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Snorty

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To be honest, I’m not even sure I have the cup washer tension right yet either so it may not be the last time it has to come back off!!
 

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To be honest, I’m not even sure I have the cup washer tension right yet either so it may not be the last time it has to come back off!!
You just need to move the snail forward enough that you can adjust the mesh of the minute wheel.
 

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Guys, what do you reckon my best option is here....the bell that came with the movement isn’t original to it, I discovered after that the original bracket base was still attached to the backplate. The pin to stop the bell moving on the replacement doesn’t reach the original hole.
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is drilling a new hole a bad idea? My only concern is the escapement pivot is quite close and the original hole....or two by the looks of it aren’t far away either! I potentially enlongate the hole in the new bracket?

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One other option would be to remove the pin on the new plate, bond the old plate to the new one....loctite maybe? I’d need a longer fixing screw mind you which might be a slight issue...
 
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Managed to get it on after a fair bit of dremmel work but there is about 1/2 a mm clearance :chuckling:
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I think I might take a little more off the bracket leg to give it some breathing room...
 

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