The only part of assemble that would/could be a little tight would be the door to dowel pin fit...What you are describing is not normal at all. Did you get some different thickness thrust washers mixed up?harv53013a said:trying to figure out if I installed my trans right and just want to make sure. I had a hell of a time to get seat completely. I put a race and rollers.I finally got it in but the sprocket is very hard to turn in netural. The motor is a '72 1000.