This engine came to me in pieces, I did my best shimming it, going by feel and what I could glean from the vague rebuild manual. Some people might be punching their screens hearing that, but what could I do? Lol. The engine turns free.
One dumb error happened when I was closing it up....I couldn't seem to get the cases to close the last millimeter. Heating, tapping, tapping harder in frustration...then noticing this underneath...DOH
I had the engine proper up on 2x4 bits to clear the shafts. But I guess somehow the pedal shaft ended up resting on one, which unseated it and didnt allow the top half to come down. (edited)