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  1. #18 is the AC control valve. When it receives vacuum it pulls on the throttle linkage to increase idle.
  2. Hello. I have the old radiator from my swap. It is not in great condition but I heard they can be recored. I don’t know if this is something anyone would want and thought I would check before I take it to the recycler. it’s free for local pickup. I don’t have the material to ship. Bristow, VA about 35 miles west of DC.
  3. I don’t have coil overs. Bought some KYB shocks and was going to get the Eibach. They were out of stock and I decided I didn’t want progressive springs since they got mixed reviews. pulled up a bunch of threads on cut chevette springs. Problem is the price on those is super stooooopid. Not cheapies anymore. So I grabbed a set of Moog 80099. I already have the KYB so figure I’ll give it a go. If it doesn’t work out I’ll have to go coilover since options are so limited.
  4. I am likely going to cut and weld the fenders to make the wheels fit. I’m pretty sure the front fenders are already repros. So really it’s just some off the back. Not like my car is even close to stock anymore.
  5. Now comes the big tire decision. Right size, right compound, right price. I am deciding between a sticky tire like the toyo r888r or the fallen rt660 but am worried about mileage. I am cheap by nature and I know it will bother me to have to get new tires a lot. But how much will I drive the car? Dang tires will probably rot before I wear them out. my other choice is a performance summer tire. Like the BF Goodrich sport comp. not as sticky but more reasonable wear and cold weather capable. I won’t drive in the snow or anything but do like to cruise around all year. I may go to the track eventually but maybe not. I am thinking 255/50/16 in the rear and 245/50 front. I like the bit more sidewall of the 50 but again worry about rubbing. If I could make it happen I wouldn’t mind 255 front and rear but really don’t want rubbing issues.
  6. Hey guys. I have had a go around with finding wheels in the right size, right style, right bolt pattern, right offset, right color and price. I purchased a set of JR19 wheels from a place that ended up being out of stock. they refunded my money but the British pound to dollar conversion changed during the weeks and I lost $50. Still fighting that. then I looked at other options and decided to go with 17” even though I think they may look a little big for some cars but great on others. After looking around I saw the Rota group buy info from like 7 years ago. That ended up being 17x9 -13 17x9.5 -19 and looked really good. the problem is the 17x9 for the front is rare. The one I found had a machined lip which I did not want. So I had to decide if 1 get the right size but wrong color 2 get the 8.5 -10 and risk being too small in front 3 get 9.5 -19 all around and risk fitment issues up front. But can rotate all around. the Rota are even available on Amazon. Tire choice is much better in 17 too. I’ve never seen a Z in person with 17 so it was making me worried. anyway I made a last look around and saw Driftworks had JR19 in stock so I did a calculator. Ended up ordering bronze 16x9 -15 16x9 -25 they have not come in yet. I also ordered 2” and 3” flares from Jendoza which haven’t come in either.
  7. It’s a FM4L60exlb. It fit perfect. The hole in the floor is too big so I just put a plate over it. That gave a nice flat surface to mount. I did not have to cut the hole. Just drilled some holes for the plate to mount to. the shift rod had to be bent a little but that is simple and straight forward. I have not hooked up the neutral switch yet and I still need to get a reverse switch too. https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Lokar-FM4L60EFXLB-Midnight-Floor-Mount-Shifter-4L60E-6-In,97618.html
  8. Almost forgot to add this bit of drama I mentioned before. Ever since I got the car running from first start it would barely let me get on the throttle without choking out. I figured it was something in the tune or a misfire or something like that. I did throw it in right out of the junkyard. then I hooked up a fuel gauge to see how that was working out 27B1B531-8FAF-4312-AFC7-5030842F5445.MOV I’m no automotive expert but that fuel pressure seemed suspect Some gunk in there. Turns out that pretty K&N filter is not even rated for fuel injection. Some dummy ordered the wrong thing. It’s me. I am dummy. so I ordered an “expensive” $25 Russell filter fixed it! For about 5 miles. Started doing the same thing. So back to the gauge. Sure enough it was losing PSI again. problem was the Russell is not transparent. Is it clogged? I don’t know. so enter filter #3. WIX filter 2 for $6 on Amazon. Seems perfectly fine now. Been over 200 miles and no issues. Now that I can do full throttle the car rips right along. still a little rough in certain areas but I’m going to leave it since it is working.
  9. Ok wow. This car is scary fast. And not necessarily in a good way. Remember way back when I installed that throttle cable? Well, I finally got around to adjusting it all the way. turns out I was only getting 1/2 throttle. 😲 I was unhappy with the 4l60e shifting but I thought it was cuz I don’t have a tune yet. Nope. Wasn’t getting proper kick down commands. When this thing downshifted from 4 to 2 and ripped, everything got sketchy real quick! Suspension and tires have moved up the list very quickly.
  10. V8 in this little car? Doesn’t look like it to me.
  11. Car is too much fun not to take out. Little one loves cars and coffee now. OK she loves the doughnuts and hot chocolate but I don’t mind. Finally wrestled the hood back on.
  12. Please stop squeeeeeeeeeling! Oh my God the brakes. They have been loud since I got the car. I put new pads on right when I got the car. That fixed it for awhile. Now that the car is back up they are bad! Screaming loud. Hear me coming from 2 counties over loud. Sound like a freight train… you get the picture. After mashing that search button a few times I determine the shims are missing. Guess who sells shims? Nobody. That’s who. Mr. nobody to you. Notice anything else? Also missing the rest of the hardware. Didn’t even know it was a thing. found some new pads on Amazon with shims on them. Also a new set of hardware and a big ‘ol bottle of lube. -insert jokes here- installation was a breeze. And I fixed it! No more noise. Gonna tackle brake upgrades sometime in the future.
  13. WARNING: The images you are about to see are disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. Floor pans are out of stock. Forever! I was going to get new ones put in and a rust hole in the frame fixed. I decided to make a patch until the world returns to normal. What you are about to see is the result. here is what I have. You can see the lines where I am going to cut. I squared the hole and welded in new pieces of metal. I don’t know how to weld and doing it upside down was definitely interesting. Gotta learn sometime. one side done and working on the bottom. It looks like there are cracks and holes but that is a trick. The welds are not ground perfectly smooth yet. I know it’s not the best work but I think it will hold until I get some new pans. Probably going to get some bad dog frame rails put on.
  14. Here are some exhaust shots. Gotta get some better ones. HiFlow custom exhaust in Manassas did the work. They have a bunch of Datsun’s in the shop too. Good price I think $600 for all the parts and labor. I brought the vbands with me JCI headers - flex pipes - vbands - y pipe to 3” - resonator - vband - muffler here is a video. Stoopid fuel pump is so loud the phone decides to tune in to it and buffer the exhaust 93E6DB2B-2786-4FC2-8196-C625A7B1AAAF.MOV
  15. Carz and Coffee! Its a little silly with no hood but I don’t mind. Need some help getting it back on. And of course trusty wingman has to be in every photo ever taken
  16. Alright, been busy still so haven’t kept up. Plus the car is running and driving so I’ve slowed down a bit. My goal was always to get the engine swapped as quick as reasonably possible. Here are some shots of the shifter. Don’t mind my rough edges. Aluminum is hard and you may have heard my fabrication can be somewhat lacking. took a long time but it finally arrived Lokar shifter installation was actually really easy. made a base out of scrap aluminum. And yes I have not finished the wiring. Thanks for noticing. shifts so nice. 28A2E2B8-A0E0-4975-A348-946D8A25F24C.MOV I’m curious to see how well it works with the stock shift boot.
  17. Awesome. I like these a lot. Might go ahead and get them. Thanks.
  18. Those 315’s are gonna be awesome. You said the 2 and 3 inch flares were a good size. That’s bigger than standard zg correct? Do you have any pics? What do you think they would look like with those 17x9.5 -20 all around? is this them? https://www.jdmfenderflares.com/home1
  19. Did you get your wheels on? I am looking at doing 275 all around as well but on 17x9.5 - 20. Any pics?
  20. As the title says want Rota RB or similar. Prefer bronze and in those sizes.
  21. I’m not sure on the weight. I’m mostly worried about fitment and looks at this point. Like you said the choices are limited. I saw those tires but worry the overall size is too small.
  22. Hi thank you for that. I have been busy at work so have made little progress. I need to get things updated here and on the parts list. I did get my Lokar shifter in finally. It went in easy and is the Bees Knees. Worth the money and wait (even if it sucked). Shift easily through all gears. took it up to the shop and got a generic magnaflow resonator and muffler on. Still not sure I like it. Might sound like a truck. had some trouble with the fuel filter before the pump. It was getting dirty quickly and some dumb dumb ordered one that specifically states not for fuel injection. Got that swapped and running pretty good. Still gets rough when you try and push it. I think the new filter might be clogged. Might need to address the tank. I was going to have the shop patch a bit of frame rust but it wasn’t possible. The floor pans have been patched poorly and need some work so there wasn’t anywhere to weld the patch to. I went ahead and ordered new floor pans. They want $1700 to put them both in. Ouchy. wiring is still a mess! I’ll post some updates whenever I can.
  23. So frustrated. Ordered my shifter back in December and delivery date kept getting pushed back. Was finally supposed to ship this week. Nope! Tried to push it back to middle of March. Back to shopping. I do think I have an answer for the park/ neutral wire for pin 34 on the pcm. It took a long time for my tiny brain to comprehend how to use a single switch on the shifter to interrupt power to the starter when not in park and provide ground to the pcm when it is in park. I believe the answer is to switch ground with the neutral safety switch. When in park the switch grounds both the starter relay signal and PCM. If I could just get a shifter!
  24. Those look awesome. What tires are you going to run? I don't want to stretch mine and can't find a lot of choices in 15".
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