I’m trying to remove the ink drum on our No.4 Oldstyle in order to replace the worn bearings with some new plastic ones. I cannot seem to figure out a way to get the ink drum free in order to get access to the bearings. I have completely taken out the screws on either side of the drum and can move it around, but then cannot lift the drum out of the bed as the small protrusions on either side of the drum get stuck on the rails. I also cannot find any screws or hints as to removing the sheet metal panel below the drum in order to bring it down out of the bed.
Has anyone done this repair on this old model? I’m afraid of having to remove the entire bed of the press in order to do this and I’m hoping there is an easier way! Any advice is appreciated!
ebg @ Smudge Ink