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1980 280zx - new gearbox question

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Digger280, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Digger280

    Digger280
    Z Club Member

    I can't find on the site information about possible alternatives now my original gearbox has gone to pot.
    I could find this on the site previously in the 280 section. Direct me please to good info. 6 speed alternative welcomed... I'm good on motors but crap on this tech ! Digger280
     
  2. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Staff Member Moderator

    I'm not 100% sure it would fit a 280zx, but there's a couple of guys in the US make adapters to the 350z CD009 gearbox which I think is a 6 speed.
     
  3. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member

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  4. Huw

    Huw
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  5. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Is the 280ZX box a straight swap with an S30 4-speed one?
     
  6. status

    status
    Z Club Member

    Think it is Mike,might be slight difference on early or the later box,might have to change the drive shafts to 280zx ones,been ages since I did mine and as I’ve got older me brain has gone so can’t remember things I did years ago
     
  7. Woody928

    Woody928
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    That's the Hoke Performance conversion kit, its now sold through Zcar Garage in California. It is the 6 speed from the 350Z, looks like a great setup but takes up the entire transmission tunnel.

    You can also modify and fit the 6 speed from an S15 however it's not well documented over here.
     
  8. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Derek of 24v TC head fame also has a full bell being sold through godzilla raceworks:
    https://www.godzillaraceworks.com/drivetrain/cd00a-swap-bellhousing-kit-for-l-series-engines
     

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