Originally Posted by 68NovaSS
I don't understand your question, with a full manual valve body, if you pull it into first gear range, it's going into first gear period, hopefully when you're at a stop.
Some full manual VB
's have engine-braking in 1st gear - some VB
's don't. If you have one with engine-braking I was wondering if your 1-2 shift is real fast or a bit slower than your 2-3 shift. Because the added band that makes the engine-braking has to be engaged/disengaged when you shift - and this takes time/added rpm (at least on my current trans - a modified AOD). For instance - my modified AOD's auto 1-2 shift (no engine-braking in auto) is real fast, yet with a manual 1-2 shift (engine-braking in manual mode for towing) the shift timing is a little delayed with the motor climbing 200 or 300rpm. I'm hoping that my full manual C4 will not have that problem and shift real fast every time - downshift or upshift!