I managed to bend the threaded, upper half of the shaft in my leveling box assembly on my '73 3000 yesterday. Been trying to remove it so I can take it to my friendly, local FNH dealer tomorrow to get a replacement. Cannot get the clevis out of the knuckle. I've removed the cotter pin, and have been soaking both clevis pins with penetrating oil off and on for the last 12 hours. Does the clevis need to be pressed out, or is mine just "welded" in with rust over the last 30 years? I'm afraid to "whang" on it with a big hammer, for fear of mushrooming the end of the clevis. Any advice or tips would be welcome.
Thanks in advance........Ed
'73 3000 C388812