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I would leave that flat spring alone. It is probably just fine. When you push it with your finger you just make it hard for the clock to start the strike. If you bend it to provide more pressure the clock may not have enough power to lift the hammer. As said before, your problem is caused by too little friction on the fly. You need to increase that friction.Uhralt thanks for the answer ^^ I think that I have found another problem in the clock, when the hammer hits the bell, it returns to its beginning by means of a kind of strap, a spring that is a piece of steel, I think. I have noticed that it does not have much resistance. Before starting to ring, I have pressed the spring manually and it has sounded slowly, could it be that this spring is also bad?, and if so, can it be bent without breaking it? I'm afraid that touching it will break it
Looking at other photos of the whole case the dial is centered, if you move the movement it will leave a gap on one side or the other.Jeff the seat board hole is small in both sides of the movement clock, moving the movement to the right or left is impossible, in that case one side of the chain is trapped between the pillar and the hole and the other side of the chain passes well.
But that is touching the seat board? As I said in post #21 - we are both thinking the same.All you need to do is make the cut out larger to accomidate the chains to hang without touching any part of the movement or the the seat board.