I have 2 issues I could use some help with:
1. the chain from ink drum to motor is gaining rattle and seems to have some slack (perhaps from the two rags that have gotten caught in the last decade? i’m not sure if the rattle is getting worse, or just bothering me more) so in an effort to nudge the speed reducer to tighten the chain, I’ve loosened the 3 top bolts and 1 infront of the speed reducer but it’s not budging! is there something i’m missing? or is there another way to fix this rattle?
2. When at home position when inking up the press, the front distributer roller pauses momentarily after a rotation or two, and then continues to pause every few rotations when at home. It moves smoothly when printing/tripping. If I squeeze the top and bottom handles together, I can usually get the ink to distribute faster/, but can’t seem to figure out how to get it to stop pausing- I’ve nudged the plates (unsure the name of them) that sit between the rods, back and forth, which seems to work temporarily…are there other adjustments I could make?
Thanks in advance!