Hey guys, first of all, I’m sorry about the many posts lately, but I’m trying to make real progress and have my no. 4 working by the end of the year, which is almost here, anyways. So I’m getting up to speed.
While cleaning up the press (seemingly, a never-ending job) I noticed that this piece is put in upside down, since the oil holes would drop the oil, and the OIL text reads upside down. I wonder if it was disassembled at some point, and if so. How can I fix this?
I noticed that the gripper release at the end of the bed was a bit hard, so I adjusted the highlighted screw to ease out the transition. It now releases smoothly. Is this the right thing to do?
Fourth and final question:
As you can see I removed the feedboard, for easier cleaning of the bed. I’m looking into the idea of removing the bed and lifting it for two purposes: easier de-rusting, and easier removal of the Ink Drum, which also needs a serious EvapoRust bath. To remove it… what do I need to unscrew? Also… Should I remove the carriage? I would actually want to remove it since that would also make it easier to de-rust everything. And if I do remove the carriage (I know, I should mark the teeth with an exacto to be able to realign timing), is the only thing keeping the carriage on the rails the bumper springs and blocks?