```Brian, You've met me and talked to me, so I know you didn't just spout all that stuff out and expect me to understand a word of it :-) How about you come over and SHOW me what you're talking about...;-> But hey, at least I'm getting closer. Thanks to Glenn, who came over and gave me some motivation. Woody. ----- Original Message ----- From: Brian Hollands To: Dwight Woodruff Cc: Datsun Roadster Mailing list Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 1:34 PM Subject: RE: Question about Loose 5-speed tranny nut... > You'll need a big wrench. I don't remember the size but it's around 1.5 > inches. Torque is 123-145lb/ft. That's for the early 5 speed with one main > shaft nut. You can use a torque wrench with a crows foot and an appropriate > adjustment for torque. You'll need a new lock plate also - don't reuse an > old one. The loc-tite should go only on the threads, not on anything that > spins freely of the main shaft. You can measure the length of the wrench > and apply an appropriate amount of weight to the end of the wrench. > Adjusting the torque when using a crows foot or other extension on a torque > wrench is done by measuring the effective length of the extension (center of > the nut being turned to the center of the wrench's drive/ratchet) and the > effective length of the wrench (center of the drive to middle of the > handle). Divide the length of the wrench by the length of the wrench plus > the extension. Multiply that figure by the amount of torque you want to > apply to the nut. The resulting product is the amount of torque to set your > wrench at. For example, if we have a 16-inch long (1.33 ft) torque wrench > and a 2" long extension (overall length of the wrench with the extension is > 18 inches or 1.5 ft.) and we want to apply 140lb/ft we would set the wrench > as follows. 1.33/1.5 = 0.8866. 140lb/ft x 0.8866 = 124lb/ft. Set the > wrench at 124 lb/ft to apply 140 lb/ft to the nut with the extension on the > wrench. > > Make sure when you put it in reverse that none of the other forward gears > are engaged - that will lock the shaft. > > Brian '69 2000 > Tampa, FL > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/oilleak/ > > > > -----Original Message----- > Subject: Question about Loose 5-speed tranny nut... > > All, > I finally got my transmission apart, and the nut WAS loose. Hence my 5th > gear and Reverse difficulties. Does anyone know the best way to tighten > that > thing up permenantly? Also, it seemed like when I tightened it up, I > couldn't > turn the shaft when it was in reverse, until I loosened the nut a little. > What about drilling a small hole through the nut and shaft and inserting a > cotter pin? Thanks for the help. > > > Woody > Dissasembled '69 2000 > Clearwater, FL > > /// > /// datsun-roadsters@autox.team.net mailing list > /// Send admin requests to majordomo@autox.team.net or go to > /// http://www.team.net/cgi-bin/majorcool > /// Send list postings to datsun-roadsters@autox.team.net > /// /// /// datsun-roadsters@autox.team.net mailing list /// ```