Well, I am almost done installing the motor and trans. Here are the two issues/questions.
1. As I was working around the motor today, I noticed that some of my pushrods were still able to be spun with my fingers, even thought there was no "slack" in them., Now, they were not in their original "adjusted" position. Would it be normal for a pushrod, somewhere in the stroke, to be able to be turned with your fingers?
2. I bolted the engine and tranny together today, and I when I went to connect the torque converter to the flexplate, it would not move. I somehow (discovered after I took it back apart) allowed the converter to slipped forward a little and it was not sitting all the way back against the transmission. I took the bolts loose and slid the converter back, bolted the stuff together, and it spun freely as it was supposed to. I then bolted it to the flexplate and continued with the other things on the car.
Is is it possible that I damaged the tranny in this situation? I'm not taking it out, but I am curious.
I also asked this on the other TC board, just in case you think you are seeing things.