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    Posted: 04 May 2016 at 2:36pm
New to this forum but I've read a lot of stuff and it helps a lot I have a 79 620 short bed with the L20b bed has been bobbed 16 inches and lowered 4 inches all the way around but I have a question I bought a parts truck it's the same year as my Datsun just long bed it came with a 5 speed and z engine out of a 720 I have a 4 speed and want to put the 5 speed in mine and I've read the forums about how you have to change the bellhousing to account for the L20b being a slant engine my question is will the bellhousing for the 4 speed in my truck work on the 5 speed trans and if so how hard is it to split them and change them out they are both the same length?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knottyhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2016 at 12:28am
Welcome to DMT hope you like it here thus far

I do not think the 4 speed bellhousing will work on the 5 speed transmission because of the reverse light switch. Its fairly straight forward to swap out the bellhousings. If you need a L series 5 speed bellhousing let me know.
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thanks for the info and would it be possible to just not use the reverse light switch and not have the whole or will i need a 5 speed bellhouing for the L series engine to work

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2016 at 6:52pm
Hey New Guy Welcome to DMT. Hope you have found a lot of information useful for your project. As always pictures are appreciated.
As for your question just click on Tech Corner and search for 'Transmission Options for 720'. That info also applies to swapping an '81-'86 720 transmission into a 620 or 510. If your 720 transmission is from an '80 then no swapping needed. Hope this helps.
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Here's a great video on YouTube showing how to split a Datsun transmission
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