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alwood7
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions,I did try spinning the pivot in a drill but this wasn’t very succesful as the drill was too fast to see where the bend was.I tried rolling it between metal blocks,and this did show the wobble,but in the final analysis you have to see the bend visualy to effect a repair,so I looked at the pivot with an eyepeice and sighted down a pinion leaf to the pivot.Any deviation from straight shows up as a slight displacement to left or right and I was able to straighten th e pivot by this process.I have since replaced the part in the movement and it seems to be working ok.Thanks for all your efforts I will probably require further advice as I am only a novice,see you all later.Alan

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