So I am collecting parts for my model a project... I came across a '49 3speed out of a shoebox, that was behind an 8ba. It is the side shift model. I just got done reading the V-T book and after searching around on here everyone recommends or at least seems to be running top loaders. Is there any real good reason for this? or any good reason I shouldnt be running the side shift trans? I am doing an open drive train so I think it should work out for me. Also what are the options for floor shifters for the 3 speed side shift? I would assume they would be similar to a later 4 speed trans? thanks in advance you guys keep saving my butt on this project.