I believe the Datsun 210 was called the Sunny on your side of the
pond. The years would be 1979 to 1982. There were both 4-speeds and
5-speeds in these cars. The 5-speed from the earlier cars is too big I
think they were called 120Y's there and B210's here. On the correct
transmission the flat spot on top of the bellhousing is a serial number
starting with an F. Also the drain plug for the transmission points
downwards not backwards.
Charlotte NC USA
>From: "Guy" <Guy@weller-lakes.freeserve.co.uk>
>To: "Spridgets" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: UK Datsun 5 speed ?
>Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 21:16:31 -0000
>Reply-To: "Guy" <Guy@weller-lakes.freeserve.co.uk>
>Having put the overdrive gearbox into my 1500 Midget, and been so
>with the improvment for everyday driving, I am begining to think about
>to deal with my '71 Sprite which I have been rebuilding for the last 9
>Yep, its nearly ready, and being what I expect to be the nicer of the
>models I am really looking forward to driving it.
>Now. about 5 speed 'boxes, over here in the UK the commonest conversion
>seems to be to use a Toyota box, but this requires quite a bit of
>of the frame and tranny tunnel. Others have use a Ford (sierra) box
>also needs modifications to the metalwork.
>As I understand it the Datsun conversion that is so popular in the USA
>pretty straightforward and dosn't need bodywork mods. Is that right ?
>Datsuns were sold in the UK as Nissans, and I am trying to find out
>was / is the UK model name / number of the version that you go for in
>States? Was it sold in the UK? What year are we talking about? We had
>thing called a Nissan Sunny, but I don't know if it was 5 spd. Havn't
>one for ages.
>Then there was a Nissan Prairie, a sort of small proto-MPV (Van?)
>Any ideas ?