My '72 1600 SSS

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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby broke » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks, yeah with this type it seems to be mostly a process of tediously measuring clearances with feeler gauges, writing them down and consulting tables to determine which snap rings are needed, then checking and remeasuring after removing all the chewed up plastic from things.

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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby broke » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:08 pm

Well I wrote a big-ass update and it got deleted somehow.

Anyway, got everything apart fully, it was a right bitch as there were teflon/plastic fragments in EVERYTHING acting like loctite on all the splined surfaces. Having access to a press and all sorts of mandrels and dies sure makes things a lot easier.

Even the internal oilways for the shafts had those fragments in them. Did all the measuring and the 1/2/3 baulk rings were all just out of spec, so they need replacement, they're horrifically expensive from Nissan (170+ GST each - 2 needed per gear). Ordered the baulk rings from Amayama and they're actually here already - the parts catalogue shows just the outer baulk ring, but when they arrived they came with the inner baulk ring and synchro cone too which was a nice surprise. I wouldn't have wasted all that time measuring them if I'd known that.
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Here are the shafts - I expected the teeth next to the 4th gear circlip/thrust washer arrangement to be a bit chewed up, as that's what normally kills these boxes, surprisingly it was perfect. Maybe all the debris locked it in place a bit tighter and actually helped save the shaft?
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Also begun lining up/measuring for the jig/mandrel thingy for the cut and shut and sliced the front off my L series bellhousing.
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I've been storing everything in plastic Glad bags, then I ran out - Pak n Save only had these Angry Birds ones, lol.
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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby Datto_610 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:15 pm

Nice John! Looking forward to more updates!

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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby brocky41 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:58 pm

What sort of price difference were on the parts you ordered John?

I ordered a fuel pump ex USA the other day. $160+GST in NZ was lowest price i could find and I got the same brand for $60NZ landed from Rockauto.com
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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby broke » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:58 pm

brocky41 wrote:What sort of price difference were on the parts you ordered John?

I ordered a fuel pump ex USA the other day. $160+GST in NZ was lowest price i could find and I got the same brand for $60NZ landed from Rockauto.com
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Yeah for once it's me undercutting a dealer instead of the other way around. I thought of you when I saw those Angry Birds bags too :lol:

They were about $50NZD each with $22 for shipping and got here in 3 days!

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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby torqued » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:13 am

Dealerships are generally interdependently owned outside of the manufacture.
Therefore can charge what they want and prices do no reflect what their buy is.
Therefore you can absolutely get a better price elsewhere.
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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby broke » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:04 pm

torqued wrote:Dealerships are generally interdependently owned outside of the manufacture.
Therefore can charge what they want and prices do no reflect what their buy is.
Therefore you can absolutely get a better price elsewhere.


Oh of course, and then you factor in that they have to be able to cover warranty claims, pay dealership staff, cover the losses made by vehicle sales dept (absorption) etc.

I was just thinking how normally it's BMW goobers wanting everything for nothing and then whinging about how it's cheaper to buy off ECS online or whatever. I still buy genuine parts off Cockrams a lot of the time.

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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby 85_Z31 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:28 pm

Bell housing cut / swap looks good, Ive got the transfer punches needed to mark out and measure the bolt centers for turning into a CAD drawing. I have been working on for a 1UZ v8
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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby broke » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:40 pm

85_Z31 wrote:Bell housing cut / swap looks good, Ive got the transfer punches needed to mark out and measure the bolt centers for turning into a CAD drawing. I have been working on for a 1UZ v8


Thanks man, CAD won't be necessary - I've already got a plate outline cut and drilled and another one for the spacer ring, both just need to be bored out/made more roundy on a lathe then tacked on and given a final truing up.

I was going to ask if you were keen to have a go at them, let me know if you are and what you want for your time...

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Re: My '72 1600 SSS

Postby 85_Z31 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:24 am

I can't do the bell housing pieces on my lathe its not big enough, but i have access to the vertical mill / and a bigger lathe at a Mates place we can set the thing up on.

also a thought for the welding process, DJZ might be able to confirm but ultrasonic cleaning of each half might make the welding contamination a lot easier to deal with.
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