You can do a search, but if I remember right somewhere in 04 they made the switch. There is a sticker on it with numbers but the one I have the ink on the sticker got rubbed off I think cd009. So 05 and up you are good
L28 - 350Z 6 Speed Transmission Adapters
Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:05 AM
I don't claim to be familiar with the KA trans bolt pattern but the discussion in the thread from knowledgable 510 folks suggests L fitment would work. Worth a look at least.
Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:39 AM
Thanks Malibud, Your right CD009 is the one I want. Now if we could figure out witch clutch, flywheel and starter we can start shopping! LOL I'm really excited about this adapter
The 6 Million dollar 1978 280z
Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:17 PM
I've sold two Collin's kits. They have an issue with shipping stuff....
Anyway, the adapter works nice, the original adapter required shaving, and the new one doesn't. The problem with shaving, is not everyone can do it, but if you don't have shave it, it ends up being wayyyyy too long.
So after you trim the shifter down, it still doesn't sit perfect.
It's a good solution though, but has it's issues. But then again, we're trying to get a transmission to fit on a motor, AND chassis it's not designed for.
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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:27 PM
Finger crossed on the finished product Austin.
Posted 27 October 2015 - 07:02 PM
'76 280Z "Banzai Runner" GNOSE Custom Widebody
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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:48 AM
First off I apologize for posting this project and just being a tease so far...I would have never posted if I thought it would take me so long to finish these up. I appreciate everyone's interest, I get a good many inquiries on this adapter. Unfortunately there hasn't been any progress since the last time I posted it's actually sitting beside me now collecting dust. I have been busy with some other projects and my Z parts have been on the back burner.
I can't commit to a date to finish them either, except that I still plan to but it will be sometime next year. I will be sure to post on here and my Facebook page when I do restart work on them. I try to get on here from time to time, but the fastest way to get in contact is through email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edited by 240hoke, 13 December 2015 - 10:30 AM.
Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:03 AM
Sorry to dig up the thread, But this seems like a good idea that I should follow. Subscribing on Facebook...
Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:40 PM
Im new to this. I have a question hope someone can help me out. If i have this adapter, what else do i need to have it works? Can i still use my 280z flywheel, clutch and pressure plate? If not, will the 350z clutch bolt right in to my 280z flywheel? Or is it something that i need to modify? Thanks
:shock:The beginner of Z.
Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:49 PM
It's a prototype part that doesn't exist yet. There's no way to know.
Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:38 PM
Posted 3 days ago
I realize it has been a long time since I originally posted my adapter progress here, I worked on it for a couple months and then put it in the corner as I was working on other projects and only do this on the side...that was like over 2 years ago .
LS kit are now in production and the CD trans has my full attention. I am on track to have the complete prototype together in April, I'll be 3D printing the last parts for functional fitment this weekend. After that I could potentially get a few plates in folks hands for beta testing. I have a local gentlemen who will be the first tester and allow me to design the transmission crossmember and other bits and pieces to make it a true bolt on, which will take a little time past the April proto.
So to be more specific:
March - Finalize design, 3D printed parts to compliment machined plate. Physical mockup and bench test
April - Machining prototype parts. Prototype Mockup and bench test. Pricing Release.
End of April/May- Potential for first Beta testers plate only
End of May/June - Full Kit availability with transmission mount etc
Again here is a link to my site with pictures of the plate:
And I will be regularly updating this thread now but most up to date will be facebook:
Just wanted to let you guys know this will be an option and I'm still alive
Edited by 240hoke, 17 March 2017 - 07:38 PM.
Posted 4 weeks ago
Update for this week.
Flywheel spacing has been confirmed, the L28 flwheel and clutch is positioned using both a spacer and a new throwout bearing sleeve. The combination of these two parts aligns the flywheel with the input shaft splines and locates the 350z slave cylinder fork correctly. Due to the thicker dual mass flywheel (DMF) and clutch used on the 350z the 6spd trans has the correct shaft length but different spline location compared to the stock S30 transmission...thus requiring the spacers. The great thing about this though is you may use any L series clutch which most folks will have already invested in upgrading. The flywheel spacer will be a turned component which is then ground to ensure the two mating faces are parallel within several ten thousands of an inch....I have a quote out to ARP for custom metric flywheel bolts with the correct grip length for this new setup. I have a SLA printer in house now and used it to mockup these components and check fitment:
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With the clutch at home the next step was the starter location. With the new flywheel spacing the starter has to shift to match the flywheel, this was easy enough to work into the adapter plate. Unfortunatly the starter pockets in the CD trans line with the L series block and just dont jive with where the starter needs to be. This will require material removal on the bellhousing, its not precision work through so it can be done by most folks at home. I'll use basic hand tools to develop a suggested method on my transmission. Here are a few shots from CAD, I will be 3D printing this over the weekend.
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With everything ready for the trans/engine mating I will be moving to machined prototypes over the coming weeks.
The next design challenge is making a new shifter to make it line with the factory holes...it will be a bit of a challenge....stay tuned!!
Edited by 240hoke, 4 weeks ago.
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Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
Very cool that you are back on track with this. Was definitely hoping to incorporate this into my theoretical dream build.
Keep up the good work!
Posted 2 weeks ago
I messaged you on Facebook. Was wanting to try your adapter with the VQ37 6 speeds. I happen to have a couple good ones already. Lots of shifter, hydraulic clutch, and throwout bearing kits and spacers out there for the IS300 and supra conversions. Would love to mix and match on the Z car. The hydraulic clutch spacers makeup for the adapter, just need the starter addressed.
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