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Everything posted by NewZed

  1. People have taken those apart and cleaned them up with success. The contacts don't burn up they just get gummed up. Many people, myself included, have fixed them just by spraying large amounts of contact cleaner in to the assembly and working the mechanism. Not lying. Many people who buy a Z that has sat for years find that they don't have headlights or they only have high or low. It's probably just a light film of corrosion and a weak spring in the mechanism that can't push through it.
  2. No, a real mod gave me that title because I get involved a lot. It's been a while. Not a mod. Can't move stuff. You'll probably find something. These old tachs are getting crusty, stuck needles is pretty common.
  3. It should go back to zero. If it doesn't it's a mechanical problem, not electrical, probably just a gummed up mechanism. You don't want to mess with the adjustments, they haven't moved. Why post a tachometer problem in the V8 Tech board section?
  4. Good stuff on the internet. Seems like generally the problem with these modifications is that the parts that they use to grip weren't designed to grip. They just create a way to jam the diff locked using parts that aren't supposed to be jammed. If the design was good the auto makers would use it. Fewer parts is cheaper and auto makers are all about making parts cheaper. https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/opinions-wanted-on-this-lsd-conversion/142829/page1/
  5. Here's what they look like. If that helps. https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-PCS-FRONT-MOTOR-AUTO-TRANS-MOUNT-For-1972-Ford-PINTO-2-0L-3SPD-4SPD/152593939774?fits=Model%3APinto|Make%3AFord&epid=10003659700&hash=item23874ebd3e:g:0B0AAOSwFJBZScyo
  6. This is a bad reason to try to get to 9,000 RPM. Not logical. Buy a kit that is most optimal at 5,500 RPM.
  7. Did you swap the pedestal also when you installed the 280Z distributor? The Z and ZX use a different pedestal and they're oriented differently. Take the adjustment screw completely out so that you can rotate the distributor as far as you need. See if that gets your timing right, then see if you can move your plug wires to get there. It might be that somebody adjusted the old distributor to work with an oil pump drive gear that was off a tooth. Now that you have stock distributors it's not "right" anymore. Set the timing mark on zero on the compression stroke and see
  8. Have you taken a good closeup look at the sealing surfaces? Use bright light and a magnifying glass. There's probably a clue there. You got single or double but they're both just a cone that sits on a cone. You can even put a final finish on the surfaces with abrasives. Look for cracks, imperfections, or crud on the sealing surfaces.
  9. Very nice. Your other post says 72 240Z. Is the engine the original L24, modified, or is it an L28ET swap? Stock drivetrain, R180, or also modded? That's a lot of torque for the R180. Must be the Sniper or Terminator engine management, right? There's several. https://www.holley.com/brands/holley_efi/
  10. They are about impossible to find. If you're using Megasquirt and hoping to use the L28ET distributor with it you're probably better off to use a different ignition triggering system.
  11. Some of what you need might be here - https://www.diyautotune.com/support/tech/install/nissan-datsun/megasquirt-your-280zx-turbo/ A couple more links on the left of the page.
  12. Just saw jonbill's reply. This is just a follow-on, below, that I was writing. Seems like an interesting motor. The other thing people like about the P90 is that it has the square exhaust ports without liners. The block has probably been bored or modified to allow the bigger valves to miss the sides of the cylinder wall. And there is a very common Timesert modification that people do to get rid of the hydraulic pivots. They're not actually "lifters". The P90 with flat top pistons would be similar to a ZX engine except that the swept volume would be less if i
  13. The coil and resistor would be getting hot because they have current flowing through them. That would be because there is a short circuit on the wiring after the coil negative terminal. Looking at all of those exposed connections, that would not be a surprise. If you can't find the bare wire or connector that is shorting to ground, your ignition module might be bad. That spade end is just connected to ground. There's a wire that needs a ground somewhere.
  14. It will move your torque peak to lower RPM which is probably good, for an old engine. It makes the engine feel more powerful since most people don't use the high end of the rev range of their engines. Tony D has written some stories about using it as a tuning tool. There's room for the valves, the engine interference range is not that close for a stock cam. Here's a more "official" writeup about it - https://help.summitracing.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4706/~/advancing-%2F-retarding-a-camshaft
  15. https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/88099-obx-differential-inspection-and-installation/#comments
  16. https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk007mZ1L5AQH5KaoBHYK4COKl1lcbg%3A1602353719894&source=hp&ei=N_qBX96PM56x0PEP_8WjsAE&q=site%3Ahybridz.org+obx+and+belleville&oq=site%3Ahybridz.org+obx+and+belleville&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoECCMQJzoECC4QJzoFCAAQkQI6AgguOggILhDHARCjAjoICAAQsQMQgwE6BQgAELEDOggIABDJAxCRAjoICC4QxwEQrwE6CwguELEDEMcBEKMCOggIABCxAxDJAzoFCC4QsQM6AggAOgcIABCxAxAKUNwOWPhNYK1WaABwAHgAgAFniAG9CZIBBDE3LjGYAQCgAQGgAQKqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwieh5ri0KrsAhWeGDQIHf_iCBYQ4dUDCAk&uact=5
  17. Squirt the fluid directly in to the intake manifold. If the AFM vane is not opening the fluid won't get through. You might just have a big vacuum leak somewhere. Moving the AFM won't help that. Edit - actually it might, but still... Don't forget to look for rags or mice nests in the J-pipe if you got the parts from a car that has been sitting.
  18. There's a couple of long threads on classiczcars.com about how the new aftermarket fuel pumps are bad right out of the box. Poor seals. They don't pump well and they don't seal when they're off. Which pump did you get? It's a problem and there doesn't seem to be a brand that is guaranteed to work. Classiczcars is down right now but when it comes back I'll see if I can find a link. One of the guys really went deep in to the guts of the pumps and has found solutions. zKars, I think.
  19. Run through the typical NA EFI checks. Could be a fusible link, or even a ground problem. Voltage and grounds are the key. Here's a reference from your past. It ran before, so it should run again. Good luck. Try starting fluid if you just want to hear it for a short burst. That will confirm spark and timing, then you can focus on the injector power and control.
  20. You are way behind the curve on this swap. There is a ton of information about it on the site. The NA EFI system is set up for NA injectors. Turbo injectors will squirt too much fuel. Good luck. https://forums.hybridz.org/forum/94-engine-components/ https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/50208-the-ultimate-l28et-guidewhat-you-need-for-350whp/ https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/38461-240z-260z-280z-turbo-swap-guide/ https://forums.hybridz.org/topic/95316-braaps-l6-efi-induction-advice-and-tips/
  21. Have you checked the spark plugs? Might be flooding. The turbo injectors are 265 CC, the NA are 188 CC. You're dumping 40% more fuel in than the engine needs.
  22. 3.5 is the early 240Z with a 3.36 R180 (I think). Here's your 75 four speed.
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