In response to CMP in Albuquerque:
Went in with a tranny problem. Howling in 6th gear and clutch noise. Made me wait in the truck in 20deg weather without running engine to keep it cool (so his request). Finally got me in. Came to me and said clutch hydraulics are soft. Yeah, maybe, but that isn't the problem.
Well, I would have to change them before I continue and will cost you $600. Huh, the parts are about $150 from Ford and it takes 30min to install. Yeah, so...that's what I charge. Take it down off the rack please. Okay, you will owe me only $150 then. Really! For putting it on the rack and telling me something that doesn't have to do with the problem? Yeah.
So, I dropped my trailer at a local dealer and drove to OK City (on the way home) in 5th gear to get my 6sp reman'd.
Oh yeah, and BTW, went over to a Ford dealer on the way to OK City, purchased the master/slave assy for $123 (good guy discount) and changed it in their parking lot in a half hour. It was working, but did have a leak which I kept topped off until I got the parts. Had nothing to do with a blown tranny. Clutch disc went out due to vibration from tranny gear bad, and Blumenthal's in OK City replaced it free under warranty from South Bend Clutch with parts in stock.
Sorry this is off topic, but someone brought up Central Motive Power.