Well... That sucked.
Want to start by giving a huge shout out to Fried_daddy. He came out this past weekend and helped me a ton with getting my trans straightened out and back in.
So... I'm just going to go ahead and say that I learned a valuable lesson the hard way... Measure, measure, and measure.
My clutch packs were both off. The forward one was 0.050" too small, so when the piston pushed it pushed to the point that the seal was exposed. When the seal was exposed pressure forced it out and blew out... Trashed the drum.
The other pack wasn't as bad, still small, but didn't do any damage. Luckily for me I had another transmission that we were able to salvage the drum out of.
So, when Fried came over Saturday morning, I had the trans taken apart and set out, while he checked my sad measurements I took apart the old trans to get the drum. He came over around 8:45a. By 5:30p we were test driving it. Pretty proud of the work we got done: Tore down one trans, put the other together, mounted, torqued, cross member installed, cooling tubes bent and installed, drive shaft, parking brake, misc connections, filled and go.
The transmission works great, shifts are a tad sloppy, but I think the pressure modulator is leaking air.
So after 3 weeks of sitting on jack stands I finally got to take her out and wash her.
As far as pricing is concerned, I think I made out pretty well, I know Fried spent in the $800 range - but he had a lot more parts he had to replace than I did. So here's my breakdown:
Extra transmission to rebuild - $180
Makco Rebuild Master Kit - 106006B - $86.66
Trans oil filter - A106010B - $9.12
Vac Modulator - 206160 - $21.61
Trans Magnet - M465SC - $2.34
Oil Pan Gasket - ATP FG1 - $3.02
Transmission Mount - EM2242 - $4.66
Misc Items - Paint, Fluid, Tubes ect... - $100
All in all I got out great. ~$200 for the rebuild - not including the purchase of the trans. I got lucky though, I reused my torque converter and my bands had plenty of meat left on them. I plan on building the other one eventually - hope to put it into a f100 one day. Have to track down a new front drum and valve selector valve (somehow we bent one), but from what I've seen that wont be too hard to do.
Today I should have a new carb coming in the mail.
Holley 0-80570 570CFM Street Avenger - $280
Holley sells factory referbed ones on ebay, it's typically a $430 carb. Pretty stoked about it. Will update once done.
Thanks again Fried!