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Mayolives last won the day on December 24 2005

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  1. So, the Amazon listing was "out of stock". I ordered bushings from MSA but had to keep the outer shells in place. After tourching out the old rubber parts, the new bushings fit great!
  2. Yes Nissan still has them. About $2.50. Thanks
  3. I've been following your build for some time. Very impressive! Please continue to post your progress.
  4. maseraticompound@gmail.com Maserati Compound This guy has Datsun parts that can be hard to find. Searching is a little strange because I have found z and zx parts mislabled but if you take a look you will find good pictures of what he has and he ships fast.
  5. I'm about finished up with the rebuild process on my 280zx five speed transmission. The new bearings and syncros are in place on the shafts. But I just discovered that I don't have the oil gutter in my adapter plate. It moves oil from one gear and sends it through to the other side by means of an actual gutter. I only have the tube part and the gutter extension is missing. I suspect it was damaged / removed by the bearing that had exploded beside it. I can't find one listed on all my parts sites. Does anyone know where to find one? I could make one but I would rather not devote the time to do so. Who has some gear box parts lying around that they can part with?
  6. I haven't used Zcar Depot's kit before. The parts are made in Japan so I feel ok about them. It's too late for me to search but I thought the parts fron Nissan were NLA. As to the mainshaft nut, I'm aware of it's potential to losen. I have a new one to use and the original one was still tight when I removed it with 144k miles driven. Perhaps the problem is how it's installed by the rebuilder? Fingers crossed!
  7. I have a complete car, 83 280zx turbo. I removed it from a barn where it had sat for many years after the barn roof had fallen on it. It is an auto trans car, but a have a five speed that I can part with. It is a complete car with only 90K plus miles on it. All original but the body is really rusted beyond use. Please contact me if interested.
  8. The slip joint from Z Car Depot fits like a glove and slides easily. Now the cover on the driveshaft gos past the gear box seal. All is well.
  9. Answering my own question! The transmission shop that advertised here is Alpha Transmission. I called them, spoke with the owner who told me he didn't advertise here on this site and the he "didn't fool with old Datsun transmissions" Too much! So here I go again, off into another adventure rebuilding it myself with the help of my FSM.
  10. There was a transmission repair shop advertising here on the opening page. I believe it was in Charleston, SC but I can't remember their name and haven't been able to find it. Does anyone remember who they were? I have the 5 speed out of my 79 280zx and pulled it apart to find out what was making a little noise in 1st and 2ed. The gears look good but one of the bearings is in really bad shape. I have a rebuild kit from Zcar Depot with all the bearings, syncros, seals, etc but I've decided not to tackle it myself. Does anyone have a recommendation of a good shop that knows these gear boxes? I'm in SC.
  11. Thanks for the reply. I checked the Energy Suspension site and it says these are not compatable with my 79 zx. Afterwhich I tried to contact thier tec. support by phone for dimensions but was placed on "endless" hold then they auto disconnected me twice. I'm stuck until I can be sure these bushings will fit my crossmember. Do you or anyone else have actual experience with them? Thanks again, TB.
  12. Yes. That's the one. But if you look closely at it there are no bushings installed. My crossmember is good but it needs new rubber bushings.
  13. After removing the five speed from my 79 280zx I discovered worn out crossmember bushings. I have contacted a long list of Z parts suppliers that I've worked with for years but no one has them. Energy Suspension doesn't list them either. Any ideas?
  14. After a lot of searching here for "driveshaft" stuff, I have learned yet another thing about these old z cars. That would be about the 22 spline count slip yoke based on a 24 count spline. Meaning 24 splines with two cut out on apposing sides. I tried a driveshaft from my 79 280zx in this five speed and it slid into the gearbox easily. So apparently I need to find another slip yoke for the 73 240z driveshaft that I'm trying to use. Z Car Depot list one (part # 800-923) with 24 spline count that skips 2. However, the listing states it is for a 280z not a 280zx. Will this slip joint fit my 5 speed? It never ceases to amaze me that after decades of playing with z cars and many years reading lots of post here, that I discover something an old dog like me didn't know more about.
  15. I installed a five speed (late model, type "B") from I believe a 1981, 280zx into a 73, 240Z. I used a drive shaft removed from another 73, 240z, 4 speed, parts car. The driveshaft appears to be about an inch too long. I had a bit of trouble sliding the yoke into the transmission. I checked the splines on both the yoke and the transmission with a small, machinist ruler and they looked perfectly straight and clean. But I still had to lightly tape the yoke into the gear box. I know the joint needs to slide a little when the car is in motion but it' a little tight. Also, I'm not sure the yoke is in the transmission far (deep) enough. Should the outer piece (shield) that goes around the drive shaft spline' go all the way into the transmission and touch the area where the real seal is? I still have about an inch to go before it would touch the gear box seal area but I don't want to force it all the way down in there. Any ideas?
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