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by SimpleIsBest
31 Oct 2018 21:20
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Gearbox Mount for 5 Speed box help
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Gearbox Mount for 5 Speed box help

Yup emailed Troy, he said that mount should work with any trans where the mounting point is about 21 1/4" to the centre of the mount pad. Crawled underneath and confirmed, ordered one. $22 shipping to New Zealand from the US, I can't even get an ebay seller to ship me a plastic steering column surro...
by SimpleIsBest
31 Oct 2018 17:07
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Gearbox Mount for 5 Speed box help
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Gearbox Mount for 5 Speed box help

Thanks for your responses! I'll crawl under and get some pics of the 5 speed box again, but the only marking I could see from when it was out was the NMCA L3 marking. I've attached a picture of it if it helps? when installing a short 5sp into a standard shell (091,094 ,194) a custom xmember is requi...
by SimpleIsBest
24 Oct 2018 20:50
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Gearbox Mount for 5 Speed box help
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Gearbox Mount for 5 Speed box help

Apologies if this has been covered in a previous thread, I don't think I've come across one before. I'm currently in the middle of a 5 speed swap into my 510 (standard 1.6 L-series). I'm not 100% sure what it is, but I believe it's a 71-series short box (only marking is NMCA L3 on the left side). I'...
by SimpleIsBest
17 Sep 2018 08:34
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Help identifying struts and brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Help identifying struts and brakes?

That's true, it's just difficult to spend any money when I'm not 100% sure, student life is suffering! I considered converting to local "standard" struts, and they're pretty available (including a lot of 280ZX struts), but I guess I'd like to keep these if it's practical. The ones I got offered also...
by SimpleIsBest
17 Sep 2018 06:42
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Help identifying struts and brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Help identifying struts and brakes?

Yeah, I have a feeling they might be hard to source here as Datsuns with these calipers never really came here. Will ask at the local brake specialist, but any specific info will definitely be helpful if you can dig some up, I have a feeling I'll have to order some in from overseas... I did find the...
by SimpleIsBest
17 Sep 2018 04:00
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Help identifying struts and brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Help identifying struts and brakes?

Took the wheel off to have another look, here's the markings on the caliper. Didn't see any on the back. They seem to be very similar to S30 calipers in construction, although casting is different. Unsure what logo that is, doesn't seem to be Sumitomo? EDIT: After doing a very quick google search wi...
by SimpleIsBest
17 Sep 2018 01:21
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Help identifying struts and brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Help identifying struts and brakes?

I think that's the same setup as our NZ cars, but yeah. They looked a lot like S30 calipers, but they're not quite the same. A guy here mentioned they looked a bit British and they sort of do resemble the Lockheed brakes on my old MGB... I'll get some better pics later when I get the wheel off again...
by SimpleIsBest
16 Sep 2018 22:55
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Help identifying struts and brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Help identifying struts and brakes?

IIRC my SSS also came with the same setup .( i am south african) i believe that is stock brakes , i may be wrong . Hmmm ok, yeah the guys here haven't seen anything like it (we usually get NZ, Australian, and Japanese market 510s). My concern is the calipers especially look quite different to what ...
by SimpleIsBest
16 Sep 2018 15:20
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Help identifying struts and brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Help identifying struts and brakes?

Apologies if this is a pretty basic question or it's been covered, but I haven't managed to find much info on the thing. Local 510 guys also seemed to have never seen this type before... These struts pretty much need a complete overhaul - calipers need to be rebuilt, pads need replacing, discs are w...
by SimpleIsBest
15 Sep 2018 16:37
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: New Member

Thanks for the welcome guys! Drivetrain-wise, it's still pretty standard, with a L16 attached to a 4-speed, which I believe is all original. I'm quite a big fan of keeping things period modified, so I'm planning on refitting all the bad non-original bits to standard (unfortunately there's too much o...
by SimpleIsBest
12 Sep 2018 03:03
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 213

New Member

Hi, my name is Jim, I'm located down in Auckland, New Zealand. Recently got a South African assembled 510 body sedan, previous South African owner did a real number of in with some truly horrific modifications. Currently still assessing the damage and working to restore everything to how it should b...