A bit of back history for you; I just can't bear to let my lil' 94 V6 go, my Grandpa bought it for me in 1997 and I never got to pay him back before he passed away in '99. So I am keeping my 94 forever, if I have any say in it. I've also done a lot of work to the V6 (see my sig), so it would be a shame to dump it after all that work. I've been wanting to do a Cobra conversion on it for a while, and I got lucky to find a wrecked Cobra this summer. It has a lot of frame damage, but the drivetrain is all intact and working. I was sad that a Cobra is gone but it'll live on in my soon-to-be-former V6. I already know how to swap the drivetrains, I pulled my GT's engine & tranny this spring and dropped in replacements (I'll be keeping the stock timing pointer on the Cobra this time, go-stang ). And since I have a donor car, I should have all the brackets and parts I need. This will also be a auto to manual swap, but since I'm taking the computer and all wiring that shouldn't be a problem. I'm not that familiar with manuals at all, though I have some experience in using one (this will be fun to practice on). I am more familiar with AODE's. I was wondering: 1. I'm going to change the tranny fluid, just to make sure it's fresh. AODE's have a filter to replace and usually a new pan gasket, but I can't find any listed for a T5. Do they need either? Is there a base drain plug for the T5, like the engine oil? 2. I've heard that part of the transmission tunnel needs to be cut away when switching from auto to manual. Otherwise, the shifter won't fit. Is this true? 3. The T5 takes standard Dextron III fluid, same as the AODE's? From what I read here, I'll need about 3 quarts for a wet-fill. I've got a lot planned out, and a lot of parts to replace while I have the Cobra driveline out (water pump, vacuum & coolant hoses, etc). I'd be happy to take suggestions for anything I should watch out for. Now I'll have to find someone to take the Cobra's black interior and Mach 460.... I'll be taking as many photos as I can, and will post 'em here as I go along.