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280ZX - Gearbox?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Borderline 260, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:28 PM.

  1. Borderline 260

    Borderline 260
    Z Club Member

    Hi all,

    I am looking at converting my 74 260z 4 speed into a 5 speed with a 280zx gearbox and r200 diff.

    Before I purchased it I just would like some sort of confirmation on it being a 280zx box?

    Thanks for your help!
     

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  2. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    That doesn't look right, the back section looks too short and I think the front section should be 2 part.
     
  3. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Agreed. Nothing like an FS5C71-B or FS5W71-B.

    Looks like a 'shorty' 56B to me. In any case, not what is required for an L6.
     
  4. Borderline 260

    Borderline 260
    Z Club Member

    Yeah I have been trying to research all day to see if it matches up, would there be any ID numbers or anything so I can completely rule it out?
     
  5. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    It rules itself out dimensionally, let alone anything else. It's simply far too short to fit an S130. The gearstick would need to be inside your radio...

    The numbers in the factory identification codes for the transmissions are an indication of length. I think if you measure your original 4-speed transmission (for example, engine mating face of the bellhousing to the gear stick centre) you'll have a good reference to what is required.
     
  6. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Wait - is this being advertised as a Z/ZX gearbox ?
     
  7. Borderline 260

    Borderline 260
    Z Club Member

    Yes it is
     
  8. Borderline 260

    Borderline 260
    Z Club Member

    I have two more photos from the seller here
     
  9. Borderline 260

    Borderline 260
    Z Club Member

    Here EXTRA:D
     

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  10. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

  11. Borderline 260

    Borderline 260
    Z Club Member

    Thanks for your help! Saved me some money there!
     

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