Dear all. I have cleaned a 19th century English long-case clock, made by someone who I can find almost nothing about. It had not been cleaned for at least 60 years and one of its previous owners used to give it the occasional liberal dosing of 3-in-1 with the movement is situ. It's also had some poor quality repair work at some point (note the split pins and bent wire in the 'before' photo!). Now I've cleaned it I'm finding that the rack mechanism appears to have become more noisy as it strikes. In particular the arrowed lever, which rises and falls as the gathering pallet rotates, bounces when it has fallen and makes a lot of clatter. I can't see that I've put it together incorrectly or missed anything out. Can anyone else - within the constraints of the photos? Could it just be that the levers move more freely now they're not glued up with oil? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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