TH350 No Engine Braking

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    It's my Son's 4X4, an odd 197? K5 thing .

    454, TH350, ratchet shifter, no matter what gear it's in there's zero engine braking ~ let off the throttle and the engine drops to idle ~ unsafe in a 4X4, worse because my son is fearless and goes down far too steep hills and canyons .

    This tranny is freshly rebuilt and supposedly came with a brandy new torque converter .

    What to look for ? .

    TIA,
     
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    Dang guys......
     
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    THANK YOU for this link ! .

    I'm sure the dufus who rebuilt the tranny didn't set it up for engine braking, I hope my son will take it back as I view it is unsafe, especially in a 4X4 .
     
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    I give all this info to my son who sidesteps and asks : can a TH350 be push started ? .
     

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