lreneat wrote: Sometimes it's easier to just cut one's losses and go with a reliable late 1970's through 1980's Technics turntable and spend one's time actually listening to records without wondering when the next Dual problem will arrive.
I have to rise to this reply...
The 1229 has the potential to sonically rise above all the lower-caste Technics decks made in the late 70's and I think I'd rather have one than an almost current SL1200mk2 series as well, which *sounds* pretty crude and 'ballistic' in stock form! The 1229 just needs a service, replacing worn/hardened parts and the butchered motor replacing (Dual never made the motor like this and dismantling it Klaus' way, prevents this kind of damage).
To the OP - ask 'organdonorparts' if they have a good suitable motor if eBay can't Help you.
Wonderful old machine when you've got it right and with a good modern cartridge (it should happily take top AT's and Ortofons like the 2M Black or AT750 and all the lower cost models in these ranges) it should SOUND great too in a musical-involvement sense.