Calvin, yes you are correct in saying that something does not seem to be seated correctly. I've had the shift shaft and the shift drum out and back in probably 25 times and there is just no explanation to the dilemma? What is worse is that I have back surgery scheduled for 9 am tomorrow morning and I wanted this thing back together and back on the ground by now.
I guess it will have to wait till I am healed up. When the hell ever that will be.