Re: Stuck in first, literally and figuratively
Things are moving slowly, but they are moving so I'm happy. The bus has officially changed hands - the mechanic I found in Nashville went and picked it up on Tuesday, drove it 10mph to his shop about 6 miles away. Not too bad... He said realistically it'll take him a few days to get to it, but he did price out both the AT545 and the MT643 - $1600 and $2300 respectively (just for the transmission itself). I'm looking forward to hearing back soon an estimate on what it would cost to go with the 643... $800 more for the transmission is probably worth it; it's all the extras that might stack up. Sounds like he has a guy in place to cut down the driveshaft; finding a decent price on the bell housing might be the tricky part. Nevertheless, at the moment I'm fixated on the idea of getting a 643 in there. Heck, I've gone this far... It'll just depend on what the cost ends up being.
I'll bounce the numbers off you guys when they come in....