If by wine you mean Bud Light, then yes that could be a contributing factor. The other part is that my garage has been hovering around 15 degrees during this whole swap, so I am not exactly taking my time as much as I would be if it were summer. I have the shifter issue sorted out, and now only need a new output shaft seal on the tranny (original does not seal on my DS yoke and leaks), and the truck is done. I learned one thing during this swap, and that is that I am never going back to the trans shop I used for this. He is a really nice guy, but didnt know enough that I needed the two bolt starter to work with a windsor and charged me to swap cases, and installed the wrong output shaft seal and wants to charge me to swap them. I guess I assumed he runs a trans swap for a living and may have more knowledge about this stuff than I do, silly me.