OK....so got it all back together, all new grade 8 hardware for tranny/motor, new(rebuilt) TC, new flex plate, new flex plate reinforcing ring, new flex plate bolts, torqued correctly and to the right specs, with loc tite, removed PO's trans drop kit, checked motor mounts today, one broken so I replaced both.....driven 75 miles so far and no major issues. flex plate has a slight wobble, appears to be a WARPED plate straight from the box!!!
(auto zone) it seems to not be engaging every 3rd or 4th start, and has a bit of vibration during acceleration, but other than that, seems to be holding up. The Heep is running like an Ethiopian chasing a cheeseburger taped to a cheetah.... but I feel like it may be short lived, not sure how long this thing will last with a wobble. Anyone have any advice?