That makes me feel better. Haven't done one solo, but I have assisted on several manual rebuilds. I'm willing to try an auto. Maybe I'll practice on my Metric-200 first just to get a feel for it though. Besides, the engine swap will be the last phase of the restification, so the tranny only has to hold up to the stock 305 for the forseeable future . . . Are these books and videos mentioned enough, or would a factory service manual be in order as well?