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#21 Ranman72

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:25 PM

I am late to the game here but that switch looks like a factory power antenna toggle switch 

they are common in most z's



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 08:48 AM

Thanks Ranman for the reply. It is the antenna switch. I posted it somewhere in there after I got it to work. I still can't figure out where it is supposed to be mounted. I've looked at numerous interior photos online, etc. All that loose wiring is where previous owner installed new dash and left it all hanging out. Since trying to move it it has made my fan switch not work and the stereo stopped working. But it made the antenna work :) hahahaha.

The cardboard glove box interior is also missing so they put a new fuse box in and it's lying in there instead of the console. I have to move it back to the console location. I just really hate messing with wiring because I'm completely lost on it. And who knows what will stop working if I move it.

The wiring is not right. When you turn the ignition switch on the parking lights come on regardless and are always on even without the light switch. So I have wiring to work on when I finally take the time to try and trace it down and figure it out.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:06 PM

I finally got a set of OE headlight covers. Super stoked. Need a little work but not bad. 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:26 PM

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#25 thumpgun

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:24 AM

I'm about to start on my new project of putting Weber triples on my car. I wanted Mikuni's but I figured parts and sources would be easier with Weber's. And they are somewhat less expensive. This is actually something I wanted to add later on down the line. I decided to go ahead and do it now. I got them from Carbs Unlimited. I also got the Weber filters that you can run over the velocity stacks.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:47 PM

I'm old and I love carbs, but what's the appeal of old carbs -vs- new fuel injection?


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:22 AM

I'm old and love carbs as well. All of my cars are carbed except my TII RX-7. I'm not very good at tuning them. I still need some help with that. I don't know really. I figured most people liked fuel injection better.

Almost finished. Have to shorten accelerator torsion arm to fit the linkage. Then a buddy of mine that is going to get them tuned sweet.

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

I got a repop competition steering wheel and Japanese style hood emblem.

I also ordered my T3 coilovers, Fujitsubo exhaust, strut tower braces and Watanabe R's.

I'll post some pics of the stuff when it gets here and gets installed. The wheels take 4 months to arrive.

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:27 PM

Got a few more of my parts in. The Cusco strut tower braces and the Fujitsubo stainless exhaust. I've got a few more things ordered that will be here eventually. Then I can finally get started with the installation process.

I'll post some more when the other parts get here.

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:12 PM

Thanks for the updates

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:04 AM

My T3 coil overs arrived today. I got the MSA sway bar kit a few weeks ago. We're going to start the installation when the heat and humidity ease off a bit. A lot of work to do in the coming weeks. Once the wheels arrive I'll order some tires.

 

 

 

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:09 AM

I finally was able to get a Japanese L6 cover. I'm stoked and I really like these. It's going to get painted but I wanted to go ahead and add it to the thread.

I'll still take another one if reasonably priced or I have parts to trade. 

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

Got the cover finished and ready to go on the car. It looks good and has some character I couldn't sand off of it. I'd like to have another one.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:53 PM

Looks fantastic. I love the wrinkle black and brushed metal look. Hard to beat for original appearance plus a touch of fancy.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

Thanks for the likes and comments! Much appreciated.

I got my Watanabe R's, lug nuts and valve stems. I haven't gotten tires yet and I'm going to wait until I'm ready to install the wheels before buying them.

I also installed a new fuel pump. The previous new one didn't work.

 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

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I realize this marks me as a MASSIVE nerd, but every time i see these all i see is a fleet of Romulan warbirds. (Star Trek)

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:50 PM

I realize this marks me as a MASSIVE nerd, but every time i see these all i see is a fleet of Romulan warbirds. (Star Trek)

 

Every time I've had these on a car, everyone asks if it's some kind of Star Wars thing...   ^_^

 

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It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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