Great stuff Jerry.
I had also thought very briefly about using a Porsche transaxle for this conversion, but that has one very major problem, getting the gear linkages back around the engine.
The other thing I don't like about a transaxle conversion would be the fan belt and radiator connections would be up against the firewall. It would just look messy and all wrong.
The tailshaft converted Toranado transmission solves just about all of the problems in a neat way, and all with a mix of completely stock readily available GM parts.
Probably many choices for a front diff, but the biggest problem you will face is finding one with a suitably tall gear ratio that is not about as heavy as the engine !!
Last edited by Silver Shadow; 08-27-2012 at 06:53 PM.