1.Missing exhaust seal. Is there easy fast solution? seal is cheap, but I don't want to wait a week or so.
2.Spring attached to oil pan, what is it? Troll bell holder?
3.Oil leak. where does it come from?
thanks. See pics:
The hole with the oil drip is used by Ventures for their shift shaft (with linkage behind the mid gear cover). You likely have a bad seal for the stator grommet or the pickup coil grommet where the wires pass through into the engine. Very common leak point.