As you know I am rebuilding the tranmission due to bearing failure in my dad's 49. I put everything back as it was before with new bearings. The broblem I had by the was was my end spacer had a part of the old bearing seized on it and it was siezed so well it looked like one piece.
Anyway I have the lower shaft and gears and everything in as well as the reverse idler shaft. i noticed that the gear on the reverse idler and the countershaft gear dont mesh perfectly the teeth are contacting about 50 to 75 percent. Is this normal and is this a problem? A guy from Case on the phone recommended not changing the countershaft shims because it will change the wear pattern and make things noisier.
Will I have problems when I put the top shaft and gears in?