(delete NOSPAM, of course)
To tell the truth, I'd pass on the T-10. Also, look at what Refinish King
had to say as far as install, setup and consoles. If you were getting the
whole deal for $300, I might recommend it. But you will spend some money get
everything to work right. If it was my car, here's what I would do:
After you get over the sticker shock, look at what you are getting. A fairly
strong overdrive tranny with all the parts to make it work right the first
time. I deal in a lot of 4 speeds and those cases and gearsets are getting
older everyday. In addition, the OD gives you the best of both worlds, power
through the gears but economy on the interstates. I'm tire of cruising at
over 3000 rpm to stay up with the Hondas in the right lane.
Compare the T-10 project with a 5 speed and see if the cost difference is
worth it to you. I guarantee I'll be upgrading the T/A and the vette in the
future because I like to drive my cars.
Good luck with your project,