Adjusting gears on improved Pearl

I just acquired an improved Pearl 11. Now that it is all cleaned up and I have the top bolted back to the bottom it seems as though the teeth in the gears are engaging too deeply, the teeth are going all the way to the bottom of the opposite gear. This is making a new chunking noise that the press had not previously made. Should I be concerned?
The shafts are tight so there is no play in the bushing sleeves. It ran absolutely silently until I tilted the press to put 2x4s under the legs. That is when the noise started. Took the 2x4s back out, the noise continues. There are no vibrations on any part of the works that I can feel.

Suggestions welcome! Lauri

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