Well, as many of you know, I had a buyer lined up for the '95 2500. Well, I couldn't stand the thought of it being gone, so I ruined somebody else's day, and made my own by deciding to keep it.
I ordered a new (refurbished/rebuilt) transmission for it last monday, for a total of $1275 with round trip shipping from www.man-trans.com
. They originally said it would be here on friday (yesterday) but it wasn't in stock (nv4500LD = oddball tranny) so it will be here late next week.
For anyone interested, here is the link to the thread with pictures of my original transmission carnage. https://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen...n-go-boom.html
Also, I ordered a plethora of parts from rock auto. Fel-pro intake gasket set, timing cover gasket set, oil pan gasket, intake TTY bolts, and a Cloyes double roller timing chain set. Then yesterday I went to Sears for a 3/8" drive torque wrench and ended up with a few extras, because they were on clearance (thankfully the torque wrench was too!). Also picked up a harmonic balancer puller and an oil filter strap wrench at Harbor Freight.
Still needed is a water pump, slave cylinder setup, and possibly a new oil pump. Haven't decided on that last one yet though. Also, since I am in no hurry this time (I have the lexus to drive) I am seriously considering an e-fan conversion.
EDIT: Wh1t3NuKle has pointed out an important fact. Today is not my birthday. Neither was monday. However, my 5th birthday is coming up. I turn 20 on the 29th of Feb.