Well we have taken some steps forward and then some steps back , but we still have some progress. First some pics to get us up to date. To make way for the t-19 wide box we got busy pulling the t-18. The clutch was due for an RR so while it was at the shop the engine got all new freezeplugs and gaskets. 4x4 holding the engine up while the trans is out. With the rear freeze plugs removed you can see what kind of trash is lurking in the water jackets of your IH. With all of the freeze plugs removed the cooling passages were flushed. Very small sample of what was inside. New freezeplugs, rear main, cam plate gasket , and side seals. A slide hammer with a long screw makes removing the old side seals a snap. RTV oil pan gasket. It didn't leak bad believe it or not. The oil pan got cleaned up and a fresh coat of paint. Dirty old engine got cleaned up and some new gaskets. Flywheel resurfaced, pressure plate rebuilt, new clutch disc , new throwout and pilot bearing in place. Cleaned up and resealed dana 20 and t-19 back in place. It was at this point that we hit our first snag. The clutch wouldn't disengage. So the only variable in question were the specs on the pressure plate so out it came and sure enough comparing the rebuilt unit to a know working unit I had on the ground they were not the same so back to the shop it went. When it came back it was re installed and the trans put back in. In the meantime we decided that the factory radiator was on its last legs so I picked up a new aluminum one from TAPP inc. out of NC. Fitted and installed. It was at this point that I was able to drive the rig around some. First the low range is AWESOME !!!!!! Sadly after a little drive time the trans developed a howl from the front bearing area. The trans showed no signs of wear and everything was tight when it was installed , but the noise was enough that I didn't feel cofortable with it as it was so out it came again to be gone through. Here is the trans loaded up to go visit a friend at another 4x4 shop in Oakridge, TN. SOooooo.. Just goes to show ya that sometimes these old things kick and scream when you start throwing new parts at em. what cha gonna do??? We shoould have the trans back in a few days and I will get some videos of its new found low gear.