Thanks fella's for your help. I will just drive and enjoy. I never have liked making full power shifts so it will be second nature to backoff on the throttle and let it shift.
From reading through the service that had been done on this car it sounds like the tranny has been like this for a long time so it should last a long time. Again I do thank you for your help, it always pays to get a second/third/fourth opinion on these things.
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