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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

63-Series Transmission

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Categories: Transmission Modifications | Clutch | Transmission

The 63A 5-speed transmission is a large strong gearbox, and was made in a version to fit the A14 engine.

Contents

Overview

For an overview of 5-speeds in general, see:

5-Speeds Comparisons, Ratio info, etc.

It was adapted by Nissan to fill a marketing need in USA for a 5-speed (to compete with the Corolla SR-5) and so the existing 63A for the L-series L14 was modified to fit the small A-series A14 engine. This has two special significances:

  • It is strong, suitable for overbored, supercharged or turbocharged A-series engines
  • Its successor, the 60-Series Transmission 5-speed is much lighter and so a better fit for A14 and A15 naturally aspirated engines. The 60 is also smaller than 63 and so a better fit in Datsun 1200s.

Datsun gearboxes are numbered by the distance between the centres of the countershaft and the main shaft. The 63-series has 63 mm between the shaft centres, so can fit larger, stronger gears than the smaller 60-series and 56-series boxes.

Top: 63-series 'big boy' transmission
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Bottom: smaller diameter 60-series 5-speed

63A
Dogleg shift-pattern 5 speed 
overdrive 5th gear 0.86:1
Slave cylinder is on the left side
Uses AT prop shaft


This is the FS5W63A "dogleg" trans. Note the casting line around the center section on the otherwise smooth housing.
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Debut dates for The 63A 5-speed variants:

  • 1973 for L14 PB210 JDM
  • 02 1976 for L14 B211 JDM
  • 02 1976 for A14 B211 JDM
  • 04 1976 for A14 B210 USA

The 63 transmission came with A14-powered B210 (HB210 and HLB210). It was not used by Nissan Competition for racing. Instead the 56-series was recommended for the small cars, and the 71 for the larger cars.

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The 1976.5-1978 USA got B210 Coupes with factory 5-speed transmissions. Here's an advertisement for one - MPG Champion - Datsun B210
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Factory Service Manual DATSUN model 1976 B210 series Chassis and Body Supplement 1 [63A transmission supplement]
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HB211 Gearbox Crossmember
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HB211
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Dogleg Shifter

Like most A-series 5-Speeds, the 63A is uses a "dogleg" shift-pattern (aka 'reverse shift').

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See main article: Dogleg

Sources

The 63-series 5-speed for Nissan A Engine came in 1976-1/2 to 1978 Datsun B210 with A14 engine. USA and Japan markets had such cars.

63A for A-series Engine
* 1976-1977 JPN HB211 with A14 engine
* 1976-1978 USA HB210 with A14 engine
63A for L-series Engine & Z-series Engine
* GB211 L16S JDM 1976-177
* PB210 L14 JDM 1973-1975
* S10 L20B USA 1977-1979
* S110 Z18 JDM 
* PA10 Stanza L16 AUS
* A10 "Datsun 510" L20B/Z20S OPTION North America

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Identification

Also See 5-speed Identification

Check the casting mark on the transmission. '63' identifies the series.

63A has it on the lower right side of the extension housing
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The "A" indicates the transmission casting, not the engine type it fits.

63A #1
63A #2
63A #3

63 has a ring round the middle
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56 has a ring around the middle AND lateral ribs
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63 series L-engine vs A-engine

The 63A came in two versions:

  • 63A to fit L-series engine
  • 63A to fit A-series engine

So check the bellhousing bolt pattern.

63 series gearboxes speeds were available for A14 engines and for L-series engines, Z-series engines and J-series engine. So be careful to match the bell pattern and make sure the one you buy fits the A-series.

A-series has starter at about 8:00 O'Clock position
L-series has starter at about 9:00 O'Clock position
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A-series bell pattern from rear of engine
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4-speed vs 5-speed

Old 63-series 4-speeds have a bottom pan - like an automatic transmission - and are used with L-series, Z-series, and J-series engines.

  • Was used in JDM PB210 with L14 as standard fitment (5-speed optional)

4-speed F4W63L
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4-speeds come with bottom pan (old style) or without bottom pan (new style). If you see the bottom pan, it's a 4-speed

NEWER 4-speed are 71B series and look very much like the 5-speed.

L-series application included:
* 1975-1979 620 USA
* 1980 720 USA
Z-series application included 
* 1980-1981 A10 USA Z20S engine
* 1978-1981 A11 JAPAN Z18/Z16 engine

Clutch

63-series take the L-series type input shaft, but small-diameter (180 mm) A-series size clutch disk.

63A clutch
* USA B210 1976-1978 COUPE.5-speed
* JAP B210 1975-1977 A14.5-speed
* EUR 710 Violet L14.5-speed
30100-K0500 ASSY-DISC,CLUTCH 5-SPEED(COUPE) B210 USA, JDM $66.07 USD > 30100-H5801
30210-N1600 ASSY-COVER,CLUTCH 5-SPEED(COUPE) B210

Rockauto.com

Specifications:
* 180mm Diameter (7-1/8") -- same as smaller transmissions
  fits standard A12 or A14 flywheels
* 24 Splines [56-series and 60-series use 18 splines]

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63-Series 5-speed Swap Notes

In addition to the information in this section, see: 

* Transmission Interchange

Driveshaft

You'll need a Propeller Shaft from an AT equipped car as it uses the same output shaft. The 63A is the same length as the B110/B210 automatic. It is a different length than the B310 automatic.

  • B110 Auto shaft: 1349 mm (53-1/8")
  • B210 Auto shaft: 1345 mm (end-to-end)
See Main Article: Propeller_Shaft_Swaps

Automatic Car

It's easy to get the 63 in if your 1200 was originally an automatic - it will have the wider transmission tunnel. Use the automatic Gearbox Mount and make an adapter plate that will move the mounts to the right spot. Some say you can simply reverse the auto mount as-is.

Manual Car

For manual 1200 car, use a bracket
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OR, remove the factory mounting bosses from the tunnel, and fabricate new ones:
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Note that the factory crossmember mounting brackets have been removed from inside the tunnel. This custom crossmember bolts to the floor.

Tunnel Mounts Removal

Discussion: Tunnel mount removal?

The rear engine mount (gearbox mount) brackets are spot-welded on. Don't drill them right out. There is a special spot weld removal drill bit. Go to Mitre 10 or a decent Hardware they will have them. Grab a wire wheel or coarse sand paper sand around the mounts so you expose the spot welds a bit better and then carefully drill with the bit it will leave little lumps and you can file or coarse sand them down smooth. The last thing i would want is more holes in the body and floor -- they are thin enough already.

The only problem is that the spot weld drill bit insanely high-priced.

Speedometer Cable

For RHD 1200s with the short cable, use a Datsun 810 speedometer cable, it's about 150 mm longer.
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Gear Ratios

FS5W63A A14
* also used by USA S10.L20B and A10.L20B
  A10.Z20S uses different gears (ratios ?)
1st 3.382
2nd 2.013
3rd 1.312
4th 1
5th 0.854
REV 3.57
GearF5C56A GX5F5C56A Opt. 1F5C56A Opt.2Overdrive 5Overdrive 5FS5W60A A14FS5W60A A15FS5W63A A14
1st3.7573.7572.6763.5133.5133.5133.5133.382
2nd2.3742.3741.6912.172.172.172.172.013
3rd1.6591.6591.3981.3781.3781.3781.321.312
4th1.2541.2911.18111111
5th1110.8750.8250.8210.8210.854
Rev4.044.042.8773.7643.7643.7643.7643.57
NoteStock B110 & B210 GX-5wide ratio PN 32010-H7251Pclose ratio PN 32010-H7220N??1980 NA shop manual1980 NA Shop manual1978 NA Shop manual

Also see: 4-speed gear ratios at end of article 5-Speeds

GEARS B210 + S10 + A10
* 32200-N6700 22T main drive gear 
  32200-21101 <> 32200-W1001/W1101 (22T)
* 32210-N9000 31-33-29-21T counter
       -W8900 ?   A10.Z20
* 32250-N9000 30T 2nd gear <> 32250-W1300
       -W8900 ?   A10.Z20

Switches

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Reverse Switch: 32005-K1000, 32005-K102A $36 USD
Neutral Switch: 32006-N5800, 32006-N5810, 32006-N5814 $20 USD
Top Switch: 32006-K2000, 32006-K2004 $21 USD
Top Switch: 32006-K2400, 32006-K2464 $24 USD

Top-detecting switch is used for cutting spark advance. It was used on some, but not all models.

Part Numbers

Timken Rebuild Kit
TRNFN350 FS5W63A
Output Shaft Seal
* TIMKEN 3771 F4W63, F4W63A, F4W63L, F4W71B, R4W71A $4.04
Service Manual
Datsun Model 1976 B210 Series
Chassis And Body
Supplement 1 5-Speed Transmission Type FS5W63A
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For A-series Engine (FS5W63A)
* 32101-H7320 Transmission Case, 1976-1978 5-speed B210 Coupe
* 32130-N5809 Rear ASSY-EXTENSION, 1976-1978 5-speed B210 Coupe
For L-series Engine (FS5W63A)
* 32101-N6810 Transmission Case, S10 (formerly 32101-N6800)
* 32130-N6809 Rear ASSY-EXTENSION, S10
* 32101-N6810 Transmission Case, 1977-0679 A10 (formerly 32101-N6800)
* 32101-W0411 Transmission Case, 0779-up A10
* 32130-N6809 Rear ASSY-EXTENSION, -0679 A10 USA
* 32130-N9009 Rear ASSY-EXTENSION, -0679 A10 Canada
* 32130-W7100 Rear ASSY-EXTENSION, 0779- A10 USA
B211 JDM
32010-H7510 TRANSMISSION ASSY A14
32010-N7400 TRANSMISSION ASSY L16S
32703-N9016 PINION-SPEEDOMETER 16T L16S
32703-N9018 PINION-SPEEDOMETER 18T A14
32703-N9019 PINION-SPEEDOMETER 19T A14
32707-14600 SLEEVE-SPEEDOMETER
* 32708-18000 WASHER-SPEEDOMETER PINION 
* 32709-14600 RING-O
* 32873-14600 PIN-RETAINER SPEEDOMETER
32718-14600 PLATE-LOCK

Case

The case contains the bell housing and cover the first half of the gearset.

S10: 32101-N6810 CASE-TRANSMISSION L20B USA
* superceded 32101-N6800
B210: 32101-H7320 CASE-TRANSMISSION USA
B211: 32101-N6700 CASE ASSY-TRANSMISSION A14S JDM
B211: 32101-N6800 CASE ASSY-TRANSMISSION L16S JDM
PB210: 32101-N9001 CASE-transmission L14 (from '74-9) JDM
* replaced 32101-N9000 (to '74-8)
B211 JDM
30501-K0400 SLEEVE-CLUTCH RELEASE L16S
30501-K0400 SLEEVE-CLUTCH RELEASE A14
30531-B5050 LEVER-WITHDRAWAL L16S
30531-K0550 LEVER-WITHDRAWAL a14
30534-E9000 SPRING-RETAINER WITHDRAWAL LEVER
30537-21010 PIN-BALL WITHDRAWAL LEVER
32005-21000 SWITCH ASSY-REVERSE LAMP
32113-N2101 SEAL-OIL FRONT COVER
32130-N6809 EXTENSION ASSY-REAR
38322-H7200 BREATHER
24210-89922 CLIP 
32133-18000 PIN-DOWEL REAR EXTENSION
32135-28600 COVER-DUST SLEEVE YOKE
32136-U0100 SEAL-OIL REAR EXTENSION
32137-N9000 PLATE-ADAPTER
32121-N9000 RETAINER-BEARING

Gearset

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From 1978 B210 parts catalog (Japan Market version)
* 32604-P0100 RING-BAULK (5) FS5W63A 5-speed JDM B210
** Same number listed in USA catalog
B211 JDM
32200-N6700 GEAR ASSY-MAIN DRIVE A14
32200-21100 GEAR ASSY-MAIN DRIVE L16S
32203-N9000 BEARING-MAIN DRIVE
RING-SNAP MAIN GEAR DRIVE
* 32204-08000 SELECT T=1.49-1.55
* 32204-08001 SELECT T=1.55-1.62
* 32204-08002 SELECT T=1.62-1.68
* 32204-08003 SELECT T=1.68-1.74
* 32204-08004 SELECT T=1.74-1.80
* 32204-16500 SELECT T=1.80-1.86
* 32204-16501 SELECT T=1.86-1.92
32205-08002 SPACER-BEARING MAIN DRIVE RETAINER
32210-N7400 GEAR ASSY-COUNTER L16S
32210-N9000 GEAR ASSY-COUNTER A14
32223-N9000 BEARING-COUNTER SHAFT
32220-N9000 GEAR-REVERSE COUNTER 15T
RING-SNAP COUNTER SHAFT
* 32222-N9000 SELECT T=1.65
* 32222-N9001 SELECT T=1.45
* 32222-N9000 SELECT T=1.85
WASHER-THRUST COUNTER SHAFT FRONT 
* 32225-N9000 SELECT T=1.350
* 32225-N9001 SELECT T=1.375
* 32225-N9002 SELECT T=1.400
* 32225-N9003 SELECT T=1.425
* 32225-N9004 SELECT T=1.450
* 32225-N9005 SELECT T=1.475
* 32225-N9006 SELECT T=1.500
* 32225-N9007 SELECT T=1.525
* 32225-N9008 SELECT T=1.550
* 32225-N9009 SELECT T=1.575
* 32225-N9010 SELECT T=1.600
* 32225-N9011 SELECT T=1.625
* 32225-N9012 SELECT T=1.650
* 32225-N9013 SELECT T=1.675
* 32225-N9014 SELECT T=1.700
* 32225-N9015 SELECT T=1.725
* 32225-N9016 SELECT T=1.750
* 32225-N9017 SELECT T=1.775
32221-N9000 WASHER-THRUST COUNTER SHAFT REAR 
RING-SNAP OVER DRIVE BEARING
* 32228-20100 SELECT T=1.1
* 32228-20101 SELECT T=1.2
* 32228-20102 SELECT T=1.3
* 32228-20103 SELECT T=1.4
32230-N9000 GEAR ASSY-1ST 36T
32234-36900 RING-SNAP SHIFTING INSERT
SHAFT-MAIN
* 32241-N7400 L16S
* 32241-N9000 A14
32354-A7400 NUT-MAIN SHAFT 
32720-14600 BALL-STEEL
32720-36900 BALL-STEEL
32245-N9000 GEAR-REVERSE MAIN SHAFT

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