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    Question Short Shifter

    Anyone installed a short shifter in their Z?
    What brand?
    TS

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    Yeah.. I put the one from MSA in mine. I already had a five speed in there. It works by moving the pin on the shifter up, shortening the actual lever arm, rather than just shortening the shifter. It came with all new bushings too. As a result, shifting takes a little more effort than it did before. That said, I think the throw between first and second feels like about three or four inches instead of at least twice that. I used the grip that came with it, which is heavy, and quells a little vibration in the shifter, as well as feeling solid. I like it, and think it feels great. That said, the bushings on the old shifter were more than worn out, and the shift motion was not only long, but vague. Don't know what it feels like when it's tight with the normal throw. I'd say go for it!


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    I have a B&M in mine, but I have a T5. It is very nice - positive stops and about a 4" throw from 2-3.
    Speed doesn't kill, stopping does.
    '78 Z, '83 L28ET, '87 ECCS
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    Lightbulb for sale

    you can find one at eBay
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1854848227

    THIS IS A BRAND NEW SHORT THROW SHIFTER KIT FOR MOST DATSUN TRANSMISSIONS. i KNOW IT FITS ALL ZCARS FROM 70-83.


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    Yes I have one but it was in there already, I believe it is the original 5Spd shifter just modified, I will try and find out.....

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