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  1. Im having the same issue 12 volt on black wire, what wire did you end up connecting that to ? any pics thanks

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    Weird electrical issue with headlights

    I might upgrade to that as the previous owner put some H4 housings in, but there are no relays or anything in place. Thanks for the tips!
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    Weird electrical issue with headlights

    It ended up being the ground wire from the dimmer switch to headlight switch, it was connected and tested continuity fine, but the connection wasn't strong enough for the headlights. When I ran an independent ground wire from the dimmer switch to the chassis they came on. I put on new connectors on the original wire and the headlights work finally.
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    Weird electrical issue with headlights

    Oops! It's a '72 with factory wiring (from what I can tell) for all of the lighting, switches, etc. except for the conversion to MSA blade style fuse box. I do have a service manual and have looked through the diagrams and tested to my ability the switches which appear to be functioning properly at the switch level. The fact I had power to the ground (black) wire on the headlight plug is what was confusing to me and I hadn't seen anyone else in a search with similar issue. I'm reduced to guessing, and not having a thorough understanding lead me to the question. I manually traced all the wires involved with the headlight circuit behind the dash, but outside of that it's all in the original loom. I'd rather not tear that apart if someone had something else I should look at per the symptoms. Both switches were rebuilt and working previously, The "loose" wires I have don't appear to be in the diagram from what I can tell (except for the blue/white) and that's part of where I'm at a loss (if they are indeed even necessary or part of my issue). Unfortunately they were not labelled when the dash was removed by someone else and left in my lap...but that's another issue altogether...
  5. I had the whole interior taken out when having the car painted. Prior to, headlights and everything worked fine. I've since put the dash back in and got the car running and everything works fine except for the headlights and turn signals. Both the combo switch and dimmer switch are rebuilt and seem to be working fine. I do have a couple of individual wires with no home in the steering column that I can't identify on the wiring harness and have no power or continuity to ground (seen in the pic below). 1. Tested 12V at both HL fuses (upgraded MSA blade fuse panel) when switched on 2. Tested dimmer switch and see ground being applied to different wires when high beams are switched on/off 3. I have 12V to the headlight plug black wire (shouldn't this be ground?) I also have ground continuity check fine at the headlight plug on the red/black wire 4. When I plug the physical headlight into the plug, the 12V black wire becomes <1V and stays as such until I cycle the combo switch 5. Front turn signals do light up and have power, but do not flash and the hazard switch does not work...not sure if they are related and I haven't tested the blinker. Both headlights are H4 housings which use all the stock wiring, upgraded by previous owner, if that makes any difference. Is there a grounding issue somewhere? Car starts and runs fine, all other lights, including brake lights, are fine. Wires with no home 1. Red wire out of the harness with aftermarket female connector 2. black wire out of the harness with aftermarket male connector 3. black/yellow wire out of harness with female connector 4. blue/white wire out of steering column with male connector
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    Wow, what a great looking install! This is very clean and professional looking and seems to fit really well inside the car.
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    From The Ashes

    I'm fixed so no worries about the family lol I'll keep the thread updated as I go, just ordering a half dozen gauges tonight to finish out a whole new interior I've got coming together. I'll get some updated pictures once I finish that up...
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    From The Ashes

    Might as well just update this thread. New walbro 255 pump tossed on there and re-did the fuel line is redone. Had McKinney weld up their coil-over setup too. Rides much better, typical bouncey suspension, but feels pretty good. With the new pump the car idles much better and now pulls smoothly in every gear, knock counts on the powerFC are much reduced as well. ...now to rebuild the steering, swap the rear brakes, and replace any worn bushings.
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    From The Ashes

    Sorry, I don't visit the forums often! I'll get the wheel size and offset as soon as I get the car back from the shop. I assume 16x7, the tires rub a bit up front and hit the fender lip in the back over bumps while driving, but otherwise okay. I drive the car regularly, only issue so far has been a sticking wastegate. Right now I'm having the strut towers cut out and welded up for a coilover setup. When it comes back, I have to sort out a vibration issue I think is related to an out of balance driveshaft and then little stuff like rebuild the steering rack.
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    Fiberglass door panels w/speaker holes

    Along the bottom edge on one and top edge on the other (same place since the panels were put in opposite each other).
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    Fiberglass door panels w/speaker holes

    Got mine in the mail the other day. They look great, quality is nice and will be awesome when installed. There was a small 1/2" nick from being thrown around by USPS, but nothing I can't fix with a little tape when I cover them with vinyl. Very happy with them!!
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    Fiberglass door panels w/speaker holes

    Possible to still get in on this right now for a set?
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    From The Ashes

    Already put a weekend worth of elbow grease with some rubbing and polishing compound and the old paint polishes out like new. I'll take care of the rust later on once the rest of the car is done. Not a big fuel cell fan for something that will see more street than track use, so I'm probably going to keep the same idea and weld up a surge tank like I had in an old L28ET setup. Already ordered a bunch of interior bits and carpet kit to clean up the interior. I've got some sound deadening liquid to put down and get the interior all cleaned up and working/looking better than new. A pair of Recaros and probably have a 4pt cage welded in to round it out. Working on what I'm sure will be a very long list of things I'll eventually do to the car, but it seems to run good for now! Needs more rubber on it, 225s don't do this car justice...
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    1975 280Z LS1-6spd

    I was willing to pay full price, was just too late, I'm sure it went for pretty much the asking price, it looks worth it
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    Revolution gauges installed!

    What size are you guys buying for the tach and speedo? They don't seem to offer bigger than 4" in the speedo, but I thought the Z used 5"?