Looks like I'm nearing the end of this wild ride. I hope
Transmission is done and as far as I can tell, everything is correct. About to pull it from the stand.
Setting it done by the car.
What a pain getting the jack under the transmission when it'* under the car. I hd to rock it back and forth putting 2x4s under until it was high enough to roll the jack under.
Slipped in the new 3000 stall torque converter.
Slowly jacked it up until it was in place.
After some fighting I found adding a second jack helped a lot.
All bolted in.
Bolted the torque converter to the flex plate.
That'* all I got in a bit under 3 hours. Time to warm up the toes. I'll be heading back out in a bit. My list is getting shorter. Sub frame, cross over pipe, starter, axles, brakes, plug things back in, and hook up air filter, update the bin file in the PCM, fill the transmission back up with fluid, put tires back on, lower to ground, start, drive. I hope.