Started assembling last night - waiting on new bearings before I get too far.
Unfortunately, it appears the hole for the shift rail is too small. I'm trying to figure out what to do - I'm not sure the vendor believes me. Both ends fit the same as does the other shift rail. It goes in freely a little over an inch, then it gets really tight.
I tapped it in with a mallet thinking that it may just be a burr at the detent hole, but no-go - it is TIGHT!
Taking pin gauges home tonight to measure and try to figure out what is going on, also ordered a cheap 14mm reamer to use as a last resort.