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When you say “fixed up”, what did that include? In addition to worn trundles in the lantern pinions, if the pivot holes are worn you will get extra noise as well, especially at the fast turning arbors. Did you replace, or is it possible that someone else previously replaced the main spring? I believe this movement takes 0.016 x108” springs rather than the 0.018 x 96” springs that are often indiscriminately installed as a “universal replacement” for American clocks. Too much power from too thick a main spring will also add to the problem.I just cleaned and fixed up a ST 89 mvt time strike from a tambour. The gears are loud when it strikes. What can i do?
You want it to be able to turn, but not that easily You should be able to bend it with your fingers at the points where it touches the arbor. Then put it back on. If that fails, you can buy new fans at the regular suppliers.I took the fly off. I can hold it by the pivot and spin the fan around on its shaft. What now?
I do, but some swear that you shouldn't. I don't think it really matters much either way But for sure, don't oil the teeth. I put a tiny bit of oil on the points where it spins on the arbor. If it's tight, it will be fine.I know this is going to open up a whole new debate/can of worms but should I oil the fly anywhere