Thank you all. I apologize for the delayed response. Took a while to get back out to the shop. I believe the problem has been solved. I was using an ineffective oil/protectant. I use it on all my restores because it stops the metal from rusting again but it didn’t work well as a lubricant. After using some 3 in 1 oil, I was able to make the necessary adjustments. The planes are working great!
All the best!