Shifting was off, I remember. But that could be due to the lack of ATF.
Last one out and first one in. I did all new seals and increased forward clutch pack with no wave spring and the most aggressive jmod settings I love it. If I ever build it again I may get the tough plate, but honestly I've been heavily considering tr6060 and t56 swaps on my two birds.... yes I know I can't leave things well enough alone.That tailshaft is seriously the Last item that comes out of the case; If you're taking it apart that far, replace the shaft seals.
A rebuild kit, supertuff plate, a few sonnax parts, and it will last for another 25 years.