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I finally took the tranny apart. I bought it rebuilt off of corral. I verified that it is a T-5Z by counting the number of revolutions of the input shaft and the 1st gear. It was 3 turns exactly. So it must be the 2.95 which is the Z-spec. Anyway the thing was having problems going into gear, sometimes it went right in and sometimes it was like hitting a brick wall and would not go in. I called D&D they said it was a clutch issue, which means my stupid hydraulic clutch wasn't disengaging, but it could be synchros, or bent shift forks which is unlikely. But while it is out I would like to have the peace of mind to make sure it is built right. Anyway I want to check out the synchros and shift forks to make sure that the internals are okay. Here are some pics for you guys. I have some vids but don't know how to put them up. I am searching to find them. Here are the pics.

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i run into that with my crappy beat around car. sometimes you just have to let the clutch out then push it back in for stuff to mesh.

I would look at the syncros
 

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It's probably the way it looks in the pictures but 2nd gear synchro dogs look a little rounded and worn. Other then that, it looks good. While you have it apart like that, which is how mine looks at the moment, have you thought about installing a billet retainer for the cluster gear in place of the stamped steel part behind 5th gear? from what I've read, this modification doesn't actually increase torque cpacity but holds everything together better. My understanding is that after a while from heavy loads, the stamped steel retainer starts to deflect, increasing endplay, leading to failures. Again, from what I understand, tell tale signs are increased gear whine & noise in general. The part costs about $55. Cheap insurance while you're at this stage IMO.
 

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http://videos.streetfire.net/player.aspx?fileid=7CFBCEBA-D279-429C-AE27-BA7C096E18A0

http://videos.streetfire.net/Player.aspx?fileid=9B7C726D-22EA-4473-B519-E196664AC2C1

http://videos.streetfire.net/player.aspx?fileid=617CB6AD-A0F5-44B8-9A0A-4F6A307BDC60

http://videos.streetfire.net/player.aspx?fileid=64DCB183-D93B-4893-A9E7-63C75DA7DEE2

Here are some vids I took that may help a bit. I don't really care to update that retainer yet. I don't plan on having this tranny last much longer than a year or two at the most before my engine grenades it. Then I am upgrading it with a G-force. This is just temporary but it has to work. Hope these vids help.
 
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