Use a wood dowel (1/2" dia) and a light hammer. It will clear. Just keep a finger on that detent ball.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pplainian" <pplainian@...> wrote:
> my manual says I can " slide shifter rails rearward and out of forks" Is that possible? Message 235 refers to the same. Do I grab it with a vise grip and tap rearward? Does the shaft have to be rotated 90 degrees first to defeat the detent ball? Has anyone tried this instead of removing all the stuff from the driveshaft on back? its a 1970-154