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  1. Hey everybody, so we did a full engine restauration on my 76 280z and now I did 700km to break in the engine. It started to run rather rough after 450km and when I checked today, Cylinder Nr. 3 plug was all oily (2 and 4 looking perfect) and i could see an oil film on the cylinder (was up at that point). Also, oil pressure shows rather low (nearly 0 when idling hot and 1/3 on 3000rpm) but that could also be the gauge which is still the original one. So, did I mess up the break in? Engine had to sit quite some time after assembly and we put the rings in ourselves. Whats now the sensible way? (I am 500km away from my shop+tools). Could a head retorque work? I would like to try this before going to a shop for a compression test. Any other good way apart from a leakdown to differentiate headgasket from valve stem (somebody mentioned going to 4000rpm in low gear and have somebody watch for smoke when going off the throttle rapidly)? Also, there is a little leak close to cylinder Nr. 4 on the block but not oil..... Also: no overheating, no excessive oil consumption as far as I can tell that now. Oil is clear, not frothy. Did check for bubling in the radiator or hissing after running it 2 min cold. Pistons were new, as well as rings etc etc. thanks in advance
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    Oil in cylinder, retorque HG?

    I just multimetered them. Plug/wiring seems good. I guess its either blocked or getting tired. (3 are acutally still the original ones). Anybody has 3 spares? ^^
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    Oil in cylinder, retorque HG?

    soooo.....I am basically an idiot.... the long version, looks like one injector seized or got blocked. I can still hear it firing with a screwdriver, but less defined, and when I pull the plug nothing changes as opposed to all other cylinders. Can I swap over the plug from cylinder 3? They should all fire at the same time, right? Just to rule out the cable..
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    Oil in cylinder, retorque HG?

    Thanks TimZ, will definitely do that. Today some friendly 180SSS geeks living 5km away came to the rescue (you cannot imagine how rare datsun people are over here). We checked spark, all good swapped plugs to other cylinders compression tested all cylinders --> no problem here checked valve clearance --> tiny bit off on cylinder 4 did a leak down. --> pressure went away very fast on cylinder 4 and cylinder 3 (sadly I now realise we only checked those two) but no bubbling or hissing anywhere..... did we do something wong? The mechanic said it would most likely be okay since there is no noises anywhere at 6 bar pressure
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    Oil in cylinder, retorque HG?

    Here is the thing. I am positive I could fix the valve seal here and still drive the car (registration going another month before winter break) but definitely not a ring...thats why I dont want to take the head off here, no chance getting it home then (would you say it could be driven 450km in this condition?). Is there any way to visually inspect the valve seals with the cover off? If I get it right I wont gain much from a simple compression test because there already is oil in the cylinder? Any ways I will get a compression kit asap and then see
  6. Sooo, I am finally starting my build thread. over 2 years ago I read an article about the Z, and immediately thought I should go for one. I have a strong background with my fathers cars (Mostly Citroen DS) and have driven one of those for 2 years at a time. I guess what really got me was the statement that it´s a GT car for larger people (i´m quite tall) and thats exactly my type of car. This may also explain why I got a 2+2...I actually honestly and seriously like it more that the coupe + we have an autobahn and wheelbase is king After half a year I found a lovingly butchered 260z 2+2 euro spec with a 2.8l engine and LPG conversion virtually everything was broken but hey, only 5.5k complete with bondo, rust, ripped interior, weird parts etc. so I had to leave the high class dutch escort (looking) woman selling it and moved on (thats why I just have to buy a hardwood club, when you find that in a trunk you KNOW the owner has class). some more digging brought me here fast forward through 2 blown deals where cars were sold elsewhere even though I had already started with shipping, we come to the part with the hero of the story Daniel, here from hybridz volunteered to check out a car from me and it was instant love. A 76´ 280z 2+2 with one owner, stored since 83, 47k original miles and completely unmolested, so exactly what I was looking for and even for a good price. i will skip through some stupid stuff with my german bank and in the end Daniel took the car and kept it for me till paperwork was pushed hard enough to produce a title. Once again, I am still puzzled about the amount of favors he did for me! Enough sentimentality, THE CAR: 1976 280z 2+2 (N42/N42) from Richmond, CA still with 83 plates Edit: Remembered it wrong, is 55k (47k miles) (we took the engine apart) missing title but already over 1k invested by the owners son before selling (see later why) and here leaving america after nearly 6 month of waiting, oh what a day
  7. My car is officially done since I start messing with it Will go for the 92´200sx (never had 240sx here) CA18det gearbox swap thanks to our workshop here at work ^^ Managed to find a pristine box for 110$ in other news, I managed to get my fuel tank all rusted out. But for now it will work again.... VID-20180726-WA0000[1].mp4 VID-20180726-WA0000[1].mp4 ope
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    center console harness 280z

    Hey, does anybody have a spare 75-76 280z center console harness? Its the one with the 3x3 hazard switch plug and the black radio connector. Don´t want to butcher my one since somehow a 77-78 got in there which is in far too good condition to modify. Its the one from the two black plugs (C10 and C11) to the radio, hazard etc. Like this one, only with the 3x3 connector. thanks
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    Minnesota Bodyshop

    Hello Guys, stangely I was asked for a bodyshop recommendation in Minnesota... don´t ask me why anyways, the car is american muscle out of a field, in need of large bodywork. Car has sentimental value to my friend and he wants it done in 18 month. Lower 1/3 needs replacement, panels can be bought. So: Can anybody recommend a shop willing to take it on for a reasonable price? (he got quotes around 100k ) thanks so much guys!
  10. now that would be a fun LS swap for sure especially since the whells are just welded metal plates, called Pilote Wheels
  11. in other news. My fathers project also finished nearly in the same time. Just leaves the shared project 4wd to be finished
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    280SR-Z from Germany

    In case somebody wants some chunks translated just let me know ^^ So far is was about an idiotic regulation here in germany where you can only increase power 40% over stock, then you need to supply a stiffness evaluation certificate for the car (above 10k€ ...) and the old SR20 CA18 discussion regarding aftermarket parts etc. I just asked for the 2+2 bumper parts ^^
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    280SR-Z from Germany

    Hübsch! funk mal durch wenn du die Plastikteile der 280z Stoßstange loswerden willst. Bei mir sind einige gerissen und ich hätte gerne wenigstens die Option die zu nutzen. Apart from that, yes, 2+2 were really popular when the car was new. Nearly 1:1 rartio here of Coupe and 2+2 whereas it was like 1:10 in america iirc. Wheelbase->stability->autobahn
  14. Hey all, i have always wonders about this thing here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_tGt5V5rGDVNzBNN2RYbVNYRFE/view Item 24. its the racing under guard. Anybody has additional information about that one, or even measurements? Looks like a good idea for german autobahn ^^
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    Under Guard Kit 99090 Datsun racing

    Ah, good to know.... I would go into the areo direction. Any idea who could have dimensions? + 10mm ... Fiberglas? Sounds bulky indeed. Sooo, how would one tackle getting the aero transferred to an 280z
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    Under Guard Kit 99090 Datsun racing

    i think so! + I would like to reproduce it, not purchase it. Thats why I would like to see the dimensions thats w
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    1975 280z Part Out, bushings, and more

    Sounds good, shoot me a PM with price+shipping to Germany please Already got the switch in the meantime, so just the harness + eventually radio
  18. Grüße zurück. Ich melde mich wenn die Ausfahrt mal Richtung Ostsee geht
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    1975 280z Part Out, bushings, and more

    DAMN! no chance or getting them shipped prior i guess?
  20. Hey folks, I have (for now) chosen black 240z style bumpers and I am wondering it chrome bumper guards would be a) quite nice looking contrast b) horrible ? so did anybody try this combo?
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    1975 280z Part Out, bushings, and more

    Hey, can you sell me the center console harness? Its 30cm and running from the right footwell under the center console. You can actually see it on your pictures That + hazard switch also, price for the radio? And do you have the jack kit? (this way it makes sense to ship)
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    76 280z parts - hatch, trans, heater core, etc

    Do you have a center console harness? Its the 30cm long subharness with 2 black plugs on one side
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    75-76 Hazard switch

    Yes, the 3x3 one! Do you also have the small piece of harness running from the 2 black plugs (C10 and C11) to the hazard switch? would buy both switch and cable
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    75-76 Hazard switch

    Hey you all, for some strange reason my 12/75 has a 77 year hazard switch + plug! Spend 2 days cleaning everything only to figue out one has a 3x3 plug the other a 2x4. Only that my harness has a 2x4 plug as well! So I need a new switch+maybe a 3x3 harness side plug cheers Richard
  25. hmmmm, i thought thats what the 6-1 header in my garage was for can´t wait to drive it, just need to figure out the turn signal and then I am ready to go ! Would really like to swing by for a beer, just need fitting floaters for my whale
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