It has taken me a couple days to read through this whole thread. This thread has me ready to start my own swap, I am finishing up a previous project (rebuilding fiero 3800sc swap I done couple years ago) in the next few months and want to start the 2jz swap in my 2000 323i.
Will the Soarer 5sp shifter align with the shifter hole in the 323 or does it have to be from the Supra?
I know the op is using an automatic as i did in my other car, this one I want to stay with a 5sp. Also I read the Pontiac solstice uses the R154 but would need the 1/2jz bell housing swapped any further info would greatly appreciated and sorry I didn't mean to hijack the thread, just not much info in forums on the swap that I could find that is recent.