I'm Bob Bendtsen, owner of Bendtsen's Transmission Adapters. I've been reading alot of old messages from people looking for certain adapters. Seems like the topic always turns to "expensive". The reason my adapters appear to be expensive is because most of the kits I sell (unlike any other kits) don't just adapt to one style of transmission. If you purchase for example, a Y-block to Chev kit, you are getting a kit that will allow you to bolt on ANY Chev V8 style transmission. NOT just one style of transmission, but ALL Chev transmissions. That means manual or automatic transmissions. The same is true of say for another example, a Buick straight 8 kit. With that kit you can bolt on ANY Chev V8 style transmission, automatic or manual. ALL parts in these kits are made in AMERICA. That translates into more expensive because China isn't making the parts! The only part not made in AMERICA is a Hitachi mini-high-torque starter (included with the kit) that is REBUILT in AMERICA. If you'll notice, Wilcaps kits DO NOT include the starter. Try comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges. Another example, Mummerts C4 kit only fits C4. His AOD kit ONLY FITS AOD. What if you decide someday to go with 3 pedals??? My kit allows you to do that. How about resale vaue? I just saw one of my Y-block to AOD kits go for $605.00 on Ebay. Hell, I sell them for $695.00 brand new retail. Has anyone checked the price of MIC 6 tool plate lately? Thats what my aluminum kits are water jetted out of. Once you buy one of my kits, the replacement parts are easy. The starter and flywheels are stock items available anywhere. Most of the competition sells you custom made stuff that you have to rebuy from them. I engineer all the parts the way I would want them if I was the buyer because I use them in my own cars. I understand that money is an issue, but how often have you guys bought something that was less money and you wished you hadn't bought it? Usually, after making a purchase like that you end up spending more than if you had just spent the money up front to get the better quality stuff. Besides, who ever said building cars was cheap??? When I was a kid, cool cars could be bought for 15 bucks and driven home. Of course 75 bucks was a house payment, and a 426 Hemi option was only an additional 800 bucks added to the cost of a new 3300 dollar Dodge Charger. I can guarantee you'll never see those prices again. Think about it. Later.