I have this car since the mid 70’s & my best friend, a car racer before me. My daily driver for years then, up to 100k mi. Put away in 1991, the start of the total tear down & rebuild. Everything.
Test drives all good except the growl in the overdrive gear!
I heard this several years ago the first time the car fired up in 2015
after installing the engine, tranny, etc. I bought the new tranny in 2009.
I contacted Paul Cangialosi from JT-5. He assured me they bench test, etc & suggested a harmonic between the tranny & differential.
But if I pulled it out & sent it back, he’d pull it apart & replace o.d. set
if necessary. I did not pull it out then b/c I just put it in & he sounded sure.
So, we just finished the IRS rebuild/upgrade & installed it, at my friend the mechanic’s. Test drives great! But you got a “growl” in the O.D.
gears. All others quiet. “We probably have to pull it out. You can’t let it break. We can drain, look for metal, etc, but not optimistic.
Has anyone successfully pulled out a tranny without pulling the engine
with it? Or am I in Jaguar heaven by having to disassemble the whole
damn thing again before enjoying it?
Any other recommendations, experiences W/this in a JT-5?
Tranny is clear from the metal around it. We had to hit tight spots
up front, so I’m sure.