Ack! I was going to replace a missing clutch rod bushing in the Mainshaft when I realized WHY it was missing - it fell out or wore away. The bore for the bushing is gone! End of shaft is all wallowed out.
I thought I might drill and place the bushing further back in shaft but the metal at the threaded shaft end (for kickstart gears) is so thin - I don't dare use this shaft.
I have an earlier shaft that is serviceable but the gear is different - see the engaging teeth in photo. Can I press the later gear off and press it onto this early shaft?
Bushing falls into end of shaft.
Different engagement teeth on gears.