I have a heightened awareness of the dangers of driving with a worn counter shaft. In '74 my '64 MGB blew it’s trans due to a worn shaft. I wish I had kept it - it got pretty ugly. Teeth on the road.
I am getting along on the clutch job. Digging into the trans is one of those might as well jobs (new syncros, seals, gaskets and a look around) and now I’m really glad I did. Shaft and needles are readily available.
These transmissions are primitive enough, there’s no reason not to at least inspect the innards when restoring a British car. I always do.
There must be tremendous pressure on this square inch: