bigolrig - initially, i clipped wires, and butt connected my connections, fired it up, drove it for 20 miles, made sure everything worked, then de-pinned and soldered.
tjluke - it will bolt right up. the only issue with GD transmissions is our lower starter bolt threads into the engine, but the svx engine used a stud on the bellhousing. so i had to tap the lower bolt hole on the GD transmission and run a shorter bolt. make sure you use the 2002 flywheel bolts.
no videos. i'll take some for everyone soon.
but here's a picture to tide everyone over