1991 Spider with about 100K miles.
Firstly, I want to thank all of those before me who have posted threads on our transmissions. I did a ton of reading and learned a lot from you. Thank you.
Special thanks to Papajam, who walked me through this over several calls. He always takes my calls and never makes me feel foolish for asking all those newbie questions. A true Mentor in every sense of the word.
Honorable mention goes to Alfar7, Gordon Raymond, ARwrench, racingswim2006, who all helped me on several other threads I posted during the build and mcola who visited during the build and caught a bad throw out bearing for me. If I missed anyone, thank you.
During my preparation for the rebuild, I could find quite a few threads on transmissions rebuilds but I couldnt find a complete thread on dissassembly AND assembly. As of tonight, I am at the point of re-sealing the cases, so no excuses from me.
I am writing this thread from my perspective, the ultimate "dummies series user". I'm no mechanic but can follow instructions pretty well. This means tons and tons of pictures.
The thread is meant for the novice like me, so the experienced people in the group may find it a bit much. Fair warning.
My motivation was the start of 2nd and 3rd gear grind.
My plans going in was:
Apply the 1st Gear fix found on the AlfaBB
All new syncro rings
All new syncro sleeves
Dog gear replacement on 1st, 2nd and 3rd
And of course whatever Alfa surprises await
Like I said, there are a lot of pictures, so be patient with me as I post.