I don't think we settled anything here. Does anyone else feel that way also. I don't think I said I left the nut loose flopping around on the shaft. I said I used lock tite and they stay on after I backed off the nut to release the tension on the spacers and gears so they can seek their normal worn in spot on shaft.. I have seen them spot welded, pinned and whatever. First nut I heard of that came off from factory was the year the 706 came out, fall of 1963. Neighboring dealer. The co. increased the thickness of the spacers, added that splined washer on opposite end and finally left hand threaded nut, which by the way, comes loose also. Not if it is put on with lock tite though. The end play of the roller bearing will be there weather you tighten nut or back it off a trifle. That has nothing to do with the spacers and gears being free on shaft.
856 Farmall speed transmission countershaftDo you torque the nut?
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