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  1. I found a picture of the hazard switch in HLS30 -03798, a 5/70 car. Double triangle.
  2. Excellent advise Dave. When I read the descriptions of all the different gasket makers, adhesives, sealants etc, I find it all highly confusing. Just go read about these products on Permatex website. I guarantee you will be confused on what to use in what situation. Sealants can be gasket makers and sealants. Gasket makers don't seem to be great sealants. My favorite example is when I look at the gasket making products, and come across the category for Anaerobic gasket makers and sealants!!!! Even they can't keep the two apart. ANd then there is whole section on "Gasket Sealants". https://www.permatex.com/product-category/gasketing/gasket-sealants/ Arghhhhhh!!!! No wait. This stuff Permatex® High Tack™ Spray-A-Gasket™ Sealant, is actually an adhesive! It's for sticking gaskets on metal surfaces. Dear lord..... All I want is no leaks and to use fewer paper gaskets. Reading this tonight, it does clear up some of the areas that I have never seen clarified properly about proper use of sealants and gasket makers. Give it a read. Especially RTV gasket makers vs Anaerobic flange sealants. At least it makes it clear how to use each one properly. https://www.permatex.com/ten-common-gasketing-mistakes/ Oh, and the "right stuff" seems like magic.
  3. Ok, pics of what I got from drivetrain.com, kit BK104WS Nicely organize, everything is there, and best of all, the bearings at least claim to be of Japanese origin! you only get the one needle bearing. It is for either the 5 gear or where the front cluster attaches to the main shaft. It's construction is definitely "different" than the originals, or the ones I got from Nissan. Doesn't mean its worse but the cage is definitely more coarse looking.
  4. I'm watching Youtube again to watch how the three major rebuild videos are doing their reassembly again. Thought I'd list them here for reference in one place. All are good their own way, each is different. 1. Dave WM. Video's part 1 to 13. All are called " FS5W71B datsun 280zx transmission rebuild pt X" where X is 1 to 13 (1-13). Some use the word PART instead of pt. I am not putting the URL's for all 13 in here. Actually there is a 3.1, so there may be 14 parts officially. 2. Greg Oslund. Video's call "Datsun 280Z 5 Speed Transmission Rebuild". Single 1:43:00 video doing the whole thing end to end. The description gives a list of the topics covered in what time periods in the video to help you skip ahead to the parts you care about. 0:00 - 28:00 Disassembly 28:00 - 33:00 Intermediate Plate Assembly 33:00 - 45:00 2nd/3rd Gear Assembly 45:00 - 49:40 Press Mainshaft into Int. Plate 49:40 - 52:00 Countershaft into Int. Plate 52:00 - 59:00 4th Gear Mesh with Countershaft 59:00 - 1:02:00 5th and Reverse 1:02 - 1:10 Mainshaft Nut Torque 1:10 - 1:13 Countershaft Nut Torque 1:13 - 1:18 Tail Bearing and Speedo Gear 1:18 - 1:29 Install Shift Rods/Forks 1:29 - 1:30 Final Inspection 1:30 -1:34:30 Case Assembly 1:34:30 - 1:38 Countershaft Shim in Front Cover 1:38 - End Wrap Up/Lessons Learned 3. villageland. This is the silent asian gentleman showing how to tear down and re-assemble an FS5W71B. There are three parts.
  5. Two bearing kits came in today. One from Nissan, one from drivetrain.com. One more to come from transmissionpartsdistributors.com/. They are taking their sweet time shipping. Someone made the label with USPS software, but so far nothing has gotten TO USPS to get on its way to me. Slackers. I will take the kits apart and compare for you at some point.
  6. Dang fooled again! should have looked more closely at that single triangle. Thoughts of uber rare big money switches blinded me. PM me, we will chat switch sales.
  7. Fascinating. Of course there would be a special tool for that. Beats using an awl or an open needle nose plier. Hate to have it slip and scratch the chrome. Given the crazy angles of these handles it's difficult to imagine that tool fitting over them. Is the cylinder of the tool open on one side? Any theories on the variable angle of the handles? I just want to believe they have been bent in use, but the construction makes it difficult to understand how. I've had several apart to clean the contacts but never paid any attention to the handle mechanism.
  8. And is Motive Gear Products catalog pages for the kits and parts associated with the FS5W71* gear boxes Full catalog for everything they sell. https://www.carid.com/images/motive-gear/products/pdf/motive-gear-product-catalog.pdf My reduced pdf with just the Fs5W71 pages (136-138) motive-gear-product-Nissan.pdf
  9. More great break down pictures, this time from AutoZone. What is unique is the text that describes every part. All of the Nissan parts catalog pages I've seen just show the reference numbers. https://www.autozone.com/repairguides/Nissan-Pick-ups-and-Pathfinder-1970-1988/MANUAL-TRANSMISSION/Transmission/_/P-0900c1528004f739 This page also gives you C type trans pictures and STEP by STEP instructions for break down and re-assembly.
  10. Today there is a request for hazard switches in the classified forums which leads me to go to the stash and see what I have to help. Pawing through the group, I see plenty of differences. Of course this brings up more questions. We know about the change to the back lit, round pull knob style switch on the North American 240's in 73, and the shorter wires on the 72 switch (6 pin connector wires), but I was surprised by a couple of differences I didn't know about. The marking on the handles vary, and most surprisingly, as does the angle of the switch's bat style handle from one to the next in either position. All of these are the long lead variety, but there are at least three different marking styles. We likely discussed this before. I suspect the center is oldest, (one triangle), the right second oldest, and third, newest. All of the short lead switches I have share the markings of the switch on the left. All fancy and most clearly marked, must make things "better" don't we? But what surprised me the most was the difference in handle angles in the off and on positions, comparing across all three switches. The first pic has them all in the "ON" position, the second "OFF" Well the handles are simply bent you say from repeated use you'd likely say. I say NOT. Look at the thickness of the metal of the handle. It is both thick and oriented so that its rectangular cross section has the most bend resistant width in line with direction of motion. NO WAY you could bend that metal without doing damage to the switch mechanism. All switches click nicely into both on and off positions. Nothing wonky or loose inside. Let the speculation begin!
  11. Care about marking on the handles? I have two of the ones on the right (double triangles) but only one of the other two types. At least in the "long lead" version. In 72 I believe they went to a shorter lead on the 6 pin plug. All of the short lead switches I have, have the markings like the one on the left (FLASH + two triangles and "look how bright I am" hash marks...;)
  12. http://zhome.com/ZCMnL/tech/240SX5spd/Transmission2.htm Sure enough, its the 1-2 rod that's larger. 16mm vs 14mm But a little 1mm thick bushing could be used to make the C fork "fit" the B rod. Never say die!
  13. And then you find things like this: and you begin to wonder just how similar the C type transmissions are inside. Especially since, as previously mentioned, you CAN get parts for THEM Oh look, there's a couple of "C" cores out on the grass.... (actually a snow bank at the moment). Guess I know what I'm doing this afternoon. Other than shoveling snow....
  14. Now something VERY interesting. I have two 5 speeds and a 4 speed apart. I've been working on and showing pictures from the rusty one with the bad 1/2 fork. The OTHER one, now that I look at it's shift forks (the one with the totally gone counter shaft intermediate bearing) has, just as ZedHead had mentioned as a possibility, shift forks that are exactly like the ones in the 4 speed! Haven't put it on to prove it yet, tomorrow! Roll pin's in the same place by the looks of it, shape and orientation is the same, they are just steel in the 4 speed, aluminum in the 5. Well that doesn't solve my need to source a fork for the other 5 speed, its shifter rod has the dowel pin holes in different places, but you 'COULD' slide the 4 speed fork on and tack weld that sucker in place on the rod. Or drill and tap for a couple of set screws, etc etc. There is always a way! Now I'm cursing myself for all the 4 speeds I've recycled.... and those little balls for the rod detents that go astray, etc etc. Oh well. I also have to take apart a C type and see it THOSE shift forks adapt into the FS5WB.