strike one! reverse light switch
I am reattaching the bell housing to the gear case and all went fine with the torque wrench and the nuts to finalize the reunion. All was going fine until the unassuming reverse light switch was "installed." The manual calls for 29.5 to 35.4 ft-lbs. for the OEM part. The switch I got from IAP made by Facet twisted in half. Luckily, I was able to remove the remains of the screw.
The new switch appeared to be made of a softer metal, perhaps necessitating less torque.
1990 AR Spider Graduate