Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by gwernaffield » 13 Mar 2019 18:07

the answer to the isofeet it will not work , unless the bolt is screwed into the top and you can get an adapter made,
to take that but you would also have to make the motor pod higher
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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by gwernaffield » 12 May 2019 15:42

Hi the sizes of threads on the michell orbe /gyro , , the bearing , i don't no one thread size,,but the rest are as flows
the bearing has 3 threads ,, the one that screws into the bronze body i do not know with the splindle one being 3/8Bsf
use 2 half nuts to remove the spindle off the body ,, and not a pair of mole grips, the top thread on the spindle is a double m6 thread (2 start ) the threads is the foot ,,the outer is 1/2 BSF ,, the inner is M6
the threads in the arm board m5 ,,
the Thread in on the adjuster is M10 but their is 3 M10x1 m10x1.25 M10x1.5 the one you need is M10x1,,
there are 2 different suspension adjusters one is the M10 and one is solid with a 3/8 Bscy thread ,,
the bearings are all 7/32 ,, not a 1/4 ,
the thread is the chassis to take the bearing i do not know,,
with regards to the pylons Michell do not make the after market pylons,, a company called True Point (UK) Ltd does ,,
there is one other company as well,, this just gives choice in the market ,,

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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by gwernaffield » 30 Jun 2019 21:27

New sme cut armbaod out of 100% acrylic , just made and tested sounds great ,,
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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by gwernaffield » 03 Jul 2019 22:57

New armboard fitted with oak top ,lost 90% of pops and clicks, grounded the chassis ,arm, phono stage , back to the house ground with a russ Andrews router
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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by gwernaffield » 14 Sep 2019 23:04

new rega arm board just fitted and sound well,
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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by gwernaffield » 14 Dec 2019 22:08

here is one made earlier
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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by watchnerd » 15 Dec 2019 01:16

gwernaffield wrote:
14 Dec 2019 22:08
here is one made earlier
What is the thing that looks like it's a thin tube going from outside the platter in the back to connect to the record clamp / weight?

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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by markcass » 15 Dec 2019 11:25

Hi

I think that's a perspective effect; the thin tube is not touching the record weight. In fact, if you look at the previous image on the thread you'll see the 'business end' of the tube, which is a record brush. This is an original Michell/Transcriptors accessory from the era of the Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference; it brushes the record as it plays.

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Re: Cheap upgrades for Michell Gyro

Post by gwernaffield » 15 Dec 2019 22:25

The brush is from transrotor in germany , cost is £90 , the tube it sits on is home made , the puck is a oyaide hw, which has been adjusted to three small weights, the brush is weighted and earthed,
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