he was hooking me up with his 465/205 and driveshafts for my rig, as my 700 went out about 3 months ago. had quite the trip. i had to borrow my buddy's '84 6.2L diesel. it's got some issues - the engine doesn't like to make belts last long and the detent cable on the th350 isn't set up right, so it is slow. the sunset on friday nite as we were driving up I5 was un-freaking-believable! anyway, we're (wife and me) driving and it's about 8:45 and my alternator belt goes. we're about 25 minutes from the nearest city (centralia) and so we called up TSGB and he found a belt for us there. we met him, put the belt on just before dark so we could have some headlites (we would be driving for another 1.5 hours). so we get the belt on and notice the powersteering belt is almost shot (bad thing on these diesels b/c the brakes are related to the p/s pump), but nothing's open, so we keep pressing on. well, pretty soon i notice the voltmeter reading really low, and i'm thinking the alternator is shot b/c this truck doesn't seem to like to keep alternators going for very long either. so i'm just hoping that the batteries will provide me enough power to make the headlights look legal till we get to our destination. i'm getting kinda nervous, but we make it to sumner washington alright. next morning, i get up and go buy a bunch of spare belts and notice that my alternator belt had simply stretched, so i tightened it up and had power again (i replaced the p/s belt). after waiting for an hour to go thru customs we get to rene's place later that afternoon. we do a little bbq'ing and then pull the tranny out. have some pizza, beers and enjoy the evening. he's a real great guy and his family is great too. we go to bed and at about 4 am, my wife and i wake up b/c it's so hot in the room we're staying in (upstairs, it had been about 100*, and no a/c), which was fine, but we got up and went and sat out side his place for a while to cool down. claire noticed a thermometer, it read 84* at 4 in the morning - in canada! anyway, we cooled off, went to bed and got up a few hours later.rene and i pulled the clutch linkage and then claire and i headed home. we sat in line at customs for about an hour and a half, and then had to have our vehicle searched b/c they were uncomfortable w/ me bringing that tranny home, but it all worked out ok. so, we got about 15 mpg in that diesel averaging 65-70 mph with a very poorly adjusted detent cable, and spending a total of about something just shy of 2 hours idling. anyway, here's some pics.