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Jase
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From: mont.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 06-14-2001 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jase     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an automatic in my stang with the factory shifter. My question is ther are two dots for drive and a low gear. I cant tell the difference between the two dots, it seems to shift the same and high gear is no different. Its no big deal but I have always wondered what the deal was.

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GTRocks
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From: Lusby, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 06-14-2001 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I understand it, if you have an original C4 from your stang, the small dot is drive, and the large dot does not include the 1st (?) gear. After X date, C4s were changed and this is reversed, and the large dot is for drive. The current C4 in my '66 is actually out of a '73 Lincoln and has the large dot for drive.

Put your tranny in the small dot and accelerate hard enough that you can feel the shifts. Then do the same for the large. You should notice a difference in the quantity of shifts.

There are others here that can give you a bit more detailed info I am sure! but that's the idea.

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Jase
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From: mont.
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posted 06-15-2001 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jase     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Ill give it a whirl, Im sure it isnt the original, but I will find out.

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
Registered: May 2001

posted 06-15-2001 01:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
one position starts the car out in second gear. it was for use will driving in the snow or other low traction conditions so you wouldnt spin the tires and lose control of the car. the valve body or the whole trans may have been changed to the later C4 which does not have the snow drive.

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