So in the process of getting back in the saddle I also noticed another quirk on my Universal III. I’m not sure if it is a problem per se or if the problem is just me… I noticed that all the prints I have been pulling are consistently cocked out of square a bit in the same direction. In the process of trying to figure out why I realized the feedboard (and as a result, the paper guide) may be a little crooked (photo). I measured the space between the head of the feedboard and the gripper bar on either end: 34mm on operator side 38mm on the opposite. I wondered if it was likely that this detail may have thrown off how I have been feeding paper all this time. The feedboard looks to have been re-attached in a different spot at some point. One of the anchoring screws has been replaced by a machine bolt driven all the way through the feedboard. I assume if it was the carriage which was out of alignment the problem would be more severe?
Any advice would be appreciated even if that advice is stop nitpicking!