I'm pretty new to this, so forgive me if I'm overlooking the obvious.
I have a 1979 Esprit with a transplanted Pontiac 400, stock TH350 and posi 3.08 rear. Right now the transmission is almost always in a higher gear than I would like, it doesn't downshift when I'd like, and it shifts way to early under part throttle and WOT. It also seems to often take off in 2nd gear, which confuses me.
With this car it is hard for me to tell if it is in 1st or 2nd at certain speeds. I'm wondering how most people go about testing their transmission adjustments.
Is there an option for an aftermarket shift indicator light? Should I be able to determine which gear I'm in simply by RPMs?
I have the resources to take the transmission to a reputable shop, but I really want to try and learn how to make these adjustments myself.
Here are the current articles I'm referencing:
Thanks in advance!
Edited by nallman, A week ago.