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Old 04-05-2001, 08:30 AM
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Stuck in first Gear???

I have a 1970 F-100 with a 390 & c6 tranny. If I drop it into first and stomp it I can't get it out of first unless I stop and then it is still hard to get out. If i put it in first and go easy on it and shift to second it shifts fine. A guy I work with who has the same year truck has the same problem. Is there some way to remedy this? I thought it might be linkage but I wd40'd the heck out of it and checked its position in first but it doesn't seem to bind. I really need to have it so I can shift manually because 3500rpm automatic shift points just won't cut it after the motor gets rebuilt to around or purt near as some say 400+ HP. My motor mounts are getting pretty old but they aren't broken. This is my only guess to where the problem lies.
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Stuck in first Gear???

If your going to rebuild the engine why not take advantage of the oppurtunity and get the transmission rebuilt with a good shift kit while you are at it? but I'd check the vacuum lines too
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Old 04-05-2001, 04:58 PM
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The tranny is getting rebuilt about 5 days after the engine is done. It will have a shift kit and high performance clutch packs but I don't know if that will fix my problem
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Stuck in first Gear???

I know the '74 LTD my grandfather had you could floor it and hold it it would not shift out. My dad did a test run after changing carbs on the 460 it hadn't shifted out of 2 gear at 90 when it blew a freeze plug. Sorry couldn't really help.
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