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Old 26-09-05, 23:25   #26
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this is my first post im just wonderin at what RWHP will the stock auto die?
Probably in the wrong thread dude, post a new thread in the gearbox section and you will get more responses..


Great thread fellas, this may save a lot of bandwith..
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Old 13-10-05, 11:12   #27
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Hey guys just thought I would add a few things. I just completed the conversion myself.

Here is what I did. I have highlighted the ponits that people doubted.

- R33 GTS-T Gear box,

- NA VL sandwich plate.

- VLT drive shaft

- VLT speedo drive - And my speedo seems to still read spot on.

- R32 starter motor - which is the same as the NA VL one I belive

- My VLT 10" Flywheel and clutch DID fit straight in and it did NOT touch the bell housing at all.

- Had to use big spacers between the cross member and the floorpan.

- My VLT shifter DID fit straight in. You just have to swap the whole thing over including the plastic bit the metal ball sits in - no idea what its called. And now my shifter sits in the exact spot my old one did.

- I used the R33 slave but the clutch line DID NOT fit in at all. The fitting on the R33 slave was a banjo style fitting and the VLT hydraulic clutch line has a stadard screw in style fitting. I had to have a whole new line made.
As stated above the clutch is now much heavier using the smaller R33 slave but nothing to be of concern

I absolutely love it. Nicest box I have EVER driven with. And it hasn't self destructed yet.

I think that was it.

Anymore questions and feel free to P.M me or leave a question here.
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Old 13-10-05, 11:46   #28
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Oh and for those of you interested in costs

R33GTS-T box out of a written off skyline - $750 (Usually between $1000 - $1500)
NA sandwich plate - $20
R32 starter - $50
Braided clutch line - $60
Misc bolts spacers - $20

TOTAL - $900
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Old 20-10-05, 12:24   #29
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Hey all ive just brought myself a r33 gtst box $1200. ive currently got a mf5 box in my vlct and nobody has stated whats need for the change. So my question is...

ive got the r33 gtst box
i brought a mx7 speedo drive from nissan will my mf5 cable fit in the mx7 speedo drive? and do i need the right angle adapter?
will the mx7 and r33 yokes fit straight onto my mf5 tailshaft?

Any help at all will be fantastic
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Old 20-10-05, 12:25   #30
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oh and last question will the thrust bearing from my mf5 fit the r33? if not do i just buy a r33 thrust bearing? will this work with my clutch? Cheers all
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Old 21-10-05, 23:26   #31
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strange. the r33 slave i used worked with the std vlt clutch line. maybe there there are a couple of variations
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Old 22-10-05, 22:11   #32
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your right man it does fit the skyline one looks huge but it aint its the same size. I got all new hoses made up anyways from ABS for $50
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Old 23-10-05, 21:58   #33
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Hey what have all you guys done for the wiring?

The R33 box also communicates with the R33 ecu, so what have some of you guys done in regards to this?

Just interested to know.

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Old 23-10-05, 23:52   #34
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how do you mean? The only electrical component is the electronic speedo drive which i removed and fitted a new mx7 speedo drive. The other two sensors on the gearbox are reverse lights and the reverse signal on your dash.
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Old 24-10-05, 18:46   #35
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if converting from auto to the r33 manual what else is needed?
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Old 24-10-05, 20:22   #36
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pedal box
flywheel
manual spigot bush
clutch
mx7 speedo drive
mx7 yoke
slave cylinder
master cylinder
clutch line
im pretty sure thats it m8
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Old 25-10-05, 16:43   #37
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strange. the r33 slave i used worked with the std vlt clutch line. maybe there there are a couple of variations
yeah there are i think. the R33 slave that 87calais used was a straight fit to the VL clutch line
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Old 25-10-05, 20:07   #38
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Does the R33 box have the Neutral position and reverse position sensors on it like the MX7 has?
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Old 25-10-05, 20:19   #39
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Old 25-10-05, 20:19   #40
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Old 25-10-05, 20:47   #41
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Does anybody know what shifters ar compatable with what box? Apart from the mx7 being non compatable with the r33 box. Does anybody know if rb20det shifters fit r33, mf5, rb25de shifters?
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Old 03-11-05, 20:15   #43
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the mx7 fits in... other than that, a custom short shifter
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Doesn't work properly though. The nylon piece on the end of the shifter fell off in my brothers car. Have put an aftermarket short shifter in now and haven't had a single problem.
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if u go to the nissan australia forum, they sell short shifters 25% less throw for around the $180 - $200 mark
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Old 07-11-05, 01:46   #46
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Doesn't work properly though. The nylon piece on the end of the shifter fell off in my brothers car. Have put an aftermarket short shifter in now and haven't had a single problem.
I had the same problem.
The shifter did fit in but the nylon bit at the end kept falling off. Eventually the nylon just ended up cracking and falling apart. Food for te gears in the box.

Going to look for shirt shifters now. If anyone finds some good deals then let me know.

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This is a great thread, im now seriously considering converting my mf5 box to a r33 box. Good work
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hey where the hell can i find a 33 box?? I have mine booked in to have it installed but i need to find a box lol!

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Old 13-11-05, 20:09   #49
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they all say they dont have them and very rarely get them. Bax do you know of any good qld ones?
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