Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby Spacemonkey1023 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:04 am

Cool! I've been wondering if there was anything to be done about that...can I ask where you got the fluid from? Can't seem to find it on Amazon
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby spinblackcircle » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:07 pm

Spacemonkey1023 wrote:Cool! I've been wondering if there was anything to be done about that...can I ask where you got the fluid from? Can't seem to find it on Amazon


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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby Spacemonkey1023 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:44 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby MOON » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:54 pm

In your first picture before you loosen the Allen key and drop that from below, how do you get the top part off with the arm that the tonearm rest on? Is that the part that is screwed off from the top?
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby JimTimP » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:17 pm

The arm itself it held onto the piston with a small Phillips head screw. Just unscrew it!
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby rplace » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:45 pm

10ovr wrote:
Mdelrossi wrote:"Once you remove from the arm dog leg what is required to get the cap off?"
The cap just screws off.

"A rap of teflon tape around the treads helps seal it up nicely"
It's open on the bottom, so...

All the ones I have have a cap on the bottom ???? ImageIMG_1336 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr



Brining this back from the dead. I've had mine apart and for the life of me can't figure out how the fluid would possibly stay in. The bottom of mine is open. Am I missing something? This weekend I filled each opening between the internal piston's "ribs" with a thick grease and no difference. I tried removing the spring altogether but of course the arm is not heavy enough to make it go down.

Curious if that "cap" on the bottom is some sort of disc applied with an adhesive and perhaps mine has simply come unpeeled and discarded. I can see the brass innerworkings from below.

Where is the Teflon tape going, around the internal piston?
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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby vienna acoustics » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:13 pm

Just use tefgel and the device will be working better than new, with perfectly controlled motion and no leakages or spills

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Re: Finally had it with the cueing lever dropping too fast.

Postby spinblackcircle » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:21 pm

rplace wrote:
10ovr wrote:
Mdelrossi wrote:"Once you remove from the arm dog leg what is required to get the cap off?"
The cap just screws off.

"A rap of teflon tape around the treads helps seal it up nicely"
It's open on the bottom, so...

All the ones I have have a cap on the bottom ???? ImageIMG_1336 by Tim Morgan, on Flickr



Brining this back from the dead. I've had mine apart and for the life of me can't figure out how the fluid would possibly stay in. The bottom of mine is open. Am I missing something? This weekend I filled each opening between the internal piston's "ribs" with a thick grease and no difference. I tried removing the spring altogether but of course the arm is not heavy enough to make it go down.

Curious if that "cap" on the bottom is some sort of disc applied with an adhesive and perhaps mine has simply come unpeeled and discarded. I can see the brass innerworkings from below.

Where is the Teflon tape going, around the internal piston?


The silicone fluid is thick enough that it just clings to the piston. Grease will not work, you need something to slow down the piston. For it to work properly there has to be some resistance, not lubrication. I just rebuilt two 30+ year old Jelco lifters with the Turntable Basics Silicone fluid I linked to a few posts up. They are working like new.
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