posted October 28, 2019 05:01 PM
Hi people I'm new here!! I bought a Bell & Howell TQIII Specialist 16mm projector so that I can view some movies belonging to a guy in our local history group. I didn't pay a lot for it, but i'm disappointed in that it won't run. Wonder if you have any ideas please? The lamp comes on, the worm gear moves a little if I switch from forward to reverse, but other than that nothing. I have uploaded some images. The worm gear looks in good shape. The motor spindle is turning okay. Is the belt too narrow? It is quite slack. What is the function of the large grey wheel that freely rotates to the left? Hope not too many questions.. Am I limited to just one photo per post?
posted October 29, 2019 12:45 PM
Thanks for all your replies. The gears look very well lubricated although maybe dry in places I can't see. I saw a youtube video of the same machine and the belt looked wider. It looks too narrow for the pulley to me. I'm going to replace it as suggested and try again. Its a remarkable piece of equipment. Makes my other 8mm look like a toy! I'll keep you posted. Thanks again..