Nice looking car. Congratulations. If you were thinking of swapping the transmission, did you consider finding a gearbox & other bits in the US? They are probably easier & cheaper to get hold of over there and it would have saved you the import duties if you had put them in the car/container & shipped at the same time. You probably know already but it is a fair few parts needed to do the conversion - Gearbox, Gearstick & gaiter, Clutch pedal, Clutch kit, Slave cylinder & connections, Master Cylinder, to name a few. Not cheap but has to be done in my view - an auto is not the same driving experience. I think they did one on WD.