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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #600 on: April 03, 2012, 11:13:12 AM »

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #601 on: April 03, 2012, 11:14:08 AM »
Was it the old Mercury's that had a rear window that would roll down?

Naw that was the Rambler.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #602 on: April 03, 2012, 11:15:13 AM »
Was it the old Mercury's that had a rear window that would roll down?
Yes, it was the Mercury Breezeway.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1965-mercury-park-lane-breezeway/
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #603 on: April 03, 2012, 11:24:06 AM »
The price looks pretty good... older models usually run about $15k+.  I wouldn't mind an old 912.  VW engines/parts are cheap and easy.

I knew a girl like that once. 
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #604 on: April 03, 2012, 11:26:08 AM »
I knew a girl like that once. 
Yeah, I did too.

She also clattered and smoked, too.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #605 on: April 03, 2012, 12:02:53 PM »
Yeah, I did too.

She also clattered and smoked, too.

Well, at least she didn't suffer from Rod Knock and Frozen Lifters. 
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #606 on: April 03, 2012, 02:18:59 PM »
Ouch.  Just watched a guy roll his 912 on YouTube.

I guess if you can't afford to wreck it, you can't afford to buy it. :p
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #607 on: April 03, 2012, 02:38:54 PM »
Ouch.  Just watched a guy roll his 912 on YouTube.

I guess if you can't afford to wreck it, you can't afford to buy it. :p

Famous line from the Benz group.........Drive it like you stole it. (The Benz had an auto activated roll bar)  Have you ever seen the video of them barrel rolling one in a tunnel?

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #608 on: April 03, 2012, 05:23:07 PM »
Chris,

I hope you put the 912 on your short list.  They are very cool, because they are different.   :cheersmate:

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #609 on: May 16, 2012, 03:04:32 PM »
These (attached) are the Webbers for my Cuda.  Never installed on the slant six ( 225 CID ) originally came off a Chevy 235 CID IIRC.  Not too many manifolds in this country for the slant.  More in Oz where they are a popular option.  That is a Lynx manifold.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #610 on: July 04, 2012, 06:49:44 PM »
I went outside, started it up, and revved it to 2000 rpm.  There was a sticky sweet smell to the exhaust.


Cracked head -- crack might be small.

The smell is coolant being roasted in the block.

Nothing else smells like that.

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #611 on: July 04, 2012, 08:56:53 PM »
Cracked head -- crack might be small.

The smell is coolant being roasted in the block.

Nothing else smells like that.


Yup. Blew out a head gasket in my POS 1993 Ford Taurus and in addition to the sickly sweet smell, I had white smoke (a lot of it) out of the exhaust.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #612 on: November 16, 2013, 08:46:51 PM »
The dopes at the Pull-a-Part misidentified a 280Z as a 280ZX and put it in with the regular import cars (the ones nearest to the entrance/exit).  I scored a valve cover and camshaft for $35.  Going to clean and polish the valve cover and hang it on the wall.

Normally, it would have been placed with the vintage autos in the rear of the yard. 
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #613 on: November 16, 2013, 08:53:40 PM »
The dopes at the Pull-a-Part misidentified a 280Z as a 280ZX and put it in with the regular import cars (the ones nearest to the entrance/exit).  I scored a valve cover and camshaft for $35.  Going to clean and polish the valve cover and hang it on the wall.

Normally, it would have been placed with the vintage autos in the rear of the yard. 

I have a polished one that I hang on the head of my 240.  :-) 

They sure do look nice polished up.

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #614 on: November 16, 2013, 09:00:13 PM »
I have a polished one that I hang on the head of my 240.  :-) 

They sure do look nice polished up.
There were a couple of guys pulling a transmission on the car next to me.  They had battery-powered impact wrenches and stopped to help me. They had the cam towers unscrewed in less time than it took me to remove the valve cover with a hand wrench.  None of us had an Allen wrench that would fit the other side of the cam tower so I may go back tomorrow.  It's supposed to rain, though.

I originally went there to find some relatively nice brake rotors for the Camry.  Never got them.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #615 on: November 16, 2013, 09:03:15 PM »
There were a couple of guys pulling a transmission on the car next to me.  They had battery-powered impact wrenches and stopped to help me. They had the cam towers unscrewed in less time than it took me to remove the valve cover with a hand wrench.  None of us had an Allen wrench that would fit the other side of the cam tower so I may go back tomorrow.  It's supposed to rain, though.

I originally went there to find some relatively nice brake rotors for the Camry.  Never got them.

What did you grab the cam for?

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #616 on: November 16, 2013, 09:14:21 PM »
What did you grab the cam for?
I want to turn it into something useful.  A reading lamp for the bedroom maybe.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #617 on: November 16, 2013, 10:16:14 PM »
I want to turn it into something useful.  A reading lamp for the bedroom maybe.
 

Would you like me to start fishing in the scrap bin at work for your home decor?     :tongue: :-)

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #618 on: November 16, 2013, 10:26:58 PM »
Would you like me to start fishing in the scrap bin at work for your home decor?     :tongue: :-)
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My bedroom is as popular as ObamaCare, Cuba, or Siberia.  That is, nobody goes there unless they absolutely have no other choice.

I'm thinking a simple wooden base and a small bulb/socket/lampshade.  Walla.  Man decor.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #619 on: November 16, 2013, 10:35:31 PM »
Any interest in these? 




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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #620 on: November 16, 2013, 11:41:35 PM »
How much do they weigh?
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #621 on: November 17, 2013, 12:07:32 AM »
The one on the right weighs about 4 1/2 to 5 pounds.  The one on the left is a little smaller and feels like it weighs about 1/2 pound less.

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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #622 on: November 28, 2013, 09:23:21 PM »
The one on the right weighs about 4 1/2 to 5 pounds.  The one on the left is a little smaller and feels like it weighs about 1/2 pound less.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #623 on: November 28, 2013, 11:20:01 PM »
We still talking about pistons here ?

Yes sir.

The bigger one would fit into a Case 504 six cylinder.

The smaller one would fit into an International DT466 six cylinder.
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Re: 1983 Datsun 280ZX
« Reply #624 on: December 09, 2013, 12:32:55 PM »
Nice paper weights.
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