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  1. thanks for the replies. i'm heading torward butt-welding it in. I'll remake the chimney, and put a flange, like a top hat. i think that would be the easiest for me to weld from underneath. the firewall is in good shape, so i don't want to mess with it.
  2. hey malus_rex, do you have any pix of the panel you made to weld in from under? the rot on my car looks to be just on the stack/chimney portion. thanks in advance.
  3. thanks for the tips guys. i wanted to confirm that the "cover" wasn't there for my model.
  4. Hey all, so the intake under the cowl has rusted thru. Rain leaks into the passenger side. From my search, to access the intake, I am to remove the "cover", which is spot welded on. The problem is I found no spot welds and can't feel the lap joint.Do I cut it out anyway? I've sanded around looking. Any help? 77 coupe. .
  5. anyone attempted to replicate what hoke did? i think for a diy'er, it's the least amount of work.
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    It's ran (not running). Won't run for more than a couple minutes. l28et (w/o the turbo right now) I'm using the stock dizzy with the stock CAS (the 6 slot pattern), stock TPS, MAP sensor, and the generic speeduino map. I have more work on the map, but I think this is significant progress for me!!
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    not a problem. i expected the speeduino to be a learning process. i'm at the novice level. i think it's just a function of time.
  8. if you have deeper pockets, you can try atpturbo.com. i haven't bought from them in such a long time. so, i can't attest to their service.
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    I abandoned the accel 300, and used a 4-pin HEI module. So far things look interesting. Im able to get spark using the 280zx turbo distributor set up (spinning with a drill) . But i have to go through everything to again. It looks promising. I will be running everything on the bench, including the engine. At least that's the plan.
  10. Hey TakemuraShuu, I know this is a really old thread, but I came across this when I was struggle trying to do the same. I just wanted to throw this out there, if someone else goes down this path. This post was helpful. I was able to get the spark to work. I put the signal to post "W" and grounded "G". And just tidbits for disclosure, Im using a 0v type 4-pin HEI module, and I'm running things on the bench with Speeduino. Just something to consider.
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    bump, bump, bump... on the wagon. bought my speeduino last week and have been playing it. planning for use with 280et. so far, it doesn't like (or maybe i haven't configured it properly) my accel 300+ ign module.
  12. Hey all, I have a l28et motor out of an 82. I also have an acell 300+ ign system with a 140019 coil. Ive searched for an answer to whether i can use it with the l28et with the optical cas. I dont have any ignition components from the 280zx turbo, just the motor. Would you guys give me some advice on how i could use the acell system? Or even if i could even use it? Thanks!
  13. Just saw this video... This guy has a tilt up aftermarket steering. Contact him.
  14. Thanks for the ideas. Im trying to save the spindle. Its a spare engine. Ill probaby try to weld on the bolt next.
  15. thanks for the suggestion! i'll give it some heat and see.
  16. hey all, i'm attempting to remove my oil pump. i was able to remove the 3 of the 4 bolts securing it to the timing cover. The 4th bolt (one of the longer bolts) sheared off at the head. So, in theory, the pump should fall right out. i've tapped the pump with a hammer, but it's not budging. i tried to separating the pump, but that too is stuck. the pump is spinning, and not frozen. any advice? thanks in advance.
  17. Awesome... Thanks for the tip!! I did try to search for a solution... but keep getting a 500 server error. It finally loaded. Something to save pennies for in the future. My near-term goal is to get the stock setup working, then I'll look to upgrading. Thanks for the tip.
  18. Hey all, I'm missing something. I pulled a 280zxt out of an 81 auto and want to install it in a 77 manual. The problem is, the flywheel does seem to be right for the newer engine. What am I missing? The hole that goes through the flywheel is larger than what's on the crank, and the shoulder (the backside of the flywheel should sit on) is larger than the flywheel. This prevents the flywheel to be bolted flushed to the face of the crank. It seems the '77 flywheel can't be used with the 81 turbo engine. Any advise? Or are my suspicions correct? Thanks in advance.
  19. thanks for all the inputs. i didn't have it decked. but the new hg may be slightly thicker (uncompressed). after tapping a little more, i noticed that the top corner of the cover was digging into the hg. i ended putting some rtv on the corner and along the gasket, and tightening it down.
  20. Thanks for the response. Yes, heads torqued. Doesn't seem to make sense to me though. Did you have any troubles later down the road? Blown hg, poor pressure, etc..
  21. Hey guys, I'm putting my l28et back together. The timing cover wont go back in easily. What gives? Do I need to shave the top of the cover? Here is the cover dry fitted. I've tapped the cover with a mallet, but it won't seat fully. Still a sizable gap. The locating pins are aligned to holes. Chain guides aren't in and no gaskets.
  22. am i correct that you are referring to the axial location? when you torque down the cam bolt, it will pull the cam axially. the cam slides around until torqued down. i just took a look at my heads. if you loosen the retaining plate (the plate only goes on one way), and allow the cam to slide into the hole, i think that will work. oh, i found a broken exhaust stud on my heads too. i ended up putting a helicoil in it. The kit was less than 10 bucks on amazon. if found that welding something on to back out the stuck piece is the best approach.
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