Hello folks -
So, after converting to negative ground, replacing the distributor, plugs and wires, tightening and loosening the chain over and over (found a “better” but not correct middle ground) and setting the timing, I finally got the car out for a drive today - it was going to need gas soon anyway.
Despite having owned MKIIs for years, this is actually the first time I’ve driven a stock car on the road, and, I am not sure I am getting all the gears. I can feel a single solid shift, and no matter how much faster I go, no more shifts occur. At a guess, I’d say I feel this single shift at around 20 MPH. There is a “shimmy” or a sort of “odd feel” soon after take-off, and so I thought perhaps that weird feel was the shift from 1st to 2nd, but that would mean the shift out of first is occurring at 5mph , give or take.
SO - does anyone have a good reference point for their DG250 Automatic, and when it shifts? I tried using the speed hold switch to see if I could get a down shift - that would confirm I was getting into third, but no luck there- so either it just doesn’t work, or I really am just getting 2nd gear.