Help what is this ford part called? (transmission gear linkage bushing?)

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    HELP, I don't know what this is called and i'm about to put the engine back into the car and need the bushing to hold the linkage steady. During the rebuild of the engine the guy pulled the bushing out and lost it. This hold the gear linkage for the transmission.

    CAR: 1963 Ford Galaxie Country Sedan Wagon, with a stock 289, Auto transmission.

    Kinda a strange design but that is ford for ya. Here are some photos of the bolt that is missing the bushing and what goes into it. I hope you can all help me.

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    Thanks in advance for the help. I don't know what it is or where to even find one.
     
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    What keeps the linkage from slipping out of that housing?
    It seems to me that in a worst case scenario, the somehow "lost" bushing could get replaced with either a plastic, bronze or needle bearing insert
     
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    Sorry about the delay in response. The linkage goes to a pivot lever that is bolted to the frame that then goes up to the steering column. I pulled it out to take a few photos.

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    I found this at Mclendons. It fit perfect, allowing everything to pivot correctly. I had to remove one tab on each side and then push other tab in into the casing on the shaft bolt. We will see how long it lasts.

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    There you go. With propoer lubrication and cleanliness, it should last a while
     
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