Good Day Tractor Gods.
Well, I got the 51 TO 20 fired up and running. The PTO and hydraulics work. I did have an oil leak, but found that the person how changed the filter last left the old brass washer on and installed a new one into of it. This gave me chance to change oil and see how the filter is installed.
To my current issue. The tractor was stuck in gear, what seemed to be first. I pulled the top plate off of the tranny and noticed three shift bars which slide back and fourth. The center bar slides very free, wile the two on either side seem to be much firmer. The ware on the bars doesn't seem to be bad. They have a grove in them for the ball at the end of the shifter to ride in. What I think is happening is the ball is jumping out of the grove which causes it to stick on top. Is this common? Can you still buy the shifter and plate which contains the fill plug?
Any input is greatly appreciated.