I got the tranny out, the mount stays on the cross member but there is this thin metal cover for the clutch that has to be undone. I had the same problem with the auto, it seems like you have to inch the tranny away then you can get to the bolts from the space between the tranny and engine. ??? Also got the head off today, it looks like my engine was burning oil from leaky valve guides or something. I'm glad to see that it looks rebuilt and there's no signs of overheating since i had all those overheating issues with the radiator hoses hooked up backwards a few years ago.
Edit: I got the tranny off and looked at the fifth gear, it looks good but I did find a mangled up snap ring in there. So now I'm waiting on my brother inlaw to help me with the transmission. They just are moving into a new house so I hope he has time to help me soon. In the mean time I got to clean the head gasket off the engine, do I just use a razor blade? And how do you keep the stuff out of th cylinders.