i had seen that damage from the stop, not pretty, so i kept the cut on my stops parallel to that plate.
multiple reassembly with 1 weight at a time to cut the least amount.
my ped has 10k on the (broken) odo, and there's definite wear divots on the nylon? cushion on the backside of the moveable cheek.
other threads suggest that travel tolerances weren't monitered there.
no belt, pry the weight to max travel, check for remaining cheek travel.
i'm not messing with weights yet, stocker, 2 balls removed, 1 star spring.