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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 24 Jun 2019 21:23
by lenjack
Very early models had 2 motors, one would kick start the second one in the right direction.

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 24 Jun 2019 21:40
by andrew678122
lenjack wrote:
24 Jun 2019 21:23
Very early models had 2 motors, one would kick start the second one in the right direction.
There don't seem to be any unoccupied holes in the top plate but it does make me wonder...

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 24 Jun 2019 22:05
by lenjack
No, you're obviously not missing a motor.

Re: Cartridges, styli, confusion, and a rebuild

Posted: 25 Jun 2019 03:35
by derspankster
andrew678122 wrote:
24 Jun 2019 18:18
I think I might need a new motor, sometimes when it starts up it's running backwards...
Is this after you wired both sides of your DPST switch to your motor?

Re: Cartridges, styli, confusion, and a rebuild

Posted: 25 Jun 2019 04:09
by andrew678122
derspankster wrote:
25 Jun 2019 03:35
andrew678122 wrote:
24 Jun 2019 18:18
I think I might need a new motor, sometimes when it starts up it's running backwards...
Is this after you wired both sides of your DPST switch to your motor?
No I haven't done that yet.

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 25 Jun 2019 13:32
by snfrosten
The cap at the motor determines the rotation of the motor, if it runs backwards sometime or jitters you need a new one

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 25 Jun 2019 14:52
by tcolegrove
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This is what I bought... it looks worse than it really is...
https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 778/medium
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Forgive me for asking this - but you do have the outer platter, don't you? :)

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 25 Jun 2019 16:49
by andrew678122
tcolegrove wrote:
25 Jun 2019 14:52
This is what I bought... it looks worse than it really is...
https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 778/medium
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Forgive me for asking this - but you do have the outer platter, don't you? :)
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lol yeah I just wanted to show off the antique finish on the top plate!

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 22:31
by andrew678122
snfrosten wrote:
25 Jun 2019 13:32
The cap at the motor determines the rotation of the motor, if it runs backwards sometime or jitters you need a new one
The shaft on the motor is also bent so a replacement is in order...

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 27 Jun 2019 23:14
by tcolegrove
One more observation - in case a) it matters, and b) you didn't know - the original headshells didn't have the mounting screws that came up through the top surface. The screws went into threaded inserts on the underside.

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 00:25
by andrew678122
tcolegrove wrote:
27 Jun 2019 23:14
One more observation - in case a) it matters, and b) you didn't know - the original headshells didn't have the mounting screws that came up through the top surface. The screws went into threaded inserts on the underside.
Yeah I knew that someone had done a number on it. Derspankster said he has some AR headshells so when I get closer to being done I'll get one from him.

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 13:02
by derspankster
Over time sometimes the head shell boss screw inserts would come loose and come out. It happened to my original head shell. I ended up drilling out the head shell out like the andrew678122 has. It works. But, I liked the original look myself. I just wish I would have bought a quantity of replacements back when I bought my turntable. They were $2 each directly from AR.

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 18:06
by andrew678122
derspankster wrote:
28 Jun 2019 13:02
Over time sometimes the head shell boss screw inserts would come loose and come out. It happened to my original head shell. I ended up drilling out the head shell out like the andrew678122 has. It works. But, I liked the original look myself. I just wish I would have bought a quantity of replacements back when I bought my turntable. They were $2 each directly from AR.
Yeah I think buying any of the parts and stockpiling them... and complete turntables!

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 20:39
by derspankster
andrew678122 wrote:
28 Jun 2019 18:06
Yeah I think buying any of the parts and stockpiling them... and complete turntables!
Yes, I paid $77 hard earned 1969 dollars for mine.

Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 22:07
by andrew678122
derspankster wrote:
28 Jun 2019 20:39
andrew678122 wrote:
28 Jun 2019 18:06
Yeah I think buying any of the parts and stockpiling them... and complete turntables!
Yes, I paid $77 hard earned 1969 dollars for mine.
I went in the army in 1966 and was making the princely sum of $88 a month... I could have bought one!