The 3-speed used a column shifter attached to the steering column. 4-speeds and 5-speeds use floor shift mechanism that is integral to the transmission itself.
Also see: Automatic Shifter
8mm x 1.25 threads
If you want just the pattern on top, you can buy those from Autobarn and other similar stores as a badge with sticky back.
The bushings become dry rotted,broken. New ones restore your shifter for tight, precise shifting again.
I got tired of the shifter in my 1200 flopping around, so I changed the bushings. It took about 5 minutes. I don't know what happened to the old bushings, I didn't see any in there at all. It was nice and tight last year, but one day it just started flopping. I reckon the old ones shattered into a million pieces. Anyways, for 5 minutes and 5 dollars, it sure works better now.
A short-throw shifter is longer below the fulcrum, so you only need the move the shifter a little to move the gears a lot.
Of course if the fulcrum is higher up on the shifter, you need to move the fulcrum mount point on the transmission up higher to match.
Discussion: How to make a short shifter
Lengthen the shifter bottom section: cut just below the fulcrum pin in the round part. Then just weld in a piece of 3-4mm steam pipe 1 - 1.5 inches long then weld the fulcrum back on top. On the stick cut the bottom off and exten it the same amount and then weld the ball back on.
Or instead of modifying the 56/60-series shifter, use an L-series shifter (which has a higher fulcrum).
Angelo made the adapter and stick to move the fulcrum point up about 1.25"/32mm. The stock shifter moved about 6-7" from 1st to 2nd, now it moves only 3". Side to side movement is still the same as before. It has taken me a few days to get used to. The throw is so short, it's difficult to go from second to third and from fourth to fifth. Tap the original holes for the fulcrum pin with an M10x1.5 and used short flathead/countersunk M10 screws to mount it.
63-series and 71 series already have a higher fulcrum point. Some later 71-series are adjustable for low- or high- fulcrum.
Pictures thanks to DatzenMike.
These bushings fit:
- 1967-1970 B10
- 1971-1973 B110
- 1974-1978 B210
- 1969-1973 510
- 1977-1980 810
- 1973-1979 620
- 1980-1985 720
- 1977-1983 200SX
- 1969-1973 Patrol
Shifter End Bush
- Nissan 32861-24900 BUSH-CONTROL LEVER HEAD
4-speed Shift Knob
- Nissan 32865-H1000 replaced 32865-27700
Also see: Console
Compare with 510/620 boot, which is for a larger opening 137mm diameter overall 15mm: lever hole diameter 99mm: floor opening diameter
32862-G1200 BOOT RUBBER C/L $4 USD * replaces: ** JAPAN 32865-H1000 ** USA To 0373: 32862-24900 BOOT-RUBBER CONTROL LEVER ** USA From 0473: 32865-H1000 BOOT-LEVER CONTROL LEVER
These all interchange. Bends/length differ.
- 56-series shifter
- 60-series shifter (both 4 & 5-speeds)
The 63-series 5-speed shifter fits deeper into the transmission, so does not interchange. CONVERSELY, the 60-series shifter does not work well with the 63-series 5-speed, as the length of the shifter from the crossbolt to the plastic pivot point at the end of the shifter is about 10mm shorter. But 60-into-63 might work in a pinch.
32862-H7300 BOOT-RUBBER CONTROL 4-speed,5-speed, 56,60-series $4.87 USD 75950-H8510 BOOT-CONTROL LEVER [Floor hole] COUPE OP.SEDAN $28.55 USD 75951-H9100 HOLDER-BOOT SEDAN.DX $6.30 USD * 75950-H9100 BOOT-CONTROL LEVER SEDAN.DX (BROWN) $63.52 USD * 75950-H9101 BOOT-CONTROL LEVER SEDAN.DX (BLUE) -0779 $57.12 USD * 75950-H9103 BOOT-CONTROL LEVER SEDAN.DX (BLUE) 0879- $63.52 USD * 75950-H9102 BOOT-CONTROL LEVER SEDAN.DX (BLACK) $63.83 USD