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#1 acf321

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

Just wondering if Nissan made and sold an OEM short shift kit for the 240Z?

I noticed that with Lurch's new car, it has a short shift kit, and also that other manufacturers do make and offer these as an option.

Has anybody got an OEM SS kit, and what are they like?



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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:42 PM

No such thing. It's actually not possible with the way the shifter mechanism is designed.

What's been done to mine is that the leaver has been cut down & a new thread cut on it.
This shortens the 'leverage' & makes the shifter 'feel' more direct.

(FWIW, if it was a 71C spec box (R32 Skyline, Silvia, etc.), then you can buy a short shifter it for one of those).

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:08 PM

Well actually you can get short shifter kits for the B box. See here http://www.thezstore...TZS/CTGY/PRC02A

Now I believe these work on some B boxes but not others. There was on for sale here in NZ on trademe a year ago the guy that purchased it was a local ZClub member here in Auckland. He had a 280zx B box in his 240z and he had to modify the little adaptor ears to work on the zx B box (see the pic in the link above for a shot of the adaptors) but he believed it should have worked on a 260z B box with not mods - but don't take my word on that.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:06 PM

Post a few pics of a short-shift kit that I made for my blue-bird.  This was used with a full-length stick and worked well.  Would be super-quick and close if used with a short stick.  Have been going to make one for my Z which has a short-stick but haven't got round to it.Posted Image
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The spacer was made of 40mmx40mmx3mm box.  Stick height for the pin was extended 30mm.



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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:54 AM

Well actually you can get short shifter kits for the B box. See here http://www.thezstore...TZS/CTGY/PRC02A

Now I believe these work on some B boxes but not others. There was on for sale here in NZ on trademe a year ago the guy that purchased it was a local ZClub member here in Auckland. He had a 280zx B box in his 240z and he had to modify the little adaptor ears to work on the zx B box (see the pic in the link above for a shot of the adaptors) but he believed it should have worked on a 260z B box with not mods - but don't take my word on that.


I have an Arizona ZCar short shift kit fitted to my Zed and it works very well (some say too well if they are not accustomed to the very short throw)

The "ears" move the pivot point up shortening the top throw and increasing the bottom throw, the supplied gear knob is weighted for better throw feel.

Fitting takes 1/2 hour, installed from the top after removing the console, North/South shifts (ie first - second and third to firth) are very short with only half the throw of the standard shifter. No change to the East/West throws as the pivit is changed for N/S throws only.

The Up side- shifts are very positive and the shifter feels like a rifle bolt (shorter action than in my MX5)

The down side - if your synchros are worn/lazy then this will excacerbate any synchro crunch due to the increased speed of the engagement..........so I would suggest you not fit a short shifter unless you have refreshed all your synchros as the increased speed of the shift will certainly speed up any synchro wear.



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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:15 PM

What's been done to mine is that the leaver has been cut down & a new thread cut on it.
This shortens the 'leverage' & makes the shifter 'feel' more direct.


This is what I did. It has the added advantage of not being $200 and also reduces the E/W throw as well as the N/S shift length.

FWIW, I've now got a 71C box with a NISMO 'Solid' shifter and it trumps anything I've tried on a 71B box, mostly due to the more advanced shiverfing mechanism and synchro's

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:34 PM

This is what I did. It has the added advantage of not being $200 and also reduces the E/W throw as well as the N/S shift length.

FWIW, I've now got a 71C box with a NISMO 'Solid' shifter and it trumps anything I've tried on a 71B box, mostly due to the more advanced shiverfing mechanism and synchro's

so is that for the Skyline 71C or the 200sx version as they have a different pattern where the shifter bolts to on the 71C. I believe the Non turbo Skyline boxes can use the CA/SR 71C shifter but not the Turbo RB20DET box :( I have 2 x RB20DET boxes and I am having issues finding a shifter :(

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:47 PM

so is that for the Skyline 71C or the 200sx version as they have a different pattern where the shifter bolts to on the 71C. I believe the Non turbo Skyline boxes can use the CA/SR 71C shifter but not the Turbo RB20DET box :( I have 2 x RB20DET boxes and I am having issues finding a shifter :(


S14 Silvia Box.

I have a knock-off C's type short shifter that has the bolt patterns for an RB20DET box that I'm trying to sell. I wanted this more than the NISMO shifter in the car, but it doesn't fit my gearbox. Easily better than the NISMO shifter given the super short thow and the heavy weight arm giving a really solid feel. Send me a PM




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