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Powershift question

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  • Powershift question

    I had put my Daytona convertible up on stands to adjust the shift linkage on the floor shifter and to change the speedometer pinion (another story). I decided to test the shifter by starting the car. With the wheels off the ground, I was surprised to notice that with the car in neutral the wheels would turn slowly (about 5mph on the speedometer). I also had to hold the brakes to put it in Park to keep from making bad noises. Is this normal on automatic transmissions?

    [img=right][/img=right][img=right][/img=right][img=right][/img=right][img=right][/img=right]Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    Yes, as far as I know, it's normal. A little bit of stray contact btween the clutch plates, or between a band and a drum is enough to trun the wheels against zero resistance.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands