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Hey all, it's been awhile since I've been around here but I just picked up this post drill and have cleaned it up, reassembled and mounted it , but when cranking the handle the pinion gear on the crank and the smaller gear above it to drive the flywheel are binding at one spot , I loosened the set screw and rotated the flywheel gear and it changes when it binds . There is a little but of play in both gears should there be bronze washers in between to take up the play or do I just need to keep playing with the flywheel gear to get it properly aligned , it seemed to spin fine before cleaning.

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Sounds like they may be too close together and binding. Gears need a little backlash. I usually set gears like this with a piece of paper between them to get a .004" clearance.

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I figured it out, ended up being the pinion gear on the spindle, I used a thinner washer under the gear, I think it was changed at some point, gears mesh fine now and it runs smooth 

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