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 summer of '67, with original F70-14 Wide Ovals. Same car is now restored to "as new" but 3 speed tranny swapped out for 4 gear, with tach dash, original Equalock rear, Opentracker UCA, LCA, roller perches and idler arm, with roller bearing pedal cluster, Cibie headlights, 4100 carb (old 4300 put in storage probably forever)