thanks for the advice... yes I've been looking at budget with some trepidation - although I have some people keen on working on the project...
I am looking at mating it with the ZF Auto rather than a 5 speed - I'm pretty sure it can handle the power based on period specs for other cars that used the 3HP22 ZF box (BMW 6/7 series).
I also like to use my CX for daily driving if possible and the manual is a pain in the neck in traffic!
Course someone suggested a $60k budget for this project..... which would kill it quite dead (save the money and get a C6 ....)
I am still looking for photo's of mountings etc - and the GZ being fundamentally a CX front end would provide some valuable indications!
bye for now