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#21 CBR Jeff

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 08:04 AM

Nice looking car Scott.
Great starting point. That's a typical place to find some rust, there will be some under that in the sill. Should not be to hard to fix if you decide to start on it. But possibly no rush and very possible that when you start it will soon become a bigger job than first intended.
My personal view is that these cars present better with 15" wheels. What wheels did you order? More Enkei's? I'm also curious about the drivers seat. What brand is it?

I'm going down the efi route with my car. You can have your cake and eat it. Inductuin noise of triples with drivability and cold start.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:45 AM

Thanks Jeff.

Car will undergo a full restoration one day, but the beauty of buying this was that I can enjoy driving it around for a few years until I'm ready.

EFI would be good, but I'm sinking my short term spending money into aesthetics (eg. wheels). The wheels I chose will upset a few people - not Enkei's.

I haven't got details on the seat - but will come back to you if I come across anything. It came with the original (vgc) drivers seat too.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 10:22 AM

Nice pickup Scott, welcome to Zed ownership.

 

If you want to fix the gearbox popping out of gear, go see Martin at BP Wyndhan Rd, Claremont.  He had plenty of practice fixing mine when I kept smashing them.  He fixed a couple for me that were popping out of 5th, one on power and one on overrun.



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Shane - might drop in and see him.

I still have a PM from you offering to help me check out a Z from over 4 years ago. Took me a while to get my act together.

Miss seeing yours and your old man each time I drop into Baily's for work.

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 08:30 AM

It's been a bit of a shock to the system going back to working on the old girl in a shed rather than a fully equipped workshop.  Dad will be starting up on his own shortly doing marine stuff out at Derwent Park as RB Outboard Services.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:45 PM

Quick one...Yes/No for my L24?

http://m.ebay.com.au...WATCHING_ACTIVE

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:26 PM

Quick one...Yes/No for my L24?

http://m.ebay.com.au...WATCHING_ACTIVE


The consensus here is that they won't work too well with a larger displacement motor. You'll have to invest more in set up and getting the tune right.
Also factor in import duties for anything over $1000 AUD.

Sound is amazeballs though!


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:36 PM

Cheers Gav.
Yeah, did some research and apparently great for what I have (stock L24). Not so much anything built - 44's always suggested.

Not really in the market for carbs yet, but they really do look the goods and are priced well. Just feeling the urge.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:14 PM

well... that escalated quickly.

Mikunis Arrived today

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:24 PM

280zx gearbox pops out of 5th and I have to hold it in reverse. Pulled that out around a month ago and have a replacement ready to drop back in.

Bought a relay to fix my headlights.

Have a civic fan to replace the OEM unit that blows softer than I can myself.

Just need to get in and do it now.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:57 PM

Nice progress Scotty. Do you know what the cause was with the gearbox popping out? 

 

The civic fan blower is a good upgrade, I've got one in my car. Apparently there's a Kia Sportage blower that's  better again, it fits with a little trimming of the housing. 



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 09:20 PM

Thanks Gareth.

I don't know until I pull it apart, but happy to drop another in and save that for another day.

Also have 44phh Mikunis on my mind.

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 04:06 PM

Where do people mount their headlight relay when upgrading? I think I'll track the wiring right back into the bay like where it's just sitting in this photo.

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 09:06 AM

Hi

On the drivers side skirt, out of the way but not too hard to get to.

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:52 PM

We'll, I was confident going in and went to install my headlight relay.

Took a positive from the alternator, earthed on the body and grabbed both low beam power when switched wires to now pass through the relay. Ultimately, left the rest of the wiring as it was.

Passenger side still dim... I earthed the relay alone, not splicing into the earth wire going to the headlights. Would that be the difference or do I have it wrong elsewhere?

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 08:08 PM

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Use a multi meter to check to voltage across each light on each side. If they are the same it might be the bulb. If the passengers side is a lower voltage ( probably the problem) then you have a voltage drop ( extra resistance ) in the wiring. My guess is in the earth (-) side of the circuit based on what you have said.
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Posted 23 July 2016 - 08:40 PM

Definitely wiring. 4v drop from one side to other. No high beam lights (didn't have them when I bought it either).

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 08:43 PM

You should be able to use the multimeter to determine the location of the problem. You need to find the location of the volt drop. This will be made simpler by being able to compare one side to the other.
Good luck. Tomorrows job?
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Posted 30 July 2016 - 04:54 PM

I put the new transmission in today and got to take the car for a nice drive. It's great having a box that stays in 5th and not having to hold it in reverse r
eally helps.

Best part was doing it all myself - first time pulling/installing a box before.

Headlights are still a fail Jeff. I rewired to earth both sides off the relays earth - no dice.

I only get around half the voltage on the passenger side light into the relay, so it's getting kinda frustrating now. Need to get in and fix it though, need to re-register it in Tasmania.
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Posted 30 July 2016 - 05:03 PM

I put the new transmission in today and got to take the car for a nice drive. It's great having a box that stays in 5th and not having to hold it in reverse r
eally helps.

Best part was doing it all myself - first time pulling/installing a box before.


Well done!




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