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most likely another noob question, but after reading through the owners manual for a 81 spider, I took note on page 15 in the bottom right of the page, a warning about NEVER shifting into 5th unless the engine temp is above 175 degree Farenheit...can anyone shed light on why this is?
 

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When you shift into 5th (overdrive), the fuel mixture leans out (as it should) and the RPMs drop.
now that makes sense, for when it is cold with lean mixture you may not get the burn in total causing the shutoff...!...
 
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