You can save those gears. Basically you have to grind it shorter on the bottom and add a washer or washers to the top and it will drive the mesh tighter if its the old style gears and not the box. Check out my vid and or the 68 430 thread on mtf here
Thanks for the video! This is an awesome fix - going to give it a shot this weekend. Haven't grinded metal before but we'll see how it goes.
Main thing I will say is take your time and grind alittle at a time test fit. And try not to over grind, then have a whole bunch of washers top and bottom. But to fine tune it you can do that if needed
6? gravely's I think and counting
current tractors and rigs
1944 WWII L
48 L grw's
2 49 L's ,1 Wisconsin powered L
52 US navy L, 2 53 Ls
2 56 LI, 57 LI, 58 LI, 59 L & LS, 62 LI, 2 63 L8's & 2 LI's, 64 L8 & L, 65 LI, 66 L8, 66 C10, 2 67 C10As, 68 430, 69 C8, 70 C & CI & 2 C8's, 70com8, 71 430 nb, 432 & 450, 70, 73, 74 & 76 408, 74 812 75 CI & 524, 77 526 & 817, 78 818T& 5200, 82, 83 8163-B, 88 16G
74 cub 129& case 220
48 Willy's CJ 2A
1991 ford F150 and Bronco
2007 F250 Big White
2010 Sc2450 yanmar
Unfortunately this did not work. The teeth were broken off and not worn down, so adjusting the height of where the gear fit into did not matter. I didn't notice until I had the part all the way off. Looks like I'll be going the way of the $100 used gear on ebay.