And finally, here is how the spring looks compressed:
It's a bit hard to see, but the spring is not touching the control arm any more. You can see how the spring is flexing a little because of uneven pull on the sides of the coil, but don't worry --- It's not going any where. It has pulled a little off center from the spring perch, but it went right back as soon as I released the pressure. Once it hung up a little on the edge so I helped it with a crowbar. The trick is to let it touch but keep most of the pressure on the ram. It went right back into place with almost no effort. If I had the parts, I could have this whole thing apart in about ten minutes.
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