I'd recommend that you find a transmission builder who is local
to you. Ask around at car shows or ask local car club members for recommendations (there must be a couple of guys here that live in the Seattle area
Sure the national mail-order rebuilders offer a warranty
, but in reality that warranty is basically worthless -- at best it is a very poor reason to buy a mail-order transmission. Why
? Because if your transmission goes south, you
have to remove the transmission from your car. you
have to crate it for shipping. You
have to take it to a shipper. You
pay for shipping to the national mail-order rebuilder just so they can look at it and determine if they will honor the warranty . If they won't honor the warranty , you
pay them to repair the transmission. You
have to pay for shipping from the national mail-order rebuilder. You
have to reinstall the transmission in your car.
With a local builder
the worst case is that you have to pay to have your car towed to the shop. Yes, you may have to pay for repairs if your local builder won't honor their warranty. But, you're not doing all that other costly stuff (removal, shipping, shipping, reinstalling
I asked around and discovered a great local builder just a 1/2 mile from my house. The builder does an everyday job of fixing Dorfs, and Toyotas, but he lives to build performance transmissions for old cars, and best of all he is HONEST.