dieseldatzunguy wrote:I live in oklahoma, hard to find those older nissans believe it or not. Any suggestions on where to find shifter parts are welcome.
Do you have any of the mentioned shifter parts as samples?
Can you get a photo of all the pieces that you have?
All shifter levers are not the same, some have springs in them, some have big plastic or rubber pieces, some just have metal or plastic bushings, almost all have the same plastic piece on the bottom, that piece is important, if your missing that piece the whole shift lever will be very sloppy, it will be hard to find gears.
Also some have a short finger below where the shift lever is pinned in, while some have a longer finger.
The tangs that stick up where the shift lever is mounted are not all the same either.
Here are a bunch of different shift levers, see how the later ones(upper left) have a large rectangle hole while the early ones(upper right) have just a hole to mount them.
Here are the different bushings/hardware.
Notice how the center and right lever ends are different lengths.
Here is an earlier diesel transmission with smaller ears.
Here is a later gasser transmission with larger ears.
I have seen at least one transmission that has the hole much higher in the ears than the one pictured above, but I don't have one to take a photo of, that type of shifter mount with the hole high in the ears would have a much shorter throw(short shift).
First thing that I would like to know is which type of shift lever that you have, the early ones you might be able to buy parts for at the local hardware store, while the later ones with the rectangle hole will need to be bought online, at Nissan, or found in the wrecking yard.
First we need to know what hardware you have if you have any at all.