Hey mate, I'm looking to convert my 280ZX 2+2 from Auto to Manual. I am having trouble finding all the parts. Went to a Z parts shop yesterday but the guy there was no help and I couldn't differentiate between 280ZX, 260z and 240z parts. Its been difficult tracking down the parts I need so I figured that it would be much easier just to find a whole donor and part it that way everything I need for the swap is there, no issues and it'll be a quick and easy swap. For example I heard there are special bolts that are longer and are required to bolt the flywheel on, and they are rare bolts. Seems like too much of a screw around to find them when I know I can just get them off a complete donor car.
I've found one possible car. It's 2.9k and in Queensland. Would cost over 500 to get it transported here and even then 2.9k is way too much for me just to grab the tranny out, and I don't really want to ruin a perfectly good project car.
I guess I just gotta be patient and keep my eye out. Its been hard trying to find anything S130 here in Victoria, everything is interstate, even the 280ZX I bought was from Tasmania.