To answer a couple of questions it happens all the time. I don't know when the tranny was serviced last so I am going to take the advice to change it this week..filter and fluid. I'm curious about he synthetics..have heard pros and cons but haven't heard enough to make up my mind. Also I heard something about a shift modulator but am unfamiliar with it on this car. I have changed the setting on the bowden cable one turn and will drive it in the morning to see if that altered anything. .......well maybe a late night drive with the roof open wouldn't be so bad...the black has a new coat of mothers and it needs the dust blown off. yea that's it. Thanks again for the help everybody.