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Hi

I am hoping someone friendly on this forum, can help me get in contact with thi guy who owns this transmission:

1970 1971 Datsun 240Z 4 speed transmission early Z car OBO

I have a nice early Z here in Denmark which needs a 4 speed gearbox, so this would be perfect. But last 2 times my emails cont get any reply, even though people right that they want only emails :ermm:

I have an address in CA i can get the transmission shipped to, I just need to find a courier to get it there. So the only thing is the contact to this guy :classic: Can anyone help?

Best Regards Martin

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Zed Head:

When you say monkey motion 4 speed, you mean? :) And thanks for the google search, did know it was that easy to get the mail :)

Bruce:

Sound like a place i should be in contact with :) You have a mail i can write to?

Thanks :)

/Martin

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would the be the "correct" 4-speed for a 3/71 production car..? i thought this was the 1969-12/70 production transmission. quite possible that i'm mistaken, but wanted to throw it out there. best ~ rob.

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Zed Head:

When you say monkey motion 4 speed, you mean? :) And thanks for the google search, did know it was that easy to get the mail :)

Bruce:

Sound like a place i should be in contact with :) You have a mail i can write to?

Thanks :)

/Martin

Too funny. I was just talking to the owner of ZTherapy and he said "If he'll pay the shipping I'll give him the transmission.... We used to throw them away"...... Steve@ZTherapy.com or if you prefer mail, the address on the website will work.....

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Zed Head:

When you say monkey motion 4 speed, you mean? :)

/Martin

Look at the shift linkage in the Craig's List ad. It's different than later transmissions. People called it "monkey motion" because it felt different when shifting, apparently. I've never tried one. Probably not what you really wanted anyway.

Looks like you ended up at the right place. A free 4 speed just for shipping. Can't beat that.

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Werup,

I have a 79 5 speed that needs to be rebuilt(no 5th gear, needs synchro I think) that you can have, just pay the shipping. PM me if interested.

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Werup,

I have a 79 5 speed that needs to be rebuilt(no 5th gear, needs synchro I think) that you can have, just pay the shipping. PM me if interested.

Check around your area for a good rebuilder. I'd bet you lunch they can get a bearings and synchros set for that transmission and build it for you reasonably.....

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Thanks alot Bruce, i have written an email, one very happy Dane :)

Jim A and Rob - From what I have been reading I thought i needed an A-type, at the PO installed a 5 speed from 280z, which look like this. Is it not correct that i need an A-type 4 speed trans? But im not a 100% since im quite new to this car, so let me know if im wrong here.

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The reason why i want this, is that assement of the car here in Denmark when getting it taxed is hard, so need it to be stock when before going back to the 5 speed :stupid:

mjr45 - Sorry have a 5 speed, just need the stock 4 speed.

/Martin

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I know it's a little late to chime in here, but i had mine taxed with a 5 speed, dosn't make any big difference, your saving will be less than shipping a transmission.

FYI i have a 4 speed here, only keeping it because it is the matching tranny for the car

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It's all relative, in markets outside of North America we got the 5 speed with early S30z's. We got a 5 speed Type A transmission in Australia. My 70 240z has had a later 5 speed box put in, but instead of butchering the console like your car has had done, they have (I assume) heated the gear lever up so they could bend it backward to clear the earlier transmission hole (which is further back than later S30z's). Hence part of the reason for the console change also in later S30z's.

 

I don't know how things work in Denmark but I would assume that simply showing the 5 speed was an option in other markets would make no difference to getting the vehicle registered.

 

In other words what I'm saying is, unless you want to keep your HSL30 car 'original' I wouldn't bother with the 4 speed box.

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