Double pulley Assembly on a P5 with the TTPS.
With my parts, and this is important I will state why.
1. GT Reference Sub-platter
2. GT Acrylic Platter
The small gear puller I purchased was not usable because the original Rega Pulley will not fit into it. See pict. Per Michael's direction I carefully used 2 same sized screw drivers, and it worked, go slowly. I used some Acetone on a cotton swab, not soaked, dabbed the top of the old pulley, let it set a few minutes. I also had paper towels around the shaft of the motor to not get any down the shaft. At first the motor must have been disturbed in some way and didn't start. That's when I got upset. Patience required. I did not think this motor was that delicate. It set itself and started up.
Once I got the old pulley off this is the New double pulley assembled. More on this.
The new pulley is very nicely machined. Michael does nice work. It is Stainless steel not aluminum as is on the P5. The new pulley is a a bit long. At the bottom I shaved off on the grinder about a little more than 1/32". This had to be done to keep the belts aligned on the Reference version GT Sub platter. Maybe because of the Delran spacers installed on this Sub-platter. See pict. The belts are very close to the edge even now.
The new pulley had to be shortened a bit to fit lower on the motor shaft to get this close of an alignment or the belts will pop off on rotation.
Now, this might align a bit different on all the different sub-platters out there. So an adjustment might be needed. The worst part I had was getting the old pulley off.
Once fitted this is how it looks and works. I might add that these belts need to be clean because they just kiss the sub-platter assembly. I still push start the platter a bit.
What I thought was going to be an easy 20 minute job it was not.
Was it worth it? Yes, I will have comments in a few days living with this change.
I hope this can help out a bit with others doing this upgrade.
Michael, you are welcome to use any of this on your Blog.