Need 720 Diesel 5-Speed transmission

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Need 720 Diesel 5-Speed transmission


Post by HankMo » 9 years ago

Hi everyone!

I am reposting this as I am still in need of a Tranny.........

I live in NorthWestern Pennsylvania and own a 1983 Datsun 720 Diesel KingCab that came from Alabama and is in pretty good shape except for the tranny. It pops out of 5th gear and makes intermittent groaning (not grinding) while travelling in 4th and 5th (I think) gears.

If anyone has a good tranny to sell here in the North East, give me a holler at (814) 328 - 2707.



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Post by asavage » 8 years ago

One of the first 200 posts to this forum, back in 2005, was a long thread about how one can use just the bellhousing (front case half) from the diesel 5-spd and put it on any old gasser 5-spd. I have done it myself, so I know it can be done, but I wasn't the first.

You will find that there are a LOT more gasser transmissions out there in decent shape than diesel ones.

And, there are two bearings that should always be replaced when you have either open.

Read all eight pages of this thread and learn how to save yourself about a thousand dollars on your project.
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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