1956 QD17 shift detent question

TINCAN46

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I acquired a 56 QD17 in parts and have a question about shift detent. The shift lever moves freely from forward/neutral/reverse, but there is no detent in any position. Looked at a parts breakdown on Marinengines.com and didn't see any type of detent device on the parts diagram. Am I missing a part? Any advice would help. I have 3 other 56 Johnsons and they all have detents.
 

F_R

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The detent is the vertical limiter bar on the starboard side of the powerhead.
 
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