When I first got my touring the engine didn't start. When I got the engine to start I took it for my first drive and was able to get it from 1st to 2nd gear. I took it for a few more drives and it would go 1st to 2nd gear easily/strongly that I would have to apply the clutch to slow down due to being a novice. After a po man restoration (10mth later) it will not get out of 1st. All suggestions are appreciated. .thx ice
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Does your brake lever go far enough forward to let the clutch shaft bolt come off the cam? Does it work with the floor boards removed? It wouldn't be the first time a brake lever hit the front of the slot in the floor board and wouldn't go far enough to release.
If the rear brake rods are adjusted too short it can keep the parking brake handle from being able to move all the way forward. This in turn can prevent the engagement of the direct drive "high gear" clutch.
I had a car once that wouldn't go into high after replacing the transmission with three good drums. The slow speed link had to be adjusted very slightly. I think it had to be shortened a couple of turns was all it took. If you've done any transmission work (especially clutch replacement) that would be a place to start. With the lever in high, that link should not be tight. You should be able to feel some play in it.
Thanks for the responses. I will try the hand brake adjustments. Thanks again. .