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jhm last won the day on December 31 2017

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  1. jhm

    Stock front sway bar - $20 USD!

    Sold. Thx to all who were interested. Admins can delete the post, if so desired.
  2. jhm

    Orange Airbox

    BUMP. New price: $25 plus shipping.
  3. jhm

    OEM Heater Blower Assembly

    BUMP -- still available. $20 plus shipping.
  4. Nice price. Didn't know AZC was offering those pieces....may have to look into it. Thx.
  5. Nice parts list! 👍 Dropping some serious change on this build. You may want to consider some adjustable tie rod ends, while you're at it....there's a couple vendors out there; I've got T3's, and am pretty happy with the quality. Apex Engineering just released some, but I don't know anyone that's used them yet.
  6. jhm

    240z retrostat removal

    Couldn't agree more with the advice above. Have seen several members here, and on other forums, recently tackle electrical issues with a random, unsystematic approach....replacing components at random without any deliberate analysis or troubleshooting. Just leads to frustration and lots of time/money spent on needless replacements. BTW, if you determine that your issues are indeed caused by the gauge lamp dimmer rheostat, and if you don't care about the functionality of the rheostat, it can be removed from the system. It's just a variable resistor. I always prefer my gauges on full bright, so I removed the rheostat and jumped the two leads together....giving full current to the gauge lamps whenever switched on. Good luck with it.
  7. Looks like a really nice old 240. You are already WAY ahead where most of us usually are when starting with a newly-acquired Z. Have fun with it, and welcome to HybridZ.
  8. Congrats on your find and good luck with the resto-build. Looking forward to seeing the progress!
  9. Current flows to the wiper motor through the wiper relay on the relay panel in the passenger footwell. Relay could be bad, but I would test it before replacing. The wiper motor could also be bad. Try applying 12v directly to the motor to test. The wiper mechanism may also be frozen, which would prevent the wipers from working, but they can be cleaned up and lubed pretty easily. Yes, the switch for the rear defroster is typically located in the center console, under the radio.
  10. Were you able to download all the FSM docs you needed? The wiper wiring runs from the combo switch, through the dash harness, to the wiper relay in the passenger footwell....it should not have any connections in the area of the radio. There is a plug on the firewall inside the engine compartment which can become loose and/or corroded, causing the wipers to fail. Hope this helps.
  11. SJ, that's a bummer....sorry to hear that it didn't work for you. I went back and checked my flasher unit, and I'm pretty sure it's the same one you bought from Amazon. It's been working fine for almost a year now. Weird. The good news is that these are obviously becoming more popular, cheaper, and more readily available. Maybe check one out like Miles is running. Sorry again the unit from Amazon didn't work for you.
  12. Happy to help. WRT the unidentified cut wires, I would try testing them for continuity between the cut ends and the same-colored pin connectors at the big junction block in the passenger footwell. Once you've found the correct wire/pin location on the junction block, you can use the FSM data to nail down the what the cut wire was for. Sounds tedious, but really shouldn't take long once you get going.
  13. Yeah, those "complete vehicle" schematics have their uses sometimes; but they can also be a nightmare. Here's the only 240 body electrical FSM I have; it's for a '73. May help you at least partially. That 3-pronged female plug may be for power antenna (see page 4 on the attached). Have you checked http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30/fsm.html? This is the best source for Z car electrical schematics online that I know of. Download EVERYTHING you might ever need....the website comes and goes over time; and you never know when it might disappear completely. Good luck with it. BE Body Electrical.pdf
  14. I must say it really is impressive to see your level of commitment, patience and attention to detail on this restoration -- very impressed with your metal work and fab skills. Kudos for bringing this old girl back to life!!