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  1. You need to confirm that you have power. You can waste a lot of time if you don't use a meter or test light when dealing with electrical problems. Cleaning stuff is what you do when you're stuck in the desert with no tools. https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+use+a+multimeter&rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS862US862&oq=how+to+use+a+multimeter&aqs=chrome..69i57.4862j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  2. Found it - https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/43625-redid-my-tension-compression-rod-bushings-today/ Sorry, thought I was on classiczcars.com. That's why nothing worked. Never mind "Mike". Still, the thread is worth reading.
  3. CO knows. He posted about the Rockauto parts a few years ago. @Captain Obvious They were the right ones when he posted about them, and a good deal, with all of the extra parts. I think it was the AC Delco brand. Search around and you might find the thread. To be clear, it was the 280Z parts - https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,1976,280z,2.8l+l6,1209226,suspension,strut+rod+bushing,7608 For some reason his name doesn't come up in the @ dropdown. Glitch? @Mike Not sure this is even the right Mike. The avatar icons are gone too. https://www.classiczcars.com/profile/23457-captain-obvious/
  4. Looks like it wouldn't be an exact match. But, odds are it would make the engine run. As several of the posts above imply. Even by the ZX model the EFI system was still primitive.
  5. From your picture it looks like you have an HEI distributor. The ignition module and coil are under the cap. They are known to go bad at times. Since you don't have spark, and it looks like you have the right tool for checking spark, I would make sure that the distributor and ignition module have power, using a meter. If they do then changing the module would be a simple and cheap thing to do, with good odds. Firing order doesn't matter if there's no spark (no offense Michael, he said that he checked for spark). Here is the tool that was mentioned. And a Google link to some results on how to work with an HEI distributor. Some good videos. That is probably where your problem is. Ignition modules are sensitive to stray sparks and heat. https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool-W86553-Ignition-Tester/dp/B003WZXAWK https://www.google.com/search?q=troubleshooting+hei&rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS862US862&oq=troubleshooting+hei&aqs=chrome..69i57.5454j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  6. You won't get excess pressure because of a sticking thermostat except maybe at high RPM where the water pump is adding pressure beyond the pressure from coolant expansion. Warping would come from overheating. Nissan thermostats are best. For the extra few dollars the quality is much much better. They're still available.
  7. It's in the Engine Fuel chapter of the FSM.
  8. Roberts280Z is correct. It's energized by the top gear switch. For some reason, maybe emissions or knocking reasons, Nissan did not want the vacuum advance to work in the lower three gears.
  9. Sometimes they're hard to see, especially if they're covered in greasy dirt. The plug has a thin head with a slot for a screwdriver. Should be here. This picture shows the hole still open.
  10. Under the plastic steering column cover there is the switch for the headlights and the running lights. The solder joints break pretty often. when you ran the hot wire you bypassed the switch so that's a clue. The wires on the top are where it breaks. Talking about red wires and black and white wires kind of shows that you're not using a wiring diagram. You should get one. It will help. 76 is probably close if you can't find a 75. There are small diagrams in the Body Electrical chapter. http://www.atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/electrical.htm https://www.classiczcars.com/files/category/1-wiring-diagrams/ https://www.classiczcars.com/files/category/13-280z/
  11. The u-joints can all be lubed. They might not have a Zerk fitting but they should have the hole with a slotted plug in it. Take the plug out, put a Zerk in, fill them up, and put the plug back in. Inspect the seals and seams closely for rust or looseness. If you do find a bad one, just replace the one. I found that the new aftermarket joints were looser than old Nissan joints.
  12. The Nissan u-joints are of very high quality. $80 each, with precision clips to ensure an exact fit. If they're not dried up or rusty, why replace them with $20 u-joints? The R180 will probably blow before the u-joints.
  13. They're 188 mL(cc's), at 3 bar, apparently. The design is licensed from Bosch, the Bosch 280-150-105 injectors are the same and often used in place of the factory injectors. http://users.erols.com/srweiss/tableifc.htm http://www.atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/injectors/index.html
  14. You could use dropping resistors with the stock injectors. I don't know what's in the zcardepot kit, but that should allow their use.
  15. Check the hoses to the core in the engine bay at the firewall and the return line to the front cover. Also check the back of the head where it meets the block. The HG can leak there.
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