To see if it's trans or linkage you know the simple route right?
By yourself put the shifter in neutral. Look under car at left side of tranny where linkages attach and see if both flat bars are straight up and down.
If you have somebody else have them shift while you watch. Straight up and down is neutral. Only one flatbar should move at a time.
To get the linkage right disconnect it where the threaded portion is at the shifter then find neutral and put a drill bit, allen wrench or whatevers thru a hole in the shifter gate shafts that will lock the shifter in neutral. Then adjust till each linkage goes back on the easiest of all.
You can get an idea here. Oh yah, in reverse. Maybe binding. Check the linkage. Compair attachments. Straight up and down is neutral. http://www.mrgasket.com/hurstpdf/3734531.pdf http://www.mrgasket.com/hurstcomp.html
It's probably the shifter linkage. You can tighten it up by using washers as spacers behind the clips that hold the rods to the shifter and the shift forks. Metal bushigs can also be used. The stronger you make the linkage, less slop the better it will feel.
I know that when I raced my 4 speed I had my shifter set just right. Never wanted to miss a gear on a power shift you know!
Be sure to set the parking brake so that the car won't run over you when you get the transmission back in neutral & it wouldn't be a bad ideal to place a block of wood in front & the back of the rear tires. Safety first.
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