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Michael Wright
Expert Film Handler

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From: Chorley, Lancashire, England
Registered: Dec 2008


 - posted November 27, 2014 09:47 AM      Profile for Michael Wright   Email Michael Wright   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just acquired this projector. The motor and lamp are okay but the mechanism doesn't work!!!! On closer inspection I found out that the re-wind lever is missing from the top of the machine. Could this be the reason and is there anything I can do about it?Thanks MIKE

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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted November 27, 2014 10:01 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As I recall the rewind lever does just that. Take the back off and peer inside, the drive chain may be broken.

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Paul Mason
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Registered: Nov 2013


 - posted November 29, 2014 10:07 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There is a picture in this listing of a Specto with the drive cover off which may help:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPECTO-9-5mm-Projector-/201224247884?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item2

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Josef Grassmann
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From: Hennef-Sieg, Germany
Registered: Apr 2005


 - posted November 29, 2014 05:24 PM      Profile for Josef Grassmann   Author's Homepage   Email Josef Grassmann   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
it is a nice machine. I like it.
Often motor belt is defective. Red/orange belt shown in picture has been replaced, too.

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Michael Wright
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From: Chorley, Lancashire, England
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 - posted December 01, 2014 04:46 AM      Profile for Michael Wright   Email Michael Wright   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks guys. I can't believe I missed something so obvious as a missing belt!!! By the way what do you recommend for lubrication of the gear box and the other moving parts. MIKE

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Dominique De Bast
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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 - posted December 01, 2014 04:54 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I used WD-40 specialist (it may have another name in your country) for a 9,5 Specto. For the parts close to where the film moves, a drop of sewing machine oil should be enough.

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Paul Mason
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 - posted December 01, 2014 06:12 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sewing machine oil would be best but I have used "3-in-1" oil with good results. Don't overfill the gearbox through the rewind handle shaft though. I did and it leaks out for days afterwards. [Frown]

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Michael Wright
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From: Chorley, Lancashire, England
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 - posted December 01, 2014 06:40 AM      Profile for Michael Wright   Email Michael Wright   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dominique and Paul Thanks

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