Zed Head

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  1. It only got 4 bids. Fall and winter aren't the best times to sell a sports car, either.
  2. One of the shift rods in the C transmissions is of larger diameter than the B's. You have to drill the hole out in the front case for the swap. Can't remember which one but it's probably shown in one of the guides. atlanticz or zhome.
  3. The car's scissor jack under a block of wood on the back of the pan allows you to adjust the angle of the engine, letting it hang a bit to give you more room for the transmission installation. It wants to drop in the back. I've seen pieces of 4x4 between the valve cover and the firewall also but that's pretty rough. Don't use a hydraulic jack, they leak down. If you attach the crossmember to the back of the transmission before installing it makes a good handle to keep the transmission from rotating.
  4. The plastic ones are still available, apparently. They seem to work fine. I always thought that the brass mod was for when you couldn't find the original plastic part. Not sure what the benefit is. I think it can be buzzy also if you get a loose one. I get the urge to fabricate parts but a pros and cons comparison might be worthwhile. http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/Z-1969-1978/power-train/transmission-control/5-speed/31
  5. Make sure that the collar/sleeve matches the pressure plate. It is the most common mistake that causes problems. Search "92 mm" on the site. The bearings are the same, the sleeves are not.
  6. The filler plug can leak also. Lots of small leak spots. Rare to see a dry transmission.
  7. I think that Mike has the site tied to Facebook somehow, maybe that's the connection. He's probably building post count for some reason. What's up Bob? @BobGarnett
  8. jonbill joined the forum a year and a half before you did, Bob.
  9. Is that a step or an optical thing with the fuzzy picture? I see a sloped edge like on the other side. /T|_|T\
  10. Another thought - the roll pin is broken. The one that holds the fork to the rod.
  11. The fork looks like it has the plastic insert also. So many ways for a transmission to wear out once one part goes.
  12. Could also be that the detent balls (check and interlock) in the adapter plate are damaged, or the notch in the shift rod. They are supposed to hold the forks in the proper position in each gear, and neutral. That fork is way out of alignment.
  13. It probably could, on the steel forks. It would take some precise machining I think to grind the new surfaces flat and parallel.
  14. Look at post #9. They can wear out. Too much hard shofting maybe.
  15. No offense, it just seems goofy to wade through old threads just to say "welcome". Besides the insincerity.