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Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 15:50
by Button
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?

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 16:00
by bertvorgon
Try to get a shifter kit also, as having a steel/bronze bushing in the pivot and a NEW plastic end piece really does make a difference in shifting precision.

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 16:11
by datzenmike
Button wrote:
2) The transmission didn't come with a shifter, will this one work or do I need the kind with the big plastic inserts?
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3) I am going to be running a GPS speedo. Does anyone have any ideas for a cap to cover the speed hole or do I just attach an old speedo cable and cut the cable near the tranny?

4)Does anyone know where to purchase a brass, or steel shifter bushing kit? I ordered the hinge bushings that are talked about here http://atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/shif ... index.html but they are bigger in diameter than the 8.8 mm pin. I ordered the part number but it's a Dorman product so perhaps that is the issue but regardless those won't work so I am looking for another solution.

5) Does anyone know if that sensor or switch with the wires hanging out of the passenger side of the tranny, is a neutral safety switch or a reverse switch? I have a bunch of 510 manuals but not a 280zx manual so I wasn't able to look this up.

Thanks.

Chris

2/ That style will work.

3/ I cut the cable and slid the screw on collar part off. Then filled the opening with urethane or RTV to plug the hole left by the cable, then screwed it back on after it set.

4/ I also got the Dodge hinge repair kit and it was a c hair to large. I made one pass through one side with a hack saw and closed up the gap. Polished up the inside with a round chain saw file to help with the pin fit. Here you can see the slice closed up...

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5/the reverse lamp switch is about half way up the passengers side of the transmission directly behind the clutch arm dust boot.

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Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 19:29
by Button
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.

Re: 5 Speed swap parts list?

Posted: 02 Apr 2017 12:12
by Button
I relief cut the hinge bushings like you suggested Mike and they worked like a charm.

Thanks again.