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In Topic: Photobucket & Ratsun

21 July 2017 - 12:01 PM

Charlie69 is pretty cool, I guess

In Topic: Return of the Z - Bleach's 280Z & 280ZX turbo build

11 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

I've spent a few more days on the 280ZX turbo.
Installed new fuel pump. Still no fuel pump noise.
Cleaned up the battery terminals and installed additional grounding straps.
Switched around some of the relays in the engine compartment that are the same. Pulled the EFI relay with the ignition ON, other relays click. Plug it back in and again some other relays click. I guess that means the EFI relay is ok. Fusable linkes have 12v at both sides with ignition on.
Pulled the main plugs off the ECU and they have some electrical grease on them. Looks OK.
Tried starting fluid in the intake manifold and then later into a couple cylinders with the spark plugs out. Still doesn't even fire at all. (no spark)
Finally realize that there is no green light on the ECU which would give some indication that the computer is on. The turbo ECU controls the fuel pump relay as well as the coil.
L28 still won't start at this point. I wrote out where all the pins go using the 1981 Factory Service Manual. I'll check that power is going in at the points needed on the ECU. I think the EFI relay is the primary power source for the ECU. Maybe I can jump power to it as a test.
In the future if anyone is reading this then this image might be useful.


Pin 9, 27, 35 should have 12v power going in to the ECU. If you are using a 1982/83 ECU then pin 114 will also need power. That is the only difference in ECU configuration.

Pin 16 (fuel pump relay) my note says power but it may be that the ECU provides Ground to the fuel pump relay which allows the relay to activate.

Next time I will also be checking for ground at some pins.

In Topic: Photobucket & Ratsun

07 July 2017 - 12:29 PM

Can't find embed link in flickr. Sigh. Why does this have to be so difficult? Using imgur. Less painful.

man, this guy rambles. My link should start you out at the 1:00 mark

How to use Flickr to post photos to a forum


In Topic: Wrecking Yard Report

07 July 2017 - 09:55 AM

Eugene, Oregon!

It appears that a private party has several Z-cars he is willing to part out before getting rid of the frame. The ads says he is selling parts "this week" but the ads have been up for a couple months.


1971 240Z

1978 280Z

1979 280ZX (with nice turbo style hood)







In Topic: Sightings

06 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

Here is a really good one


4520929939_8b646f3538_z.jpgUntitled by Nas, on Flickr