So, with this Zed having the eariler floor-pan (vertical fastening gearbox cross-member & more rearward shifter hole),
there was a discussion to be made: Convert it back to 71A (eww) or use a 71C long box as a donor.
Hey hey hey, I would have gone 71A if I had a spare. I don't mind the earlier style box with the Porsche synchro set up. However going this route I could use the 260z 'close ratio's' and have the 5th gear lock out with the shifter in the right location. So it was a compelling option. But part of me likes retaining the original parts. However be pragmatic where it makes sense I say.
Now I'm just waiting on a small hardend washer to arrive for the front of the C/S, then I can install the core into the Hydra-Jet blasted cases.
Looking forward to the hydro blasted covers! I haven't had a clean looking gearbox in the car ever. It's also had a slight rear seal leak (where the driveshaft goes into the box) which was driving me nuts. It will be nice to have a car that doesn't leak oil (at least from the gearbox), since it's been sitting the sump gasket and rear diff gasket's have deteriorated and need replacing now.
Some great work there mate, Gav should be happy.
Looking forward to rowing through the gears, I can't wait to see what it will be like with Triples on it also and eventually, eventually I'll get a 4.11 LSD diff in the thing. It should make it a fun car to drive then.