I love my 3-tone "Ice Cream Truck" Type A; it's a storyteller from a bygone analog world.
My problem is that it really needs to be serviced--lubed, oiled--but there is nobody at all in my area. It has the original Shure M3D cartridge that tracks at close to 5 grams; any lighter than that, and the trip mechanism kicks in @20 seconds before the end of each LP side. As it is now, my LPs will sometimes skip just before the aforementioned end of the record, but I am reluctant to have it track any heavier than it currently is. It seems that most who own a Type A with the Shure M3D track at around 3 grams, but again, I cannot go that low since my obviously mis-adjusted/in-need-of-lube trip mechanism requires attention.
Is there any old-timer anywhere in the US to whom I can send my Type A and have it gone through correctly so that it will work as it should for years to come? Thank you.