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FS5W71B vs. FS5w71C

10 November 2017 - 04:13 AM



This idea has been lingering the back of my head for a while, but I want to get some more definitive information on the subject. I have found that there have been a few people that have swapped their "B" transmission to a "C" transmission, and I have also discovered that rebuild kits for the B series transmission are difficult to source. I have been thinking about this because my truck ('86 720 4x4 with a "short" transmission) really hates going into reverse, like, really hates reverse. I come to a complete stop, put it in neutral, clutch in, clutch out, clutch in, then slowly, and I mean SLOWLY feed it into reverse. I feel the gears catch, and eventually it goes in, and that situation certainly doesn't give me any warm fuzzies. My worry is that eventually there will be some sort of catastrophic failure and my transmission will be toast. My questions are as follows:


Should I be concerned about my reverse gear? To my knowledge it is an unsynchronized reverse gear, so maybe this is just normal operating procedure.  

If I need a new transmission, and elect to change from a "B" to a "C", which vehicles should I source my transmission from? It seems a lot easier to source a rebuild C than any condition B. 

The B and C are two different lengths, so some driveshaft modifications will need to be made. Does anyone know any details on that?


Side Note:

I haven't driven my truck for a few months because I have been in Germany studying abroad, but this is just something that was in the back of my mind. I haven't seen a Datsun anything since I've been out here, so I am on the forums almost every day because I miss driving my 720 so much. You guys are giving me my fix until I get home at the end of December, so much appreciation for that.  :rofl:


Where to host Factory Service Manuals

28 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

Does anyone know a place where I can host a factory service manual? I found a PDF for the 1986 Nissan 720 FSM, and am slowly putting in bookmarks so it is easier to use for all of us. Anyone have any ideas?


Here is my work in progress:





The bookmarks with the arrows are all nested and located in the PDF. It's gonna be so nice to jump around to what you need without endless scrolling, especially on mobile. 

I found another one!

28 June 2017 - 07:11 PM

When I got my truck, I acquired a brochure book (see it here). My truck is an 86, but the book was an 84, so I thought what the heck and searched it up on the naked lady giver. Turns out some dude on Ebay has a few of them, and here it is! I think the coolest part of the this book is the spec sheet, which is kind of the end all be all for questions regarding options on different models and trim packages, so take a look at that if you are curious. Interestingly, it tells you which rear end came in which truck, which is something that is good to know. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy!

























Quick Oil Question

24 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

I run Shell Rotella Triple T 10w30 in my Z24, and I have noticed that my local parts stores have stopped carrying it in favor of T4 and T5. I'm due for an oil change soon, so I was wondering if I should make the switch to T5. 

Tilt Column Tightening and Adjustment

19 May 2017 - 09:33 AM

If your tilt column is loose or does not hold the wheel in one place when it the upright position, it is very annoying. Narrowly avoiding cars in the lot because your steering column just randomly shifted up on you can get very tiresome after awhile. I noticed there was not a thread that mentioned how to do this, so here is how to tighten your tilt steering! You'll need:

  1. Philips head screwdriver
  2. 12mm wrench
  3. Patience

1. Locate the four screws that hold the top and bottom portions of the column cover together, and remove them, taking note of where they are located. Two of them have washers, and two don't. Just take a picture and set them aside. 


2. Once the screws are removed, start with the side closest to the ignition, and worjk your way around, opening it by pressing on the inside out until the clips snap out of their holders. Be careful, and certainly don't rush. If it isn't going, it isn't going. 






3. Once the cover is in two pieces, remove the hazard light switch from the top of the cover. Two small screws (be sure they do not fall) and it's out. Set the top portion of the cover aside. 




4. Remove the bezel from the ignition; it is just a little plastic piece that slides off when you pull up on the little back tabs. Set it aside






5. Remove the bottom cover by gently sliding it around. It is a little bit of a squeeze and flex to get it out. Once it's out, you can finally get a look at the tilt column assembly. 




6. Using your 12mm socket or wrench, remove the bolt that is holding in the lever. It is reverse threaded. Once the bolt and washer are removed, slide the lever off.






7. To tighten up the tilt column, all you need to do is tighten up this spline that the lever slides on. Once it is slightly tight, you can place the lever in a slightly down position, and pull it up so that the system is hand tight. Test and make sure it is tight by turning the wheel back and forth and look for any looseness. 


8. Once the tilt is tight, put the 12mm bolt back into its place, and lock it down.


9. Reverse the disassembly process to put together the covers, bottom on first.The bottom cover is a trick to get on, but just take your time, look where it is catching, and adjust to get it on. The clips just snap back into place.



I hope this helps!