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 Post subject: Re: Slipping Dial Cord Fix
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 2:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Slipping Dial Cord Fix
PostPosted: Mar Sat 23, 2019 2:43 pm 
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Been a problem for decades.
This was in dad's stash. Walsco brand dial cord friction stick. It actually helps on 'barely slipping' situations. Simply capacitor wax probably.


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 Post subject: Re: Slipping Dial Cord Fix
PostPosted: Mar Tue 26, 2019 9:43 pm 
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I recently refurbished a cheap circa 1967 s/s clock-radio, a SONY 8FC-45W. I had to put in a new dial cord, but it kept slipping whatever I did (extra turns on shaft, tightened spring, cleaning shaft.) Finally, I put a short length of heat shrink over the grooved shaft... perfect grip. Cord does not "ride-up" (an initial concern, but I may have removed one wrap turn... can't remember.) Anyway, it stays in the spindle groove. I guess the word kluge applies!
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 Post subject: Re: Slipping Dial Cord Fix
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 11:00 pm 
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I keep a little block of bees' wax in the fridge. That seems to put a grip on things.

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