Originally Posted by AutoGear
Also; if you are worried about the needles, don't be. There is a caged needle bearing kit for the 1" countershaft T10s and Muncies. Its like $25 bucks; but you literally drop 2 caged bearings in each end of the cluster gear, no spacer rings) and go. Its all we use anymore except under special circumstances
Gee that would have been nice to know a few years ago when I rebuilt this sucker! The trans actually has 0 miles on it. The bearings/synchro's are all new, so I am not worried about that. It has been sitting unused, but I am a novice at hot rodding and that was my first project...I boggered up the gaskets.
So the next question is, is it OK to use silcone (I plan on using Permatex The Right Stuff). I am just concerned that maybe the case/plate/tailshaft is warped and the thin gaskets are not thick enough to work.
Thanks for the reply!