The spring perch sounds like it might be right. The edge of the tread is the other point.
I live in a semi rural area and don't need peppy. Did you know the 6 speed wasn't really designed to go over 60 mph? Over 60 the fuel economy drops off quickly and high rpms are bad for an engine.
Never heard of the recall. Tell me more.
I only use it to get going yeah. So you were around in the old school muscle car era eh? Seen all the technology and the rise of EFI, emissions control, etc. That is so cool. I'm 20 and a mechanic, i just love the whole car scene. This is my daily, i'm working on an 87 Porsche 928 S4 as my current project. 5.0 V8 32V, 316HP/303ft lbs stock, 5 speed manual (tranny in rear), black leather/vinyl interior, recent BC/CC Schwarz black paint. I have headers for it and took the engine out for inspection and a bunch of new parts. GTS cams (5.4L motor they put in 93-95's) with higher lift and a bit longer duration.So... you're mostly starting out in second gear because 1st is basically useless?
BTW, I used to hot rod Chevys in the early 70s. Be careful what you say. :wink