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#161 Crashtd420

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:37 PM

So jealous of the spare parts.... you have 5 of those front apons.... I never even had one on my 521....

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:49 AM

Crash, it is probably easier for you to find parts for 1970's European cars.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 02:39 AM

Crash, it is probably easier for you to find parts for 1970's European cars.


That's a sad thought....

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:02 PM

Need a little help, I need to identify this transmission.  I believe it is a FS5C71B.

The speedometer in Dragon reads too slow, by about 11 %, I think.  The speedometer pinion currently in the transmission is a green one, 23 teeth, for a 4.875 rear axle.  I think I need a 21 tooth purple gear, for a 4.375 rear axle.  Part number for the pinion, 32703-86401.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:39 PM

That is a pre 1980 likely out of a 620.


 

 


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:50 AM

I actually bought that transmission from a local Datsun dealer, in the 1970's.  Nissan had only been putting five speed transmissions in Z-cars for a short while, I am not sure you could get a 620 truck with a five speed.

It was the lowest first gear ration five speed I could find.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:05 AM

What stands out to me is the drain plug...
I have a short 71b 5spd that I plan on using... I don't remember seeing a drain plug.... but I am sure mine is from an 80s napz motor because I need to swap the bellhousing....

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 06:26 PM

It was made before 1980, it also is a longshaft as they didn't have short shafts except in the early Roadsters, and that does not appear to be a Roadster transmission.