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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: Transmission

Some of the A-series 5-speed transmissions use a "dogleg" shift-pattern (aka 'reverse shift') and others use the standard shift pattern. The doglegs are pre-1980.

Why a dogleg pattern? In racing, 1st isn't used much, but the 2-3 or 4-5 shift needs to be quick.

Standard pattern (aka 'straight shift')
The standard pattern is better for city traffic, where the 1-2 shift is used repeatedly.

  • 1970-1975 F5C56A (A12) is dogleg gearbox
  • 1976-1978 FS5W63A (A14) is dogleg gearbox
  • 1978-1979 FS5W60L is dogleg gearbox
  • 1980-2008 FS5W60A is standard pattern

Also see: Shifter

dogleg shifter knobs
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