Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
Shiny driveshaft.

I dont know why but I have always drove around in D and went into OD when I reach speed on the highways etc. Must have been how my father taught me.
Yep, this is also how I do it. I do not let my car go into OD unless it's 50mph or above or I know I'll be able to float along for at least a mile before it has to shift out. And if it shifts into OD, I'll baby the throttle to prevent it from downshifting if I can. The whole OD shift on these is pretty goofy as it is. It's not a bad thing to spin the engine, many a 302 was behind a three speed auto or manual trans and they lived just fine.