1967 Trans Swap possible project
As the title suggests I am trying to decide about a possible tranny swap for my '67. To begin with it has the original his/hers auto in it and I am thinking of dropping it out, keeping it, and putting in a 4 speed stick. I just don't want to chop it up because at a later date I may want to put the original back in. I am having trouble trying to decide whether to do it or not, and if so which tranny to do it with. The one I have been looking at is the Tremec TKO-500 swap kit. Another route I was thinking of was trying to get a hold of a muncie M21 as per original. The Tremec is a complete kit, 5 speed, but I am not familiar with these transmissions as far as quality and fit. Even though it comes as a complete kit I have no idea who could do the swap for me. I'm located in south Jersey about 15 minutes from Philly. Suggestions? Ideas? The car has been restored about 7 years ago but there are still some things that need to be done, ie: small trim work, and radio and the like. You know the typical small stuff that seems to never get done. One thing that has crossed my mind is that I would like some who is familiar with Pontiacs to do the swap because thay will know what to look for as far as the "little" details.
I hope you guys can help. I thought about going this route instead of getting involved with another car.
Thanks in advance.