikel Columbus, Ohio E-mail [email protected] Phone 614-395-3290
    $6,995 USD
  11. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    working on removing my 280zx's gas tank but unfortunately, the nuts holding the straps up are seized. I've sprayed them with at least half a bottle of WD-40 and some other penetrating oils but all was in vain as the nuts are still stuck. I'm only working with combination wrenches because the...
  12. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I'll explain quick. I just replaced the head gasket on my 81 280ZX. While I had the head out, I decided I was going to replace the old trumpet style fuel rail with a billeted aluminum one. In total that was about all I did. Everything is back together now and on the test drive everything went...
  13. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    finishing up the vacuum lines on my N/A 1981 280zx, ran into a problem figuring out where these few bits in red go. Looked everywhere over the internet for good pictures to show me where they lead to but everything tends to get tangled over the valve cover and I can't figure out what goes to...
  14. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I have had my 83 Turbo ZX for over 16 years (in my garage) - as with most project cars, work, kids, and life have placed it squarely on the back burner for way too long. Around 2010 I overhauled the engine and replaced many of the internal parts - also swapped out the pathetic 3 speed automatic...
  15. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I have a 1983 280zx and i'm new to pulling engines and engine swaps. I would like to know tips and help on what kits i should buy for bellhousing adapters because i want to keep my trans. Also what engine mounting kits i should buy along with what Ls engine i should swap in that can keep my...
  16. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Well, this should be easy enough to describe. My 1981 280ZX is having a bit of a starting issue. At rest, the vehicle usually hangs out around 14 volts. When I turn the key to run. The starter sounds like it turns over once normally and then becomes haggard and battery voltage drops down to...
  17. For Sale Nissan

    Cars for Sale: 1970-83 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX
    Ikk
    $15,000 USD
  18. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Doing brake job on a 79 model, can't fit the new pads on the rear, turned the piston many many times but it never locked. As of right now, I can fit the inner pads in but not the outer one, it needs about 1-2mm of clearance, while the inner has play. on the Haynes manual, it says "Prior to...
  19. Cars for Sale: 1970-83 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX
    Garage Kept. 2.8l - 6 cylinder stock car. Red with gray interior, T-Tops, window tint. 5 Speed Manual transmission, PS, PW, A/C blows cold, no cracks in dashboard, no visible wear or tear in the interior. Recent tune-up, new injectors, spark plugs, wires, battery. Tires look like new. Runs and...
    $5,500 USD
  20. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I'm looking for a turbo distributor, oil rod, and oil pump. Couldn't find any in my area so just wondering if anyone had one for sale or knew where I could get.
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