So I have a Th350 in my camaro 1974, I have a 350 v8 thats kinda just stock right now.It has a floor shifter. I was thinking of either restoring this engine and upgrading it, or dropping a big block 454 in there. Either way. I want a Manual transmission. I was thinking to put a good manual from the time where it would ahve been made, which would be a 700r4 (correct me if im wrong haha) I believe. I'm not sure how that trans compairs to other transmissions (maybe a newer style/model?). Im not building it for performance just yet, so i would like if it was something that could support the high power later on. Someone told me that theres some ways to modify or buy a modified Th350 that can do a race start thats faster/better/whatever than a manual trans. Though i've always assumed manuals won over autos for performance due to lower weight and more control over the car.