Thanks SB.A recent thread mentioned shimming the square if it's loose. Bushing should take care of the rest. It will be interesting to see if everything works right without the spring. Let us know.
I'll look for it. Even though the Gathering Pallet has too much slop (in my opinion) the tolerances are still pretty tight. The "Pivot" goes right into a Leaf Pinion so I'm reluctant to mess with it if I don't have to. Turns out that the Pivot is out of true so I suspect that alone could have been causing problems with the mechanism. Maybe the spring overcame the problem. There were several clock shop service labels on the case so who knows what was done and by who? I just get upset to see 1.4 mm bushings in plates this thick. You know?
This project will take some time. I may start a separate thread on it. Thanks again for your input.