I just realized that I haven't been here in a while.
Life sometimes just eats all your time. (Or jobs)
Betsy has been doing an admirable job and I can't begin to express how grateful I am to all the help I've gotten here.
Betsy has started to get a little bit cantankerous on one thing- her shifter.
I replaced the original a while back when the lever snapped. I did get it repaired for a spare which later snapped off at the pin.
Anyhow, there seems to be a lot of slop in the shifter and occasionally it will stick in the gear it is in.
It seems to come out of the forks.
So far, I have been able to take the shifter housing off and put it in place but it still seems to have a lot of play.
I found a new shifter at Joes Farmall Parts for $75 and bought ithttp://joesfarmallparts.com.flax.arvixe.com/store/index.php?_a=product&product_id=417
There was no picture and when it came, it was only the lever (#7 in the pic below)
It seemed that $75 ($100 with shipping and tax) was a little steep for just a lever and wanted to ask your opinion.
If not, then I was wondering if this may be the source of my problem.
On the old shifter, there was a pin that holds the spring and some kind of retainer clip but no pin hole on the new one.
Also on the old one, I can't seem to find the retainer clips or something they call a "lever guide" (part G on the left image)
The forks don't visually seem to be worn and they seem to be tight on the rail it rides on.
Occasionally, it's kind of hard to shft and I have to bang it with the heel of my hand.
I mostly use 1st and reverse and sometimes 2nd gear.
Unrelated (I think) to this.
On the rare times I'm in 3rd, it whines pretty good.
Is this a sign of trouble down the road?
Thanks for your help in advance.