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JTCN posted a topic in Miscellaneous TechUPDATE: After completing the install my alternator isn't charging the battery. Please see the post at the bottom of the page So I have a '75 280z and recently I've noticed my headlights get brighter when I rev the car. (Both in neutral at stand still and in motion) I also noticed that my dash lights and interior lights get brighter as well. The headlights are also very dim whether or not the car is revving or not, revving only brightens them a little and overall they're still dim. The A/C fan also gets louder and blows harder when revving. So somehow all of these problems are connected to something and I'm at a loss on what to do next. I've been reading a lot about this and my best guess is there's a problem with the grounds. If so, where are the grounds located? My problem isn't with the lights/fan getting brighter, but a possible problem with low voltage getting to these systems at idle (or in general) What do you guys think could be the source of all this? Sorry for the barrage of questions but I'm new to electrical gremlins and it's all especially confusing to me. Thanks for any help
Hi Z Forum, For the past couple days my battery hasn't been charging. I've replaced the alternator and belt. Before this was happening, to get it to charge I'd have to rev my engine to about 3000 RPM. The engine I have is a L24 with an E31 head. Any Ideas? Thanks.
blue72 posted a topic in Parts for SaleAll parts removed from an '83 ZX. For the battery tray, I drilled out all the spot welds to get it out. Just needs a quick sandblast to remove the surface rust and it should be good to go. Asking $15 plus shipping. The gas tank itself has been scrapped, but the straps remain. Complete with j-bolts and rub strips. Asking $10 for the pair plus shipping. The armrests are in great shape, no cuts or splits. Asking $15 for the set plus shipping.
BLOZ UP posted a topic in S30 Series - 240z, 260z, 280zI've been eyeing the space I could recapture if I were to move the battery. This would involve getting a dry cell and placing it somewhere. I know it's common to move it to the trunk of the passenger compartment, but I don't like that for a few reasons: Would require heavy-duty mounts to keep it from becoming a deadly projectile Those mounts would require marring up my beautiful trunk area. I don't want to lose space in the trunk area. Looking under the car there's plenty of space for a Braille or similar battery in between the fuel tank and the mustache bar. Both passenger and driver sides have space, but I would probably take advantage of the extra shielding that the passenger side offers, as well as keeping the battery weight on the right side of the vehicle. My goal is first and foremost to free up space in the engine bay so I can move what was formerly the fusible links in that corner. Any weight shifting (positive or negative) would be secondary to that. To eliminate potentially dangerous sparking that would occur when messing with the terminals, I would wire in a cut-off switch in the battery tray area in the engine bay. So, besides the obvious possible sparks when messing with the terminals, what other downsides are there? Road debris? Water? I don't drive in the rain, but it's not something I'd like to have to fear my car going up in flames because of. I don't see that being more than a corrosion problem due to the low voltage though. My idea thus far is to make a steel frame, possibly fully enclosed on the front, to contain the battery. This would be bolted in place. The wires would be routed in the passenger compartment up to the battery tray in the engine bay. One would be connected to a battery cut-off switch. Then to the starter and fusible links as normal. Alternatively, I could make a frame to hold plastic battery boxes, as I see on diesels a lot.