Transmission Swap (Help Needed)

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Transmission Swap (Help Needed)

Post by KaipoDa510 » 11 Nov 2009 20:08

Hello,
I am planning to do a trans swap on my 510.
I have a 1969 4 door, automatic. yes, automatic.
i am planning to drop a 1979 200SX dogleg in there.
has anyone done this before and is there anything I should be aware of before I do this?
I know there are minor mods required to the crossmember.
Please help with any info you may have.
Thanks.
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Re: Transmission Swap (Help Needed)

Post by James » 11 Nov 2009 20:59

You will also need to cut a hole in the floor on the tunnel (watch out for brake lines that are under there). You will need a clutch pedal, clutch master, clutch slave, hose, and hard line. The beauty of the auto - the longer speedo cable makes things easier.
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Re: Transmission Swap (Help Needed)

Post by Byron510 » 11 Nov 2009 21:10

And you won't need a driveshaft, because you picked the right length transmission! :D

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Post by datzenmike » 12 Nov 2009 16:15

Unfortunately some relevant info is omitted or in error in an otherwise good article. http://dimequarterly.tierranet.com/tech ... sions.html
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Re: Transmission Swap (Help Needed)

Post by qwik510 » 12 Nov 2009 18:02

KaipoDa510 wrote:Hello,
I am planning to do a trans swap on my 510.
I have a 1969 4 door, automatic. yes, automatic.
i am planning to drop a 1979 200SX dogleg in there.
has anyone done this before and is there anything I should be aware of before I do this?
I know there are minor mods required to the crossmember.
Please help with any info you may have.
Thanks.

Enrique,

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