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Jordan Lopez
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From: Austin, Texas
Registered: Jul 2011


 - posted May 21, 2018 08:48 AM      Profile for Jordan Lopez   Email Jordan Lopez   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all,

I recently took a trip around our local thrift store and found a Bell and Howell 253-AR 8mm projector, thankfully it works but has a few quirks. Firstly the belts are tired and stretched so new ones have been ordered and the second is it sounds like it needs a good oiling but not sure what oils to use, does anyone have any they can recommend or suggest? Thanks!

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted May 21, 2018 09:58 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I suggest you use some thin oil. That sold for use in sewing machines is suitable.

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Barry Fritz
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 - posted May 21, 2018 11:31 AM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I like ZOOM oil. The bottle with the long, thin retractable spout is great for getting into small hard to reach places. It is available on Amazon and in Ace Hardware stores. It is a thin, high temp oil originally developed for turbines.

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Richard C Patchett
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From: Flint Mi 48506
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 - posted May 21, 2018 01:23 PM      Profile for Richard C Patchett   Author's Homepage   Email Richard C Patchett   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings
This is what i have been using for many years
Super Lube Oil Pen .25 oz
This is on my web site with picture
http://rcsclassic16mm.com/images/oil%20pen.jpg

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Jordan Lopez
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 - posted May 21, 2018 10:55 PM      Profile for Jordan Lopez   Email Jordan Lopez   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you guys I will look into the suggestions, hopefully I'll be able to quiet her down! [Smile]

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Zac Matthews
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From: Frome, Somerset, UK
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 - posted October 25, 2018 09:02 AM      Profile for Zac Matthews   Email Zac Matthews   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone have any suggestions on what kind of oil I should use in my Bell and Howell 606H?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 25, 2018 10:27 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Zac
Remember that this projector could now be around 60 to 70 years old and as there are numerous gears it's quite probable that it needs more than just a drop of oil.
I suggest you watch the following video which gives some interesting comments on the gears and lubrication.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef1jMkuYurc

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