Issue with clutch linkage in Pontiac Flathead Owners Posted January 2 1940 Ponitac Deluxe 28. Ok finally got this car back together, and was going to take it for a ride. When I moved it in and out of my garage only used reverse and 1st, so never noticed the issue. So it went like this, reverse good, 1st great, 2nd oh crap the clutch pedal is stuck and cant shift into 2nd. Car ioff and not using the clutch, you can shift into any gear. But if you use the clutch it looks like the clutch linkage is loose enough that its hitting the shift linkage, and stopping you from going into 2nd. I'm thinking a bushing has worn away. Anyone know something about this?