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.
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Hollands <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Dwight Woodruff <email@example.com>
Cc: Datsun Roadster Mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
> shaft nut. You can use a torque wrench with a crows foot and an
> 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
> wrench is done by measuring the effective length of the extension (center
> 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
> 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
> 18 inches or 1.5 ft.) and we want to apply 140lb/ft we would set the
> 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
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: Question about Loose 5-speed tranny nut...
> I finally got my transmission apart, and the nut WAS loose. Hence my
> gear and Reverse difficulties. Does anyone know the best way to tighten
> thing up permenantly? Also, it seemed like when I tightened it up, I
> 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.
> Dissasembled '69 2000
> Clearwater, FL
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