Not that I plan to do this anytime in the near future, but something I wondered about for a while now was the notion of putting a 'modern' five speed behind a 318 in a rod project. I seem to recall that 5.2 V8 Dakotas weren't available with the five speed, but 3.9 V6 Dakotas were. Being that the 3.9 is just a 318 with two cylinders lopped off, couldn't one of these 2wd Dakota V6 five speeds slip behind a mild 318 in a lightweight car? Do they use cable, mechanical or hydraulic clutch actuation? Is there a better way...T5 maybe?? What about balance issues...would a flywheel from an old four speed 340 work behind a garden variety smog era 318? Inquiring minds wanna know! (I know full sized 2wd Dodge pickups were available with a five speed in the 90s behind 5.2 V8s, but that tranny is probably big and bulky, and not suited well for 'street rod' duty).