Can't you just drill a new hole and swap an MR2 shifter linkage in? That's what we do when swapping FWD C50-series trannys into MK1 MR2s...cbulen said:The frankentrans is a name someone on the forum came up with. If you check the V6 forums, you will find it. Basically, its the MR2 tranny case with the solara internal gears. This eliminates the problem of the shifter being on the wrong side of the tranny (since the solara is a tail dragger). YOu take both trannys to a tranny shop, tell them do put the internals of the solara tranny into the MR2 tranny (and you might as well get new synchros too). Some people have said that many tranny shops won't do this conversion, so you may hve to hunt around. I asked a tranny shop where I know the guys personally, and they didn't like the idea either.