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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

5-speed Overview

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There are four 5-speeds for the Nissan A Engine family. All can be swapped into a 1200 with varying degrees of effort.



56-series, which came on the Datsun 1200 B110 GX5 and Datsun 1200 B210 option box.

An ultralight racing transmission, homologated so that it would be allowed under FIA racing rules. Not suitable for use with A14, the racers had to be careful even when used with an A12.


63A. Offered on A14-powered B210s, it is a large heavy-duty transmission that will swap into 1200s with some fabrication of mounts and clutch linkage. NOTE: The 63A came in two versions, one for L-engines and one for A-engines. The 63A for L-engines will not bolt to an A-series engine.

60L. Rushed into production for the 1978 release of Datsun B310, this is the first transmission designed specifically for the A14 engine. It is much lighter and smaller than the 63A. Used for one model year only.

60A. A refinement of the 60-series 5-speed, it is even lighter and has a normal shift pattern. Used from 1979.


All A-series gearboxes are dogleg shifters, except the 60A.

More Information

For details on these gearboxes, see the main article: 5-speeds

For information on interchange and swapping, see Transmission Interchange

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