I have a 324 motor all put together, and want to put a T-5 behind it. I have to admit this is my first step into the manual trans world. ( I am a custom guy and always did automatics in the past so that I could put my free arm around my lady. . . what can I say?) There are numerous belhousings availble (Wilcap)that mate 324 olds to T-5 gearboxes for around $350 new. Why is the full kit from bendtsens $1250 when it includes a chevy clutch and pressure plate that most parts stores sell for $250? and a flywheel that replaces the $50 original? I am trying to figure out how to mate this motor and trans, and don't know enough to know whether there is a more affordable alternative that mixes old and new parts. I figure Bendtsens did the work to figure this out and they can charge what they want to, but I'll never get my car on the road if I have to come up with $1250 first. Isn't there a way to modify my original 3 speed belhousing and flywheel to work with the T-5 or is the geometry of all of these moving parts just more complicated than I realize? I read all of the olds motor posts but can't seem to make a complete shopping list that I can take to the swap meets and start scavenging. What do I need? . . .other than 1250 bucks?