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I bought a '67 Fairlane with a 289 from a neighbor partially disassembled as he was prepping it for paint. It ran and drove with bumpers, trim, etc removed so I wasn't driving it, just moving it around, etc. While it was at the body shop it started getting hard to move, like the column shifter had to be between the 'notches' to move, but will move if you can hold it in the 'sweet spot'. Prior to that you had to pull the shifter up and closer to the steering wheel to get the neutral safety switch to close in order to start it.

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Take a look at your shift collar
on the back side of it there is a detent plate that holds it in the proper gear the screws in it could be loose
or the collar could be worn out
 

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I will add to that in there is a nylon grommet in the linkage.
The above you report is rather common and the adjustment Dominick suggests is very good to look at.
In addition to that, worn parts add to the situation.
Grommet will look like the pic

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