Monthly Archives: December 2012

Slowly Awakening

It’s been well over two and a half years since the 240Z has been on the road. I drove it last to the first day of The Mitty in 2010. When I tried to start it the next day, I … Continue reading

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Relays Simplified

Relays are simple electromagnetic switches. When energized, the electromagnet pulls on a lever to open or close a set of contacts. Let’s go over some relay terminology: coil – the electromagnet contacts – the parts of the switch that touch … Continue reading

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Some Electrical Basics and Troubleshooting

Many people are stumped by automotive electrical systems. It really doesn’t have to be very mystifying. I hope to cut through the fog of confusion with this and other posts to help you figure out electrical issues with your early … Continue reading

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LOST DOG

LOST DOG Missing: 3 legged dog. He’s blind in one eye, missing his left ear, has a broken tail, and was recently castrated. He answers to Lucky. I suppose that one reason I can’t part with the 240Z is that … Continue reading

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Z Blast 2001

I was living in Wilmington, NC, back in 2001. Here are some pictures from the Cape Fear Z Car Club Z Blast in 2001. My 240Z took home 3rd place in the S30 class. It helped that only 4 S30s … Continue reading

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Turn Signal Repair

If you have a first generation Z car, you probably are dealing with turn signal issues. The left side doesn’t work. The right side doesn’t work. Only the back turn signal flashes, etc. I got my hands on a new … Continue reading

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Caffeine & Octane – Dec 2012

The monthly Caffeine & Octane has come and gone. It’s a wonderful reason to cut sleep short on a Sunday morning, drive the Z, and hang out with over a thousand fellow car enthusiasts. I got to the show site … Continue reading

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