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derekkg

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  1. Awesome, thanks for the advice. I have the fork ring rods, they are just c clips that stop the rods from going too far backwards, not forwards. I didn't think about that...I pulled the detent balls and pins out when I took it apart, maybe they help. I'll put them back and see if that solves it (although it doesn't explain how it happened in the first place)
  2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5N_fYOaC113MUpsSmExTkY2SlU/view?usp=sharing Here is a video of it in 3rd gear too. I actually managed to get it stuck in 2nd gear too, by pushing the coupling ring into 2nd gear, about halfway out, and then all the way back into gear again. This is interesting. Where is the roll pin? I don't see it in either diagram. I checked the fork on the rod. It seems ok, because when all 3 rods are lined up in neutral, the forks and coupling rings are all in neutral. Is there a better way to check that? Is the fork position on the shifting rod adj
  3. Hi Everybody, My transmission recently got stuck in 4th gear. It is a 3 piece design, I believe one of the earlier "type a" designs: http://www.zcarz.us/TechnicalInformationPageTransmission.htm I dropped it out of the car this weekend and tore it down. I think I found the source of the problem, but I don't know what the solution is. Any help would be appreciated. I took a video I took talking and showing what I think the problem is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5N_fYOaC113bFZRVDRjN0s4VDA/view?usp=sharing It seems like there might be a few problems. The input shaf
  4. Thanks! I already contacted 1 tuff z, but he didn't have anything available. Thanks though!
  5. I am looking for a transmission for my 71 240z in the greater upstate New York area, specifically Rochester. My trans has been stuck in 4th gear for nearly a month now, and I'd rather just swap it with a working on to get it back on the road as soon as possible. I'd rather not ship it, but I am willing to drive 4-5 hours to grab one, so if anyone knows of one for sale in New York, Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio, etc. that would be awesome While a 5 speed would be prefered, anything will work. Thanks!
  6. Ah right, I forgot about that. Cool! thanks!
  7. Really? You are saying megasquirt will be simpler than using a '76 ecu? I can see it, there aren't many components a megasquirt needs to run. How difficult is it to get a good baseline tune on the megasquirt? Can the autotune feature do that for you? I am also thinking about swapping to the 76 ecu first, and then swapping from there to megasquirt, just so I can know what it should run at before going to the standalone. Is it harder to get the 76 ecu to work rather than just going straight to a megasquirt though? Either way I am getting a wideband installed, so that should help me m
  8. Awesome! Right now we are planning on going south and maybe up Route 66 a little, so I doubt we will make it to Colorado, but plans may change. Interesting. You are saying to use a more modern air measurement like a MAF? And for idle control a simple on off valve will work? Does the megasquirt still control this? Do you have any examples of one? Thanks again!
  9. Ah, that was my mistake, I didn't phrase that very well. When I said "New head and engine gaskets" I meant it had a new head gasket and new engine gaskets. Sorry. The car was running pretty rich when I got it (at 4500 ft) in Reno, but it ran well. It leaned out a little when I got it back to sea level but it still runs pretty rich. Like I said in my response to Tony though, it made it on a ~ 5 hour journey with no major problems. oh, I didn't know that the temp sensor was in the AFM, that makes sense. I am thinking about using a stock ECU also, so I am at least
  10. Just curious, what would you say is the biggest source of trouble? Are you saying the fuel injection itself is troublesome and carbs are better? Or just the tight timeline to do the swap before a major trip is asking for trouble? Thanks! I am seriously considering a 4bbl Throttle body injection kit also. It looks like it will be a little out of my budget though. Some craigslist parts might bring it back down though
  11. Wow! I got way more responses than I expected. I'll have to be more diligent in checking this. First, there were a few things that I didn't make clear, and a few details I should have added that would have helped clarify my situation. My mistake, I will attempt to clarify in my responses below. Also, today I found somebody close by who is willing to sell me all of the following for a very reasonable price. It's all from a '76 280z: - Intake Manifold (with injectors) - Air intake temp sensor - Water Temp Sensor - Air Flow sensor - Throttle body - Fuel Pressure Regulator
  12. Hey Everybody, New member and first time poster here. I just purchased a 71 240z (last weekend!) that has had a pretty decent amount of engine work done to it. Attached is a picture I took about 10 minutes after I bought it. I have some big plans for the car and unfortunately not a ton of time to do them. I plan on taking the car across the country in less than 1 month! The biggest priority and really the only major thing I want to do before the drive is to swap the car to EFI. I think I have gathered a list of everything I will need, but I would appreciate any help! Fi
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