28th Apr 2010, 21:11

I have a Datsun 1980 280ZX 10 aniv automobile # 2467. This Z car has 128980 miles on it and runs great. This Z car has been rebuilt from the frame to the top and has new seats and carpeting. The steering and under carriage have been reworked and all new parts.

I had found two 1980 Z cars in the grave yard, and have removed every part that I could get off to keep for spare parts.

This is my third Z car; had a 1979, 1981 Black and Gold ZX, and still have the 1980 280ZX 10. Have had several offers from people who wanted to purchase this Z car. I just don't want to part with it because it run so well, and I like the Z car.

29th May 2010, 16:57

I have a 1979 280ZX 95000kms, car is all original, well maintained, tuned, garaged and never driven in snow or rain. The car is a pleasure to drive and to work on.

The car is not the fastest thing on the road today, but that is not what this car is about. It still does a respectable 8.2 seconds 0-60 and 14.91 1/4 at 91mph according to the electronics at a local strip. Not bad for old technology.

11th Nov 2010, 23:41

I am 46 years old, and am a previous owner of a 1977 280Z and a 1982 280ZX. I, in January 2010, bought a 1979 280ZX. I drove it from Newnan Georgia to Leesburg Georgia, and got incredible gas mileage. I got the tags and drove it to work when the water pump went out. It overheated good. It did not blow the head gasket, but I did have to change the fuel pump earlier that day by the way. Anyway, I also had to change the fuel pressure regulator after the overheating.

I replaced a few vacuum hoses and the rubber tubing between the airflow meter and the intake manifold.

I am getting about 15 or 17 mpg highway, and this car has a five speed. I am trying to figure out why my gas mileage is so bad.

Can somebody please get back to me at sporthore2003@mchsi.com to please help me get this beautiful car into spec.

25th May 2011, 23:37

Don't feel bad, I have a Datsun 1980 280ZX 10, and I have replaced many parts: fuel injectors, plugs, wires, distributor parts, rear end gears, transmission bearings. I still only get about 18 to 20 MPG in city driving.

As I recall years ago when I had a 1979 and 1981 they run about 27 MPG.

21st Mar 2012, 18:29

Please help, I recently acquired a 1975 280Z. I love the car, but it is only getting about 10 MPG, runs kinda rough at low RPM, and doesn't like speeds less than 65mph. I know nothing about the fuel injection system problems, but am very eager to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.