What does the home mechanic need in terms of tools to be successful with a transmission rebuild?
It will certainly make for some entertaining questions by guests. Having said that, Pat rebuilt an engine in our bedroom. My only warning is make sure your finished project will fit out the door and down the hall, if those are considerations in your case.I just completed my living room rebuild.
You can disassemble, and assemble the trans no problem. You will need access to a press to get to a couple syncros.
The rest is straight forward. Basic tools.
I have photos around somewhere of the yellow engine stand with the rebuilt engine on it. When they appear, I'll try and remember to scan them. This was in the early days of our marriage in our first house when Pat was computing with an Osborne using Wordstar; long before laptops so that's why he was rebuilding it in the house so that he could be near his computer and write up the procedure for one of his early books.Wow, was that a 4 shot or a 6 shot...?