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Ronald John Merchant
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From: Bristol. England
Registered: Oct 2019


 - posted October 25, 2019 11:07 AM      Profile for Ronald John Merchant   Email Ronald John Merchant   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a Pathescope Vox which runs work really well.
The one problem though is that the sprocket hole partially shows on the lower part of the screen.
I’ve adjusted the frame control but the problem persists.
As anyone any suggestions what maybe causing this and is there a remedy?

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thank-you

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Mike Shaw
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From: Canberra, Australia
Registered: Jan 2015


 - posted November 02, 2019 03:12 PM      Profile for Mike Shaw   Email Mike Shaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Ron....Does this problem persist on all your films or only on certain ones,could be that the ones it shows on have slightly shunk or grease and muck bluid up in the claw mechanism....Of course you've already checked that your framer is free and travelling properly.

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Ronald John Merchant
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From: Bristol. England
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 - posted November 04, 2019 12:54 PM      Profile for Ronald John Merchant   Email Ronald John Merchant   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Mike
Thanks for your advice I’m away from my projector den at the moment but I will check for these problems when I return.

Regards Ron

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Lee Mannering
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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted November 07, 2019 09:16 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ron. It's a worn claw matey. They pit and you wont frame up as result, one I learned in the 80's.

You need to replace the claw a simple project I am more than happy to guide you thru.
Once you have a spare good claw.

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Ronald John Merchant
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 - posted November 08, 2019 10:50 AM      Profile for Ronald John Merchant   Email Ronald John Merchant   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Lee
I’ve managed to locate a claw from another Vox which is slowly crumbling away.
The claw looks OK but I’m flummoxed as to how to remove the retaining nut that holds claw in position. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Ron

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Lee Mannering
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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted November 13, 2019 11:09 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Ron sorry for the delay lots of medical appointments. OH MOOTHER!

Take note my friend.
Take off the black plate cover of the front. You will then see a nut that holds the old claw in place.
NOTE!!!!!! The nut turns CLOCKWISE to un screw it and those naughty French chaps put a reverse thread on it. UN SCREW CLOCKWISE.

If a spring is attached un clip it.

When fitting the new..ish claw put some HIGH TEMPERATURE GREASE on the cam. I got a tub off a heating engineer great stuff, lasts and wont melt.

Re old claws. Most of us used to file the pits out of the old claws to stabilise the projected image. The problem is it can move the frame line beyond projectable.
Hope all of this helps.

I picked up the 9-5 Vox hobby from my late father who was keen on them in the 1940's. Think its OK to say I learned everything from the master over the years bless him.

Keep me updated on future developments.

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Ronald John Merchant
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From: Bristol. England
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 - posted November 15, 2019 05:09 PM      Profile for Ronald John Merchant   Email Ronald John Merchant   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Lee
This has been a great help. I shall do as you suggest and will let you know of the outcome.
Thank you for your great advice.

Regards Ron

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