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  1. Turn Signal Issues

    Miles, I did see those but I am trying to take a stab at it myself. I finally got this one sorted out too. The mistake I was making was not using the signal wire from the combo switch as the trigger to energize the relay. I have attached a diagram showing how I wired it up, using the OEM plug from the headlight to wire into for the 280z. The only piece you need to add is a ground wire from the headlight to the chassis. It took me a minute to figure it out but this keeps the headlight functionality. I added a redundant set of relays that keep the headlights from being turned on unless the key is in the ACC or RUN positions too since I have a habit of leaving mine on. The headlights I purchased also have a set of halos and integrated turn signals. Those can be run off the +12V line powering the relays (in my case) and a splice into the positive (Green-White) turn signal wire. I will be keeping the stock markers for added visibility until I change up the front end. I hope this diagram will help someone who is not so electrically savvy in the future to wire up LED headlights. I purchased a set of headlights designed for a Jeep. If I made a mistake somewhere along the line please let me know so I can fix it on my rig too. Thanks everyone!
  2. Turn Signal Issues

    I may have sorted that issue too, let me know if I figured this right. I wired the headlights up based on normal relay wiring. 12V to the 30 terminal, ground off the 85, trigger on 86 and output to the 87. i believe that I need to have it wired with 12V to the 30 and 86, the trigger to 85 (headlight switch) and out to 87. Does that make sense? Did I get that right or am I way off?
  3. Turn Signal Issues

    JHM, you are correct. The turn signals both operate flawlessly but the hazards do not. Throughout this his process I have discovered a separate issue with my headlights. I am am replacing the original lights with a set of LED headlights. Each beam for each light operates on its own relay, wired in from the original headlight plugs. They are wired direct to a 12V source with the signals coming off the original harness. My issue is this, the high beams turn on when the light switch is activated and will turn off with the high low switch but low beams do not operate and highs do not turn back on when the light switch is active. I’m definitely at a loss for this one. Thank you you for all your help.
  4. Turn Signal Issues

    Sorry, I have a 76 280z. Fuses are okay okay and the flasher units are in good order. I think I may just be chasing gremlins. I pulled off the clamshell to check out switch. Turns out I have two signal switches. One mounted and one dangling under the column. I checked the mounted one and the contacts were clean and the switch operated smoothly but no signal. Checked the hazard switch, still running left side only. Switched to the hanging switch. Both left and right didn’t work. Checked the hazard; ran left side only. Turned the hazards off (ready to dive into other areas) and the blinker worked. Runs in both directions. Checked the mounted switch to see if it was a fluke and that switch runs both sides now too.... I have a bulb out on the right side I have to find but otherwise the blinkers work great. I still cant think of what would cause the left to run and the right not to given the contacts are good throughout. I checked the wires from the hazard to the flasher and they are fine. They also appear to be fine to the lights. Do I have a bad hazard switch? thoughts?
  5. Turn Signal Issues

    Hello all! I have a question for you. I have been doing a carb conversion so electrical has taken a backseat. I have have been working on rewiring and installing some led headlights and finally got to get the turn signals. I have done some hunting through the forums and thought I would ask just to get some expert advice on my particular situation. My turn signals do not work in either position, no lights on the dash or from the markers. Hazard switch worked before. Still turns on and runs the left blinker only. I am making the assumption that I have a connection issue at the switch since neither position works. Will a issue at the switch explain why the hazard will run the dash and signal lights for the left only or would there be a second issue? What is the best plan of attack? Thanks in advance for all of your help!
  6. Louver Lock

    Hey all, I have an interpart louver on my 280z but the locks are completely toast. I'm looking for a set of locks or some guidance on how to hold it down otherwise. Let me know what you have! Thanks!
  7. Converting From EFI to a Holley 1976 280Z

    Zhoob that is the one, thank you! And the reason for the surge tank is more future plans. I know it isn't necessary now, but I do have plans of an RB swap in the future, so updating all my systems bit by bit to where I need them will make the swap in the future easier. Thank you everyone!
  8. Hello fellow Z enthusiasts, I am on the hunt for a few things regarding the fuel system and I would like some guidance. First things first, I will be doing a fuel surge tank setup. Somewhere, at some point, I saw a beautiful system that had been run off the stock tank and laid out in the spare tire well that had been dynomatted with blue/red -AN fittings. If someone knows which picture/forum/thread I am referring to I would love the link as I know it answers all of my questions. But if it cannot be found, I am asking if there is truly a difference between buying Jegs or Summit or another generic branded item vs. Aeromotive or another name brand that would warrant the price tag difference for a converted L28 that isn't hopped up? I, as well as every other car enthusiast, have aspirations of 500HP monsters under the hood. Realistically that dream is years in the future and I can cross those bridges when I need to. So what would you all recommend to run using the stock tank to convert to carbs from EFI on a surge tank setup? Any insight is much appreciated, thank you. -Robert
  9. WTB 4 Barrel Manifold and Headers

    Hey everyone, I am looking for a 4 Barrel intake manifold and a set of headers for my 280z. I am in Spokane WA, relocating to Portland OR soon so if you are close that is even better! Let me know what you have and I will get back to you as soon as I am able. Thank you! Robert
  10. Fusible Link Upgrade Help

    Ah okay. That makes sense, I totally skipped over the little diagram at the bottom. Thank you for the clarification!
  11. Fusible Link Upgrade Help

    NewZed, I'm just using the reference for the atlanticz link above. It shows an alternator- ignition relay, ignition switch, headlight switch, and EFI ignition relay. That's why I am referring to an EFI ignition link. I appreciate the help.
  12. Fusible Link Upgrade Help

    So the ignition EFI link serves which system? If I have removed the EFI system, wouldn't that link have no purpose?
  13. Fusible Link Upgrade Help

    Thank you for the link rama! Now if I understand this correctly, since I am converting to carbs, I should be able to drop the ignition efi link entirely right? I have no problem wiring it in either way, but less wires is better in my eyes.
  14. Fusible Link Upgrade Help

    Hi everyone. I am looking for help with the fusible link upgrade. I keep looking for guidance but everything points to the atlanticz walk through. Unfortunately I get an error when trying to access the site, server not found type deal. Everything else I find isn't giving me clear answers. I have a 1976 280z and am replacing my fusible links with a mini ANL fuse block. I have stripped the harness back and have my 4awg live line ready to hook up. What I am looking for is what fuse amperage I need to replace the links. Any and all help will come much appreciated. Thank you!
  15. WTB - A/T Harness

    So I may or may not have mistakenly thrown away my A/T harness during a garage clean out. So now I am in search of one. I have a feeling someone has one of these floating around from a swap. I have a 76 280z. If you do not have a harness I am more than willing to wire it up on my own with bullet connectors and hacking off the factory harness plug, but I need some idiot proof hand holding through the process so I get it right. Any help here would be much appreciated! Thanks! -Rob