Soooo...it appears that my transmission has been porking me slowly for the last year or so. My "leaky t-case" turns out to be the transmission.
Inside the bellhousing:
Welp, the pic poster seems to be fubar'd right now.
The inside of the bellhousing is coated with black trans fluid. My "red" ClutchNet pressure plate is black and somewhat tacky with burnt/dried transmission fluid. I haven't popped off the clutch yet, and don't really want to for fear of having to replace it.
The clutch fork is fine. The pressure plate fingers are all there and intact/not loose. I still don't know what the problem is with the hydraulic system, but am going to replace the master cylinder.
I'm willing to bet my center diff is bad, and will find out after 1/8 mile once the spare trans is installed in the next few days.
Frank's putting up a fight, but I'm going to win this one
In the meantime, the race car isn't all that fun to commute in. I got pulled over on Friday coming home from work for "speeding" and got a warning, and some questions about the LOUD exhaust. Fun stuff...