Randy, It's all good man, sorry if I gave the impression I was defensive. I just felt a need to partially explain my position. I usually would not throw in the towel on something such as this, but I reached the point with it to where I was looking at moving the anchor pivot by bending on the peninsula, and/or bending the pallet pins themselves on the anchor. Studying my tiny pallet pins protruding from my anchor with the maginifier, they are not perfectly straight- they are bent a minute amount. I do not know if they are bent from damage, or purposely bent that way to tweak at the factory, or if my father had bent them trying to 'fix' it at some point. That's another variable I'm dealing with- my father 'worked' on this clock probably 40 years ago trying to get it to work also- and he did not have the good advice I'm getting from the forum to help him. The repair guide materials I am reading (not really sure what it is from as I found the document online- excerpts from a chapter 7, with troubleshooting charts and explanations) pretty much said that the pin pallet type escapement was not really intended to be altered or adjusted after it left the factory. Someday, I may want to put the old parts back in, and suss out the problem, but for now I just want the clock to run, and there are more variables going on here than a novice such as myself am comfortable with. I have pulled the plates apart & back together at least 10 times at this point (which I don't regret as, I enjoy it) and still cannot get it to run. I feel like I am gonna wear the screws out on the suspension block hanger and the fork from all the trial and adjusting I have done. I corresponded with Chris at Horolovar, and he did not have a set of pin pallet type escapement parts at this time, but he did have the Graham parts on hand. Hopefully, I'll be able to put the new parts in, and have a functioning clock. I have a feeling some adjustments may be required to the new parts, but at least I won't be bending pins and hoping for them not to break off. Anyway, I appreciate the help and advice you guys are giving me- I intend to see this thing through and get this clock working- Lord willing, and you fine folks willing to help me. The bug has bitten me- I'm already considering picking up another 400 day- a standard sized Kundo one of my relatives has. There is also an old Cuckoo clock packed away somewhere in my parents attic that I have not found yet- I know its up there though- my mom never threw anything out. I got the confirmation my parts shipped today, so it shouldn't be long.