It’s much easier to see what has to be removed once the trans is out and on the floor. Many C1’s have a Hurst shifter in place of the vague stock unit. The two bolts holding the shifter to its adapter plate are the toughest fasteners to reach, and they’re not really too bad—just a little awkward to reach in the vehicle. Although the trans will come out with the adapter plate in place, reassembly is much easier if you remove the adapter and reinstall it after the trans is back in the car. Note the relative position of the three shift arms and levers to facilitate reassembly.