I just brought a 1983 Nissan 5 speed manual Sunrader 18' with a Z24 that is in poor running condition. It drives like a boat going through choppy water because the steering wheel has play. The Z24 engine is covered with oil and it will not reverse when put into reverse gear. I don't think it will pass smog in current condition.
My plan is to get it back in good running condition before trying to restore the interior. I want to replace the transmission so I can at least have the reverse gear. How can I be sure that I have a 720 chassis so I can start ordering repair parts?