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  1. I found some I think will work. Ordered a set. I saw Gorilla come up a few times in searches, but never these lug nuts. Thank you.
  2. And a 17mm diameter shank. I have Western wheels with removable spokes in the stock size (14 x 6-ish). When buttoning everything back up from my brake job, I noticed one of my lug nuts wasn't round at the base anymore. All the lugs are fine, as I was able to thread a lug nut on all studs as a test. Trying to find a mag style lug nut with a short collar is easier said than done. Some paper napkin measuring shows I have about 10 mm from the wheel face to the outside of the hub. Current lug nuts have about 3mm of collar below the washer. They are the stock M12 x 1.25 thread The wheels; And this is the lug nut I'm trying to replace (21mm socket, 34mm long); As long as I can get something that fits in the 17mm lug stud hole, I'll be good. I can double up on some washers on the shank if need be. On an unrelated note, how much of a job would it be to get the holes on the wheels enlarged to accommodate the 18mm shank on every lug nut on the internet?
  3. I'll be tackling this project very soon. Did you have any trouble removing the nut from the top of the front strut tubes? I bought the spanner wrench from The Z Store, but I'm curious if I'll be in for a fight removing that nut. Car is a southern car, and doesn't have rust, but that nut hasn't been touched in 41 years.
  4. @Ryanotown22 @Shiboh What wire did you guys tap into for the 12V switched power?
  5. Is it a dash cover? They are cheap-ish on Z Car Depot, and match the factory colors really well. My 1980 has the original dash pad, but it's been garaged the whole life, so no surprises there.
  6. We have to keep in mind the injectors Nissan used in the bosch fuel injection vehicles were limited to just a handful of vehicles in the US. Since the mid-80s, multi point fuel injection (GM's TPI system, and Ford's EFI if we are just looking at V8s) have used the solid body EV1 style high impedance injectors. This is the market Holley is geared towards because there are more customers. I feel the Z Car Depot is doing a bit of a disservice saying this will work with stock injectors. Sure you can probably hack the input parameters int the system to get a pretty decent fuel system, but to take full advantage of the EZ EFI, you would want to ditch the stock fuel rail and injectors and go with high impedance units. It's why I'm six sigma percent sure I'm going with a Megasquirt kit in my 1980.
  7. I've been told MS can be used to control fuel only in the past by a coworker who is knowledgeable about the Datsun world. It would certainly be worth my while to talk to Godzilla or ProtunerZ about using the MS for fuel only.
  8. My goal is to upgrade the old 40 year old components with more of a "set it and forget it" system. My car is NA, and forced induction will not be part of the picture during my ownership. Although it may just boil down to availability. The EZ EFI kit has been mostly out of stock for the last few months. It was briefly available about a month ago, and has been out of stock since. Megasquirt is available immediately, but you have to find the unobtainium 82-83 turbo distributors.
  9. Would you guys buy the FAST EFI again, knowing what you know now? It's getting very close to go time to choose between this and the godzilla raceworks megasquirt unit. I know some of you are using stock barb injectors, whereas I'll be using 14mm o-ring style high impedance units. Maybe that's the difference? The ECM has an easier time controlling the high impedance injectors and needs to be hacked to control the stock style injectors?
  10. I see those Cardone distributors, but when I actually go to the site, "Out of Stock". I'm sure there are some out there somewhere, though.
  11. Definitely staying NA. The car is a garage queen, with mostly original paint in great shape (no sun damage from original paint), and I don't want to hack it up and do anything that can't be converted back to stock for purists down the road. I could always go with the ProtunerZ crank sensor pulley, but that seems like I'd have to go with a coil on plug scenario at that point. Godzilla can offer assistance in sourcing a distributor for an additional charge. I will also reach out to ZManOfWashington over on ZCar.com. He sounds like he's sitting on enough parts to build 100 Z cars of all years.
  12. Getting my mind prepared for the damage I'm going to do to my credit card to go with a Megasquirt kit (Godzilla or ProtunerZ) for my 1980 ZX base (this will include new fuel rail, injectors, adjustable FPR, etc). But I need a 82/83 distributor assembly along with the oil pump. Some basic Google searches show this is a "Where's Waldo?" type of part. Rock Auto is a "return and rebuild". And local parts stores have 0 inventory. I'm guessing it's not really feasible to frankenstein the 82/83 innards into the stock 1980 distributor? This leads me down the bluetooth distributor path; https://123ignitionusa.com/datsun-6-cyl-240-260-280z-123ignition-programmable-bluetooth-distributor/ This site does not mention compatibility with the 280ZX, however. Tabling the "will this distributor work with the 280ZX" for a moment, does this have the ability to interface with the MegaSquirt to get the info it needs?
  13. That is a fantastic survivor. Like mentioned before, anything made of rubber is on its way out. Replace as many vacuum hoses, fuel lines, etc as you can over time. Might not be a bad idea to order a roll of 3/16,1/4,5/16 vacuum line, and some 5/16 fuel injection line. If the car will spend time outside, I'd make sure all door and hatch trim is still keeping the inside dry.
  14. This guy discusses the install process of the Holley kit on his 280Z. Had some similar concerns as the OP. He said install was overall pretty straightforward, but did leave some things to the imagination. Most instructions were generic and geared towards V8 engines. He did use modern EV1 o-ring style injectors, so this probably helped out with the fueling system woes because of the stock injectors.
  15. I included new bump stops when I ordered my springs and shocks. I have a digital caliper which I will use to measure the rotor thickness. If it's within spec, I'll just replace the pads. I don't anticipate the calipers needing to be rebuilt as the brakes function normally, but I'll know for sure once things come apart.
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