Is there a better manual transmission available that will bolt up to a 55 Chevy 235 engine? There's GOT to be, right?! The stock 'three on the tree' in my car works great...on those five days a year that the outside air temperature is over 65 degrees in Michigan...but if it drops below 60 degrees, King Kong himself couldn't work that shift lever back and forth! I've tried messing with the linkage, spraying a can of WD-40 into the column (???), and on the exposed linkage under the hood and nothing works. Short of applying liberal heat from a 'crack torch' to the column, nothing else works...heat is the only answer! Add to that, the fact that the car has to be at a dead stop to go into first gear, and it's geared like a milk truck to begin with, and I think I've had enough of that transmission! (You're in third gear at 25mph...giving you a top speed of about 45mph with a Stovebolt six!) So...what will work? A newer Saginaw four speed? T5? I'm looking for something that bolts up to the existing bellhousing. The car has a bench seat, but cutting a hole in the floor for a shifter doesn't bother me at all! (Hey...is there a floor shifter on the market that WILL work on the stock three speed? Just a thought?!?) I can't believe that anyone who's owned a tri-5 with a three on the tree kept it that way for more than a week...so I'm long overdue for an upgrade...what transmissions have you found that work in these cars??? Thanks in advance, Gang!