When I tightened my tripod — I think I overdid it — I heard a pop and saw a crack on the adjusting panel on its head. And no matter how I tighten it, it still doesn't go all the way; however, I am able to remove the thing (I don't know what it is called) that allows you to move the mount horizontally. There seems to be a problem inside, I haven't opened the head yet. I assume that there is a problem with some of its mechanical components inside, and I'm currently on Power Motion's (http://www.powerjackmotion.com ...ry/metal-maching-service/) metal machining category looking for that specific material.
Do you have any idea what it is? And if you do have, can you also please provide more references/resources where I can learn more about the material, such as the one I gave above?
Thanks in advance!