Aligning Vandercook No. 4 Cylinder Carriage

Hello Vanderblog, I am working on getting my recently acquired No. 4 (Serial No. 14509) working and have a couple of questions about how to go about removing the cylinder carriage and getting the gears to line up correctly again. To give you a little backstory, as far as I know, this press belonged to …

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Bumper springs

I’ve found out that the two bumper springs on my Universal I are broken. New ones ordered from NAGraphics arrived last week. Question now: how do I get the remaining bits of spring out and get the new springs in? Is there a trick or a magical solution/answer?