I wanted to make a little contribution to the forum by posting a few pictures of my SC400 manual swap. There arenít a lot of pictures out there to help potential swapper so I hope this will help out.
Itís a relatively easy swap that can be done in only a few hours.
I have made a post a few months ago regarding using the 240sx clutch pedal assembly in the SC400. The pedal is working perfectly fine with no issues so far.
Where I live, we need to have all of our smog /Emission equipment working, therefore, I had to modify the kit in order to keep all the smog related items.
Here is a picture of the modified adapter plate that I am using. This enabled me to keep the EGR tube on my SC400
Clutch disk and pressure plate installed
Transmission connected to the adapter plate
Transmission mount I have made
Transmission mount attached to the transmission
I am using the stock KA driveshaft for the swap, I didnít see the need to get a 1 piece driveshaft made.
Yes the carrier bearing on the 240sx and the sc400 are dead on
Adapter I had made in order to use the 240sx driveshaft, very fine craftsmanship and balanced,
Shifter location , I had to cut off the stock SC400 trim to accommodate the manual shifter. I will clean up the hole with my dremel another time
Shifter hole lines up perfectly, however I had to cut out the opening an additional Ĺ inch in order to accommodate my short shifter
Short shifter installed,
It seems that a lot of people are loosing the speedometer after swapping the ka transmission in the SC400,
The KA has a 2 wire sensor and the SC has a 3 wire sensor. I got this little device here called the Ultra speed from a local importer, which enables me to get my speedometer working. Yes the speedo works but needs to be calibrated. ( My car is in KM / the device in Miles )
I have also gotten the Dakota digital but I won't be needing it apparently.
There is a quick video when I first had it working, My car is in KM, the device is in miles, that explains why the values are off.
Let me know if you require any assistance with the wiring.
I hope these pictures will be helpful to anyone converting the SC400 to manual using the KA transmission