Hi there, I'm hot on the trail of a new (to me) E21 or E30, and I'm noticing that there are far more excellent-condition automatic cars out there than there are 5-speed manuals. My question: in general, how rough is the job of swapping one of these auto trannys out for a manual? I've done this in an old Datsun 510, and it wasn't that bad (new pedals, master cyl & line, shifter hole etc)... any tips out there for the bimmers? Is it possible to do this cleanly? Is the basic plumbing there from the factory (clutch pedal mount, master cylinder mount & plunger hole, etc)? Are there any models that are easier to pull this off on?
Any tips/warnings/horror stories would be much appreciated.