Hi folks, have done much reading, and the car i have to work on has a dead trans. Absolutely no drive at all. There's quite a few 5 speeds available... is it too much of a pain in the ass to put a 5 speed in where a 4 speed once lived?
You can install a helicopter engine if you have enough time and money... because of electronics and fitting people usually stick with what it came with. You can on many cars reprogram ECM's, but thats also more $ and the connectors are probably different, etc.