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In Topic: Sputtering, coughing and misfiring on 1972 240z

11 April 2018 - 06:15 PM

Alright. But every one I've ran over 3psi ran like shit, then they all ran batter closer to 2psi. Just offering my experience. If you trust the book, you trust the book.  :thumbup:


100% my experience as well ^^^ !

+1 !

In Topic: 2nd gear making sound

11 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

Just remembered, some people drive around with their hand resting on the shift stick in 2nd until it's time to shift to 3rd. They would ware out the 2nd gear fork and collar and develop a rattle/vibration from inside the trans and eventually it would pop out on 2nd because the ware didn't allow it to go all the way into gear so don't do that.


+1 ^^^ !

In Topic: Sputtering, coughing and misfiring on 1972 240z

11 April 2018 - 11:19 AM

Twin SU Carb. Float level was already set to .55 inches. Pertronix Ignitor module with pertronix flamethrower coil. I am even getting intake backfire with the both idle mixture knobs set to 3.70 turns clockwise. No vacuum leaks.

Pertronix ignition module. I had one installed in a 73’ 240z when I purchased it 10-Years ago. I had a random miss-fire that turned into a bad somewhat consistent miss-fire on the way home one hour away. It ended up being a LEAKING wire from the module itself that at some point vibrated/cut through the wire itself ever so slightly causing an obvious electrical arc. The grommet that held it in position to prevent this inside the distributor was positioned a bit off.

Have no clue if that’s of help , but that scenario happened on my Z.

Stick a timing light on your car and see if the Mark jumps around. Timing Chains can stretch. Harmonic balancers fall apart over time as well , so keep that in mind when checking timing.

Distributor advance plates are KNOWN TO FREEZE up or fall apart. Check operation of everything inside of it...clean and lubricate. Depending on the humidity in your environment you may just want to keep changing out your distributor cap. I’ve had them fall apart whilst driving...


On another note to keep an eye on....the valve seats in the early heads (US?) were SOFT. Which doesn’t leave much room if any adjustment for valve lash. Ran into this quite a bit.


Flat-top or round top SU’s ? SU carbs need to be taken apart and reworked top to bottom. No cheap easy long term fix. You get the quality of the work you put into them.... Needles have specific profiles as well...easy to bend or fuck them up ! (People tightening down hard on them).

In Topic: FML thread with better title than Insomnia's

10 April 2018 - 05:00 PM

Rub it out and then let her know you can take care of business without her. Otherwise she thinks she has you in the vagina ViseGrips and bargains from a position of strength. There has to be more equality. Withholding sex is not how it should work. One or both of you should start communicating effectively instead of being assholes. Suggest indulging in grudge or hate sex for a while with lots of name calling and swearing, but talk afterwards don't sleep. It's like fighting with pillows or assault with a friendly weapon. What do women want? fucked if I know but if they think they are holding all the cards (sitting on them actually) it's way more difficult to find common ground.
 
 
That'll be $0.05


Tl;DR

#FML

.....wait....name calling and swearing isn't part of the routine ?

In Topic: FML thread with better title than Insomnia's

10 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

.....Ran out of TP at work.... none to be found within waddling distance....

Hmmmm.... ^^^ #FML or butthurt ?