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by Button
02 Apr 2017 12:12
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 5 Speed swap parts list?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

I relief cut the hinge bushings like you suggested Mike and they worked like a charm.

Thanks again.
by Button
29 Mar 2017 20:19
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The 70 510 project
Replies: 42
Views: 1349

Re: The 70 510 project

That's looking nice Matt. I too would be interested in seeing more of how you did your wire tuck. I cleaned up a bit of the wiring on mine like running the wiper motor wires back in through the fire wall and under the dash so I didn't have to run it across to the power block but I didn't do as an ex...
by Button
29 Mar 2017 01:13
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Questions to get my car running
Replies: 30
Views: 1251

Re: Questions to get my car running

First off thank you to everyone for taking the time to answer my numerous questions up to this point. Well I finally got the new head on, and a new timing chain on and timed correctly. I cleaned up the timing cover and all the bolts and threads and I am ready to put on the timing cover on but in the...
by Button
24 Mar 2017 19:29
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 5 Speed swap parts list?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Again I really appreciate the insight Mike this is very helpful, and thanks for the input Bert.

I got my head back from the shop today too, so I should be in business relatively soon.
by Button
24 Mar 2017 15:50
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 5 Speed swap parts list?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Thank you Mike, I will test the tranny this evening using the method you listed. Mike or anyone else do you have any thoughts on the other questions I asked two posts above?
by Button
23 Mar 2017 00:40
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 5 Speed swap parts list?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Well I bought the output seal, the pilot bearing, and the throw out bearing and sleeve but before I throw the transmission in the car I few more questions. 1) As best as I can tell by the research I did it's a 280zx 5 speed but I wanted to confirm. I bought the transmission from a guy that had an MG...
by Button
22 Mar 2017 20:10
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Any hope for this head?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Any hope for this head?

Thank you for the feedback guys this is good advice. I ended up decided to bite the bullet and I took the head to a reputable shop this time. They are in the process of cleaning it and checking it out and I should get some info tomorrow. I did bring them the valve guide seals that I got from you Jul...
by Button
21 Mar 2017 11:56
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Any hope for this head?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Any hope for this head?

Well I picked up a W53 closed chamber head today for a good price and it appears to be in decent condition. It's a little dirty but i'm not sure if it needs to be rebuilt or just cleaned up. Anyone have any advice on determining if a head needs rebuilding or anything replaced?
by Button
20 Mar 2017 19:55
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Any hope for this head?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Any hope for this head?

This was the head that I mentioned in a previous post that had a snapped camshaft. They were machining the top to flatten it out. I'm not sure how much they took off each side. I do not believe they are a quality machine shop unfortunately and i'm learning a hard lesson. With that said I am going to...
by Button
19 Mar 2017 09:30
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Any hope for this head?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Any hope for this head?

Thank you for the response Mike. If I get the chain the right length will this set up be changing the timing at all, or affecting the valve train in a negative way? Do you think in addition to adding the link/s I should also shim the cam towers? This head is the closed chamber a87 head. I also have ...
by Button
18 Mar 2017 14:55
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Any hope for this head?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Any hope for this head?

Hey guys, it has been awhile. Life has gotten in the way lately and the poor Datusn has been collecting dust in the garage but I am finally back at it. So after a series of misadventures and increasingly poor decisions on my part I finally have a "rebuilt" long block that I am trying to bu...
by Button
02 Jan 2017 16:20
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The 70 510 project
Replies: 42
Views: 1349

Re: The 70 510 project

That's looking really nice and I like that battleship grey. Are you going to paint the whole car that color?
by Button
01 Jan 2017 12:42
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 5 Speed swap parts list?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

I guess you learn multiple new things everyday. I appreciate the info guys.
by Button
01 Jan 2017 12:39
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Another L20 question
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Another L20 question

Thanks Byron, I had to look up what a single cut file was. I think I might have a good file for that but if not it will be a good excuse to but a new tool. I will keep you guys posted.
by Button
01 Jan 2017 07:09
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 5 Speed swap parts list?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Wow, thank you Mike for that thorough write up. I guess you do learn something new everyday. I've heard/read people talking about the different flywheels but wasn't sure what the differences were, and why they wanted different weights until now. I will be checking mine out when I head back out in th...

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