Cool, I always got the impression that with an auto trans you "just don't go there"
I'd love to restore a car but I seriously lack the time. I go on the road for 11 days, go home for 3 and in those 3 I have to see my daughter, other family, run errands, have some fun and then I'm off again.
I enjoy doing mechanical stuff, it's kinda how my mind works. In fact I was going to go to school to learn to be an auto mechanic but changed my mind for several reasons. Oddly enough I ended up in a sales job of all things. I'll leave the cars as a hobby and focus on it more when I have more time.