I just recently toasted another th350 and I'm getting sick of replacing them. Been kicking around ideas of what to swap out to. I think I'd like to convert to a stick and was thinking a 465 (briefly considered shelling out the bucks for a nv4500 but overdrive is overrated and other than that it sounds like they are the same). The problem is I have never serviced ANY part of a manual transmission and I have very little idea of how everything goes together. I've read all the tech articles I can find and it seems like the hardest part is figuring out the clutch linkage. To that end, I was looking at a Wilwood floor mounted clutch pedal with it's own master cylinder. www.wilwood.com/Products/005-PedalAssemblies/001-FMP/fmsmcp/index.asp Provided I went with a hydraulic 465, would the install be as simple as bolting down this pedal and hooking up a hose? Also, other modifications will I have to do to install the clutch, flywheel, etc.? On to the doubler. It seems that there are 3 different ways to mount the 203 rangebox to the 465. The easy choice would obviously be to buy a 465 mated to a 203 but ORD claims the 10 spline shaft is a weak link. Also, I'm not sure I can get this combo with a hydraulic 465. The other two options involve drilling and tapping holes or swapping out shafts and sounds like a pain in the ass. I'm just having a hard time trying to get a handle on what is best combination of parts to use. Anybody have any suggestions or tips on what year/type of truck I might find them in? I am also kicking around the idea of a 465/205 with a Klune underdrive. Install seems like it would be easier and the gear would be lower but it's $1000 more. Thoughts?