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  1. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    Yes sir, that's the Hurst shifter boot and the Datsun boot combined. We tried the diode route and we could not do it since their kit has a diode already in place. We were able to get a resistor to work and turn the light off but it was getting hot as hell. We then tried a bigger resistor and then nothing would work. I'm hoping the diagram and harness they sent fixes it. If not we will just have to experiment with different size and brand resistors in order to find one that actually works and does not get supper hot.
  2. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    I had to have the Hurst shifter modified since it was too tall and leaned to the left a bit too much. It is now centered with the console and the correct height when I install the knob. Once we get the high beam indicator light sorted then it's off to get the carpet done. The high beam indicator light stays on all the time, it's a bit dim but it's on. It appears this is a known issue with the Dapper Lighting HID kits. Somehow the ballast bleeds back ground which turns on the high beam indicator light all the time. I have been working with Dapper Lighting and it appears the fix is to covert the system to a positive switch instead of a ground switch. They are sending me a diagram and hopefully that fixes the problem. The HID lights work as they should the only issue is the high beam indicator staying on all the time which just annoys the hell out of me.
  3. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thank You, I appreciate the kind words.
  4. I guess it's like most things when building a car. It boils down to personal preference. Personally I think a dual exhaust sounds much better and looks much better than a single exhaust. I know people that love the sound of a single exhaust though. So it's all about what you want. I don't race my car therefore the extra weight does not bother me at all. For racing it may be a different story though, depending on the type of racing being done.
  5. Welcome back, Looking forward to seeing this build come together.
  6. OK, Sorry for taking so long to get back to you with the hanger pictures but here they are. There are 4 hangers on this exhaust. One behind each muffler and one on each side of the X pipe. The exhaust is solid and doe snot move around but has enough flexibility to move some due to the urethane bushings.
  7. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    I was able to vacuum the A/C system this weekend to 30 inches of vacuum. Held vacuum overnight and charged it the next day. Not bad for idling in a 105 degree garage. I think it will do better on the highway. Now to get the oil pressure and engine water temperature gauge synchronized to the ECU.
  8. I'm with you man, dual all the way back is the way to go. Don't send your parts back just yet. I had my exhaust built since I don't possess fab skills. The hangers were made to fit as well. X pipe was flow tested to ensure it works properly. I don't have pictures of the hangers but I will try and get you some in the next couple of days.
  9. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words.
  10. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    I got the exhaust completed and the car back home. Now the next step is to get the gauges synchronized with the computer sensors and set up a time to have the car tuned.
  11. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    Thank You, I still want to have it repainted. There are some flaws that my anal self just can't live with but it looks good from 10 feet away....LOL
  12. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    Had the 4 alignment done and dropped the car off at a friend's house to get the exhaust redone. The exhaust was just too close to the inside of the rear tires for my taste so we decided to redo the entire thing since I still needed to have the section between the headers and X pipe done anyways. It felt good to drive it a few feet after all these years. IMG_1123.MOV
  13. alainburon

    TrackZpeeds CXRacing LS1 T56 240z

    looking good
  14. alainburon

    78 280Z LS3 Project

    I'm back working on the Z again. Was able to get the Headlight Harness completed and installed. That harness controls the headlights, horns, side markers, turn signals, electric fans and A/C trinary switch. It should all stay tucked under the fender liner for a clean look. I fitted all the body panels back on the car. Getting ready for a 4 wheel alignment and then to get the exhaust completed, I should be able to get that done this weekend if it the rains holds. It's a shame to do all this work and have to take back apart again when it goes back to the body shop.
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