Hey guys, I've just recently acquired a 90 cabby and had to do some work on it.
The car hadn't been turned on for 2-3 years now and when i first drove it the clutch was completely floored in, it wasn't too bad and I drove it about 40 miles to my mechanic. At this time reverse worked and what i thought was 1st 2nd and 3rd worked.
By the time I got to the mechanic, and for some reason reverse didn't work.
The clutch, clutch cable, and some linkage were replaced. My mechanic said that reverse wasn't working before because a linkage came undone(?) but he put it all back together and fixed the clutch, it returned now (and i just got a new return spring, so it goes in right) and there was definitely less play than before.
Now all the gears are working but for some reason for me to get to 1st, i have to push into the tranny the same way i would have to for reverse. Is this normal? I thought only reverse needed to be pushed in to get to it. My mechanic said what I thought was 1st 2nd and 3rd were really 3rd 4th 5th....
btw, i plan on replacing all the shifter bushings and the relay ball...