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I'm planning on swapping out my auto for a 5spd in my 75 280 in the end I want to Auto-X and maybe some Time trails but the car is and will be driven on the street. Although I would like to go with a turbo but for now I stay N/A

This morning I'm off to the junk yard to pull the pedals and hard line for the clutch and few other thing like a bigger MC for when I go with bigger brakes.

Anyway I have some leads on trannys but the other day I found this listing in some 510 parts for a dogleg tranny. Would any of you have any imput on these I did see one post that talked about them.

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/236860258.html

Thanks

Eric

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The dogleg tranny in that ad wouldn't work right in a Z because it's tilted for the Z20 (naps-z) engine. You'd want the earlier one but I'm not sure I'd use that trans behind a 6 cylinder. I have one in my 64 320 Pickup which has a J16 4cyl. I just don't know how it would hold up behind a 6. Plus, it's shorter than a Z trans so it would require driveshaft and mounting modifications.

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I had a dogleg tranny (from a '78 200SX) in my 510. People in the 510 world like that transmission because 1) it's a five speed and 2) it bolts up without requiring that the driveshaft be shortened.

Later I went to a ZX five-speed and it was a huge improvement....had to shorten the driveshaft to use it, but it was well worth it. Shorter throws are good!

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Eric, There are dog legs and then there are dog legs.

The "Dog leg' for the 510 came from the 200SX, S10 77,78 A short tailshaft tranny built for a 2 liter in the 100~125 hp range

The dog Leg spoken of in reverence tones on this site reffers to the Nissan Competition 5 speed

Two legs of very different dogs.

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Thanks for the input guys. After reading these posts and talking with Jeff at Rallye/Sport I'll pass and get a Z tranny.

Victor I was under the impression that the tranny for sale was a Nissan Comp tranny.

On a side note I picked up a pedal assy. and the hardline a 15/16 MC and some seats from a junk yard today.

The Z I got a lot of this from at first look seemed to be a 280 but with build date tag gone and it having a FI and not carbs had me. I now think it's a 240 maybe a 260 The head was a N42 it has bigger sway bars front and rear with the rear in front of the R200 and a few other goodies.

Once again thanks.

Eric

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Well I'll go back to plan "A" with "B" tranny. One last question for now and that is, Is there a differance in a 240 pedal assy to 75 280? I'm only guessing that this car was a 240/260,

Once again thanks for your imput.

Eric

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