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Challenger last won the day on August 11 2009

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  1. Back in the Datsun business!

    Thanks for the welcome Derek! It seems like there is a lot less traffic on hybridz now. I wonder if its partially due to the values going up and people not finding Zs for a $1000 and wanting to modify them. Also, nice work on the DOHC head! I came across your website and browsed through some of your posts.
  2. Hey, do you still have the 2+2 trim pieces? Id consider picking up some extras to have on hand... Thanks
  3. 280ZX Turbo Exhaust Manifold

    81-83 Turbo exhaust manifold, no cracks... Thanks! Derek
  4. Back in the Datsun business!

    Hello all. Its been about 6 years since I was last active here. I bought this car when I was 11 and "truly" drove it for the first time when I was 21. Through my entire child hood and even college I worked on the car. Body work, paint, interior, suspension, engine... all as time, experience and money allowed. I drove it to college one day before graduating, was able to take my grandpa for a ride and felt as though I had fulfilled her needs during that stage in my life. I moved away leaving the car at home and later in storage. This past fall I purchased my first house which included a two car garage and detached shop. I was very quick to get the car shipped over (to save storage cost) but didnt really have much of a desire to work on it. It had sat for so long with improper prep I was a little concerned about what I might find. Long story short, I got some inspiration back after my room mate went to look at a 510 that he will be purchasing this weekend. I got to drive the 510 around the block and got some good flashbacks to my times working on my car or driving the many donor cars that all filtered into the car I have today. I am committed to getting back at "the Z" and getting her on the road. It fired up fairly easily and with new gas, oil and a tightened hose clamp all seems to be intact. Initially it ran quite well but now it appears #3 is not firing. I suspect a clogged injector so I will be working on that here soon. Here are a few quick photos showing the transformation of both the car and me over the years. I look forward to being back in the community here as I was for so many years growing up. Thanks to HybridZ for all the support getting the car where it is and for many more projects in the future!
  5. Damage to the compressor wheel

    I actually bought a turbo off ebay that had similar damage. I dont know what caused it the guy said it was on a running ZX, my only guess would be debris. With them spinning that fast almost anything can cause damage I assume. I ran a piece of panty hose through mine with no damage, must have been something tougher than that. haha
  6. External Wastegate Dump Tube

    Thats the only one I have, not around the car to take pictures. I havent spent alot of time on it but I am having issues with controlling my boost, it is creeping way above what the spring says it should. I dont know if its another problem, who knows.
  7. turn signals not working

    Print it all out and tape it together. Get a highlighter and mark the lines relating to the turn signals, trace everything back to a power source or ground. From there with either the voltmeter or continuity check to make sure there isn't a cut wire, corroded connection, etc. following the wiring diagram is just about impossible on a computer, it's hard enough even on paper.
  8. Need help immediately, road accident

    Sorry man, hoping everything works out. I had my first accident a year ago, it sucks. Doesn't the insurance cover medical? If you have physical therapy bills you should have them covered by the auto insurance. Don't neglect your injury. Cars can be fixed, necks are harder.
  9. turn signals not working

    Sorry, Double post.
  10. turn signals not working

    Get the fsm manual wiring diagram, it helped me figure out my lights. Do you have a multimeter? The 6 pin connector that goes to the combination switch grounds two different wires to a single power wire. Doesn't matter if it's clean if it's broken, makes sure its actually making connections. Same with the hazard switch. When it is off there are two wires on its plugs that allow the blinkers to work. That has to be closed or it won't work. http://www.xenons30.com/reference.html Look at where power and grounds come from and work backwards. Be meticulous on tracing wires and you will find the problem easily.
  11. 81 280zx turbo Center Console

    280zx center console, it was in my rafters in a box. Tried to sell it and must have just forgotten about it. 45 shipped. Thanks
  12. Shaved Intake Manifold

  13. Shaved Intake Manifold

    Yes, as soon as the eve plate is on the manifold will be sealed so it will be ready to use. Turbo motor are fine. Keep your boost under say, 100 psi and you'll be fine. Haha