I'm having a dark block 427 built at this time and plan to run a centri blower. I know the 6R80's are pretty tough already, and 6 speed auto sounds very nice. I'd like a standalone controller and paddle shifters. Can't seem to find any good info on putting this trans in a classic. I believe it would need an adapter to fit behind a SBF. Oh and what aluminum drive shaft should I get to have modified with work with a 6R and my 8.8 rear ?? Always planned on a 4R70w until I started looking at cost to make it hold 1K HP, and now a six speed auto is sounding really good. I see fox bodies pulling off the 6R and loving it. Any advise / help ??