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Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
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Check engagement arm adjustment
I might also check the cable adjustment. That clunking sound you hear on engagement is reassuring, but I know with my Hurth transmission that they are pretty sensitive to the travel of the arm that engages the clutch. If the travel is not adjusted correctly, then the clutch isn't smashed together tightly enough for the tranny to work. The cable could be out of adjustment just enough to allow it to make a clunking sound like it is engaging, but not so much to fully smash the clutch plates together.
Just a thought. After eliminating fluid levels as the culprit, and if you eliminate the adjustment of the engagement arms, then I agree with the idea of seeing what a rebuild would cost. The problem is almost certainly a clutch problem if once it is in gear it runs fine. There is really not much more to a tranny than the gears and the clutch. If it ain't one, it's the other.
Good luck and keep us posted.
Bainbridge Island, WA
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