Ahhh, yes, the old trap. Eric... take note of what Tom has written. Inspect
your stuff carefully as damage may have already been done. The Ford design
leaves very little in the way of room for error and it is crucial to ensure
that the converter snout is firmly and properly seated into the pump.
FWIW.... one common problem to the first time C-6 overhauler is installing
the sprague backwards. If, once the trans is installed, there is no forward
motion in drive, try manual first... if you get movement then, and
everything else has been done right (including clutch pack clearance and
band adjustment), there is a very real chance the sprague is installed
backwards. This sprague is a low/reverse thing and will show no other
symptoms aother than no motion if the drive position.... DAMHIKT!!!!