OK when cold it will take off in 1st till I get down the drive and on the road then it might or not go to first when I pull on the road but thats the last time. Let it cool and same thing repeats. So I am leaning towards the 1-2 valve and I did not use a torque wrench on the VB, are these VB finiky that way? And yes GalaxieX the NP205 is a pain to pull, the case and cross member are from a 1978 and Ford changed radius arm brackets in 78. They must have changed asy jigs or something cause the bolt holes are a threads width off.