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What Oil Catch Can Set Up Are You Using?


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Hi Everyone,

Since I converted to Triple Mikuni's I lost my PCV valve on my intake manifold and my block ventilation (crank case) also has nowhere to plumb to.

I'm keen on plumbing both points to an oil catch can, if not for any other reason than to stop getting oily residue in my engine bay, but also there does seem to be some benefit to running them in general. (See video) below.

I'm just looking for feedback / photos on how you mounted yours and if you bought 1 that worked well? I was going to fabricate 1, but given how cheap some of them are, it seems worth selecting something off the shelf, but it would be nice if it looked in keeping with the engine bay and time period also (bit of an ask I know).

I'm thinking of mounting mine below the ignition coil area and utilising existing threads/holes in the engine bay (not wanting to drill new ones).

Be nice if it was easy to clean/empty without making a mess too.

Oh and I tend to like the clean PVC hose look too! hah.

A few ideas to kick things off.

https://jdmlegends.com/products/1973-240z

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https://www.zcarblog.com/tag/rocketbunny

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https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/55185-lets-see-your-catch-can/

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Block breather is blocked off so only breather is through the rocker cover. Runs into a catch can under the coil and then back to the middle air cleaner. All mounted using existing holes from memory. Just like you are thinking about Gav. 
 

Jeff

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Hey Scotty, do you know what brand of catch can that is?

I need 2 inputs and the little breather on top is probably sufficient for me. Would keep it neat.

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22 hours ago, gav240z said:

Hey Scotty, do you know what brand of catch can that is?

I need 2 inputs and the little breather on top is probably sufficient for me. Would keep it neat.

Sorry Gav no brand, it was already installed when I purchased my Z.

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I've always liked the little 1200 Coupes, but more so in recent years. Unfortunately prices have climbed a lot so they are less accessible than they were. Like everything I suppose.

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On 3/18/2021 at 3:43 PM, gav240z said:

I've always liked the little 1200 Coupes, but more so in recent years. Unfortunately prices have climbed a lot so they are less accessible than they were. Like everything I suppose.

My first car was a 1200 Coupe, great little car unfortunately it met its demise whilst trying to occupy the same space as a large power pole

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