Well my balance shaft bearings finally made it over the border, I put one into the block and I'd be dammed of the shaft would fit. I tried the other bearing by hand on the shaft and it too was very tight. FSM shows oil clearance should be big enough to throw a cat through so I'm not sure why it's so tight.
Is it possible I need to team or hone these to size? they are oddly 1 pc solid bearings unlike the split bearings I pulled out.

Any ideas are appreciated, otherwise itll be another week and a half from rock auto.

Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers