Hey guys, I really need some help. I have a 95 convertible GT. Current mods are: CAI, 70mm TB, cat-less x pipe, pypes violator cat back, rear seat delete, offset tire set up. Otherwise, I have replaced a whole bunch and upgraded the suspension, brakes, IAC, Oil breather, switched to synthetic, higher octane fuel etc. In total, I feel like my bolt ons should have netted me maybe 5-10 hp and I know I have dropped just under 200 lbs from what I have taken off the car or replaced. I really want to enjoy driving this car more. I love the top down, love the style, like the sound, but I am all growl no bite. I want to go faster or feel like I am going faster. The hot rod and classics shop near me gave me this outline for $4750 of work: 4.1 Gears, high torque stall converter, manual shift valve body, BBK long tube headers, sparks and wires tune up, and belt replacement/de-smog. I have one problem, is this actually gonna make me enjoy driving? I HATE THE AODE. I can't stand it. Nothing off the line, doesn't shift well at all, I can ride 1st till 52MPH or so, highway wants to sit third gear etc. I love manual transmissions, daily drive a 6 speed, never will buy another automatic sports car as long as I live. My Long Term Goal is to be under 12 second quarter mile and have a drive able car. Preferably 10 something 1/4 if possible. Can I get some suggestions for maybe a 2 part 7500 to no more than 9000 dollar project. Please keep in mind, I am 21 years old with limited tools and proud of what I have done in my driveway to this point. I am considering some of the following things t56 magnum w/2.95 1st gear , 24lb injectors/BBK MAF pair, much larger gear ratio (with a .5 OD I think I could get away with 4.56 or 4.3 rear end?!?) , long tube headers are a must, new cam?, getting my intake plenum cleaned up and bored out?, aluminum driveshaft, etc? I don't want to do anything twice and don't think I want to do Forced Induction. I figure my car is high miles and when the day comes I can just keep the progress I have and go with a 347 or another 302 who knows. I feel like a supercharger will just kill my engine.