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Question Distinguishing a 915 vs. G50 transmission through shifting pattern?

My friend just got his '87 911 targa from his uncle and the car looks excellent. We were talking for a while and decided to trade cars for the drive home to see what the differences in handling are. My 915 is from '78 but my friend (with the '87) does not know what type of tranny he has. One thing I noticed was when I tried putting his car in reverse, I had to push the shifter all the way to the left and up, while with mine, reverse is all the way to the right, over a hump, and down. 1st gear in his car was about like 3rd gear would be in mine (straight up), and 2nd gear in his car is like 2nd gear in mine (straight down). Does anyone know if he has a G50 or 915 transmission? Did the 915 shifting pattern change over the years?

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Matt, The gender of Ein Magnet is male in the German language, not neutral. So it should be "Der Chick-magnet"
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Thanks. Just changed it. I am taking Spanish for a reason, you know .
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Smile pattern etc.

Here is my understading, correct me if I'm wrong:

901 - 4 or 5 spd spd reverse H pattern w reverse left/up
915 - 4 or 5 spd standard H pattern w reverse right/down
G50 - 5 spd standard H pat w reverse left/up
930 - 4 spd standard H pat w reverse left/up
Carrera 2s had various versions of the G50 trans and a new 6 spd was intro'd with the 993.

I could go the the BA and copy a few pages but the above is what I retained from the numerous times reading it...

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Thanks jt. I just forwarded that to my friend. I'm pretty sure he probably has a G50 then.
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So, how does the G50 shifting compare to the 915?
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Since I only drove it a couple of miles, it was kind of confusing at first. First thing I noticed is that I had to let the clutch out a lot farther for it to catch. Also, it felt harder to shift (maybe I'm just used to my tranny). Lastly, when the clutch disc caught the flywheel, it feels a lot less catchy or "torquey" than the 915. Overall I prefer the 915 better since it seemed easier to shift and catches easier/faster. Maybe I'm just used to the 915 though. They are still very nice cars though. The '87 felt more luxurious and smooth riding too. I have to say that the SC engine in my car feels like it has more torque though. Just IMHO.
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Hes got a crappy Borg - Warner box (G50).

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