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As Will states, the pivot must be made straight and polished before you start attending to wear in the plates. If the pivots are very bad and you need to remove a lot of material to get them parallel then they may even need to be re-pivoted. Just one word of caution, as William states most wheels can have 5 degrees of lean in the hole but make sure the escape wheel is a much better fit than that, its the one wheel that needs to be a good fit but loose enough to spin freely.
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