After chiseling/scraping/gouging off the gunk, I really had no idea which side was which. I didn't think, at the time, to look at the ends to see which was thickest. I know before I hooked up the linkage, I could completely spin the cam lever around.
Now that I think about it, I don't remember the right side being that much thicker and it grabs just fine. I reckon I need to go back in there and look/check some more.
The manual said the temp light should come on when ignition is in the 'start' position, that the charging and oil lights should come on in the 'on' position (which they do, although sometimes the charging lights doesn't go off right away). It doesn't. Now, I'm a little paranoid.
Back on the shoes, one end has a notch in it (for want of a better word), which I put against the cam since it spins. Should I have put that on the other side?
This tractor has 482 hours on it. Gauge works, so I presume it's right.
Although I realize they could have changed them out.
Body isn't that great. Looks like at some point in time it rolled over. bent up the hood, grill, steering wheel, and exhaust (which is welded). Tires have lots of tread, but are weathered.
So if anyone comes across a steering wheel, left headlight housing, grill, or hood - let me know.