Well, the car runs like a top and the tranny seems perfect. However, we have not solved the tranny noise. Talked to a tech and he thinks it might be either the front pump or the torque converter. I have no opinion on that, but I do know it's not fixed.
Oh well. The rest of the car is now in decent shape, and he's going to drive it for a while and get some more miles out of the tranny.
1998 C230 "Black Betty"