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B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate

Part No. 80681 Warranty Details  

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Reverse lockout meets NHRA and IHRA requirements. Includes neutral safety switch, backup light switch, black T-Handle. Fits most 3 and 4 Speed applications.

Product Features:
  • Base Trims To Custom Fit Floor
  • NHRA and IHRA Reverse Lockout Meets Requirements
  • Includes Neutral Safety Switch
  • Includes Backup Light Switch
  • Includes Black T-Handle and Cable
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B & MAutomatic Shifter, Z-Gate
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Provides smooth shifting (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
  • Replacement (5)
  • Performance driving (4)
  • Restoration (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5), Mechanic (5), Competitive driver (4)

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shifter works great!

By 

from South Carolina

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Replacement

Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

Installed in a 1951 Ford Pickup that had been retrofitted with a 350 Chevy engine. Did this at same time I was installing racing cam, Holly carb. and edelbrock intake, bunch of chrome....... The package, including shifter, works great. Like safety feature preventing accidentally shifting into reverse when using shifter to progress through gears, GOOD PRODUCT!

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good shifter

By 

from athens al

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight
  • Provides Smooth Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performance Driving

    Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

    Had everything except swivel to hook up to my truck opened another one at the store and none of them come with it even though its listed in the instructions as an included part and is required for installation in any vehicle

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    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product, Best Bang For The Buck

    By 

    from Florida

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Provides Smooth Shifting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Performance Driving
      • Racing
      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

      Good Product, Great For The Price

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      (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great shifter

      By 

      from goshen in.

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight
      • Provides Smooth Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Racing
        • Replacement

        Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

        its a great shifter easy to install you can use it for every day use and when you want to drive it hard by shifty gear maully you will have know proublems you wont miss a gear

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        (7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By 

        from Missouri

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight
        • Provides Smooth Shifting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Restoration

          Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

          Great shifter

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          (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          sweet looking great performance

          By 

          from n providence ri

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Great quality
          • Lightweight
          • Provides Smooth Shifting
          • Real Good Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Great In 65 Stang
            • Replacement
            • Restoration
            • Timeless Looks

            Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

            great replacement for restoration of 65 stang
            hi tec look fits interior well
            works well with performance trans
            great quality for small money

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            (32 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My husband loves it!!

            By 

            from Elkton md

            About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Provides Smooth Shifting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving

              Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

              Husband has been redoing his ford truck and I over heard him say he needed a shifter I went and bought him this shifter and he loves it very easy to put in husband was excited!

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              (32 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It works like a charm.

              By 

              from Rochester MN

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate:

              What a difference this shifter makes over the old one. A real quality product.

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              • Casual Driver

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              Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

              35 Questions | 37 Answers
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              • Q:

                Is this a rachet style shifter or just a reg shifter
                Asked on 5/15/2015 by George minnick

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hi George, glad to assist you! The B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate (Part No. 80681) is a gate style shifting mechanism uses a plate with stepped notches to act as stops from gear to gear, and it's cable operated for quick installation and accurate shifting.

                  Answered on 5/15/2015 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Where is the part number is located on the shifter?
                Thanks,
                JL
                Asked on 4/18/2013 by BO from Vinemeont, Al.

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This B & M Automatic Shifter, Z-Gate -part# 80681 is itself an automatic shifter. It has an NHRA/IHRA-accepted reverse lockout, a neutral safety switch, a backup light switch, and a universal plastic console. Their patented "Z" shaped architecture totally eliminates the possibility of overshifting and missing a gear. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 4/18/2013 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                does it come with neutral safety and back up light
                Asked on 10/30/2012 by lugnut

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this part B & M Z-Gate, Part No. 80681, features include NHRA/IHRA reverse lockout, backup light switch, neutral safety switch, black plastic T-handle & 5’ cable.
                  For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 10/30/2012 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                would this shifter fit a 99 honda civic EX?
                Asked on 5/30/2012 by Rick

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This part B & M Z-Gate, Part No. 80681: Fits GM TH-400, 350, 250 & 200. Ford C4 & C6. Chrysler ’66 & later Torqueflite A727 & A904. Features include NHRA/IHRA reverse lockout, backup light switch, neutral safety switch, black plastic T-handle & 5’ cable. Will not fit TH-700R4, TH-200-4R or AOD. Cannot be used with reverse pattern manual valve body.
                  For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 5/31/2012 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                I was thinking about buying one of these as well. BUT I have one concern. I have 1988 Ford F250 with the C6 Transmission so im in the clear there. BUT I just installed a 3" body lift and was worried someone it might not reach the transmission right? Could i still use this with a 3" body lift?
                Asked on 5/26/2012 by Jake from Kingsport, TN

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This B & M Z-Gate with part# 80681 fits 3-speed automatic transmissions only which includes transmission type GM TH-400, 350, 250 and 200. Ford C4 and C6. Chrysler '66 and later Torqueflite A727 and A904. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 5/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                i have a th700 chevy 4 speed and my uncle bougth me a z gate shifter and i ant to know it fits hits this transmision? in the instructions papers say its fits whit the th700? please answer
                Asked on 4/26/2012 by irvinggc from mexico

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This B & M Z-Gate with part# 80681 fits 3-speed automatic transmissions only which includes transmission type GM TH-400, 350, 250 and 200. Ford C4 and C6. Chrysler '66 and later Torqueflite A727 and A904.

                  Answered on 4/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                I have a Z gate shifter and the threads at the top of the lever are stripped. I need a new lever. Can I purchase the lever separately? What is the part number?
                Asked on 3/31/2012 by Anonymous from Lebanon, NH

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  No, the shift handle for this B & M Z-Gate Part number 80681 is not sold separately. Please refer to the following part numbers for the shift handle that may fit your vehicle. Part Numbers: 9624, 6280 and 80642.

                  Answered on 4/1/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Im thinking about buying this, but yall have no videos on it and how to use it correctly. I understand the basics of what to do "not that hard" but i bet yall could get more business in this product if there were a link to this video showing how to use it and what not, an if you can "do it yourself install." Thank you
                Asked on 3/29/2012 by Skyler

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The specification of this part B & M Z-Gate, Part No. 80681 manufactured by B & M: Designed for Right Hand Drive Vehicles: No, Factory Console Mount: No, Shifter Style: Cable operated, Shift Mechanism: Gate, Reverse Lockout: Yes, Knob Included: Yes, Knob Style: T-handle, Shifter Ball Thread Size: 1/2-20 in., Boot Included: No, Accommodates Stock Knob: No, Shifter Stick Length (in): 6.000 in., Cable Entry: Front, Includes Base, Cable, Linkage, Neutral Safety Switch, Fits 3-speed automatic transmission only. Dimensions measure 13.15” long, 11.83” high and 4.04” wide., Base can be trimmed to custom fit any floor., Fits GM TH-400, 350, 250 & 200. Ford C4 & C6. Chrysler ’66 & later Torqueflite A727 & A904. Features include NHRA/IHRA reverse lockout, backup light switch, neutral safety switch, black plastic T-handle & 5’ cable. Will not fit TH-700R4, TH-200-4R or AOD. Cannot be used with reverse pattern manual valve body.
                  Also, please check the installation instructions for this part (Part No.80681 ), that has been sent to your mail address.

                  Answered on 3/29/2012 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                Does This shifter Come With Cable And Brackets
                Asked on 3/26/2012 by 01dirtmodfan from martin co ky

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this B & M Z-Gate (Part No. 80681) comes with cable and linkages.

                  Answered on 3/26/2012 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                I recently purchased a Z-Gate shifter and would like to incorporate the neutral safety and back-up light switches on the shifter. Are they available from Advance?
                Asked on 3/26/2012 by Bob from Easton, PA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 3/27/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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