Hey Folks, I had posted a little over a month ago about hearing a grinding noise and my tractor getting stuck in park -- here is link: https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=ford&th=634433
I am just now getting to splitting it. Turns out the splines for the input shaft are stripped, as well as the torque limiting clutch "sleeve"- stripped also. So the torque limiting clutch is easy enough to replace, but obviously the "input shaft" (not sure if that is proper name for it...) is not. Sean is PA suggested that I talk to John Smith, who does a really cool repair of these inputs for "1959-64 only" and as I found out after emailing him, that only is firm. He will not touch the '65-'75 4000's. So my question: is this slightly more modern input shaft easier to find or am I in the same boat as my 4 cylinder predecessors?