A little more information on the rods for these assemblies. I think that the two lengths that I mentioned above might literally only be part of the story.
Neil told me some years ago that the long rods were no longer available from the MB parts department, so the choice was either used pieces, or used and new pieces (but only the 'Short rods') pieced together with coupling nuts to achieve the length of the 'Long Rods'.
This seemed like a problem that could easily be solved with a competent machine shop. The conversation was a while ago, and I do not know if MB has stepped up and made a run of the Long Rods or not.
I'd want the one-piece Long Rod over the composite pieces - two less threads per rod to rattle apart. Also, no chance of the coupling nuts interfering with the other rod / coupling nut assembly.
In these photos, you can see two short sections of rod, attached to a shift plate (or console), that Roberto was working on. Two short lengths with one coupling nut attached. In this case, I think there are two PTO levers and one Lever for the Working Gears, but the short rod sections with the coupling nut would be the same, I think.
In the photo of the transmission assembly on the pallet, with the Working and Crawler gears attached, the two
one-piece rods look to be longer than the two measurements I posted above (18-1/2" and 17-11/16"). They also look like they might be a little larger than 10mm in diameter. It might be an illusion - The two rods on the milk crate look like they might be a close match to mine. It is hard to tell from looking at photos - a measuring tape would settle it in seconds. Their diameter looks about the same in relation to the rod ends, so maybe they are 10mm, but it would be good to know for sure.
So, if you (Ragnian) have the one piece Long Rods on your rig, could you please post up the overall lengths, the diameter, and the length of the threads ? (Once you pull things apart). I think I'd rather get them made as opposed to piecing them together. Unless I already have the Long Rods and just don't know it.