I don't mind cutting the tunnel as long as I can keep it under the factory console so that opens things up a little from a trans standpoint. I would prefer an auto at this point as I intend to drive this to work in the nice spring through fall timeframe. Along with that comes rush hour traffic in the Chicago suburbs which isn't great. The Magnum would be a second choice as it is actually pretty easy to drive with a hydraulic clutch like in my 68. Right now I'm trying to map out the cutting required for the 6L80E size to determine if it will fit under the console. Also the ground clearance at stock ride height. Attached are some pic's of the movie car and a poor pic of my new project.