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Posted by Dan Liszewski (Member # 6805) on January 17, 2019, 11:30 PM:
I inherited an Elmo ST-800 sound projector a number of years ago. It worked very nicely then but, now it has developed a few issues after sitting in the box for some years:
To see the condition of the machine, please take a look at these photos and videos I would love to fix it but, I don't have the time. If this would be a worthwhile project or useful as spare parts for you or someone you know, please send me a direct message or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm asking $60 USD + shipping. Thank you!
- the belt driving the take up reel has stretched and does not transmit sufficient power to wind film
- the flywheel does not seem to spin. Film runs through the projector just fine. (maybe this is normal, IDK)
- the lamp does not light, even after trying a second bulb.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on January 18, 2019, 07:22 AM:
These are all very easy fixes and a possible great deal for someone.It looks like it is in EXCELLENT condition. The first 2 issues will go away with new belts, the last with a new bulb...Problem is someone has to fix it to find out if any other issues exist(scratch paths, etc...).
One can also buy belts and a bulb from ebay for under $40 for all, and then sale for at least $180-$250 depending on shape...
If you lived closer i would grab this and fix it, but i already have one of these as well. Good luck with the sale!
Posted by Dan Liszewski (Member # 6805) on January 18, 2019, 11:31 AM:
Hey Matt - Thank you for the feedback and info! I do have some experience working on precision machinery. I might post questions re: proper testing elsewhere on this forum. Maybe I'll sell this one to myself! Until then, it's here for sale.
Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on January 18, 2019, 07:45 PM:
Dan...if I was forced to only have one projector... it would be the Elmo ST800. I have two of these and I concur with Matthew that the issues you see appear to be minor. I wouldn't let it go right away. It's a great projector.
I couldn't tell from your videos, but although I saw the take-up reel moving...was there film running thru the projector? The fly wheel will only turn when film is running thru it.
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on January 20, 2019, 11:15 AM:
Wow, Dan, that is a GOOD price for this machine! I work on all Elmo's super 8 sound only! But this machine was not one of my favourite! They did have problems! Good luck! Leon.
Posted by Dan Liszewski (Member # 6805) on February 03, 2019, 10:02 PM:
Hi again! The projector is no longer for sale.
Thanks all for the helpful comments!
Posted by John Capazzo (Member # 157) on February 16, 2019, 07:02 AM:
I've come across many ST 800 over the years and I am with Leon. Not my fav., either. Many sound problems as opposed to the ST 1200 or 600. I have one that is magnetic and optical sound but has a hum when you turn the volume on and gets louder as you increase.
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on February 19, 2019, 11:56 AM:
I have a customer who is selling his for 75.00 plus shipping! Its nice condition! If interested let me know! He saids the rewind slows toward the end of reel! Other wise all functions work! Comes with power cord!
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