satanfriendly wrote:Nice one. You've won a worthy combination for less than I've seen the arm alone sell for. The arm is the well respected Mission 774. Abril here uses the same.
Pointers to look for:
Make sure the bearing is intact. You will soon tell as the platter will make a rough sound when it rotates. If it's knackered it can/will be a problem.
When you pick it up/transport it, remove the platter (not including any of the spindle assembly) and have the transit bolt in place. Even carrying it without doing this is enough to damage the bearing. They are fickle and they are delicate. Basically treat it with kid gloves. The platter just needs easing off slowly and carefully.
When I went to collect I had a quick listen to spinning platter then pulled
it apart not realising it would take time to put back to listen again.
Looks like the bearing is probably knackered. AK will check. If seller will
contribute to repair it is probably still a good buy though I need to check
out the 774 to see if it's added value to my purchase. The whole lot has been sitting in a loft some time and some of the fasteners are slightly rusty.Hope it's not affected the arm. Don't think there's much on the deck to be affected.
I was trying to find your posts about the problems you had with your new bearing. Why was it a different size to the original? Perhaps you could provide the URL as you must be one of the most prolific posters!