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  1. getting ready to start the paint process on my s130. i barely have useable trim and weatherstripping but would make for much less of headache if i can find any peice of trim or weatherstripping. mainly looking for windshield and rear hatch glass trim and any weather stripping. thank you for any help
  2. hi guys! Realized today that not only do I have some water leaking from my t-top seal (right at the top of the a pillar, where the car seal meets the t-top seal), but I have quite the air gad where the window meets the b-pillar.. I'm guessing the seal has sagged and lost elasticity after all these years and isn't pushing on the window anymore. My current budget for the whole car (and there a quite a few things due) is zero dollars. so I was thinking of being creative to fix the seal. I though of maybe injecting something that would "inflate" the seal, ideally some kind of rubber foam of some sort, but that would be messy and inconsistent at best. Then I realized that most weather seals are essentially rubber tubes, and that I could possibly insert a rubber tube within the weatherstrip, which would basically make it behave like new. I checked it out online and found two references wher people had successufully done this with other cars (this is one, the other is a youtube vid doing the same thing ish... https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/body/741222-t-top-car-help.html) I was curious if anyone had any old seals that were cut up so i can get a picture of the cross section. It could tell me if the idea would work on tour seals and what diameter tube I could potentially use, as a bonus.... also, any opinions or suggestions are welcomed
  3. I'm getting tired of the vibrations and broken U-joints associated with the stock half shafts so it's time for an upgrade. I'm looking for a pair of CV axles from either a 280zx turbo or a 300zx turbo. Post here or PM me about anything you've got. Thanks in advance!
  4. WTB L28 Oil Pan

    Looking for l28 oil pan. I prefer if someone would contact me from SoCal that way I wont have to pay for shipping.
  5. Hello, I recently got my car running this past week after it was in hibernation for over a year. I bought the car in 2014 and never took the time to learn much about what I had. I was hoping someone could help me figure out what has been done to my engine. To my knowledge the motor and computer is from an '83 zx turbo. Also I told by another user that my valve cover breather hose is causing a major vaccum leak. What should I do? This album is from a previous post, but it has a few good pictures of the engine bay and motor. http://imgur.com/a/4uGkb
  6. Hi! The doors on my 280zx are rattling (partly cause the striker is worn) and the rubber cover/ bumper on the drivers side door switch is worn through, which makes the metal striker hit the door AND makes the door light turn on all the time (its great when the car thinks your door is opened overnight. Does wonder to battery charge) Two questions: 1. Can anyone tell me the original, brand new diameter for the plastic part of the door striker? I'll try to 3d print a replacement and see if that can work (possibly with a rubber core.. I'll post something somewhere if it works) 2. Can anyone tell me of a good place to buy the rubber cover for the door switches? Looking for price as a primary criteria... Thanks! Seb
  7. Selling my 1980 280ZX

    Clean title 119k miles Really reliable just did a 190 mile trip with it not a single issue New tires, brakes, water pump, and thermostat (Have the window spoiler thing will throw in for free) Automatic (pretty cheap to swap) Interior isn't the cleanest but it's not bad. It would make a great project car or even just a good cruiser. I can't keep it anymore so just throw me a reasonable offer.
  8. Parting out 1982 Nissan 280ZX, it is a complete. Let me know what your interested in, the only things not for sale are rear diff, transmission and axle shafts. Shipping will be from Idaho, 83347 Items available include: -Engine: F54 Block with a P79 head $200 Local Pickup only -Wiring Harness: -New Air Flow Meter: 80$ -interior gauges: 30$ -Fuel tank: 50$ -Rims: 100$ -Rear disc Brakes: 80$ -Drive Shaft: 50$ -Trim pieces: Varies Let me know what you want and I'll take a better picture of it, also if you want something that is not listed email me and I'll get you a price and picture. email me at [email protected] Thanks Sorry for the poor pictures I'll try and take some better ones tonight
  9. Just like the title says. FSM doesn't really go into the pinout of the black 2-row multipin connnector that powers the VFD's and carries the data signals for the fuel, temp, and such. I've had my cluster opened, and I'm trying to reverse engineer a method of making the connection to the car a bit more reliable than the stock connector allows. Instead of reinventing the wheel though, I'm wondering if any of the more technical folks have tried any reverse engineering of the digital cluster like this.
  10. WTB: 280zx Springs

    Hi, I'm looking for a set of springs for my 1981 280zx Turbo. I would really prefer Tokico but would consider other brands. PM or email guku416 at yahoo. Thanks
  11. 1976 280Z RB25 swap

    I just bought my first 1976 280zx and its a rebuild for sure i found a good condition RB25 N/A motor really cheap from a friend have read things about swapping it but haven't found out the stuff i will need to swap it like what transmission and stuff like that can anyone help me out? And with the rb25 n/a what would be some good stuff to pull some extra horse power out ofthe motor i would like to be right around the 300hp to the wheels?
  12. Inspired by the Head cooling on cylinder #5 thread (http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/59029-head-cooling-on-cylinder-5-solutions/), I decided to make my own diagrams of the cooling system for US Z/ZX L6 engines. I had to exaggerate and diminish a few proportions to maintain decent flow while using a flat layout. These charts are as accurate as far as my knowledge and research have shown so far. I will gladly accept any corrections and update accordingly. The year cutoffs are approximate and do not reflect all of the small month-to-month changes of course. On the ZX diagrams, some cars got the throttle body heaters while others didn't. I left them in both diagrams just to cover all the bases. I did spend a fair bit of time on these, so if they do happen to find their way elsewhere on the web, make sure at the very least to cite where they came from. Red = oil passages Blue = water passages and flow direction Yellow = direction of water flow in flexible hoses 1970-1974 240Z / 260Z 1975-1978 280Z 1979-1980 280ZX 1981-1983 280ZX
  13. Hey this is John and this is my first post on here. Just picked up a 1981 Datsun 280zx car a couple weeks ago. Like anything like this I purchase, I look it over, document it with pics and notes, seek out resources and do my research. This little 280zx was owned by an ex-coworker I knew and I looked at the car back in August of 2015. At the time I had just picked up something else but wanted to take a look at the 280zx she had for sale and if the price was cheap I'd grab it up. At the time she wanted a lot for it, too much sentimental value I think. Car was her late husband's etc. etc. Anyways I passed. 2 years pass, I decide I want to sell the what I have and start seriously looking for a Datsun Z car. I have a good buddy in Arizona that could find me rust free cars all day and go pick them up. After looking at a few I thought of the 280zx my friend had for sale a couple years ago. I reconnected with her through Facebook and I couldn't believe it she still had it. This time her asking price dropped from $5k down to $3k! Plus the car was only 45 minutes away - closer than Arizona. BTW - she and her husband at the time lived in Arizona and brought this car with them only to find out it's been sitting in the garage ever since they moved to Pennsylvania from out west. Car was never registered here and I bought it with the Arizona title. Needless to say the car is 100% rust free! Long story longer, I looked the car over again, still in pretty much the same condition it was in last time I looked. I'd say the interior is a 7 out of 10. If I detailed it up and got the front seats reupholstered it'd look damn good. The car has had 1 respray in the stock color. Just a few dings here and there not perfect but damn it looks pretty good. Did I mention zero rust...anywhere? The car is 100% stock unmolested. Her husband was a Z freak she says. The engine runs a little rough from sitting. No smoke, smells good. Oil looks great. 2 of the electrical connectors we pulled off the injectors do not create any change in how the engine is running. Probably gummed up. Already purchased 6 new injectors. Other than that everything works. Car also comes with 6 large plastic bins FULL of all the original parts that were replaced or taken off the car after being replaced with new stuff. I even have the original catalytic converter, AC compressor, steriro system, stereo trim plate, on and on and on. Tons of parts. 2 sets of tire changing tools, the original wheels chocks, jack, spare saver and air can wow! So after some back and forth I threw $2400 at her and she said sold. Drove it up onto the trailer and took it home. Anyways overall the car will clean up pretty nicely. Shouldn't take much to get it on the road. I have some pretty big plans for modifying the car but for now I want to enjoy it as is for a bit before I start turning wrenches. Here's a few pics for now, once I get a chance to clean it up and get some better beauty shots I'll post 'em up. Thanks
  14. We have been speaking with BC Racing to create a coilover system for the 280ZX We already have a 1980 ZX to use as template but we wanted to know what are things that customers would be interested in like extreme kit, camber plates and other. We also wanted to know if there's any difference between years or models on the 280ZX. Please let us know if there's any interest so we can make this happen.
  15. Hi guys, So right now I'm looking to buy a 280zx, and I found a 1983 280zx turbo that I would like to buy. However, the car was originally bought in a Colorado dealership in 83 and hasn't been registered in California, where I live. So I'll have to get the car to pass California smog. What I'm wondering is what differences there are between California and non-California 280zx's, and whether or not you think I stand a chance at passing smog without going through lots of modifications. Any help would be great, thanks.
  16. In need of a complete, working 1982/1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo distributor/ignitor. I am located in 85120 I'm willing to hvw one shipped I need ASAP thank you.
  17. WANTED: Passenger fender 280zx

    I need a fender for my 280zx that I am restoring. Preferably rust free. Willing to negotiate on price based upon the condition of your fender.
  18. 280zx club?

    I just got a 1983 280zx 2+2 about three or so months ago, and I was wondering if there was anyone else in the McKinney area who has a 280z or 280zx who might want to start a club type group?
  19. New reproduction silicone PCV hose. This hose will fit Datsun 280Z and 280ZX, 1975-1980. The hose connects from the engine block vent under the intake manifold to the PCV valve. Available in semi gloss black and cloth finish. $29.00 https://zcardepot.com/fuel/fuel-injection/pcv-crankcase-vent-hose-to-intake-280z-280zx.html?search=pcv+hose
  20. Hi, Can installing a strut tower brace change my camber? For various reasons I have to do an alignment (race shop) on Monday but will get my triangular strut tower brace on Tuesday. Since the strut brace will push the towers outwards I am worried that it might mess up the camber. It is possible to change camber by pulling/pushing the struts outwards/inwards to the car I have T3 tension rods, MSA camber kit and stock struts (with different springs and shocks). This strut brace, http://www.racetep.com/automaker/datsun-z/z-car-front-ultimate-strut-tower-brace/datsun-280zx-ultimate-strut-tower-brace.html Car is 1980 280zx.
  21. Hi, There are many reports of OEM tension rods snapping when poly bushings are being used. But how about OEM tension rod bushings and stock tension rods? Is there any reports of stock tension rods snapping in this scenario as well? Car is a chumpcar racecar, it's an 1980 280zx with some suspension upgrades. If this is the case I will get a pair of Techno toy tension rods. Thanks
  22. My search for a good car ended up being pretty quick. I wanted a car that had a flawless interior, very little rust, but really did not worry too much about the condition of the engine or transmission because those are being upgraded soon. I lucked out and found a decent candidate, it was recently restored by an old navy guy but he wanted to let it go so he could fund a new corvette. It had very little rust, from what i could tell, the interior was in acceptable shape and the best part, It Ran! The only noticeable things wrong with it were some major dents in the frame rails from clueless mechanics jacking the car up over the last 30 years and a dull grinding noise when letting the clutch out which i am assuming is just the pilot bearing. I drove up to meet him the weekend after seeing the posting and ended up buying the car, this was late June of 2016, I was able to drive it the 250 miles home that day... kind of. My phone does not hold its battery very well and i was depending on the GPS to get me home, before i even made it to my state line, my phone died. This ordinarily would not have been a problem, but neither of the plugs in the car would work. I ended up stopping at a gas station to get a paper map and traveled like a caveman the rest of the way home. Then, the second i hit my county line, the clutch pedal just dropped to the floor and would not un-engage. I wrestled it into neutral and rolled into the nearest gas station. When i popped the hood i noticed the clutch reservoir was bone dry. Luckily they had some dot-3 for me to fill it back up and it lasted until i made it home. I would find the source of the issue later.
  23. MS3 Pro Install

    Here is the last dyno run we did to tune the car. It is a blast to drive. There are 29 pulls on this zip drive. You can just look at the last 3-4 pulls as they are the final tune. 225hp with 255 tq on the dyno. Think I am conservative enough on tune for longevity. Still need to work on decel, and initial tip in. Had multiple issues to deal with at the dyno. Kept losing power to the TPS(was the connection being loose on the spade to fuse panel). Blew coupler off did not know it for first 10 pulls. Pulled the power to 3 injectors by accident while closing the gaps on spark plugs. Had the vacuum lines to the boost controller wrong, hence could not build boost. Thats how it is when you don't finish things you start, or finish things others don't. Have to look over everything. Data Log Zip File.zip
  24. Hi everyone, This is my first post here. I bought my first Z almost a year ago to the day and have been working on it since. After much research and inspiration from this site I've decided to do an L28et swap into the 240z. Bought a 1983 280zx Turbo today and don't need all of these. I have 750 feedback on eBay my account is 7ad3jc. I will update this listing as best I can. L24 from 1972 240z no manifolds or harmonic balancer - $100 Car and all parts are in Missoula, MT. Has a clean title never been in an accident. Body panels are pretty nice for the most part normal rust in normal places. If you have questions I can take more pictures if needed. Currently has steelies on it turbo wheels are sold. $200. T5 transmission and driveshaft are also available for sale - $125 MSA 6-2-1 Header with painted in VHT Aluminum header paint some scrapes but should come off with no problems if desired. Collector is welded on in picture but will be removed for shipping - $100 1983 280zx turbo radiator. Almost 0 fins bent. I wiped it off a little bit but did not want to damage it so it is still a little dirty. Paint is cracking on outside. No leaks. No hoses cap is a worn - $80 280zx T-tops driver side is broken. Passenger side is missing top chrome trim. Plastic inside trim in poor shape and broken - $40 for pair 280zx windshield outside trim. Nice shape two dents on drive side could be repaired is desired. Two clips broken on bottom piece others good - $30 for set 280zx Hatch outside trim. Normal wear could be polished up to be mint - $50 for set 280zx outside door seal trim pieces good shape - $20 for pair 1983 signal and wiper controller nice shape working as far as I could tell. Pigtails included - $75 280zx Turbo center console. Arm rest is in poor shape. Everything else is fair. Metal plate below boot is rusted but still usuable bottom wiring and pigtail included - $50 Engine bay light could be cleaned up - $20 280zx side markers all have connectors nice shape need to be cleaned - $20 for all 280zx front inside trim pieces. Passenger has two very small crack hard to see slightly discolored - $20 for pair 280zx inside behind door trim pieces nice shape slightly miscolored - $20 for pair 280zx door bottom trim pieces. Nice shape couple mounting hole damages but can't see when installed. Nice color - $25 for pair 280zx under dash vent pieces nice shape - $20 for pair 280xz cowl vent for washe lines. Nice shape no damage - $20 280zx dash vents trim piece miscolored chrome flaking - $15 280zx inside roof trim piece nice shape but discolored - $15 280zx under dash panels with lights nice shape one light has small cracks - $25 for pair 280zx steering clam shell nice shape - $20 280zx do not know where this goes if you want it let me know - $0 280zx e brake boot nice shape with snaps - $5 280zx door panels nice shape the plastic piece behind the handle is broken on both otherwise slightly discolored - $50 for pair 280zx Kick panels nice shape I have the fuse box door too but not pictured - $20 for pair 280zx glove box and door in nice shape. Swith included. Unlocked - $20 for set 280zx rear window trim pieces nice shape slightly discolored - $40 for pair Early 90s speaker setup. Rockford Fosgate 75HD Mosfet amp with Pioneer Premier speakers looks like 6x9 - $25 for everything 280zx brake and clutch pedal assembly rusted but functional - $75 280zx front and rear wiper pumps and reservoir - $10 280zx clutch master cylinder nice shape - $25 280zx brake master cylinder nice shape with sensors and caps - $25 280zx brake booster nice shape - $25 280zx injector cooler setup nice shape - $15 280zx fan and clutch nice shape - $20 280zx headlight washer pump and reservoir - $15 280zx hood release - $15 280zx cruise control unit - $15 280zx wiper motor - $15 280zx hood vents only one stud on back broken paint is bad - $30 Other items I have: 280zx Digital Dash cluster, unsure if it works all pigtails - $45 280zx radio center piece - $40 The rest of the 280zx is still available let me know what you need and I can check condition and pull parts Prices do not include shipping. Paypal or meetup only. PM me on here or call/text me at 4065291279 Car is located in Missoula, Montana right now.
  25. Hi everyone, I've read the how to article on here for using a stock tach with the MSD setup and was wondering if anyone had any experience using the stock tach in a 240z with a 280zx matchbox distributor. Looking forward to hearing some results! I'm trying to stick with the stock gauges as best as possible for a period look. Chris