Today I set a goal of ordering the rest of the hardware needed for the transmission rebuild. So I sat down and figured out there’s nothing to order haha.
The main part of this rebuild is to swap the synchros out and see if shifting is improved. I would also like to see if there’s any way to remove slop from the shift linkage, but I’m not holding out a lot of hope. I did notice that despite grinding gears, the shifting action on the temporary transmission is a lot crisper, so I may try replacing the “retainer” bearing balls and springs, but those can be accessed from the outside of the housing, so why do it now?
Not quite ready mentally to dive in to the project yet, so I went out and wasted some time assembling my new hydraulic press: