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When discussing Datsun transmissions that attach to L-series engines, sometime the term "Drop pan transmission" is used. Are all Datsun transmissions that attach to L-series drop pan? If not, how do identify a drop pan transmission?

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All I see in your history is this one post.

 

The F4W63 and the F4W63L 4 speed has a removable bottom pan to gain access it the insides. It was used on L16/18 and L20B engines and also on the J13 engine in the '66-'69 520/L521 truck and the '80-'81 A10 with Z20 engine. To fit the J and the Z series engines a different bolt pattern is cast into the case than an L series. The F4W63 comes in two lengths 26" and a 31.5" used only on the L series engines in the 610 and trucks and station wagons use a wide ratio gear set while cars use a mid ratio set..  

 

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It sounds from your post that 26" 4 speeds are rare. Is there a method, aside from physically measuring, to determine whether or not the transmission is 26"? I search a lot online and length is usually not mentioned in ads.

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5 minutes ago, frankendat said:

It sounds from your post that 26" 4 speeds are rare. Is there a method, aside from physically measuring, to determine whether or not the transmission is 26"? I search a lot online and length is usually not mentioned in ads.

The older 63 series 4 spds aren't rare....

They might be getting rare or hard to find because everyone throws them away..... 

Are you trying to find one?

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21 hours ago, datzenmike said:

All I see in your history is this one post.

 

The F4W63 and the F4W63L 4 speed has a removable bottom pan to gain access it the insides. It was used on L16/18 and L20B engines and also on the J13 engine in the '66-'69 520/L521 truck and the '80-'81 A10 with Z20 engine. To fit the J and the Z series engines a different bolt pattern is cast into the case than an L series. The F4W63 comes in two lengths 26" and a 31.5" used only on the L series engines in the 610 and trucks and station wagons use a wide ratio gear set while cars use a mid ratio set.. 

 

To be clear only the 610 got the long 31.5" 4 speed. I have a picture of one new from the Nissan dealer and only the tail section is longer. I would say these are quite rare.

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Hainz tells the story where he threw out 3 of these short four speeds beside his driveway with a FREE sign and went to work. When he got home there were 4 of them. They were common and hard to give away.

 

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The 26 inch is then common? That is good news!

Here is a long shot - I have a Jeep T-15 3-speed with cane shift lever.Transmission needs rebuilt (seized, but gears appear undamaged - surface rust) and an unopened transmission rebuild kit for the T-15

https://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/transmission/transmission-parts/t15-parts/

For a  26 inch 4 speed that attaches to a L20B and a comparable rebuild kit. 

I'm in Boise, Idaho 83702

 

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Not sue what you're saying or asking about a Jeep transmission rebuild kit. 

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21 minutes ago, frankendat said:

The 26 inch is then common? That is good news!

Here is a long shot - I have a Jeep T-15 3-speed with cane shift lever.Transmission needs rebuilt (seized, but gears appear undamaged - surface rust) and an unopened transmission rebuild kit for the T-15

https://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/transmission/transmission-parts/t15-parts/

For a  26 inch 4 speed that attaches to a L20B and a comparable rebuild kit. 

I'm in Boise, Idaho 83702

 

I wasn't clear. I am offering to trade my Jeep T15(in serious need of rebuild) and rebuild kit for a 26 inch 4 speed that attaches to an  L20B and comparable rebuild kit (or documented rebuilt 26 inch 4 speed that attaches to an  L20B). Since this is not a place for Jeeps,I knew it was a long shot, but to someone with transmission skills a professionally rebuilt T-15  is worth considerably more than a professionally rebuilt Datsun 4 speed (according to Google)

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3 hours ago, iceman510 said:

I'll give you a 4 speed (or two if you want) if you pay shipping.

 

 

WOW, that would be awesome! What would be the shipping cost for one to zip 83702 (price will determine whether I can afford both).

And do you accept paypal?

Thanks again

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14 hours ago, frankendat said:

WOW, that would be awesome! What would be the shipping cost for one to zip 83702 (price will determine whether I can afford both).

And do you accept paypal?

Thanks again

 

I will look into this over the weekend.  I do have a paypal account.  It will likely be FedEx ground as I have an account with them.

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Hey again, sorry I did not get to this over the weekend.  Might be a few more day until I can.  I will try tonight.  Also, I am gone this holiday weekend to visit relatives, so if not by Friday it will be next week.  Too much to do, but I won't forget you.

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