New life for old system

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by Ripshift, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. mrz80

    mrz80 I guess it's in my blood

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    Oh, yeah, the GPlus cars with the rare earth magnets for better traction! Slot car affecionados could be every bit the tinkerers/tweakers that audiophiles are - polished commutators, sanding radius into the brushes for a better fit against the commutator, different tires, different lube on the bearings... Some guys went so far as to rewind motor armatures with silver wire! Craziness. :D
     
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  2. Ripshift

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    Just ordered a belt and tire kit from Wjoe radio, I didn't realize that they are about one hour drive from here. I'll be opening up that 950 cassette deck as soon as get it! It left California today! :)
     
  3. Ripshift

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    Just talked to my Tech and he said end of the week! :) I won't believe it till I see it! Then you all can see it! Then I can hear it! :banana:
     
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  4. Ripshift

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    I'm posting more fluff,
    Till I pick up my stuff.

    Got the belt kit today,
    That blows me away.

    I'll get good and high,
    And then give it a try!

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    IMAG0529~2.jpg I'm engineering my own flex tip for the deoxit I have coming !
     
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  6. Marine0811

    Marine0811 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Good luck! I didn't find re belting that hard as long as you are patient. Just make sure you clean the wheels good to remove any old belt material
     
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  7. Ripshift

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    Thanks, you mean kind of like removing this rubber!
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    Then install new...
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  8. Ripshift

    Ripshift AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    NO CALL on my amplifier status! This is getting OLD!

    I think it's worse that I'm left just hanging, not knowing what is going on! It gives me a bad feeling! I think that I have been quite patient!
     
  9. Ripshift

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    Look what I found in the attic! It's like going to a yard sale and everything is free! IMAG0547.jpg IMAG0548.jpg IMAG0549.jpg
     

     

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  10. Ripshift

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    I put the word out at work and my buddy gave me these this morning! They have been in his attic for 15 years! My new deck is coming UPS today!
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  11. Ripshift

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    My new deck arrived and is definitely nice cosmetically, a couple of little dings here and there but I'm very happy at this point! From a few steps back it looks mint! IMAG0552.jpg
     
  12. nbarber

    nbarber I was once told "That is a damn good stereo".

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    From the attic.jpg There is no reason grown men should not play with toys. Your post inspired me to take a trip to the attic. This weekend will be spent assembling a track and tuning some cars.
     
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    I ran a CD into the deck and am receiving a signal, good sign I would assume. I can see lots of dust inside and that is my first goal, cleaning it up nice. I have some clean room grade alcohol and was wondering if I can use that in a little spray bottle. Any thoughts? I should go get a can of compressed air and try blowing it of first I'm thinking. The dust looks sticky peeking through the vents! I'm not going to try playing a tape till I go through the transport! IMAG0554.jpg
     
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  14. MarZutra

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    Nice... I was recently listening to some of my old tapes on a $20.00 Akai HX-1 cassette deck I picked up locally on Kijiji hooked up to my marantz and I was actually taken with the sound quality... Was expecting them to sound like schitt..LOL
     
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    After searching the forum, much reading and my years of automotive experience I picked up a can of crc for cleaning and I'll use the alcohol for the tape path. I'm getting a bottle of rubber renue Friday and then I will be ready to go for it!
     
  16. doctor fuse

    doctor fuse Well-Known Member

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    I have craved one of those for...40 YEARS!!! :rflmao:
     
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  17. doctor fuse

    doctor fuse Well-Known Member

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    Going moving coil has been a revelation. Just added a Benz-Micro MC20E2 LOMC, and waiting on a Benz Woody SL!
    The Benz-Micro Lukashek PP-1 MC phono preamp has made my Benz and Linn MC carts sound fabulous.

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  18. Ripshift

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    Here we go!
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    I got this off without breaking it! Wish me luck! I feel like I'm in good hands. :) I'll be fine, slow and steady! IMAG0560.jpg
     
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