Latest post of the previous page:I am continuously aghast with wonder at the amount of service our cars will provide us while missing critical parts.
YES there should be a pin inserted into the front shift bushing!
I typically "massage" the parts into slightly less slop than this. But uhhhh, yeah you should probably have a complete and functioning chassis before you go adjusting the stop plate.
If I remember correctly, you can drill the remnants of the old pin out, grind off all but the last few threads of an M8 or M10 bolt, and use a jam nut to hold the bolt in place and shift for the next 100 years without worry. Welding in a hardened steel pin would be ideal, but above my skill level.
Unreal, how you even drove that in the first place…