Thanks E4OD, I will check the one way clutch. I already came to the conclusion that the forward clutch drum had to be replaced....another 60 bucks, I dont really have the time to go scavenging for a donor trans, and who knows what the donor will have anyway. I will also check the castings as you suggest, my center support is a bushing, and my output shaft has a pilot bushing, strangely enough all the bushings look very good, in fact I was surprised at this damage, as I said the tranny was working. I assume from your comments, that you heavily recommend the "updates", any recommendations on a source for the entire update kit (center support, pump, output shaft), or is this something I piecemeal together.
One other question, does anyone have a schematic of the solenoid board? I know I can test this one, but I am curious on what the one or two active components on that assy do...probably kick-up the computer signal to give it the A$$ to drive the solenoids