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The price depends on where you get it. I buy mine from the junkyards. I have paid as little as $45 for one, ten years ago, and as much as $125 last year. I replaced the bearings and seals and in a couple of them, the baulk rings. I always drains some of the gear lube into a container and check it's condition before I buy one. I look for metal shavings, chunks, etc. Check for play in the input/ouput shafts, shift mechanism, etc. I have purchased 5 or 6 trannies that way over the years and it has worked out well for me so far.

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To convert from automatic to a manual transmission takes more than just the transmission, you need a pile of other parts as well. Plus you'd better plan on at least 8 hours of shop time if you can't do the job yourself. Could be rather expensive to have to pay someone to do it.

Here's a link to a write up I did on this conversion in an earlier 240Z. The process will be similar for your 260Z but some of the parts needed will be a bit different.

http://classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21274

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Dustin, as I posted in your fusebox thread, please don't take this wrong, but your recent questions lead me to believe that you do not (or can not) do much work on your car yourself. We here on this forum can not give you accurate service quotes, as we're not the ones doing the work. If your car requires work that you can not do yourself, I'd recommend finding a local shop who can work on an older Datsun and get your quotes from them. If you need help finding a shop, perhaps some of our Texan members can help you with recommendations, if we knew where in Texas you are located.

You'll find that a large majority of Z owners here do all their own service and repair. For that reason we really don't know how much labor costs.

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Shop rate is between $65 and $85 an hour. So take the higher number $85 x 8 Hours and that would be your labor rate alone. I think 8 hours is a conservative number so it could be more. For $700 for labor alone, I would happily continue to drive my automatic, shifting is overrated(joke, only kidding).

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i do most of my work Arne, but electrical stuff i get twisted on the only reason for me asking about the sevise quotes about the tranny is that some guy told me that i could get a tranny and have it put in for $600 if that be the case i would do it but i was not sure that he was right so i figured that out of all the people on this web site there is at least one person that might know about service quotes, and i am going to go ahead and do the tranny myself. Thanks for always having a quik response to all of my questions!

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No the tranny and pedals where used, and i was suprized at the prise myself but it is the only place i know around here with a whole yard of z cars (50-70 of them) being there was like heavan around all thoes z cars

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If you really got everything you need for $800, that's probably not a bad price. Does that include the clutch master and slave cylinders and the lines that go with them, the pedal assembly, clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing, flywheel, pilot bushing, transmission mount, speedo gear, shift lever, the rubber inner and outer boots, the vinyl or leather boot that goes around the shifter and the clips that mount it to the console? There might even be a couple more things but that's what I come up with off the top of my head. Have you done the research on this swap? Things like eliminating the starter lockout etc.?

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  • 4 weeks later...

Ok well it ended up being like $900 for EVERYTHING, and i just got it off the jacks yesturday and drove it around i could'nt really go fast or any thing cuz i was running open header but i did peel out really good in first gear i could'nt do that in the automatic so it really made a difference now i just need to perfect shifting i'm taking it in the get 2 1/2 inch pipe and flowmasters and i need another center console mine is cracked real bad where the choke screws on and i need a hazard light switch and then i'm done

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