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...Tap it back carefully with a brass hammer until the pot-metal roller track has the same gap all the way across the roller track.
My experience with pot metal is; pot metal is a casting. If you hit it with a hammer it will break or chip off. Any places where the gap is eroded can and should be replaced with steel. - Dave
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The quarter window frame's roller track isnt eroded, it gets "stretched" wider from decades of use. And now I recall I actually used a rubber hammer for the tapping, not a brass one.

Fixing the track was one of the operations given to me by tmjsong (a member on this board). He did the same thing many years ago. And the brass rollers were also his idea.
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One of my rear window also have uneven slot. The middle was more opend due to heavy forces and not so smooth operation. I will clean everything before these babies goes back. Have anyone heard what a set of 12 rollers cost yet?
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My apologies for being away from the forum and this topic for so long. I am on a sailing sabbatical for the last 9 months and for 9 more most likely. When I return, I will delve into making these roller for everyone. I just ran out of time and my sailboat turned out to be a HUGE project. Getting back to my 60 Bird should seem like childs play in comparison.
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