On the street it's a performance thing too. 1st gear ratio in a PG isn't too far from the 2nd gear ratio in a TH350. A PG will work on the strip in a light car with the right converter but on the street in a heavier car the lack of a 1st gear ratio is a lot to overcome. Unless you have severe traction problems or race from a rolling start in the rpm power range of your engine. A PG does have less rotating resistance but that wouldn't be noticed on the street.Von....is it a performance thing or just feels odd not to shift?? I have a high torque out of a 6cyl car and should put down so real torque behind that 350..... and by the time I shift....OLE Ford boy will be bustin that 351 to catch me...hopefully I'll be done by the time he gets to the stripe.