After days of cleaning and re-lubing, letting it set in. Running it through all speeds at all lengths I find that at infinity, it works. Focusing in past the 5 foot mark it starts to hang, and anything past 4 will not fire unless "helped".

This lens is basically unusable to me. However, I wonder if the springs in the body that cause the rotational force are just weak from use. Because of the design of the lens, racking it out would cause force to fall off exponentially,
if I remember my physics. Anyone else want to chime in?

I now need to figure out if it's worth a full CLA, body and lens - or do I need to sell it and seek out a new camera. To tell the truth, I don't think I would mind selling it if I could find a decent back for my Speed Graphic (that wasn't $600!). Decisions, decisions...