All the parts are laid out, ready to go in, but I need two dry days before I can get them in, and we've had over 1" of rain the last two weekends. And both days this weekend.
I took this apart thinking it was going back together, and then seeing the dented plate delayed things a bunch.
I was able to install the sonnax reinforcement plate without major problems; but you really want to be careful, and use a drill press to make sure the hole is vertical thru the plate before you tap it.
Make sure you use the right tap; IIRC it's a fine thread, and not the one I had a dozen of.
The "SuperPlate" Referred to above is already J-modded to the newest specs; I have an 02 tranny, so the other ones may be different.
The Fairbanks kit has other mods; pressure springs, pistons, etc. I put everything in, at "performance street" category.
There is a step to drill a hole thru an aluminum wall in the VB
; I'm mixed on applying that one... Comments?
BTW: the only difference I can find in this tranny build/tuning/etc vs the other two I have running, is the Jmod plate, and the springs.
I ain't blaming, just saying. I broke this myself, and ain't even going to try to shift blame.
The Jmod plate I bought, and I removed and added the springs as the mod. The plate was to spec; I measured it before I put it in.
The Non-jmodded 02 GMarquis tranny in Lazarus still shifts like a ..... after several years, and almost 100k miles.
I'm thinking one of the passages may be a bit too big, with the late j-mod instructions. Which one governs the "Accumulator-Plate Slam Coefficient"?
Stupid question, but anyone here able to run this by the J-man to ask his opinion? I've looked around; he hasn't said anything I can find, nor really has anyone else. They may consider that info proprietary, IDK.