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Datsun Restoration 280z Noob Build

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#1 Frame_Bangin_Fool

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:45 AM

So I am new to the forum and I figured I would post to show the process of restoring my new Datsun and hopefully get some help and good tips from other members as I go! I recently bought this and it is my first Datsun! The car was sitting since 1991 before I bought it and right before it was parked it was inspected and serviced and has paperwork to prove it that i found in the car, but the previous owner also left it sitting outside with the spark plugs out and the hood popped open  :eek2:. I have siphoned out any fluid in the holes and it seems to just be some oil with a little bit of rust in it. So over the next few days/weeks I'll be soaking it to try and make it move free. Fingers crossed that the rings will hopefully be OK!

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

Welcome to HybridZ and congrats for your 1st Z Car!



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:27 AM

Thanks for the welcome tamo3!



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:34 AM

I made some progress yesterday, I refilled all the cylinders with a rust penatrating fluid to try and help it come loose and replaced some old lines. I replaced the hose going into the side of the valve cover and the fuel line that goes into the top of the fuel filter. I will probably need to replace some others soon but these two were especially bad.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:42 AM

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I did not make this chart but I found it to be very helpful so I figured I'd post it in here in case it helps anyone else!



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:16 AM

There are a whole bunch of drawings like that in the Service Manual.  And that rust-penetrant isn't a very good lubricant.  You'll want to change the oil before letting the engine run too long.

 

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/280z/1975/

 

Here's another good troubleshooting guide. - http://xenonzcar.com...jectionbook.pdf



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:13 AM

There are a whole bunch of drawings like that in the Service Manual.  And that rust-penetrant isn't a very good lubricant.  You'll want to change the oil before letting the engine run too long.

 

http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/280z/1975/

 

Here's another good troubleshooting guide. - http://xenonzcar.com...jectionbook.pdf

I was using the rust penetrant to clean out the cylinders. The cylinder walls are rusted to the pistons. And thanks for the help and the links!







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