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Revox rescue - B215

Discussion in 'Tape' started by Yarrrrr, Nov 9, 2018.

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  1. Yarrrrr

    Yarrrrr New Member

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    Hello, first post here. After finding a B215 on the street(!), plugged it in to confirm that it was in fact dead. Oh well, I was up for the challenge. I have since recapped it, which has fixed the completely dead situation.

    This brings me to the current situation - cleaning up the transport. I noticed one of the drives was missing a cap. My question - how do these caps (forgive me, not sure what these are called) attach? I have a pretty well equipped shop and can make a suitable replacement if need be, just wondering how it came off and what a good solution might be.

    Also, has anyone found a suitable replacement (read: something I can just buy from McMaster Carr) for PDP65?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Yarrrrr

    Yarrrrr New Member

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    Sorry about the pics, not sure why they aren't displaying.
     
  3. Tinman

    Tinman AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I think I know what part you need, but will wait for an actual pic to confirm.

    And.... NO. Do not use anything except pdp65.

    Marc
     
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  4. Yarrrrr

    Yarrrrr New Member

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    Thank you for replying Marc, your expertise is much appreciated.

    Re: lubricants - I was tempted by Lucas 10877 (extreme duty gun oil) as a stateside option $6 @ oreily auto. Because it has a similar profile:

    Specific gravity: .88 (lucas) to .92 (pdp65)
    Kinematic viscocity @ 100°C 15 (lucas) to 16 (pdp65)

    But then i found a cheap pdp option on ebay from germany.

    I will attach a pic of the transport to my gallery and hope that works:
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  5. Yarrrrr

    Yarrrrr New Member

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    As you can see, the left drive "cap"(?) Is missing. The hollow shaft is octagonal with a very thin slot milled into one side about 1/3 of the way down. I was thinking this indicates a press fit of some kind, but wanted to wait until I hear from the experts!
     
  6. Yarrrrr

    Yarrrrr New Member

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    Upon closer inspection, both of the hubs had cracks in them. Sooo, since revox parts are made of the purest unobtanium, I needed to make a new set of hubs.

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