I’m still curious about the condition of the oil after the drive. If you pull a plug and get a quick sample , you can look for crunchy bits, but I think you may be ok.
Does the speedometer show a speed when you put it in any of the gears, for example 4-II? The speedo pickup is on the...
If the transmission was full of water, and stopped with a clunk clunk, I would not be looking at superficial fixes.
That said, let’s do some basic diagnostics:
Have you replaced the shifter bushings?
What oil did you use after draining out the water?did you drain from all 2(or 3?) drain plugs...
Are you in Georgia? There was a unit being sold down there that was in rough shape and had some mechanical issues. I hope you got a good price if it wasn’t shown as running.
No specific gear is required. Clutch needs to be depressed.
The PTO is a very simple operation, sliding a collar over to lock in the PTO.
I assume you have the clutch in? No bad noises?
I’ll try to look at my spare PTO to see if the is a rod that could get rusted.
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