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Shift Linkage - Does this look right?

I think i've got this right. Converted this truck (79 C10) from 3 on the tree manual to TH400, including pedal and column swap so I had nothing to look at to make sure it was right.

Things fit pretty snug. Is there supposed to be a washer between the hairpin and the bracket on the side of the trans where the shift lever attaches to? The linkage wont stay put without the pin, and with the tension on it i'm afraid it might chew through the pin eventually without a washer there.
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I would take the shaft out and drill another hole in it 1/8" below the original and rotate it 90 degrees, then you can have a washer.
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You might be able to squeeze a thin AN washer in there if you feel you need to, but IIRC from the factory is just like you have it - no washer, just the hairpin spring clip. The factory clip was a custom sizd clip that was a little more compact than the clip you are using, smaller loop sections but the same basic shape.
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