Greetings to all from a "newbie." I have recently retired from a consuming occupation and finally have a little time to "putter." For a dozen years a fine candidate for a restoration has been resting in my garage and I'm now doing some work on it. Engine's out, tranny is out, and now is the time to decide whether to convert the automatic stick shift to a manual transmission. I've read what I have been able to find on the internet (precious little, though) and so far think that the conversion shouldn't be too bad - manual will fit where the auto was, various hydraulic/vacuum tubes, wires, and ATF reservoirs will disappear, etc. What perplexes me is the procedure to link what I presume would be a new shifter to the transmission - reference is made to the installation of a "tube" in the center channel being a bit on the tricky side. Anyone able to offer some insight as to the procedure, parts that might be necessary, or just an opinion as to whether this is a good idea?