I have tried these kits in the past and unfortunately the quality is suspect at
times and the kit you describe is only for the later brass box or the Zcar 5
speed and Marc is correct we saw so many different quality
Syncros that we started to scrutinize them very carefully and of course about 1
in 20-30 trans we do is actually a brass box we are still careful to steer clear
of those kits. Just because they are relatively inexpensive to start with what
is your time worth to pull the the motor and trans again to save a couple of
bucks. I do not even use them in the race cars where this stuff comes apart
every few events to be checked.
Just a word of warning from a guy with about 30 of the unusable brass scyncros
hanging on the wall at any given moment.
Allen Blackmon wrote:
> To List,
> I received quite a few emails a couple of weeks or so ago, when I discussed
> my tranny rebuild and the easily and cheaply available parts.
> I just picked up my rebuilt 5 speed tranny. Total cost, including parts,
> labor and the ugly 8.6% sales tax, was $439. Labor $210. Now to the parts,
> as promised. What you need is the 240z rebuild kit. Part number (Nachi,
> which I'm told is the supplier to Nissan) BK 105A WS. That stands for "BK"
> bearing kit, "105 A", not sure, "WS" with synchros. Cost was $162.85.
> Since ours needs a few more bearings not in the kit, here they are. Need
> (2) of Nachi 6205N at $11.75 each, and (1) Nachi 6304 at $10.80. You can go
> to any bearing store/supplier and they will have all the bearings at
> probably cheaper prices that above. This will rebuild your tranny with all
> the bearings and all the synchros (except 5th gear, which rarely needs
> replacing). Since mine is a later car, I did not have the 5th gear neutral
> problem. Those of you that have that will still need you 5th gear fixed.
> Vendors have those, I think. Adnd this kit also does not come with gaskets.
> And if I really want to get organized, maybe when I get out of my work
> clothes, I'll look up the part numbers on the bearings and give those out as
> well. Per my mechanic, all the bearngs are standard and can be obtained
> cheaply. I live in a small town (40,000) and I've got a bearing supplier
> here that has any of these bearings in stock cheap, so they are out there.
> So, it's up to you now to decide if it's a good deal. I think it is. If it
> turns out to be a good deal, I leave it to someone else to solve our 2000
> timing set problem. I'm working on it, but haven't solved it yet.
> 1970 2000
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