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Niels Peter Buch
Film Handler

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From: Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Registered: Jun 2013


 - posted June 25, 2016 03:31 PM      Profile for Niels Peter Buch   Email Niels Peter Buch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My bolex needs a new drivebelt and to my big surprice this type of bolex needs a flat 6.5 mm drive belt ( I cant seem to find at Van Eck video service ).
Does anyone have a clue where to find this drivebelt ..... Or have an alternative idea ???

Bolex 18-5 serial number 1-318-468

Kind regards

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Niels Peter Buch

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Barry Fritz
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Burnsville, MN, USA
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted June 25, 2016 05:27 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That is a tough one. The first 18-5 projectors, with the red control knob, had just one flat belt. Later, they switched to the three belt set-up and sold a conversion kit. I am not aware of where the flat belt can be purchased. I hope you can find one.

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Thomas Dafnides
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From: St. Louis, Missouri USA
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted June 25, 2016 09:12 PM      Profile for Thomas Dafnides   Email Thomas Dafnides   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I recall of one solution whereby the three round belts are glued together and substituted for the flat belt.

[ July 04, 2016, 09:40 PM: Message edited by: Thomas Dafnides ]

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


 - posted July 02, 2016 12:33 PM      Profile for Josef Grassmann   Author's Homepage   Email Josef Grassmann   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have produced them several times in very small batches.
Flat rubber belts had been needed for carry out repair on those 18-5 earlier production dates. I`ll find out whether still one belt is in stock for you.
regards
Josef

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Niels Peter Buch
Film Handler

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From: Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark
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 - posted July 03, 2016 08:25 AM      Profile for Niels Peter Buch   Email Niels Peter Buch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks !
Ive been experimenting by increasing the diameter on the drive spindle a little ( ageing existing drivebelt to big ).
Good so far ! But it doesnt seen to optain right speed .16 fps.
Josef im very interestet in getting a new drivebelt !

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Niels Peter Buch

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Barbara Berger
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From: Long Branch, NJ, USA
Registered: Feb 2019


 - posted February 24, 2019 07:46 AM      Profile for Barbara Berger   Email Barbara Berger   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know this is an old post, but I ran across someone that needs a belt. Are their any updates where he can purchase one?

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