from here it gets rough
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Beyond Honolulu
With the other transmissions laying right there, you may be able to swap over a shift shaft from one of them. Remember that these shift shafts work in concert with each other via the interlocks. Your reverse shift rail may be fine, and the problem is in another one with which that one interacts via the interlock pins/plugs. Also consider the reverse shift head, there's a ball in there as well. Something is binding you up in there, damaged ball etc and since you said transmission #1 had been rebuilt, you have to consider something the other rebuilder did that wasn't quite right.
I'd still advocate gutting the intermediate plate of all interlocks/plugs/balls, see how it moves then (think you already implied it worked okay with just the detent ball released from tension), and then start adding things back in one-by-one, critically looking at each notch in the shafts, how the interlock pins/balls/plugs move in their bores, and when you get to the one that boogers it up you'll likely have an answer. I'm real suspicious of the previous rebuild now, thinking it over more.
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yes I'm a some guy and have always put gasket sealer on my surfaces before mating
You should go to Pirate. I hear they are real smart over there. You'd fit right in.