Hello! Just beginning my Vandercook journey and bringing a recently acquired No. 4 back (I hope!) to working, and I’ve been working on getting the trip/print mechanism to engage properly. The earlier posts on this issue have been incredibly helpful.
I think I’ve narrowed the problem down to the fact that the sheet metal bracket (I can’t find a part # for this piece) surrounding the trip/print assembly isn’t securing well to the press bed above — it appears the small flathead screws on mine were perhaps later additions, and aren’t doing the trick. When I press the handle down to trip, the whole mechanism rocks towards the operator side of the press, so there’s just no leverage overall.
Does anyone know the specific screws that should be used here? I see two of them on the sheet metal bracket (again, sorry I can’t seem to find this part #). Any help would be great!