Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Aug Fri 23, 2019 10:52 pm


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Marantz cassette machine: need DRIVE belts
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 8:48 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 10029
Location: Toledo, Ohio
engineer wrote:
Tkilboy wrote:
... Also, be careful with the liquefied belts. Clean out the tar carefully with alcohol before it gets everywhere... Tim
Iso-propyl alcohol did not work. Nor did "Googone". However, "Goof off" worked very well. Yes, liquefied rubber is a potential disaster... I learned that quickly and did not make any serious handling mistakes, but it did take a day to get a couple of black marks off my hands...!
Cheers,
Roger
PS. I'm now looking into pinch-roller rubber surface conditioner... hopefully to make it grip the tape.


Acetone is the way to go when removing the liquefied belts from the drive surfaces.

_________________
Jim
KE8GMW
------------------------
"AC volts and DC volts and little lamps and lities..."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Marantz cassette machine: need DRIVE belts
PostPosted: Apr Wed 17, 2019 10:14 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov Fri 10, 2006 12:24 am
Posts: 2372
Location: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
I should close this thread formally... Problem was not the pinch roller (although I did clean and de-gloss it.) The problem was no lubrication on the front capstan bearing... found by accident; I was desperate! Two drops of thin oil on it (and the back bearing) and it is now perfect... no audible wow/flutter on even slow piano music.
I always say "You have to get lucky sometimes!"
Thanks for all the relies and comments... a good journey and "All's well that ends well!"
Cheers,
Roger

_________________
Roger Jones,
Thornhill, Ontario
Ontario Vintage Radio Assoc. http://www.ovra.ca


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dave Doughty and 7 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  




























Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB