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I have a 79 Tbird Town Landau with a 351m with 104k on the clock.
Ive been driving it around for a while now as a daily because my current daily is out of commission.
There is a noise whenever I'm in gear that sounds like grinding almost but more like scraping, if that makes sense? I dont hear it when Im up to speed tho
Now I noticed it wouldnt shift into 2nd gear unless I was going 30mph, and then into third gear at 45mph. If I let go of the gas a bit I could get it to shift into second at 28mph
After a few days It started shifting into 2nd at 34mph, then 40mph, and now it'll only upshift manually.
Ive read that it could be something called a governor?
I'm not familiar with these vehicles but I'mwilling to learn. Any advice?
I read somewhere that you can put the car into reverse and hold the shift lever near park to make it "grind" to loosen the governor.
Now-... In my manual shifting, I accidentally shifted from 2nd gear past Drive and Neutral and tapped into reverse.
I hear an awful noise and parked the car immediately thinking I did some damage.
Fast forward to this morning and the car shifted perfectly! Into first gear at 18mph, 2nd gear at 28mph, and 3rd gear at 35mph. I thought it was a miracle and drove it around town. I parked it for a few hours and when I went to drive home it would no longer shift automatically and I'm back to square one.
I'm taking it to a mechanic for a diagnosis tomorrow but I'd really rather do it myself If I can