Johnp410 said: previous owner decided to use white lithium grease
That definitely sounds like something I would do
Your plans for your car sound good to me. Transmission rebuilds are totally doable, you’ve got this! Just read the through the manual a few times, look up a forum thread or two, and you’re good to go. You saw I made some mistakes like crushing the little friction ring, don’t be afraid to step back and look things over before hitting it with a hammer.
I’m surprised that you caught on about the suspension. I pretty much haven’t touched a thing about it, because it scares me. Maybe I should take my own advice
And I’m subscribed to your thread now Put a link to it in your signature so people can find it easily.