i agree that 48k is way too little to have shit goin wrong. give me a call if you can source the part. we can maybe install it over my winter break up here in bham. i'll still be working on and off but i won't have class anymore so i could possibly do that. had to drop my tranny out to install the clutch and its fairly straight forward. probably just a little different for the big v8. sorry to hear that man!