Datsun/Nissan Transmissions

Gearing Chart


Notes
Gears ratios/% change on upshift
Tranny Model # description            
Application   1st 2nd/% 3rd/% 4th/% 5th/%  
510 R3W56L
3 spd column shift
3.263 1.645 1    
510 Sedan F4W36L 
4 spd "A" type
3.382 2.013/40% 1.312/35% 1/24%   w/L14 or L16 motors only
510 Wagon F4W36L
4 spd "A" type
3.657 2.117/42% 1.416/33% 1/30%   w/L14 or L16 motors only
Roadster 1500 4 spd 3.515 2.41 1.328 1   Design unique to 1500
Roadster 1600 F4C63L
4 spd "A" type
3.38 2.01 1.31 1   w/Porsche (servo) steel synchros
Roadster 1600 F4W63L
4 spd "A" type
3.38 2.01 1.31 1   w/Warner brass synchros
Roadster 2000 FS5C71A
5 spd "A" type
2.957 1.858/37% 1.311/29% 1/24% 0.852/15% w/Porsche (servo) steel synchros
Roadster 2000 FS5W71A
5 spd "A" type
2.957 1.858/37% 1.311/29% 1/24% 0.852/15% w/Warner brass synchros
240 Z F4W71A
4 spd "A" type
3.549 2.197/39% 1.42/34% 1/30%   US spec
240 Z FS5C71A
5 spd "A" type
2.957 1.858/37% 1.311/29% 1/24% 0.864/14% non-US spec
260 Z
(2+2)
FS5C71B
5 spd "B" type
2.906 1.902/34% 1.308/31% 1/24% 0.864/14% non-US spec - same as Nismo C/R OD box
240-260 Z F4W71B
4 spd "B" type
3.592 2.246/37% 1.415/35% 1/30%    
280 Z F4W71B
4 spd "B" type
3.321 2.077/37% 1.308/37% 1/24%    
280 Z FS5W71B
5 spd "B" type
3.321 2.077/37% 1.308/37% 1/24% 0.864/14%  
280 ZX (8/78-7/79) FS5W71B
5 spd "B" type
3.321 2.077/37% 1.308/37% 1/24% 0.864/14% also 810 Maxima
280 ZX (8/79-6/80) FS5W71B
5 spd "B" type
3.062 1.858/39% 1.308/30% 1/24% 0.773/23%  
280 ZX (7/80-6/83) FS5W71B
5 spd "B" type
3.062 1.858/39% 1.308/30% 1/24% 0.745/26%  
280/300 ZXT
(81-84)
FS5R90A
5 spd "C" type
3.5 2.144/39% 1.375/36% 1/27% 0.78/22% Borg/Warner made T5 
300 ZX F5W71C
5 spd "C" type
           
300 ZXT (87-89) FS5R30A
5 spd "C" type
          Nissan made variant of the B/W T5 style tranny
200 SX (70-79) 5 spd 3.382 2.013/40% 1.312/35% 1/24% 0.854/15%
200 SX (6/79-6/81) 5 spd 3.321 2.077/37% 1.308/37% 1/24% 0.864/14% w/Z20E motor
200 SX (7/81-9/83) FS5W71B
5 spd "B" type
3.592 2.246/37% 1.415/35% 1/30% 0.813/19% w/Z22E motor
200 SX (10/83-10/84) 5 spd 3.592 2.057/43% 1.361/34% 1/27% 0.813/19% w/CA20 motor
200 SX (11/84-2/86) 5 spd 3.321 1.902/43% 1.308/31% 1/24% 0.833/17% w/CA20 motor
Nismo
Truck C/R OD
FS5C71B
5 spd "B" type
2.906 1.902/34% 1.308/31% 1/24% 0.864/14%  
Nismo
Truck W/R OD
FS5C71B
5 spd "B" type
3.321 2.077/37% 1.308/37% 1/24% 0.864/14%  
Nismo
Truck DD
F5C71B
5 spd "B" type
3.321 2.27/32% 1.601/29% 1.24/22% 1/19%  
521 Truck
(68-73)
F4W36L
4 spd "A" type
3.657
3.382
2.117/42%
2.013/40%
1.416/33%
1.312/35%
1/30%
1/24%
  w/L4 series motors
used both gearset variations
 620 Truck
(74-80)
FS5W71B
5 spd "B" type
3.592 2.246/37% 1.415/35% 1/30% 0.813/19%  w/L16 and L20B motors
720/D20 Truck
(80-86)
FS5W71B
5 spd "B" type
3.592 2.057/43% 1.361/34% 1/27% 0.813/19% w/L20B, Z20, Z22, & Z24 motors
D21 Truck
(86 and up)
FS5R30A
5 spd "C" type





Nissan made variant of the B/W T5 style tranny
Nismo
W/R OD
FS5C71B
5 spd "B" type
3.321 2.077/37% 1.308/37% 1/24% 0.864/14%  
Nismo
C/R OD
FS5C71B
5 spd "B" type
2.906 1.902/34% 1.308/31% 1/24% 0.864/14%  
Nismo Opt 1 DD F5C71B
5 spd "B" type
2.818 1.973/30% 1.47/25% 1.192/19% 1/16%  
Nismo Opt 2 DD F5C71B
5 spd "B" type
2.348 1.601/32% 1.296/19% 1.138/12% 1/12%  
Nismo Opt 3 DD F5C71B
5 spd "B" type
2.192 1.601/27% 1.47/8% 1.138/23% 1/12%  
Nismo Rally DD F5C71B
5 spd "B" type
3.321 2.27/32% 1.601/29% 1.24/22% 1/19%  
Nismo
Ultra C/R
FS5C71A
5 spd "A" type
1.858 1.388/25% 1.217/12% 1/18% 0.852/15%  
Nismo
Middle C/R
FS5C71A
5 spd "A" type
2.678 1.704/36% 1.262/26% 1/21% 0.852/15%  
  F - Type of control F=Floor (direct) R= Remote
Abreviations S - Tranny style S=special overdrive top gear (no letter indicates direct drive top gear)
C/R=close ratio 5 - Number of forward gears 3 spd, 4 spd, or 5 spd
W/R=wide ratio C - Drive/Synchro type F=front wheel drive R= rear wheel drive W= Warner synchros C=servo synchros
OD=overdrive 71 - Gear-pair center-to-center spacing in mm (distance between mainshaft and countershaft)
DD=Direct drive A - Sequential model version suffix (alphabetical)
  "A" type - shifters are rubber mounted (infamous monkey motion) "B" type - shifters have a solid cross pin 
"C" type - shifters are retained in a top cover plate by a circlip (called a "top loader" in American trannys)
 

        A type                      B type                   C type



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