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#1 roadkill2525

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

Just picked this up today, needs a few things done before using on a regular basis. Found a factory service manual on Amazon and it's on the way.

 

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#2 EndStar

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:56 AM

wow that is clean! welcome!

what is the goals?


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:40 AM

A clean Z in California? Must have cost a fortune! 


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

Was $4300, has had a repaint in the same color (301 Brown Metallic). Short term plan is to fix things like the locks and linkage to make it useful for a daily driver while I get some work done on the B210, the long term is to make a Grand Tourer style car.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:18 PM

thats a wonderful plan not enough people do. i dailied mine for a year nd a half with no locks, just took my steering wheel and shifter with me everywhere i went lol


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#6 roadkill2525

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 10:39 AM

Still working on fixing things like the headlights and clutch, but got new window cranks and a dimmer/turn signal switch installed.

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:01 AM

How is the interior of your car? I know of some nice black door panels for a 2+2

Back seat in OK condition. I can get more details if you're interested.

 

You want spare glass? Its unique to the 2+2 model.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:59 PM

Got a shipment from Rockauto and Zcardepot, need to send the Kia Sephia/Spectra clutch master cylinder back though. Rockauto sent a Exedy MC559 instead of the Exedy SC559.

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:06 PM

Parts are still making a thud on the porch, Exedy clutch master cylinder.

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:26 AM

are you replacing the clutch slave cylinder as well? If the slave is weak, it can blow out the seals soon with a brand new master cylinder.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:03 PM

are you replacing the clutch slave cylinder as well? If the slave is weak, it can blow out the seals soon with a brand new master cylinder

 

Yes, waiting on the slave cylinder because Rockauto sent a clutch master cylinder for a Kia (part #MC559) instead of the clutch slave cylinder (part #SC559).



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:07 PM

The slave cylinder finally showed up.

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:53 AM

You'll be shifting through gears in no time!


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:25 PM

Well I'm done with it, tired of chasing electrical problems with the headlights. Good Sylvania headlights from the B210, new fusible links, fuses, working headlight and dimmer switches but still have bright/dim or dim/off combination. Got the turn signals working with a new relay but not happy if only relegated to driving during the day.

 

Still need to replace the clutch master and slave cylinders. Also need to look at parts for the door locks.



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:44 PM

 

 

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:18 PM

The turn signal just needed a new flasher relay, the original Niles came out and the new one went in with the original bracket.

 

This is starting to be like the '86 Camaro IROC, dumping money into it just to get it running right.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

My dad replaced the Exedy slave cylinder with one from the parts store while I was at work, aside from adjustments to the pedal  the clutch works.

 

While pricing out a new exhaust system for the Z we found out its a federal model.

 

What would be needed to be done to the engine if I wanted to put a header on?



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:45 PM

Ran it through smog testing and it failed, after having it checked out by a mechanic there's a laundry list of problems. I know a engine rebuild was in it's future but was hoping it would get by one smog test, any recommendations on engine building services in the North Bay aside from Rebello Racing in Antioch.

 

Found bad intake manifold gasket

Found bad EGR gasket

 

AFM resistance not to manufacture spec's - tampered with

 

Injector terminals and connectors corroded

 

Found fuel pressure is 35psi at idle and with regulator vacuum source disconnected 43psi

 

AFM hose bad and in need of clamp

 

Compression test 1-5= 150psi, 6=110 Average compression is 180psi

 

Leakage test 1-3=30%, 4-5=20%, 6=70%

 

Recommend complete engine restoration



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 01:44 PM

Consider selling that one and buy one that's 75 and older, then u will not have to deal with smog.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:24 PM

Consider selling that one and buy one that's 75 and older, then u will not have to deal with smog.

Are you going to be bankrolling this?