Works about the best of all ways to realign.
As Stilldoinit and Toolmaker posted, LEVEL the lathe first. This is critical. It don't matter how much cast iron is there, the ways will be twisted if not level. If it sat in a twisted state for many years, you may have to give it time to resettle, and keep checking the level until you have it zeroed out. What is the floor it's sitting on, if not poured concrete, you will have problems. Then you can proceed with making sure the lathe spindle is parallel to the ways, then the tailstock quill is aligned with the spindle.
Lots of good techniques here.
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