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Found 36 results

  1. KA Mounting Question

    Hi I'm currently researching swapping a KA24DE along with the KA 5 speed trans into my 280z and have questions regarding mounting. I plan on running this setup due to a turbo build planned. I've read the trans is able to be mounted via the stock mounts but I've also seen that its not possible and would like an answer to the debate. Im also planning on using McKinney motor mounts and was curious if anybody has any experience with them and what they think of them? Also, I've heard I may need a custom driveshaft and was wondering if that was true or not. I've read on a forum previous that I won't need to but I'd like to know if I need a custom one before I do the swap.
  2. First post! Before the witch-hunt begins, I've become quite adept with the search function here. I bought a JTR-converted '75 280z with an SBC 350 out of a 1970 Chevrolet Bel Air about two years ago. Searching on this website has helped immensely in getting this thing up-and-running, and fixing the bungles the previous owner made. My Z initially had a TH350 automatic transmission which, while nice in a drag, was not sufficient for highway driving. And I'm not planning on doing any racing. So it's currently on my garage floor, where it belongs. I've been looking at manual transmission options, and it seems the best route is to look at other cars that had the 5.7L V8...such as Corvettes and Trans-Am's. I'm thinking about getting a flywheel, clutch kit, and T56 transmission from a '93-02 Trans Am. I'd like to hear any advice from folks who went this route. My biggest worry is, given the age of my engine (i.e. it is internally balanced and has the two-piece rear main seal, rather than the one-piece) the newer '93-02 parts won't match up. Any wisdom / advice? Thanks all! Happy motoring!
  3. I have a 1972 240z with an L28 and 5 speed transmission, all swapped before I got the car. I just finished a clutch replacement where I; replaced the rear main seal, pilot bushing, clutch and pressure plate, had the flywheel resurfaced and replaced the the outer seals and gasket on the transmission. Refilled transmission with Redline MT-90 and bled the slave cylinder with Valvoline DOT 3&4 synthetic brake fluid. I did all this just to find out that it was the hydraulic system, the clutch was fine. I believe my problem is that I ordered a 1977 slave cylinder however I for some reason still have the 'old' clutch fork with the hole for the adjustable rod. I thought no problem Ill just Swap the adjustable rod from the one on the car with the new one. I did this and tried to properly adjust the slave cylinder but was a bit confused by the fsm. should I push the slave cylinder rod all the way in and pull the fork to the back of the car then adjust the nut to 1.5 turns out from touching the fork? Will this setup not work and I should order a new '72 slave? The car is current on stands and when I start the car in first with the clutch in the wheel still spin.
  4. SOLD This gearbox was installed in a 1970 240z for the 2016 NEHA Hillclimb series. I only got to do two races this year and as a result it has seen very little use. Super quick shifts and great dogbox noise. Straight-cut gears, dog engagement transmission. Standard H-pattern. Gear ratios are 2.04/1.54/1.21/1.1 with reverse. 8.25" input-shaft to be used with stock Z pilot bearing/bushing. Datsun L series bellhousing. Direct drop-in for 240/260/280Z. Weight with bellhousing and adapter is 78 pounds. This gearbox will come with a balanced Taylor Racing Z Driveshaft (they maintain and stock spares for these gearboxes). In very good condition and ready to go. Price - $3000 plus shipping.
  5. Hey I'm located in socal. Looking for an rust free block And smooth shifting 5 speed near Southern California
  6. Clutch Issue

    Hi all, My clutch won't engage or disengage and I can't seem to figure out the issue. It's a 280zx 5 speed transmission, dual center force clutch, has the 280zx slave cylinder as well. Lines are bled properly, new slave cylinder installed and bled. It seems as thought the slave cylinder will not move the fork which is leading me to think its the throw out bearing but I would appreciate any insight on the topic. Thanks! Chris
  7. I tried to post this in "Parts for Sale" but was unable to start a topic there. Hey all! I should start out by saying I'm testing the waters for parting out vs selling the motor/transmission whole. I have a running 1982 280zx. All stock. 150,000 miles on the motor and the car. Injector fans, AC, everything still works on the car. Even the little work light. If there is a big enough demand for parting out the motor and I can move it fast enough, I will part it out. If not, I'm going to try to sell the motor and transmission whole. So if there is something you would like go ahead and let me know. I'm getting rid of the 5/spd manual transmission as well. Keeping the R200. My reason for getting rid of everything is that I am swapping the L28 out for an LQ4. I will let you know what I decide within the next 2 weeks. Can post pictures of parts if requested. Thank you! Ford
  8. I have a Swiss cheesed 1979 280zx Naturally Aspirated 5 speed built in 1/79 VIN is HS130130682 and the odometer says 83686. The tabs expired in 2013 and the owner says it ran when he parked it (about 3 years), I'm currently attempting to get the engine running, its not seized and its got spark I'll be attempting to get it a good fuel source in the next few days. I'm pulling anything with value off the car please post here if you want to buy something or want me to pull/check the condition of a part I can take pictures of them. None of the body panels are usable. I personalty have no experience with 280zx's (I got a 240z). So I have no clue what the value of some of these parts are, make me an offer. If the rear end is a R200 when I end up pulling it I'm keeping it, if it ends up being a R180 its for sale. Parts Sold Wheels Instrument Clusters Fuel Sending Unit Transmission Rear Interior Panel Left Rear Interior Panel Left Front Spindle/Strut Housing and Hub
  9. I just acquired a 1976 280z parts car that I am only taking a few things off of. I'm looking to part out anything basically. Shoot me an offer if you want something, and also check out my wanted ad, as we could work out a trade as well for parts I need for my build. I have already taken the louvers, hood, and windshield for my car. Also the frame is non-existent so don't ask for pieces of it. Location: Warren/Youngstown, Ohio Major parts for sale: Complete with 45,000 original miles N42/N42 2.8L engine ran when parked currently has no spark to try and fire it up, but does still turn over easily 4-speed transmission Stock R200 differential 280z Front and rear strut assemblies Whale Tail Fiberglass front fenders with molded flares Rear flares ( will need to be molded in) Wiring, ECU, etc. (Wheels are sold)
  10. Hi guys, here's where I'm at- I'm trying to get underway on a v8 swap into my '73 240z. Car will be for street use/getting into trouble- nothing serious like autoX/track/drag. My plans are as follows: Chevy 350 engine 650cfm vac secondary carb MSD 6al ign Camaro t5 trans Custom driveshaft JTR engine/trans mounting kit JTR headers (maybe) Custom exhaust Upgraded fuel pump OEM radiator from v8 car I have been doing a ton of reading and already ordered the JTR manual but still have a few logistical questions. I found a good candidate for a motor, BUT it is a truck vortec motor. I've read there are 2 main types of flywheels- 153 & 168 tooth. Don't know which one this engine has. Since I plan on using a camaro T5 (I know these get a bad rap, but I think for a mostly stock 350 I should be ok if I don't abuse it?) I'm not sure about fitment. So, first question, 1) what kind of fitment issues should i be thinking about? As long as the flywheel is the right diameter it should just bolt up? My z is carb'd and this engine ill be too. So, second question, 2) Do you think my fuel system can flow enough for a 350? It has a return line so I'm assuming the pump isn't close to max capacity right now, which is why i wasn't sure if an upgrade would be necessary since i'm staying carb'd. I have a couple more, but lets start with these and hopefully reading the manual should answer most of them. Mostly stumped on the t5 trans fitment to what other engines. I've been reading a lot on hot rod forums but haven't exactly found an answer. Thanks, Adrian
  11. I'm looking for a 5-spd transmission from a 280z to put into my 240z. Where is the best place to find one (or do you have one for sale) ? I browsed through ebay and craigslist but didn't really find anything. Also noticed that neither MSA nor Whitehead carry them. Thank you!
  12. I have a 280Z track car with a built L28 and a 240sx trans, it has a OS Geiken LSD (not sure the gear ratios). Id like a trans with a taller first, closer second and third and a shorter fifth than the sx trans. can I get gears for the sx trans and build it? is there a trans out there that fits the bill that will bolt in with little modification? or a lot of mods? Any guidance will be much appreciated. I'm shifting to fith at about 120mph, hp peaks at 7,300+/- rpms 357hp @ flywheel 300ftlb torque @flywheel 16" wheels with 245/45z R6's Stock gear ratio diff with OS Geiken LSD (not sure of ratio, one search says 3.54 another says 3.36) I have that SX trans in it now and if 2nd and 3rd were closer and 5th was a little shorter it would be great. Custom built dog box with straight cut gears is about $7-8k Budget is about $4-5k
  13. Parts wanted for S30 - L28ET swap

    I am beginning to source parts for my S30 - L28et swap and already have the long block (P90a - F54), but need everything else. My car is a late year-260z (December 1974). I am also looking for advice on transmission options as I have found endless information (somewhat difficult to sort through) on options. My car is an automatic if that makes a difference. I am looking to buy: Transmission (T5- or other??) Manifolds (Intake and Exhaust) Turbo ECU Wiring Harness Dizzy Fuel Rail everything else I appreciate any help or advice! Thanks! -Josh
  14. I am currently working out a L28ET swap into my current 1974 260z w/ automatic transmission. I have noticed that the automatic transmission itself is listed as fitting 1972-1983. Can I bolt my L28ET to my existing transmission or is there something else that I am missing or need to be aware of? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  15. FS5W71B gear model #s?

    I've searched what seems like every website and forum looking for the model #s for the gears in the fs5w71b tranny with no luck. I've found some exploded diagrams but even those don't have any identifying numbers. Anyone able to help me with this? TIA
  16. Cockpit Heat

    Hello, So I'm new to HybridZ and somewhat to Z's as well. Got mine back in May of 2014, I've been restoring a 1978 280z and so far I haven't had too many problems. As of now it runs good, sometime it's has problems on a cold start, and it'll idle high but then settles down to around 700-800 rpm. Well anyways right now my issue is with the amount of heat in the cockpit. It gets hot in there, and I feel like it's coming in from the engine bay, but I've also been told it might be coming from the tranny. I wanted to know if anyone else has had this issue and how you solved it? Any information would be helpful. Thank you
  17. Still doing a lot of research here, but I am stuck on what is probably a dumb question. I have an LS7 (Picking it up from machine shop today!) that I will be swapping into my 75 280z. I am confused on which T56 Magnum I should buy. This isn't from a performance standpoint, but for which vehicle should I order the transmission (98-02 Camaro)? (planning on going Tick or RPM stage IV/V). Also, does anyone have any insight on which bellhousing will fit 1&3/4" longtubes the best? Thanks for the help.
  18. So I've gotten an '84 Maxima 5 speed, and this weekend I've managed to pull out everything all the way up to the crank shaft. Need weekend it'll be time to put it all back together but I've gotta go on a little shopping spree first. Gonna need a new starter, shifter bushings, etc... My questions are, I can't tell if the wear on the flywheel teeth is "too much" or not. I also have conflicting ideas about tampering with the rear main seal. I figure "while I'm down there" I should put a fresh one in. But I also have that "if it ain't broke don't fix it" feeling. Here are some pics of the flywheel teeth and the rear main seal. So, sometime when attempting to crank the Z, I'd get a sharp startling grinding sound. The starter has never unexpectedly disengaged, but it has sometimes failed to engage initially. I don't know if it's mostly due to how much the starter is worn or the flywheel or both. The flywheel's not missing any teeth, they're all just a bit deformed. Also, is that oil on the end of the crank a problem? How easy is it to screw up a rear main seal installation? Thanks! Also, plenty more pictures where those came from here.
  19. I'm looking for a 280ZXT manual transmission crossmember. Looks similar to the normal 280ZX transmission crossmember but I think it bumps out a little horizontally instead of just being the straight U shape.
  20. Hey all, New member, but I've been lurking while looking to buy. I've found a great 260z to potentially buy, but it's got some oddities to it and some issues. Gallery: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0dMD16jjK-rdUpKOTdESlJuUUU&usp=drive_web First, It's body/frame/exterior is in really solid shape. Repaint in non-original blue/gray is good, originally orange. Second, Interior is great. Now the oddity: Dogleg 5 speed transmission from ??? vehicle... And the negatives: Slow leaks at the rear diff and somewhere around the engine/transmission. I really could use some feedback about: value, costs of leak repairs, how good/bad the dogleg is (fit, original install, longterm use), and general opinions. Really appreciate all feedback! Jeremy
  21. So I saw youtube video of a guy with the diesel om606 motor in it, and after a lot of searching I cannot find a clean cut manual transmission swap. I did see someone on here was trying to swap in a 300zxtt tranny to the mercedes motor, can anyone help or have some insight as to how to go about getting a manual tranny on the motor. I'm sure eventually their will be more questions about custom engine mounts and all of that, but that will be far down the road.
  22. Need a 5 Speed Z Trans

    Hello all, My name is Allen, I am in need of a transmission for my 78 280z, and I am located in NC.I would like to find a '80 280zx 5 speed, but anything (other than a 4 speed) that will fit in the car and maybe have a bit better gearing would be lovely. Any help would be appreciated! Allen G.
  23. looking for drive shaft for 5speed T5 transmission.
  24. Hello, I own a 76 280z which is all bone stock, and the clutch is starting to really slip, almost undriveable, and a friend of mine offered me, his used clutch which is almost new, the reason being hes going to be making about 600-700 hp on his ls1 swapped 300z. But he offered me to have his old clutch because he just ordered a new racing clutch for his car, which was about 1700-2000$ and I was just wondering if a RB25 clutch would fit with the L28 transmission?? Thanks in advance.
  25. Car: 1974 260Z (Early(11/73)) Engine: L28 N42 Block, N42 Block, N42 Intake Transmission: 82/83 5-Speed Shifter: Early 260Z 4-Speed Shifter Known Items: Before swapping in the 5 speed the lights functioned properly. The original switch has been tested and replaced with a new item, as a measure of troubleshooting, and both function as designed. The transmission is a fresh rebuild from a reputable Z shop here in Atlanta. The owner of the Z shop has/had the same problem with a similar setup on a early 260Z The wiring on the car has not changed nor been molested in anyway during the swap. No matter what gear the car is in the reverse lights stay on. I still have the original Male/Female connectors on the harness and they match what is on the car and switch. I currently have the switch disconnected for reasons stated above; but I would very much like to be able to see when reversing at night. Unknown: What next to try? Thank you, Pete
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