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    1976 280Z HLS30279639, Nov 1975 build date. Completely disassembled, painted original 240 Racing Green. Slowly putting everything back together. I can't wait to fire it up for the first time, but LOTS of things to do before then. Currently going through the wiring.

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  1. Yes, the one below. This is the OD-Reverse Synchronizer Slider (in hand) and Hub (circled). The photo was taken from the rear of the transmission facing forward, and the the synchronizer hub is clearly oriented with the concentric groove aft, which is opposite of the diagram in the FSM.
  2. Jeff, I believe the spacer you are referring to exists in the later (close ratio) FS5W71B that was available in ~1981. The synchro design was changed, and the three-pronged spacer (32624 - I think it’s actually called an insert retainer) was part of that and it is indeed the first thing on the mainshaft behind the mainshaft bearing - on the later model transmission. Regarding the RockAuto kit, it does not contain any retaining rings. I assume you are referring to the "main drive bearing snap ring"? I just reused mine. I hope you can find one - it seems critical to the proper axial positio
  3. @Patcon, I just finished rebuilding my early FS5W71B. I encountered what I think is a discrepancy in the 79/80 FSMs, in the Manual Transmission Section. I meant to take a couple of pictures before putting the case back together so that I could post here to document the issue, but forgot. I'm hoping your transmission is in a state where you might be able to take the pictures I didn't. So, here's the thing: When installing the OD-Reverse Synchro Hub, the 1979 FSM says the following on page MT-16: Note: Assemble OD-reverse synchronizer hub, paying attention to its direction. It refers to t
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    I had several of these made by a local machinist friend and am offering them for sale at my cost. They are for the early (1977-1980) "wide-ratio" FS5W71B 5-speed transmission. This nut is a replacement for the NLA Nissan parts (32354-E9804, 32354-E9802, 32354-E9800 and 32354-A7400); I was unsuccessful at finding a source for them anywhere in the world. Price *includes* USPS Priority Mail domestic shipping (currently costs $8.45), international will cost more.

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  5. View Advert FS5W71B M27x1.0 main shaft nut - right hand thead I had several of these made by a local machinist friend and am offering them for sale at my cost. They are for the early (1977-1980) "wide-ratio" FS5W71B 5-speed transmission. They are NLA, and I was unsuccessful at finding a source for them anywhere in the world. Price *includes* USPS Priority Mail domestic shipping (currently costs $8.45), international will cost more. Advertiser pogden Date 02/27/20
  6. Sorry - late nite post on my iPad, must've somehow fat-fingered in an extra comma at the end of the URL. I fixed it in my post above, and here it is again: http://mmerlinn.com/catalog/dox_angel/dt_w7b/dtw7b010.htm
  7. @patcon, I saw your post earlier today and was wondering the same thing. I have a 4-speed in the shed, will try to find time to have a look. I haven’t started on my wide ratio yet, and I know mine came from a 79 ZX. It will be interesting to see whether mine has a RH or LH nut. This page has some interesting data, http://mmerlinn.com/catalog/dox_angel/dt_w7b/dtw7b010.htm and the company itself sells recycled parts. For what it’s worth, my transmission guy said they were very helpful in finding a “good” input shaft for my close ratio. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. I am going to rebuild my wide ratio FS5W71B, hopefully over the holidays. I bought the rebuild kit from RockAuto (and I confirm what zkars states in his thread: that the kit seems to be the same one sold in other places, and contains Japanese bearings). I bought all the other stuff on EuroDat’s list (seals, main shaft and countershaft nuts, oil gutter, detent balls and springs, ...) from Nissan (Courtesy, I think, but I will check tomorrow if you want). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I bought it on eBay, yes, and no, it wasn’t very expensive. I believe it was from Newark Auto. It fits very well, and seems to be well made. My only complaint is the lack of slits in the rear piece for cargo straps. I can add photos if you are interested. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I bought it on eBay, yes, and no, it wasn’t very expensive. I believe it was from Newark Auto. It fits very well, and seems to be well made. My only complaint is the lack of slits in the rear piece for cargo straps. I can add photos if you are interested. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I used various sizes of adhesive-backed insulation strips from the hardware store. They are sold in coils and should be with the door and window insulation stuff. Some worked better than others - the main problem I had was than some of them had crappy adhesive. Overall, it worked fine. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. With my 76 280Z on stands under the FSM-specified support points (as show in Zed’s post), and with the engine, transmission, interior (including seats and dash) and front undercarriage out, it was easy to tilt the car back off of the front stands. My point is that the FSM support points may be focused mainly on chassis strength and not on balance shift due to major disassembly of heavy parts. As Zed said, you will probably be okay (as long as you don’t lift the rear or sit on the front while the suspension and tank are out), but it could not hurt to throw a bottle jack or something under the
  13. I laid my flat, in the sun, on the patio. It flattened quickly (a couple of hours, I guess), but not completely. It will finish flattening in place in your Z.
  14. @L.Flores, yours looks like a close ratio gearbox to me, though your bell housing does look more like the one from my wide ratio. It is possible that yours (or mine) was at one point rebuilt and reassembled with a bell housing from a different year, or (more likely, IMO) they were just assembled at the factory with bell housings that came from different castings. I think all of the relevant changes between the early (wide ratio) and later (close ratio) boxes were internal or in the rear extension.
  15. Thanks, Chas. I just might be able to fix this then - I also ordered the large roller bearings (the ones not included in the rebuild kit, for some reason). What you say about the baulk rings makes sense, but I'll probably replace them anyway (cuz I have 'em). But I'll give the old ones a good inspection first.
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