Hey y'all , I've removed the Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 from my '78 K5 ready for rebuilding, and I'd be very appreciative if you guys could answer a few questions for me. First, the transmission has no drive in any gear; does this mean a major failure of hard parts? (I bought the Blazer like this, so I don't know how it failed). I am still not sure whether to do it myself, or pay someone to do it for me. I have Ron Sessions' handbook, which is excellent, but I am having great difficulty getting hold of tools here in the UK (it's pretty much impossible to get anything done in Wales). Any suggestions for obtaining the required tools, preferably from the UK? I'd like to do some performance mods, but I don't know what I should do if anything. My 350 V8 has undergone some degree of tuning, and it would be nice to have a tranny that can cope with extra power and shifts quickly. Can you recommend total-rebuild kits? What prices am I looking at? I've been given a price of £166.37 (about $250) excluding 17.5% tax and delivery for a rebuild kit, filter & gasket kit, and adjustable modulator. If I got someone else to do it, how much should I be paying them do a complete rebuild, including hot tank cleaning? American Autoparts said they could do a rebuild for £400 (about $600) plus any hard parts and tax (17.5%). Does that seem reasonable? (Of course, the tax is NOT reasonable ). Thanks in advance for your help, Yendor P.S. It's great to see that this forum is so popular, Colorado K5 is one AWESOME site! I can't wait to move to the States and meet up with some other Blazer enthusiasts! (Blazers are very rare in the UK - and rip-off fuel costs along with miserable weather means mine won't get used much here).