Well I was finishing up some Snow plowing yesterday. Put it in reverse then put it in second and it was like the trans was bound up. I then tried to put it in 1st and the shifter was all sloppy loose and the tractor was stuck in reverse and stuck on some Ice in reverse. So I grabbed the old cresent and took off the shifter assembly. The first and reverse shifter fork was loose. Then I get the very bright Idea to loosen and take a look see.. Bad Idea. Plop the shifter fork falls down into the gear oil. To get the shifter fork back into position my hands were in the cold fluid I was not a happy camper. Mist icey rain
and my feet were getting cold.
There is nothing worst than having to manuver a shifter fork around with your hand loosing feeling and movement. I got it back on and then put the shifter assemble back on and fired her up ( The shifter assemble was still sloppy.) let the clutch out and wha La, Third was engaged so I headed her into the grainery. I took the shifter assembly off again and found what neutrul was and put the assembly back together and it works just fine. I'm glad it was nothing serious and was easy to fix.
Is this something that just happens some time or are the little box tabs that the round part of the shifter hits against worn?
I got another question. I just got a deluxe seat and I believe I will need a curved shifter assemble to use with that seat. Am I correct with my assumption. I have a 1953 Cub.