I purchased a 1967 Acrolite and didn't notice the bent lever on the strainer. The strainer moves nice and smoothly and the bend doesn't seem to affect any moving parts but I would like to know if it is possible to straighten it. The cost of buying a replacement P-83 looks to be pretty expensive if I can even find one that's nice and shiny and not pitted. I've thought of ways to straighten it if I take it off the drum but I don't know how brittle this metal is. Any suggestions on how to do it successfully or where to get a replacement lever would be greatly appreciated. Also, should there be washers between the P-83 and the outside of the shell as shown in the close-ups of the P-83? I am planning to restore this drum a bit. Perhaps clean up and rehab is a better term. Is there a way to tell if the tension bolts and hoops are original?