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Hi Everyone! I'm new to the forum, but not to your posts of wisdom. I currently have a 1978 280Z (S30 not S130) that I acquired from a friend back in 2014 that was/is in need of a lot of TLC despite being nearly rust free. I wanted a Z, preferably the 240, ever since I was a teen (I'm 38 now) and even more so after being able to drive a restored one in 2011. Anyway, for 4 years the poor thing sat in my garage where I would go out and occasionally tinker with it, but never felt I made much headway. There are two very important things to know about the Z and I. First is that while I know how to perform general maintenance and some modifications on cars with I am by no means an expert, but rather a junior mechanic...if that. Second is that my Z came to me with modifications already done that, while awesome, left me largely at a loss on how to proceed. The Z has a 327 V8 from a '68 C-10 pickup and a 700R4 from the 80's/90's and the wiring in the engine bay and the dash is a mess. To the now, the Z (pictures to follow) has been professionally tended to by Lefty's Electric and after several months I am happy to report that all the electrical and fuel systems have been cleaned, tidied up, rerouted, etc and she starts right up on the first try! Now it's on to replacing the suspension, ALL the rubber and some minor body work.
I found a 1976 280Z with a completed 350 conversion for sale. The work looks excellent and the overall condition is great! He's only asking $3,000. However nothing electrical works. It runs and drives but the gauges, lights and wiper do not work. I was wondering if anyone had an idea what the problem could be? I'd like to buy it but not if I have to spend all my free time tracing down gremlins. Thanks!
i am not sure if i am in the correct place for this but i have an 83 280zx turbo that i am frustrated with because the wiring and stuff needs to be redone due to aging. problem is i have a killer small block chevy engine sitting in my garage waiting to be put into something. please feel free to point me in the right direction if i am in the wrong areas of this site. its a great place if i may say so as well.