Spoke with Robbie at length about this issue & he really doesn't think it's related to the tranny or t/c. A lot of people have mentioned the new drum parking brake assembly as the cause but neither of us are 100% convinced. Unfortunately, when I mated the t/c and H55 I didn't have much to reference regarding a manual. So for piece of mind I've disassembled the t/c and will be pulling the transmission. I'll check the clutch and reassemble the tranny & t/c following the manual to the tee/ referencing this thread:http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...e-rebuild.html
. I'm currently cramped for time so it may not be until after thanksgiving.