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datzenmike

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#1498578 Daily Randomness.........Back to Randomness.....................................

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 01:51 PM

But your imagination and memory are unimpaired and you rub one out anyway.


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#1498547 Cuz President TRUMPS Murican dictatorship??? (It's a Traitor free zone!)

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 11:14 AM

Smog????? California makes it's own smog. Doesn't need any help.




#1498507 Cuz President TRUMPS Murican dictatorship??? (It's a Traitor free zone!)

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 08:27 AM

I would totally doubt this BS number. China is a long way off and the winds don't blow to California directly. Was this measured at sea level or 50,000 feet. What average reading was used for the California comparison??? If there is air pollution in California it's pretty much all made there. If 1/3 is from China then it must be very clean in California.




#1498504 74' 620 Stopped Suddenly While Driving

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 08:13 AM

I assume the battery is good. A poor battery will always turn the starter slowly.

 

Those after market terminals that are bolted to the cable ends are terrible. The stock molded in ones, are the best. They must be kept clean. The battery posts clean and the terminals tight. Don't forget the ground cable where it bolts to the head and the positive where it bolts to the starter lug... both clean and tight. There should be a ground strap from the negative terminal or the cable or from the engine to the body sheet metal. Many of the car's electrical accessories are ground return through the body. It has to get to the negative side of the battery and the only path is through the grounded engine which is rubber isolated from everything.




#1498478 Cuz President TRUMPS Murican dictatorship??? (It's a Traitor free zone!)

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 06:26 AM

Tucker asked some questions and tried to poke him but this guy DID have some good natured answers for him.




#1498475 74' 620 Stopped Suddenly While Driving

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 06:16 AM

Maybe, but the engine wouldn't have died for this alone.




#1498474 Daily Randomness.........Back to Randomness.....................................

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 06:15 AM

Restoring balance to the universe


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#1498473 INSMNCS: It's Out Of My Control.

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 06:06 AM

 The trick is to ride and make it to the bell.

 

Though not my preferred 'type', I did have a 'large' woman once. She made an impression on me like no other. Drop dead gorgeous with brown bedroom eyes self assured and smart with a well honed personality.  (sigh.....)  




#1498471 Noob Turbo L-16 from Hell

Posted by datzenmike on Today, 05:57 AM

Bolts for mounting to the head are in the way of the injectors. L28 intakes solve this but a lot of work cutting out the middle two cylinders and welding it back together. If you make your own intake you can put a single bolt hole between the injectors  for mounting it. Any throttle body will do.




#1498395 INSMNCS: It's Out Of My Control.

Posted by datzenmike on Yesterday, 08:30 PM

I got yer back, Keith.




#1498365 510 guy just got a 240z....now what?

Posted by datzenmike on Yesterday, 06:26 PM

I got my first 510 back in 1996.  Over the years I have had many project cars (a few 510s, 240sx, B13 SE-R, Subarus, 610, etc) but never a Z car. 

 

Recently I happened upon a '73 240Z here in the Portland area and got it for a good price.

The car is 99.3% rust free and 100% stock in every way. Runs/drives. Someone used it as a daily for quite a long time, then stored it for several years.

 

Anyway, I have a few questions about getting this thing road worthy that focus on safety and reliability. I don't want to go all-out on anything because I don't know what my long term plan for the car is yet, besides get it reliably running and safe to drive. 

 

1. Seems to be a charging issue. I want to get rid of the points-style mechanical voltage regulator and go with a more modern internally regulated alternator.

What is the most efficient way to do this? ZX alternator?

Before you say "search dumbass!", I want to let you know that I did, and I spent almost an hour scouring through all sorts of crap without a direct coherent answer.

I am just looking for a straight forward "buy this alternator, do these mods, done".

 

2. I hate drum brakes. No, really, I do. I can convert a 510 to rear disc in about 2 hours using parts I have memorized the part numbers for. But for the Z, it is different and foreign to me. I see MSA has a rear disc kit, but it is priced high for what it is. Any other alternatives? I have 86 Maxima rear calipers sitting in my garage..... I already make affordable rear disc brake conversion brackets for the 510, maybe I need to expand my offering for the Z cars...we will see.

 

3. Front brakes. Details on a front mild disc brake upgrade (vented rotors for sure). Don't want to go full on TTT or Arizona Z car  and drop multiple thousands. Just something that is good for street driving and improves over the stock setup.

 

Anyway, those are the things I had immediate questions about.  I will post a picture or two when I get it back on the ground and out in the sunshine.

 

Thanks in advance. It is good to be back in the Datsun family.

 

1/ any car alternator after '77 is internally regulated. You have to remove the external regulator, trim the wires off it, leave them long. Join the White and Yellow wires and the White/Black and the White/Red wires together. Remove any left over wires. Solder and tape up the new connections. Plug this back onto the wire harness.

 

2/ the 280zx had rear disc. The Sept '81 and on were the nicest looking.

 

3/ Fronts you can upgrade to early '80s Toyota 4x4 4 piston calipers. They bolt right on and use the stock rotor. I had these on my 3,400 pound 620 and they were marvelous.




#1498363 INSMNCS: It's Out Of My Control.

Posted by datzenmike on Yesterday, 06:16 PM

Warm in the winter and shady in the summer.




#1498362 Cuz President TRUMPS Murican dictatorship??? (It's a Traitor free zone!)

Posted by datzenmike on Yesterday, 06:13 PM

I hear they make good lumber.




#1498306 INSMNCS: It's Out Of My Control.

Posted by datzenmike on Yesterday, 02:27 PM

Is thin disgusting? Too muscular? Too Asian? I don't see disgusting I see infinite variety. But let me put it this way.... I wouldn't fight you for her.




#1498295 Noob Turbo L-16 from Hell

Posted by datzenmike on Yesterday, 12:47 PM

For 2.3 you need (preferably) a Z22 crank and block bored from 87mm to 89mm and KA pistons.

 

A 1mm (0.040") overbore L20B is 1996cc.