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#1504812 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on Today, 12:01 PM

Charlie69 is pretty cool, I guess

#1502572 Return of the Z - Bleach's 280Z & 280ZX turbo build

Posted by Bleach on 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.

#1501476 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on 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


#1501451 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 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)







#1501269 Sightings

Posted by Bleach on 06 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

Here is a really good one


4520929939_8b646f3538_z.jpgUntitled by Nas, on Flickr

#1500796 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on 03 July 2017 - 12:03 PM

There is a lot of competition for web hosting sites. Its hard to up your price when everyone else hovers around $5-7/month. You keep getting more and more storage for the same price.


My hosting site, same price for 12 years but I still only have 3GB of storage. They haven't bumped me up as the years go by. I can get 100GB now for the same price elsewhere but I just don't need that much space.

#1500758 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on 03 July 2017 - 07:32 AM

If you don't like free, the get out your wallet a PAY FOR IT! All of these websites offer much lower prices the first year when you sign up. These prices are their "regular" monthly rates.
Godaddy.com - $8/month 100GB of storage
Bluehost.com - $8/month 50GB of storage
Simplehost.com - $5/month Unlimited storage? * (no info on storage limits)
iPage.com - $8/month Unlimited storage and bandwidth


Look for yourself. There are many more.

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#1500683 Anyone heard from Z Man of Washington recently.

Posted by Bleach on 02 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

Is that the guy that used to have a Z-car business up north in Snohomish?


I think that this might be his Craigslist ad. Its been running for months.





#1500680 Photo sharing

Posted by Bleach on 02 July 2017 - 09:43 PM




#1500670 New to Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on 02 July 2017 - 08:58 PM

That is a good idea. That valve you removed usually runs the idle high when the engine is cold and then closes to drop the idle down to normal levels. So for now you won't have that option but the car can still be used. I think its more important to have consistency when the engine is warmed up as you also know.

#1500624 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on 02 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

Just like Flickr, for a real artist it doesn't cost too much to keep a business account going. Flickr is much more streamlined and far fewer ads than Photobucket. Even before PB started throttling bandwidth they were really slow and slammed you with ads.


Free services can always go away or change policies. Nothing lasts forever.


Keep a backup of all your photos locally if you really want them.

#1500592 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on 02 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

#1500405 South sound Billet Proof cruise 6/24/17

Posted by Bleach on 01 July 2017 - 05:17 PM

wait a sec.... did you say you own a ZIP drive?  :huh:


Iomega-ZIP100.jpgF33D8CAC-5252-4397-BD32 zip-100-drive-1.jpg

#1500187 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by Bleach on 30 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

So, I'm just about done editing a video on posting pictures to Ratsun but NOT using Photobucket. :D

I'll try to get that uploaded tonight

#1500179 CANBY 2017 IT WILL BEE fun 'n stuff

Posted by Bleach on 30 June 2017 - 10:14 AM

I love the art style to your videos. Glad you moved to the area. I was also thinking of one day doing some owner interviews but not quite to that level of detail that you and Petrolicious do. Your work looks good.


Portland has the Bluelake Datsun show coming up in August. Canada has a Classic Japanese car event in July... I think ? I've never been to that one.