I think the parts diagram I posted above might be more help in figuring out what parts should be there. If needed I can get the service manual into for you.
Thanks for the diagram. Looking at that and my pics above, I think Part# 26 is the flat strap connected to the hydro at one end and just hanging loose at the other end. My pics are looking up from the ground.
I have a fuzzy Service Manual, on the Hydro Adjust page it looks like Part #26 is supposed to connect to Part #21, called Control Cam D in the SM. There is a bolt with a roller, Part #24, that fits into a detent on Part #21 and connects it to Part #26 I believe.
Looking at my pics above, is Part #21 on my tractor damaged where the Part #24 is supposed to connect? It looks kind of buggered to me but I don't know what it is supposed to look like.
Where could I find these small parts so I can connect things properly? Rollers and bolts/pins, from the looks of it, maybe a new Part #21/Control Cam if it is damaged.
Overall the tractor stopped creeping when I moved Part#26 upwards, but it looks like it is supposed to connect to the Control Cam and move back and forth with the control lever. Is there a risk of damaging something in the hydro by operating it without Part# 26 connected to the Control Cam?
thanks for any help