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My expirence with the swap over was the ZX shifter is straighter and wouldn't work with my 240 inner rubber boot as well as the outer pleather boot. I had to grind a little off my 240 rod to work all the gears. Go to datsungarage.com and read the transmission info. There's a Mustang shifter that works with the Borg Warner.

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My expirence with the swap over was the ZX shifter is straighter and wouldn't work with my 240 inner rubber boot as well as the outer pleather boot. I had to grind a little off my 240 rod to work all the gears. Go to datsungarage.com and read the transmission info. There's a Mustang shifter that works with the Borg Warner.

Thx for the advise


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1 hour ago, Hardway said:

I have a whole assortment of shift levers and a stock T5 shifter for sale on my local CL.  Let me know what you are interested in and I can send you some bigger pictures.

https://austin.craigslist.org/pts/d/assorted-datsun-240z-260z/6322505706.html  

Steering wheel is a good deal. Very tempting for me. They sale for $300 refurbished.  Good luck with the sale of your parts. 8^)

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1 hour ago, 7tooZ said:


Thx for the advise


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And I failed to mention the problem with the straight ZX shifters, they tear the inner rubber boot allowing fumes and heat to enter the cabin. The pleather boot will eventually tear going to 5th gear.

My expirence. Others may have a solution I'm not able to offer?

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45 minutes ago, 7tooZ said:

Yah there are different way to get it done. Here mine and did not have cut the console used An 83 close ratio. Looks just like my shortened 4 speed shifter did. Image1506635914.705391.thumb.jpg.604a993f802cc1b359d3316e257a3860.jpg

 PS that is in reverse

 

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But you did modify that OE shfter, right? It looks good shorter like that. i didn't have to cut my tunnel either just a slight bit of material removed from the bottom of the OE shift rod.

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The inner rubber boot for a 240 might not have been made for a 5-spd but the one from a ZX was. Use it (after trimming) with either the pleather outer or the one from a ZX. Before switching my ZX shifter would pop out of 5th when I lifted.

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The straight ZX rod worked great until I put the 240 rubber boot and outer boot on.

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So I used the curved 280 rod but like Gnose says it would pop out of 5th and reverse in my car.  I ran the ZX rod without the boots and console  to put some miles on the new motor.  Deal with it later I said.

Later came and I noticed these nothches on the bottom of the curved rod.

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So I started grinding small bits at a time.  It still would pop out so I ground more until it was staying in gear.  Here's where I ended up, still stout as I've been driving it for a year now without any issues.

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Here's what the zx shifter did to my old rubber boot, luckily I have a local junkyard with a few 280s I can get stuff from.

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2 minutes ago, 7tooZ said:

Great information. Do you still have the lower shift lever in your photo. I would like find one. Actually I would take both if you have them.


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I'm sure I do, I hoard parts but that is of no use to me so I'd let it go.  Now finding it, that's a whole different can of worms!  I have a storage building I just cram stuff into but I'll look later today and see if I can put hands on it and let you know.

Here's a good read related to what we're talking about.  He get's to the shifters about mid page.

http://atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/shifterbushing/index.html

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I've found it, pretty quick to! It has some pitting of the chrome but I'll "pay it forward" if you'll pay shipping charges. Will have more time Saturday to discuss but it's your's if you want it.

EDIT: it's still Friday, you can have this if you want it.  You pay shipping from 35901.

Cliff

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I'll carry it to fed-ex Monday, hopefully we can do a "postage paid on delivery" type thing?  You won't owe me anything.  I'll get back with you Monday via e-mail.

I'm about to go warm the Earth and bruise some bugs with my 240. :)

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On ‎9‎/‎30‎/‎2017 at 9:40 AM, siteunseen said:

I'll carry it to fed-ex Monday, hopefully we can do a "postage paid on delivery" type thing?  You won't owe me anything.  I'll get back with you Monday via e-mail.

I'm about to go warm the Earth and bruise some bugs with my  240. :)

Sending out props to Siteunseen for a "pay it forward". He provided a shifter lever we need for a Auto to Manual conversion that Joe Newsom is working on. Our goal is to manipulate it so a 5speed can be used with  a series 1 center console. More to follow... Currently waiting for joe to test fit the shift lever to his transmission then return it before

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10 hours ago, Lumens said:

I also have a ZX shifter I will never use. If any one else needs it.

I sent you a PM.  I'll take it.  Want to play around with this a little.

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14 hours ago, siteunseen said:

I think it's gonna look like this...

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interesting pic, I know the ZX shifter is a lot shorter than the Z to start with, those extra bends would make it sit even lower. Would like to see what it looks like installed.

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