The release lever came out with no problem and the clutch housing separted without issue. The throw-out bearing doesn't look too good, however and its rotation feels like there is a bunch of sand in there, so it will get replaced.
|Release lever and throw-out bearing. Note the scrape damage on the right from the clutch.|
|Dirty, but off.|
Turns out there was fluid in the bottom of the case, but probably not as much as there should have been. I figured this out when a bunch leaked out all over my bench (but not onto the garage floor!!). The lower portion of the gears of the countershaft were submerged enough to pick oil up and transfer it around to the other gears.
|Bell housing removed. Note the rust on the drive shaft. Lack of use, I'm thinking.|
|Securing the transmission from turning to loosen the drive shaft nut.|
|Rear transmission extension.|
|3rd/Top gear synchro hub.|