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  1. Well, I took a gamble and decided to leave them alone. I could see the o-ring when pulled the striking rod out as far as possible. It looked fine to me. I guess was I’ll find out later if this was the right call. I’m going to be gone for work for over a week and I wanted to get this back together before something got lost. I have three kids and a very small garage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I finished putting the transmission together yesterday. Thanks for all the help. A special thanks to DaveWM and EuroDat. I still need to install the shifter but waiting on a few parts there. Question on the reverse lockout assy. I discovered is can be installed in two different orientations. The mounting plate/ bolt pattern work any orientation to put it in. There is a spring loaded mechanism cam type thing inside this component so I placed it toward what would be the bottom on the trans but not sure if this is correct. The other side just has a flat rectangle plate. The FSM diagram doesn’t help and I can’t recall how it came out. Here’s a couple pics of what I’m talking about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Problem solved. Nice guys over at Pacesetter. I guess the headers come with these step washers but since I bought mine on CL I didn’t get them. They were $2 each and in their way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks Bruce, Just measured it there is 6mm difference, slightly less than 4 pennies thickness for a mental picture. I’m going to call Pacesetter and see if thy can assist. Second option is to cut some washers and stack them in one side. I don’t have a welder (yet). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I guess I should have researched more before asking. I knew I couldn't be the first to have this issue. 1. Make my own 2. Call Pacesetter Looks like another work stoppage!! AWOP = "Awaiting Parts" A term used in aviation when you are waiting for parts.
  6. I really forgot what a pain I the a$$ putting the manifolds and heat shields on are on these engines. I need some child size hands. I ran into another problem. The intake manifold lower bolt flange thickness is about double the thickness of the header surface. (One of the shared bolts). This mean when you put the washer on and bolt it down the washer doesn’t even touch the header matting surface. I imagine this isn’t good and would manifest into an exhaust leak. I need a washer that is thicker on one 1/2 of it. Anyone tackled this problem? Here’s the best pic I could get showing the problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Great thanks. I’ll get those seals on order. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Cool, got it back together and I think I the gutter is secure. Yes I have 2 seal and a gasket to install, EuroDat is this what you were talking about? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Okay got it. It’s at 12 and o’clock. I’m going to use Permatex Ultra Gray. Guy at transmission shop said they have the best of luck with that one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Great Dave thanks. I can see what you’re saying about getting the oil from the gear to splash into the gutter. I agree 10 o’clock is good. I found another pic in the FSM that helps a little. Take a look where mine is now. Also how far over did you spread the other side to keep it secure? Thanks for reminding me to close the trough. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Does anyone know how this oil gutter is supposed to be oriented? The FSM has a blow up but not sure if that’s representative of its actual orientation. The old one is broken off on my transmission but there is a small slit in the portion that enters the casing. Not sure if I line up the new slit in that same direction. There’s no telling if that’s right either. DaveWM or EuroDat may have replaced this gutter so if you recall please let me know. Wanna get this puppy back together today. Also is it just held in by it’s own tension? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Okay, new bushing installed. I tried to get the old one out. Built a similar tool as EuroDat but it was a no go. She was really tight so out of prudence I took it to a transmission shop and the guy had all the right tools and got it out. He also put the new one in but said it had less holes as the original and he decided to drill in two small oil return holes. You can see them on the pic. Cost me $40. He also inspected the transmission for free for me. Said it looked good and verified it had be rebuilt like we expected. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I wish I had a work trip headed that way! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yep, new screen and cover installed inside. I even blue thread locked the screws to make sure they never fell Inside the pan. I have tried using a mallet but it didn’t seems to make a difference. Maybe I need hit it harder and see what happens. I wanted to make sure they’re wasn’t something I missed before I started smacking away on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk