I went to work on the 'arm' as JD calls it. This is what the lift cylinder hooks to. I noticed an issue with the 'pivot' not being correct. I could get a pin through one set of holes, but not the other.
I tried swapping the plates around, but matters got worse.
So I got out the redneck 'slot maker/hole enlongater'!
Elongated the offending holes and we have a winner.
Made up a pin for that situation. Works good.
Wire wheeled the rust off and got some semi-gloss black on things.