Hello everyone. Finally installed my new Hurst Comp shifter and having a small problem, I hope
The car is a 69 with an AutoGear M22. I installed the rods, making sure the car was in neutral and with the alignment pin installed. Before I even began to connect/adjust rods I made sure that the car rolled forward and backwards, thus insuring that I had the car in neutral.
The problem is the following. I can shift from 1st to 2nd, 3rd to 4th and back again but, I can't get the thing into reverse. I disconnected the reverse rod and made sure that the flange (excuse the term) on the shifter housing was not stuck and it is not. It swings back and forth just fine. Even with the reverse rod disconnected I can't get the shifter to so much as want to enter into the "reverse" position. There is plenty of clearance between the rods although, perhaps being a new shifter, the car goes into gear a little rough. Meaning that it is not a two finger throw between gears.
So what gives? I did a search and printed some stuff off that seems like it could be what I'm looking for but, nothing specific enough to give me the confidence to go back and try again. Has anyone had a similar problem? I would greatly appreciate any advice. It has been a two year project and I am two wires and a reverse gear away from firing it up.
* GMPP 12 3/4" Flywheel
* Hays 10.4" clutch and disc
* Hays ThrowOut bearing
* AutoGear M22
* Hurst Comp Shifter
1969, X-44, Export Model, Hugger Orange, Std. Int., BC Rear, PDB, GMPP 350HO, M22 Supercase, SSM Lift Bars, AirGap, Holley 750