Okay I'm aware of how stupid this sounds since I've been driving one now for a couple of years, but mine is coming back to me after rebuilding next week and I need to know that I do it right and don't damage it again with my ignorance. I have known of and heard about these since the time they came into being, (I guess). It came as a package deal with the 331 Hemi I bought, but really had zero knowledge of how they needed to be driven. First time out with the car, it of course would hardly move the car in "Drive", (had the stall reworked after that first time on the test stand). and so I learned quickly it needed to be shifted down into 1st or 2nd, then into 3rd, (D). Okay got it and loved it, and still do. Well I've l have gained more knowledge sense then and I have a post here describing the blow-up and resulting tare down of my car to get at it. Iv'e become aware of the so called "kickdown" need if the rebuild is to be done with the stock valve body, and of the "manual valve body" and which is/was in my B&M. I am retaining the manual valve body (and kickdown need), because I, (can I say "love" and still retain my manly image ?), shifting this hot rod. So there was input on that thread about a couple of the above mentioned things and thanks for that you guys. So it is coming back next week and put back in the car and the rebuilding of the car from the tare-down accomplished soon I hope. Are there any in's and out's I need to be aware of when getting behind the wheel again, and what are they and how do I deal with them? Must I start out in 3rd every time or is it okay to start out in 2nd with out damaging the trans, things such as that. Any info for this "B&M " dummy will be appreciated to the max, I assure you and thank you.