The portafilters that came with my second-hand Bezzera machine are a bit odd - the spouts sit at strange angles. Pic below.
Question is, how are these things put together - I want to straighten things out. Is the spout just a press fit - ie a vice and some elbow grease to get it off and straighten?
Ah, gotcha. They are probably correct then. Mine lock with the handle 90 degree to the machine, so maybe it's got a thickish rubber washer in
If you do decide to try and 'straighten' them, be wary.
Of the 3 I have done, all had a very strong thread locker/sealant and required a lot of heat to break down the locker, and a good vice with protection for the spouts. It took so much torque, I was worried I was going to break the handle.
I changed spouts on my portafilter very recently with very little issue. I held the portafilter over a portable gas burner on full heat for a minute or so before gripping the spouts with something heatproof and turning. It moved with ease once it is hot enough to break down the thread locker. Just be extremely careful not to burn yourself!!!