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  1. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I have been making alot of post recently but hey, where else am I going to get the z car knowledge. My 83 datsun 280zx. the weather stripping for the doors is just insanely over priced in my opinion and I do not want to pay $300+ for one door especially since mine are not that bad. On both doors...
  2. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I have a stupid question but I can’t get a clear answer. I’m not sure if my 280zx has a turbo or not. Based on the VIN I don’t think it does, but I swear there is a turbo affixed to the engine. Can anybody confirm if the attached picture shows a 280zx turbo that has been added aftermarket? Thank...
  3. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Okay so, this is my first project car and first car that is older (83 datsun 280zx NA) I'm having a weird problem. The car starts and runs fine cold. Can drive it for hours with no problems. Can turn it off after its warm and then instantly turn it back on and it runs no problem. BUT if I turn...
  4. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Can’t seem to find any info, and I just got my hands on one in pretty good condition, but I wanted to update the exhaust
  5. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hey guys, thought Id open a thread on this topic, exactly what the titles says. Any advice on GPS trackers, brands, installations (ie should i just get a battery powered one or should i try to hook it up to the car and give it a battery trickle slow charge so that its always on? if so any ideas...
  6. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Okay so I have seen a few post over this but they all seem to be a little over the place so I thought I'd ask about what I found here. I have a 1983 datsun 280zx non turbo. Just rebuilt the transmission and now need to decide on what oil to use. In my research I read to replace the differential...
  7. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    So I just rebuilt the transmission on my 1983 280zx and got it all put back together and just remembered that I did not do the safety punch on the transmission nuts. How likely is it that the nuts will back off? Should I just bite the bullet now and take the transmission back apart to safety...
  8. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I just bought a 1976 280z, my first problem is I believe this car was in the Houston flood. The previous owner has put a few aftermarket items on the car, such as power windows, remote locks, and a stereo system. The car was offered for $9500, but I asked for $5500, If I came down to Houston...
  9. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    I’ve been battling with the drivers side door on my 280zx. It won’t open from the inside or the outside. After several hours of using various slim Jim’s and coat hangers I finally gave up that method after I was almost certain I was pulling on the right part. I finally (begrudgingly) cut through...
  10. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hello All, So I recently came into possession of a '78 280z. I decided to get it as I've wanted one for years and I see it as a bit of personal challenge. I'm somewhat confident in my skills and have some experience working with cars and replacing parts on my daily Honda (suspension, exhaust...
  11. Car Talk Forum
    Sorry if this is the wrong channel to post this. Basically I've been trying to buy a Z car for like over a year at this point and have never had a right place right time scenario. This car looks really good on the surface but is giving me bad vibes just because I've never seen one like this...
  12. 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...
  13. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Hello, I have recently undergone starting my 1975 Datsun 280z. The past owner claims it was started and ran 1 year before I bought it, 2.5 years before today. So far I have: Replaced the battery Replaced the fuel pump and added pre-pump filter Replaced fuel filter Replaced all hoses Installed...
  14. 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...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, Looking to get active with a bunch of like minded people. I really want to acquire and restore a 240 preferably or 260z. I got infected with the car virus by my dad, whos currently restoring a jag xke mark 1. I've always been a big fan of all kinds of sports car. But after seeing...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Car Talk Forum
    Hi I am about to purchase a 73 240z with 60k miles on it. The carwas garage kept looks to have no rust on it, but the only downside to this 240 is that it has a automatic transmission in it. I just just curious if you guys could give me some recommendations as to what kind of mods I could do to...
  19. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    The 280zx I purchased needs a new clutch and a new shifter bushing, I would like to put a performance clutch in and a short throw shifter, however I still relatively new to the car scene and especially the Zs, if anyone has advise on what parts to get it would be greatly appreciated. Money is a...
  20. 70-83 Tech Discussion Forum
    Lined up to buy an '81 280zx that's been sitting for close to 30 years, the owner claims to have the parts needed to get it restored but hasn't had the time to install everything. There are a few hoses that lead to nothing as well as a towel blocking something in the engine underneath the...
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