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I want to put an early Z 5spd. in my 260 to go with a 3.90 rear end. The later Zx five speeds won't give me the final ratio I want.

The problem is: How do I tell which 5sp I have. I have found two different 5 spds at the junkyard. One is from a 78280Z. If original, it would be the one I want, but how can I tell if it is original. I don't see any identifying numbers on it. The other one I have is from a '79 ZX. I read somewhere that Nissan produced the early 5 spd through mid '79. Thus, this tranny might also have the lower ratios I want, but again, there are no numbers on it. (actually, I think there is "L 4" cast on the housing (but don't be confused, the 4 doesn't mean 4 spd, I'm sure it is a 5spd)

Is there any way to tell which tranny I have from the outside?
 
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