[vcf-midatlantic] Univac name plate
evan at snarc.net
Mon Apr 4 00:03:50 EDT 2016
Dean and I went to install the Univac CPU name plate that Corey L.
rescued. As we hoped, the air vent (in which the name plates mount) from
the tape drive has screw holes in the same locations as on the CPU, so I
removed the vent from our spare tape drive in the warehouse. The next
challenge is the remove the name plate from the vent: it's riveted on
there. Jimmy J. from the train group explained to me how to grind down
the rivet doughnut thingamajig using a Dremel and the right attachment.
He even put some rivets in a piece of scrap wood so I have something on
which to practice before doing the real one. The proper name plate has
nuts on the back, so it will attach without needed to re-rivet anything.
I brought home the spare vent and the correct name plate and will work
on that during the week.
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