240Z Project

240Z: Gear selector refresh welds by Cagedude

In my last post about the 240Z you could easy see how the gear selector was worn out and had some concave marks where the balls meet the selector.
Since it’s a Cast iron item it’s a bit tricky to weld. And if you’ve been following me for a while you know there’s only one superhero for me when it comes to metal and welding:
My buddy Stefan Schär – who own’s an awesome little collection of beautiful Nissan’s and Datsun’s by the way – So i sent him that thing to fix it:
Before (Clearly some “holes” visible):

After some pre-treatment and cleaning the holes got welded up:

and then ground back to originale flatness:

Surface is way smoother than it was from factory. Now those shifts should be direct as New again. Maybe even better 🙂  

Next it’s going off to Glass-bead blasting, then the transmission is ready for assembly again 🙂

For Stefan, he opened up his own business “Cagedude” lately, specializing in rollcages, but doin’ basically anything that involves some metal and welding (and cars maybe) 🙂
Check out his facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/cagedude/ for some examples.
His stuff is really work of art, and i have the highest praises for all the stuff he’s done for me so far. And he’s a super nice guy too, with a lovely little family. Check it out and support Stefan / Cagedude, you won’t regret it 🙂

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