Originally Posted by rex_1_mn
Did you actually have a spare input shaft you used?
I should be abld to align it with a peice of stock with the same OD as the input shaft right?
Thanks In Advance
Yeah, we had a bunch of input shafts from old tranny's. You would need to have a piece of stock that is the same OD as the input shaft and at the end of the stock and the same OD as the pilot bearing that goes in the flywheel. You could have a machine shop put it on a lathe and turn it down. I would probably stop at a truck/bus shop and see if you can borrow one then you are sure of the alignment.
I just thought of another thing we did to make the tranny go in easier also. Grease the input shaft of the transmission prior to re-installing the transmission. They can be a bear to get in with grease on the input shaft and are near impossible to get in without the grease.