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I'm looking to learn about how to read wiring diagrams and just understand the wiring of Z's better. Anybody have some suggestions on books/ videos That work well for that? Looking at either the diagrams or the actual car has me beyond confused and instead of asking a bunch of beginner questions here I thought it would be better to learn something for myself. Thanks guys!

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Buy this book:  https://watsons-streetworks.com/product/basic-auto-electricity-book/

 

Useful information

  • Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM). http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30.html

     

  • Download electrical schematics for your car.  PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color.

     

  • Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info.

     

  • Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed.

     

  • Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers - there are many!

     

  • For SU carbs, parts and instructions go to Ztherapy.  Buy the "Just SUs" video.

     

  • Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable.

     

  • Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well.

     

  • Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to  answer informed questions.

     

  • Search the forums.

     

  • Read all of the new member guidelines and FAQs

     

 

Links:

 

https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/                Recommend the headlight relay harness

 

http://zhome.com/

 

https://www.zcar.com/

 

https://www.classiczcars.com/

 

http://www.zcarparts.com/

 

http://www.arizonazcar.com/

 

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html

 

http://www.ztherapy.com/    

 

http://www.xenonzcar.com/reference.html

 

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

This may help you. I broke out the turn signal/hazard light circuit from the 1972 FSM, drew it up in CAD in a manner similar to what you find in the BE section of the 74-78 FSMs, and explained how the circuit operates. https://fiddlingwithzcars.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/hazard-switch-brake-light-turn-signal-circuit-analysis/

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