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Fat arse five speed
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This is my 56A five speed for those who haven't seen one before.

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estyre
Posted: 2010/2/1 13:11  Updated: 2010/2/1 13:11
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
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From: mandurah
Posts: 3313
 Re: Fat arse five speed
hey i have the four speed version of this box and i thought it was a standard 1200 box

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2010/2/2 5:12  Updated: 2010/2/2 5:12
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From: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 30807
 Re: Fat arse five speed
The four-speed version of this is the standard gearbox. The 5-speed was competition-only or in the rare GX-5 model.

See http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=56-Series_Transmission

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2004/9/24 1:52  Updated: 2004/9/24 1:52
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From: Southern Tablelands N.S.W. Australia
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 Re: Fat arse five speed
This is the 'direct-in-fifth' dogleg box & it shares the main trans case with some other 56A four speeds. Both first & reverse are in the extention housing which looks to be a gravity casting, while the main case is a pressure die casting.

I switched the rear seal to a 1000 one to make it compatible with my 1000's tailshaft yoke arangement.

These boxes don't have a great reputation for strength behind the larger motors, but they do fit the smaller tunnels in 1000's & a busted gearbox is more a reflection on the drivers ability, than on the box itself. I have used this one for about 15 years. With a nice 'life extending' major overhaul, it should last long enough to become part of my deceased estate.

Respect your Datsun. Treat it well.

P.S. The hose? A vent line that i ran away to a cleaner place than the dusty underside of the car.
The colour? I was not able to find the original Datsun engine blue, so i used some leftover Chrysler engine blue that i had. The trans was looking a bit ordinary, so i painted that too.

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A14force
Posted: 2004/9/24 3:11  Updated: 2004/9/24 3:11
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Joined: 2003/12/3
From: Christchurch NZ
Posts: 3702
 Re: Fat arse five speed
You've got it good. Chrysler blue is near impossible to get here,

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1200coupe
Posted: 2004/9/24 5:22  Updated: 2004/9/24 5:22
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Joined: 2003/9/17
From: Canberra
Posts: 512
 Re: Fat arse five speed
Dodgeman,

If you want to keep sh1t and dirt out of your gearbox breather just run the vent tube up into the engine bay and put a disposeable fuel filter on the end of the hose. Cheap and easy insurance especially for us rally guys that run the risk of the gearbox sucking a gut full of water when doing water crossings etc.

Paul.

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2004/9/24 10:05  Updated: 2004/9/24 10:05
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From: Southern Tablelands N.S.W. Australia
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 Re: Fat arse five speed
1200coupe
Thanks for the info, it's a really good idea. I was thinking about running a hose up to the engine air cleaner. That would save a little space & look a little tidier. But i f don't do that, then your idea is what i will do.

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shoom
Posted: 2004/9/24 16:19  Updated: 2004/9/24 16:19
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From: Perth, West Aussie
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 Re: Fat arse five speed
looks like they run the straight tubular rear main seal like the 1000's as opposed to the 1200 variety that come out to a big cup on the end

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Dodgeman
Posted: 2004/9/24 22:47  Updated: 2004/9/24 22:47
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 Re: Fat arse five speed
Shoom
Read the third line of the first post.