Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
+1 on the downshift to 1st, I do it all the time and no issues. I don't jam it in, but it goes as it should with the syncro's.
Ford made a big deal in 65-67 or so advertising how their new tranny's would downshift "without clash in ALL forward gears". I think Ford even did the all caps thing too in the ad. And to think the 4 speed was the "optional" performance transmission back then - how far we've come. I don't thing there is any new car sold today with only 4 manual gears.
[/SIGPIC]67 Fastback GT -- original colour (Frost Turquoise), orig engine. Pic is of me and the Mustang taken in May of '67, with original F70-14 Wide Ovals. Same car is now restored to "as new" but 3 speed tranny swapped out for 4 speed back in the mid '80's, with tach dash, original Equalock rear, Koni's, Opentracker UCA, LCA, roller perches and idler arm, roller bearing pedal cluster, Cibie headlights, 4100 carb (old 4300 put in storage probably forever)