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  1. https://fiddlingwithzcars.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/turn-signal-repair/ https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/34330-72-240z-turn-signal-stoped-workining/
  2. Look at the rocker inside the TS switch in the video. See the center stalk that pushes the rockers? There should be a small ball bearing with a spring in the center stalk.
  3. https://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/631013/10002/-1
  4. Jegs, Summit and Speedway show a brake booster clevis 3/8-24 thread. Not sure of thread type for the 240Z/280Z. They also sell push rod extension kits. I seem to recall (10 years ago) that the 240Z and 280s push rods were of different diameters and he clevis pins were different . When I swapped in a 280Z booster into my 240Z I swapped the 240Z push rod into the 280Z booster so I could use the 240Z clevis. My pedal has some slack, but the clevis is adjusted all the way out. If you find a way to lengthen the clevis post your solution here.
  5. Miles

    single 2 1/2 pipe

    Very quiet inside. Depends on interior insulation and muffler choice. No problems in ten years. WOT is very loud. But I seldom use WOT. Video:
  6. What year 240Z, 260Z, 280Z? Topic has been covered extensively. Search the forums. Could be the combination/turn signal switch. Suggest that you search "turn signal switch repair" etc. Could be a simple loose wire or burned out bulb. Down load the electrical schematic for your car (available here or at other websites). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exeIsC70F_o https://fiddlingwithzcars.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/turn-signal-repair/ https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/34330-72-240z-turn-signal-stoped-workining/ https://fiddlingwithzcars.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/hazard-switch-brake-light-turn-signal-circuit-analysis/
  7. https://zcarsource.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=280z+fuel+sending
  8. Check out the rear springs, take some pictures, and post your findings here. The previous owner may have cut the springs, installed softer, or progressive rate, springs etc. At some point you may want to rebuild/upgrade the stock suspension: shocks, springs, polyurethane bushings, insulators etc. Makes for a huge improvement in handling and ride. Recommend stiffer springs that maintain stock ride height for a street car. The 240Z is low enough.
  9. Confirm that the connections on the ballast resistor, coil and distributor are clean and snug.
  10. Useful information · Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM). http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/48825-factory-manuals-some/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-1208329 · Download electrical schematics for your car. PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color. · Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info. · Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed. · Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers - there are many! · For SU carbs, parts and instructions go to Ztherapy. Buy the "Just SUs" video. · Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable. · Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well. · Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to answer informed questions. · Search the forums. · Read all of the new member guidelines and FAQs Links: https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/ Recommend the headlight relay harness http://zhome.com/ https://www.zcar.com/ http://www.classiczc...com/index.html/ http://www.zcarparts.com/ http://www.arizonazcar.com/ http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html http://www.ztherapy.com/ http://www.xenonzcar.com/reference.html
  11. Not sure how you arrived at Toyota front and back. Won't work. The Toyota calipers only go on the front because they have no parking brake function. The 240SX calipers have a parking brake function. So they only go on the back.
  12. Yep. It is possible that having the car on jack stands may be twisting the body. Another possibility is that the car has been in a wreck in the past. Try putting the car on the ground and test fit the part. Also, post pictures of where the part isn't fitting etc
  13. The problem with Hawk and Porterfield "street pads" is that they lack cold bite for daily driving. Both brands were like blocks of wood when cold driving in stop and go traffic. Freeway driving was out of the question. I switched back to stock pads and shoes from my local Nissan dealership for several years. In 2009 I experimented with several of the popular brake swaps and ended up with Toyota solid front calipers, 79 280ZX MC, 280Z booster (nice) 240SX rear calipers with Axxis ULT pads all around. This set up worked fine for a daily driver and some mountain driving. But I kept looking for a better street pad. In 2017 I replaced the Axxis ULT pads with Carbotech AX6 pads. Very noticeable improvement. No more tweaking pad material. https://ctbrakes.com/
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