My 69 RR with 440 and 727 runs great. My question has to do with the shift points of the trans. When I take off from a dead stop, the shifts seem to happen almost immediately from 1-2 and then 2-3. This was occurring with my original trans, and I now have a brand new trans from John Cope racing that is doing the same thing. I followed all the instructions on setting the kickdown lever. However, with it adjusted per the instructions, at fully opened throttle, there is still about another 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of available movement to the linkage. No matter how I try adjusting, I cannot get a full throw of the linkage (it is almost as if the lever in the linkage needs to be a bit longer). When traveling at slower speeds and going to full throttle, it does not downshift (same issue with original trans). I have 4.10 gears and plenty of power, so it is not too much of an issue, but I would like to make sure the trans is operating properly. Fluid level is right at the full mark on the dipstick with the trans warmed up and idling in neutral.