Did the same t5 swap into my dads 50 chevy 3100 with a 355. It worked out great. Basically just as AutoGear spoke of. Great info from him. Could've used that info years ago myself, but we worked our way through it. TRUE...it won't take a whole lot of abuse, but it is a great fit and works fine under normal driving conditions, with the occassional "burst" of fun.