Thanks to Josh and Joe for all the help getting the transmission in and back out of the Camaro. We got the car on the ground Monday night and it ran great. I can actually use 1st and 2nd whenever I want which is a nice change. The Camaro will be going to the dyno this weekend for prep for Nationals which is just right around the corner.
Up and back trip to Weatherford yesterday and I have the transmission back from being mended. 2nd gear and selector ring both head heavily worn engagement teeth which was the cause of the 2nd gear shifting issues. After a full rebuild it will hopefully feel better than new. Trans will be back in and the car will be driveable again by Wednesday.