This is another little project that has been under work for a while and is finally completed 🙂
A while ago i wanted to re-assemble the transmission crossmember with the new Energy suspension polyurethane bushings. They’re stated to fit all 240Z years on their website:
However, when i tried to install it, it didn’t fit at all… The metal tube was too long to fit inside the outer mounting bracket and had a wrong diameter, the bushings had a completely wrong shape too and didn’t fit anywhere….
I tried to find a supplier, but they weren’t available. But when i asked Jakub Nurzaj from Datsun Europe he immediately told me that he could make a set for me… So i took some measures and we double checked a few things, before the first series went into production.
Fitment is spot on and tight. perfect!
I cannot thank Jakub enough for the work he put into this and i’m happy i could support him. The bushings are now available from Jakub Nurzaj from the Datsun Europe facebook page. Contact him if you need these.
And here’s the completed, freshly powdercoated transmission crossmember with cleaned and zinc plated bolts and the NISMO / Kameari Transmission mount. Looking good. Another Puzzle-piece complete. Thanks again to Jakub for the awesome work!
Update 2022: I got a request, so i thought i add this information here. For the Datsun Europe kit, the original bushing’s outer shell need to be kept there. DO NOT REMOVE THEM!
Here you can see the outer shells of the original bushing still in place. Just remove the original rubber and you can clean the remaining rubber bits from the outer shell, using a “Dremel” tool whire weel or something similar.