Re: Auto to manual
Yeah, I've been wondering about that!
Probably tougher than you'd first think. Certainly, the box and gear linkage will need to change, and obviously the pedal box and centre console. The Engine management probably runs a different "map" and I wouldn't be surprised if the auto box has it's own electronic control unit that interfaces with the engine management unit for gear change points. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess. Maybe the flywheels are different on the back of the engine and other such daft things that can only be found out the hard way!
Obviously, Alfa would have minimised the necessary changes and wouldn't have gone out of their way to make life difficult for themselves...
...at least, I don't THINK they would...!
If you go ahead, I, for one, would be very interested to hear how you got on!