I have one and it's fine although I think it's time for a new belt. Now, given its age and whatnot and given that nothing lasts forever, I want to recap it. I'm not a hack and can do this, and then take it over to the tech at Hi Fi Sound in minneapolis and get it re biased for new RTM tape and etc. So, I asked this question on another site and got pounded with my need to ship it across country to have so and so do it and all about how the motors go bad (I knew that ten years ago and bought a spare and know better than to let it sit running with the tape tension set........), etc. I really want to do this myself and have the full manuals for the deck. I took it all apart in 2008 when I bought it from the LA PD and cleaned it all up (my god was there a lot of nicotine in there), lubed everything and put a new belt in it. I also installed all new heads, roughly aligned them and then had the tech at hi fi finish it. I used the red recording heads. But I need some pointers on it--which caps to use, etc. S0, what do you guys think, is it doable? I've done an awful lot of soldering in my life. Learned how to do it in 7th or 8th grade in shop class. I have a 10 watt soldering iron and use silver bearing solder.