I recently acquired a wreck of a clock and identified it from Tran's book as an 8 day hour strike Kroeber Cabinet No. 53. The verge, original dial, pendulum, and the turned wood gallery/decoration on top of the case were missing. The case was intact, but the finish was highly distressed to say the least. At first I thought I'd just list the lot on eBay for parts, but then decided this might be a good learning opportunity. I do a lot of work on the 19th century cuckoo and quail clocks, but this is only my second American clock total rebuild. So I disassembled and cleaned the movement, polished pivots, and cleaned out the pivot holes. I had a verge I got years ago from S. LaRose in my box of parts and adapted it to the movement and have it running on my test stand. After reassembly it keeps good time and strikes well on the hour, but here is the problem I need some advice on. The pendulum is in beat for 1/2 the rotation of the escape wheel and out of beat the other 1/2 rotation. After four days when the spring has run down some the clock stops when the escape wheel rotates to the out of beat portion. I have adjusted the crutch to find a sweet spot but have not overcome the problem. The verge I modified spans 7 of the 37 teeth on the escape wheel. Some pictures of Kroeber movements look like the verge spans 8 teeth. Any ideas short of replacing the escape wheel, which I have never done? I do intend to re-make the wood decoration according to the picture in Tran's book. I acquired a suitable dial, bezel, and glass on eBay.