The new transmission, on the verge of being installed, reared it’s ugly head and showed it’s true nature………it’s the wrong ratio!
It happens to be one of the most rare VS2-8 models…and there’s no way to tell unless you drive the bus or drop the pan. Unfortunately it’s the center bevel gear ratio so it’s not really worth changing on an otherwise good transmission.
So the game plan is to take the good parts (overdrive gears, clutches, oil pump, etc.) and move it into the busted transmission.
Unfortunately it means more work….but we shall prevail!