[78-L] Victrola floor model

Ron L"Herault lherault at verizon.net.invalid
Sat Dec 17 16:07:52 PST 2022

Hi Mark.

No, no endplay spec that I know of.   The motors vary a bit in how they are
put together but often there is a collar on the spindle shaft to keep the
shaft from being pulled out.  It has a locating divot in the shaft for it's
set screw to go into.  The key item on that shaft is a ball bearing at its
bottom end.  If one takes the motor apart an looses the ball bearing, the
motor will not work right.  In some, and maybe all motors, there are little
ball bearings inside the governor bearings.  Loose one or both of those and
you can't get the governor to work right.

Ron L

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Subject: [78-L] Victrola floor model

On 12/17/2022 10:30 AM, Ron L"Herault wrote:
> I collect and do simple repairs/maintenance for myself and others in my
area.   The internet has made that part of the hobby so much easier.    When
I was just starting out in the mid 1960s, it was not easy to find parts.  I
don't know that anyone had a stock of repro parts either.
> Ron L

Perhaps then, you might have an answer for me. The motor was a bit sluggish
at first, but the more I run it, the more enthusiastic it is. 
It has quieted considerably since I if first started working on it. I have
oiled all of the spots designated, adjusted the endplay of the governor
shaft. The drive drum is fine. Is there an endplay adjustment for the record
spindle shaft?

Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.
Technology...responsibly, thoughtfully

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