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#21 cathartik

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:50 PM

Used to all the time - only pulled it off the road in late august


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 12:08 AM

I knew you would make it to this forum eventually, I used to see you're car around in the Lakes carpark quite often, even took a photo of it next to mine which I inadvertently deleted.

I'm looking to forward to seeing progress on your Z, but those pics you posted aren't dark purple are they? Looks hot anyway  ;D

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 12:35 AM

Its pretty amusing really- it is indeed dark purple but the amount of light on it at any one time can make it appear right from black to a very royal purple - kind of cool in my opinion and one of the nails in the coffin to purchasing the car originally :)


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 12:27 PM

wilston- red 260z 2 seater -keen to go for a run next weekend if anyone is for it?

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:17 PM

Grange (Brisbane north-side); '74 260 2-seat, reddy-orange; manual; still parked up awaiting engine work.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:49 PM

Southside of Brisbane. Driving a 1976 2+2 260z, maroon in colour.

Where do you Brisbanites go to get your zeds fixed up? There's a problem with my carbs and I need some replacement work. I'd like to take the zed to a good mechanic who knows what they're doing. Ta.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:30 AM

Hey guys, welcome.

74zzz I'd definetly be keen for a run next weekend if my exams didn't start next week  :-[ Next time we organise a run I'll make sure all of you have PMs.

Jospef my mechanic swears by this guy called Scott who works at "Carb and Gas" at wooloongabba. 3891 5886 is his number. I haven't been to him yet but once I get some SUs I plan to book him in to do the swap for me.

Cathartik that is pretty damn cool, I would have sworn you got it resprayed from those black photos.

Glad to see more people from QLD getting active on the forums.  :)

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 03:11 PM

Thanks, Stevo. I'll give him a call and see what he can do for me. Wooloongabba, not too far from me  :).

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:42 PM

Good to hear. If you are satisfied with the work he does then make sure to write something in the recommended businesses section  ;D

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 01:57 PM

He quoted me 800-1k to fully recondition the carby's. I'm not sure if that's a good price?

I might just open them up myself and see what I can do. Stevo, do you by any chance know where I can pick up seats, pins, butterfly's etc? I've never bought any carburetor parts.

Thanks.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:10 PM

I have no idea either mate. Have a look around in the Fuel systems section of the forum would be your best bet.

Anyone else know?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:22 PM

Maybe I could just buy some old SU's. Any idea what they're worth?

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:11 PM

hang on, did I read that right, $800-1000 to reco SU's ?? no way.
You should be able to buy a new SU-H6 for $375-400..
Jospef, whats actually wrong with the carbs, be specific and we can try to help you.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:56 AM

Yeah, I thought it was a bit steep. Well, the car basically stutters when I get up in the revs. Wouldn't be the plugs, because that's all new, so I assume it's the carby's. Obviously not 100% sure, but I'll be opening them up and having a look in there. Just wanted to get a price check on everything, figure out what's cheaper and easier.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 12:14 PM

hang on, did I read that right, $800-1000 to reco SU's ?? no way.
You should be able to buy a new SU-H6 for $375-400..
Jospef, whats actually wrong with the carbs, be specific and we can try to help you.


Can anyone comment further on that price? It's twice what I was expecting...

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:28 PM

Can anyone comment further on that price? It's twice what I was expecting...


That's the quote Scott gave me over the phone, man.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:41 PM

Jospef, can't comment on the reco cost for the carbs, they're way down the list after I get all the rust sorted.  I'll probably just clean them up, bolt them back on and see how it goes.
From my MGB days, I know that SU's typically wear away the bushes for the butterfly shafts leading to air leaks.
But before splurging a $1000 on the carbs I'd be replacing ALL my ignition components, dizzy cap, rotor, coil, condensor, ballast resistor, leads, polishing all the earth contact points and cleaning all connectors.  Have you changed the fuel filter yet because that can be a major culprit,so can the fuel pump if you are running an electric one.
I've pulled twin SU's apart for a Mini I had. Cleaned them up with carb cleaner, the needle valves were fiddly but the hardest part is tuning them again afterward.
Good luck, Mike

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:42 PM

2 major things here, make sure your dizzy is set correctly ..7-8 degrees advance (If I recall)...and change the oil in the Su's..if the cars been sitting round the oil can can go gluggy, meaning the needle wont work properly, and the carbs can stutter and go eratic. items as per above posting are also spot-on. If for whatever reason you need new carbs, try Warren at All-z parts in Hornsby, he should be under the $400 mark per SU.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:54 AM

hello guys, im only new on here, i will have a 260z 2+2 i believe it is. it is dark blue..completely in pieces.. and i live in ipswich.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 04:38 PM

I spun it last week, mate. It seems to have fixed the problem :).




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