Thanks for the inputs. Joel, $2000?!?! Holy cow is that US or CN$....just kidding. I actually bought my 89 while living in Calgary last year. The previous, oiginal owner was a retired lady in Winnipeg. She and her husband put 260KM (about 161K miles) touring all over North America. It was reverently taken care of by the local dealership (who sent me every record on the car....approximately 50 pages). Needless to say, it is in excellent condition.
The 86 that I was considering turned out to be a dog. It had been wrecked and poorly repaired, interior ripped, etc.
hassman, for future reference, are the OE rebuilt tranny's offered through dealerships?