7 Inch South Bend Shaper

Does anyone here have any experience with re-assembling a 7 inch SB shaper? I removed the ram from mine to repair a clogged oil tube, and to get the ram off I also removed the rocker arm cross shaft (part # 63 in the "How To Run A Metal Working Shaper" manual) and the rocker arm (part #74) and have run into a snag getting it all back together. The shaft came out of the rocker arm and the bushings easily enough with a hammer and brass punch, but it doesn't seem to want to go back into the rocker hole. I have already split one of the shaft bushings by hammering and I don't want to do any further damage. What is the proper way to do it? The shaft is about 1/2 thousandth larger at one end, but I have tried it both ways without success. Any suggestions appreciated.


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