I tore the transmission down yesterday. After how crusty the motor was I was a bit worried to see how this thing was on the inside… we really just needed the ring and pinion to be good. We are planning on replacing bearings and putting a limited slip diff in it etc. but the ring and pinions are really hard to get/🤑🤑🤑.
but we lucked out! Seems like this 5 speed has never been apart. Aside from the nose cone being resealed. WITH A MAGAZINE PAGE AS THE GASKET! I’ve never heard of that! Haha that gave me a scare… I was like, oh shit. If the person who used a newspaper as a gasket rebuilt this trans then we are screwed! But seemed to just be a nose cone reseal.
I am sending out the engine case and lifters today to be refinished. As well as the trans case to be tumbled so it looks like new. Ordering parts for it all so I can reassemble when I’m back from KCW next month.