Re: 1951 Oliver 88 Row Crop in reply to Gbudihas, 07-06-2020 19:02:37
I think Mongo59's warning about not putting the springs in dry refers to putting grease on the springs so they won't fall out while you're installing the shifter. You might think it would be fairly easy to retrieve a spring from the bottom of the transmission case. Well, maybe not! I dropped a 3/8th capscrew into the front compartment of a 60 transmission one time and spent over an hour locating and removing it! The shop manual suggests cutting a slot in a piece of sheet metal to retain the springs while replacing the shifter.
Re: 1951 Oliver 88 Row Crop in reply to Gbudihas, 07-07-2020 07:13:53
Take everything off the shaft to where you just have the shifter bar. Look into the hole and hold the bar up at different angles until it drops in. While pushing it down into it's seat see if it will work. It is easier to replace (in the future) if you have it in neutral in high range and use the back of your hand against the dash to guide it in. Do not put the springs in dry.
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