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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby Bartman » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:24 am

Fabulous work DJ.
Any idea for a time line to get a power tune done?
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Bartman wrote:Fabulous work DJ.
Any idea for a time line to get a power tune done?


Nah, no time line at this stage. I'll put a little bit more boost into it but it's fast enough for the moment.
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:18 pm

Think I managed to fix the dash and tail lights, looked at the fuses and wiring that I've replaced the fusable links with but it wasn't them, then started playing with the dimmer switch and the lights started working, so I've removed the dimmer and also the rear window defroster switch and rear wiper switch. Will keep an eye on it.

It's actually quite a good spot for putting a start button which I've been wanting to do for a while so I'll cut out a bit of carbon and get a R35 start button to put in there.
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Thu May 17, 2018 8:31 pm

Might be a bit too flashy for the Z, the ring definitely is. I'll go to Pick a part this weekend and see if I can find a plug for it and maybe a chrome ring.

I'll have to put a relay on the starter but that's pretty easy.

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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Wed May 23, 2018 8:48 pm

Yeah, looks a little bit silly.

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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sun May 27, 2018 3:41 pm

Figured out the wiring for the dash lights, I was going to get one of the 3 pin plugs and just make a loop wire but there's no clip as it was on the dimmer switch unit so I'll have to cut the plug off and splice the two wires together instead.

In other news I bought another Z, it's a bone stock '82 Australian import t top 2+2. Will be picking it up next weekend. Once I get it sorted we'll actually be able to attend cruises as a family in a suitable car.
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby classicdat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 pm

DJZ wrote:I bought another Z, it's a bone stock '82 Australian import t top 2+2. Will be picking it up next weekend. Once I get it sorted we'll actually be able to attend cruises as a family in a suitable car.

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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:13 pm

I did the wiring for getting rid of the dimmer switch and the lights have been working fine so far. I haven't actually driven it that much in the last six weeks or so.

I have a love/hate relationship with the clutch, once it's warm it's not actually that bad to drive, when it's cold it's really terrible.

Still lots of little tidy up jobs to do, I actually need to put the dash etc back together and remount the computer, bleed the brakes, find a drivers seat, replace some of the clips for the top door trim, make a catch can for the rocker cover breathers etc etc.
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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:01 pm

Made up a little carbon plate to block up where I removed the dash light dimmer etc, it's probably only temporary but it looks okay. Started putting the other bits of the dash back together too, I saved a bunch of screws from the Laurel interior when I scrapped that so I'm using some of those to make things match better.

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Re: DJZ's 280ZX

Postby DJZ » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:10 pm

Borrowed some stuff called Spabond from work to glue on a hood prop catch thing, it hasn't had one since I put the fibreglass bonnet on. Also put some on the corner of the front kit where it meets up with the flange on the guard, it broke through a little bit and the bolt was floating in air.

I'm trying to tidy up some little bits and pieces to make it nicer to drive, I took it out to work on Friday, it goes well but definitely needs some work to stop rattles etc.
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