Drove further.. I'm up past 183,000 now. Considering the trans acted up on Dec 17th and I've driven over 10K since then..this last trip was nearly 3 hours each way to Lake George.... who says these transmissions suck?
I'm ready to endorse Lucas stop slip though. Pretty sure the clutches are shot, seals are probably in need of replacement and the valves are likely slopping the valve body.
i'm gonna keep on driving til I can get the trans built and into the car.