Datsun dogleg transmission

280ZX Turbo: '82-83 had Borg-Warner T5 which is unlike any other Datsun transmission. 510, 610, 710, 200SX through 1979: Short transmission. Starting in '77 the "dogleg" 5-speed was optional except in the 200SX where it was standard. Z Car Source has a huge selection of Datsun 280Z Transmission & Differential Parts. With Datsun / Nissan offerings from Doors to Engines and everything in between, Z Car Source is the place to go for your Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, Datsun / Nissan 280ZX and Nissan 300ZX needs. Mar 18, 2006 ยท My impression has been that the Datsun "Comp" boxes that we are referring to in the US are the direct drive dog-leg units. I did have the guts of a couple of steel synchroed transmissions at one point (no cases, but everything else), one was a roadster trans with a 3.3:1 1st gear and the .8 OD, the other Ron Carter said was a real oddball. Toyota 5-speeds have been used successfully by several club members. If you want to spend a little you can also get a conversion kit for a Toyota 5 speed. These boxes are stronger, lighter, more easy to find, yet less expensive than Datsun 5-speeds. See main article: Toyota 5-speed. Toyota 5-speed Swap Kit