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Thanks for the replies to my questions. The impact wrench with a vise grip pliers on the camshaft did the trick in getting the camshaft gear retaining nut off. Thank you Dick for the suggestion!
What I discovered was that the camshaft timing gear was broken concentrically around the hub of the gear, allowing the camshaft to turn separately from the body of the gear, or vice versa. The camshaft was still in good shape with the hub of the gear still firmly keyed to it. So I won"t need to replace it. Yea!
I am wondering if this was a weak part of the cam gear casting. The breakt ran through the two large access holes in the face of the gear and around the hub on the back of the gear. I could not see the problem until I removed the nut holding the back part of the governor assembly and the cam gear onto the camshaft. I guess it was luck that I could get the tractor to run at all, so I have named her "Old Lucky". Hopefully a new camshaft gear will get her running properly.
There is still the nagging question of why the gear broke in the first place...
Anyway I hope this thread will help someone else with a similar issue.
Thanks for providing a great source of information to us Ferguson Folks.
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