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Hello Everyone,


In May I bought a 1978 280z 5 Speed with 250,000 miles on it. Been in California for 41 years until now, California spec car. I've always loved the S30s and been wanting one for years. My plan this year is to get it into very good mechanical shape and over many years to come to slowly restore / mod it. Thanks in advance for your help / advice.





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Nice car!




Useful information:

  • Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM).  http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/48825-factory-manuals-some/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-1208329
  • 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 Hybridz forums.
  • Read all of the new member guidelines and FAQs


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









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