Hi. I am a new member and this is my first post.
I love the site. I am a newbie so please be gentle. :-)
I have a 1980 Firebird Transam, 4,9 engine, automatic. the car is original. I got it with 3 km on it. I have had it since new. It has worked really good but after 40 years and the last 30 years sitting in my garage, it was starting to have a few issues.
leaking transmission pan, leaking oil pan, power steering pump, existing exhaust falling apart, leaking carb, old hoses and belts etc.
A friend of mine who works on old cars has had it for the past 3 to 4 months going through all the problems.
The kick down cable was found to be damaged. I got a new one at Rock Auto. it came with a universal fit. I also ordered the seal for it. it was found out that the original seal was larger than the new seal. it was installed however the shifting is not correct.
The revs go from 3500 to 4000 from 2nd gear to third gear. I can shift manually but it just does not shift like before the update.
Does anyone out there know what we did wrong. I have looked around the internet and it says to look for a vacuum hose that may be missed. Just wondering what vacuum hose?
Thanks in advance