HaHa, funny guy EW.
In that original thread, no mention was ever made by the OP of issues with a home brew adapter plate. As in the first part of this thread.
"My car has always been this way but I believe deep down that this is bad. I paid a friend who owns a metal shop to come and build me an adapter plate, But I always believed it wasn't a very good job that he did. The motor shaft when coupled with the transmission, is very hard to turn. It also makes some noise as it hits one point on each RPM and when the RPMs are low and I'm in neutral, it's like shaking the car."
This would have helped immensely in the original diagnosis.
Tranny was obviously fried, and, needed replaced/re-built, so, money not wasted on re-build.
OP did find his problem, which, seems he always knew ("But I always believed it wasn't a very good job that he did"), but, was avoiding. I think we have all been guilty of that at one time or another.
Good thing is, he seems to slowly be getting stuff sorted.
BWA Chief Wanker out......